Mature male leopards are not only at least 60% larger than females, but they also are broader, have larger chest girths and larger, longer heads. There is something else that you may notice about mature male leopards – their large necks are adorned with a loose fold of skin that hangs from the underside of the neck. These skin folds are called dewlaps. Dewlaps … Read More Male lions have manes, male leopards have… dewlaps?
I study two of the most elusive spotted cats – the leopard and the serval. I am fascinated with both. The solid-built silhouette of the leopard that stalks through the shadows, with every step muscles ripple, exuding pure power and the elegant, light framed several – the long-legged spotted beauty that’s athleticism would make even an Olympic athlete green with envy. Both of these … Read More Out of the shadows, a mighty hunter
Where has the time gone?? Starting tomorrow, I will begin take down of my survey and then hit the road for the eight-hour drive back to Joburg. But I am not heading straight back to Cape Town just yet, I will reload the bakkie in Joburg and then head up near the Botswana border to help set up two more surveys before heading back … Read More Not goodbyes – I’ll see you laters
Just kinda bummed out these past few days. Really missing J… and to top it off on my way to work yesterday morning a deer decided to commit suicide by Cavalier and hopped out in front of my car. I have killed deer with shotguns, rifles, and have even sliced the throat on one with a knife before, but this was my first deer … Read More Well, poop.
First and foremost, Happy Veteran’s Day!!!! I am so grateful to our troops that have and are currently serving our country. Freedom isn’t free. Thank you! And I am especially proud of and thankful for my hero, my boyfriend J. Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh!! WE MADE IT! After 13 hours of driving we made it back to Pittsburgh, and of course had to straight to the bar that … Read More Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf
Oh, well hello there. You are still there aren’t you? I’m impressed. I haven’t been very good to you, have I? I’m sorry. I guess you are probably wondering where the heck I have wondered off to. Well the answer is Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. What? Okay here it goes. Phew. Well my graduate position lost its funding and about two weeks before classes … Read More I’m allllliiiivvvvveeeee!
Yesterday, the miles just seemed to fly by unlike Tuesday in which they dragged on and on. I think stopping in Wisconsin to see my big sister, Abby, who I only get to see once in a blue moon sure helped. So feeling refreshed and confident I decided to truck on through and drive the remaining 12+ hours to Bismarck. We finally made it to the … Read More Lightening storms, trailers, and a dead deer
Well it’s been a long day to say the least. Today has consisted of a very early morning (4:30am) and around 800 miles of roads, 350+ of which were in Ohio. I didn’t even know Ohio was that long! Okay, well I’m kinda just jumping into things, I guess I probably should start with a little background information to give y’all a feel for … Read More And so the adventure begins…