People tend to think of deer as pretty uninteresting since we’re often used to seeing them traipsing around at the edges of agricultural fields or backyards. Yet even the common deer of our daily experience – in my neck of the woods, it’s Odocoileus virginiacus … Continue reading Muntjacs: Tiny Cervids of Excess
If you spend long enough searching the literature for strange animals, you’ll find them in spades, and it’s really a shame that most people will never know just how bizarre animals really get. Take for instance, the latest news on the Triassic marine reptile Atopodentatus unicus, … Continue reading Bizarre Ceratioid Anglerfish of the Thaumatichthyidae and their Sideways Mouths
Raccoons are one of my absolute favorite American mammals. They’re not just charismatic, as seen by their omnipresence in North American folklore, but also very intelligent (I’ve learned this the hard way), yet people seem not to be very interested in them whether because they’re … Continue reading Things That I Posesss: Raccoon Skull (Procyon lotor)
What better way to kick off what will inevitably be a spottily updated blog than with a series of posts on my collection of various and beautiful things? Today’s subject is a slightly beat-up skull of a juvenile white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus. This skull is particularly interesting … Continue reading Things that I Possess: Juvenile Deer Skull (Odocoileus virginianus, male)
I’ve got half a biology degree.