The Great West Virginia Deer Cull

The second Thursday in November has just passed. In most of the country, thoughts will be about the big feast that comes exactly seven days later, but not in my part of the world. This coming week does include American … Continue reading

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The “civet cat” of West Virginia

Source for image. When I was a little boy, my grandmother once told me that one of her childhood dogs killed a civet cat.  I was old enough to know that civets lived in Africa and Asia, so when I … Continue reading

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Connecticut sees rise in ticks with babesiosis; West Nile now in 6 towns

Connecticut sees rise in ticks with babesiosis; West Nile now in 6 towns While numbers of human cases have not been issued for 2015, “this year we have 14 percent of ticks infected with babesiosis,” according to Goudarz Molaei, director … Continue reading

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The Dog of the Highlands: West Highland White Terrier

At around 1700s, the Isle of Skye and other highlands in Scotland were already producing lots of small terriers. Scottish breeds were separated into two: the Skye terriers and the Dandie Dinmont terriers. The Dandie Dinmonts were categorized as a … Continue reading

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