Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Really, Nikon?

Nikon Cameras sponsors Coyote kill weeks in Upstate NY providing prizes for those culling the most songdogs....................

photo by Scotti Cohn
This is distressing to me on many levels. For one thing, my understanding is that predator killing does not limit coyote populations in the long term and can actually grow those populations. And what (or who) are we "saving the deer" for in this case? So that hunters can kill them for sport? Nice. Whatever.

Sunda Clouded Leopard

I just came across a fascinating article by Charles Q. Choi in the Christian Science Monitor:
"... the newest species of big cat known to science, the mysterious Sunda clouded leopard, actually comes in two different types. . . .These big cats apparently owe their origins to cataclysmic super-volcano eruptions and rising sea levels, researchers found."

Monday, January 24, 2011


The publication date for Big Cat, Little Kitty is fast approaching! Here's a video trailer I made to (hopefully) stimulate interest in the book and entertain viewers at the same time.

The video gives you a peek at pretty much every aspect of the book: narrative text, illustrations, and educational material. The book is available for pre-order from Big Cat, Little Kitty

I know my cats will be excited when the advance copies arrive. Watch this space for pictures!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another Great Web Site/Organization

Photo by Scotti Cohn
After reading an article about Barbara Meyer's photography of big cats HERE, I visited the Big Cat Photography web site. You should too! It's amazing.

(I took the shot on the left. The pics on the Big Cat Photography site are much better!)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Big Bad Wolf loves Cheetahs!

How could I resist? I came across a blogger who calls himself One Big Bad WOLF, and his blog post today is about CHEETAHS! How perfect is that?

As far as I know, the blogger (who also goes by the name Brady Darnell) is not related to B.B. Wolf, the alpha male of my own personal wolf pack. . .

Here's a link to: