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How to Catch a Bat

As I read in bed, Bryon came in and got a strange look on his face. “What’s wrong?” I asked him. “I don’t want you to freak out, but there’s a bat right over your head.” I sprang out of bed like I’d been shot out of cannon. Right over…

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The Big Cat

“So would it be ok if I went hiking at night on the trails near our house?” asked our friends, who also live in Nederland. “Ummm,  I don’t know about that.” “We’d bring our headlamps. What could go wrong?” “Well, there are mountain lions around here.” “Really? How do you…

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Reintroduction of Wolves

“What is that? There’s something slinking through the brush down there.” I peered at the valley down below the trail and saw it – gray with a bushy tail. But much bigger than a coyote. “I think it’s a wolf.” Our first full day in Alaska, we were finishing a…

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Wildlife Jams

For much of my life I lived in the suburbs and commuted to work on packed freeways. Like many others, I spent much of my time stuck in the proverbial traffic jam.  Cars would inch along at a snail’s pace, and it would take me an hour to go 10…

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