Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Which Genus is a Genius?

Whoever coined the expression "cats rule, dogs drool" may have to reconsider that position.

As posted on one of my favorite web sites, Coyotes,Wolves,Cougars..forever! 

photo by Monty Sloan
"Oxford University Study concludes that animals who live in social groups need to think more than solitary animals do and as a result have bigger brains......So as a Genus, members of the dog family (wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackels, etc.) have larger brains than those of the cat family (cougars, bobcats, lynx, jaguars, leopards, cheetahs--lions being the exception as they do live in groups) ..."

photo by Scotti Cohn
I doubt this will cause my feline friends to lose those smug expressions they always wear, but perhaps this research will allow canids to hold their heads a little higher.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Encouraging News from Florida


Photo by Scotti Cohn
"Florida cattle ranchers understand that a balance needs to be reached between protecting endangered panthers and addressing the financial impacts of losing calves to panther predation," said Russell Priddy, owner of the 9,000-acre JB Ranch near the Big Cypress National Preserve.