Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
By Garry Mitchell
The Associated Press
"In previous years, a yellow jacket nest was no larger than a basketball, Ray said. It would contain about 3,000 workers and one queen. These gigantic nests may have as many as 100,000 workers and multiple queens."
"We're not really sure how this multiple queen thing works," Ray said. "It could be that the daughters of the original queen don't leave the nest or that the queens have developed some way to cooperate."
Sounds like Darwin's theory at work.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
So, what exactly does a squirrel's attack position look like?
Some highlights from:
A squirrel gone wild (click for full article)
Osborne smacked it with a shoe, but that only seemed to anger the animal. "It started getting in attack position toward me," he said. So he grabbed the birthday-cake box and caught the squirrel in midflight.
But before Klute stomped him, the tough squirrel had already survived a police pepper-spraying, Osborne's bucket detention - - and Fern Ochakoff's purse.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Perhaps you're familiar with Rolie Polie Olie? Cute enough, not as annoying as Caillou. We picked up a DVD at the library this week which had a new character. A baby. Named Cootchie.
E:"Mommy, do you like Cootchie?"
M:"I sure do."
E:"Does Daddy like Cootchie?"
M:"I don't know, you'll have to ask him."
E:"Daddy, do you like Cootchie?"
D:(face red from the silent laughing)"Yes, honey, I do."