Author Archives: Terri Goon

Dolphin Head Trips

In light of the new legality of recreational marijuana in Colorado I bring to you an article about dolphins using intoxicating substances. Spy cameras used to film a new BBC documentary, Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, caught some extraordinary behavior over the past few years when they observed a group of juvenile dolphins chewing on…

Tool Use

You all will love watching this bird making the Facebook rounds. She’s fishing with a piece of bread. Click on through.   Post by If the Devil Had a Wife.

A New Surprise for the Scientists

Birds too can communicate and not just la, la, la, la, la. Great tits use different alarm calls for different predators, according to a scientist in Japan. The researcher analysed the birds’ calls and found they made “jar” sounds for snakes and “chicka” sounds for crows and martens. This, he says, is the first demonstration…

Pigeons

Discover Magazine has an article out on the Urban Bestiary. Or What you don’t know about the wild animals in your city. Let’s start with Pigeons. Did you know they can count? Pigeon The official common name of the pigeon was recently changed from rock dove to rock pigeon. I preferred the term rock dove,…

Dog Talk

Yesterday my neighbors had some friends over who own the most giant pit bull type dog I think I’ve ever seen. I was out in the yard with my 75 pound dog and all of a sudden he was on alert. His body tightened, his tail went up, his hackles spread across his back further…