Category Archives: wildlife

Book Review: Carl Hiaasen ~ Squeeze Me (2021)

Crack cocaine apparently gives an instantaneous rush into a blissful state of well-being. Obviously it’s addictive. Carl Hiaasen is my crack cocaine as it transports me from suburban London to the whacky world of Florida. Hiaasen has a magnificent tapestry … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler’s Last Gamble

Background Hitler’s political career was a series of audacious political, diplomatic and military gambles, which were dramatically successful until June 1941. Then hubris took hold and the gambles became losers. In Summer 1941, Hitler’s diplomatic coup of 19391 unravelled with … Continue reading

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A pet spider

If you want to know more about this spider see Tarantula link What Are Tarantula Book Lungs? – The Tye-Dyed Iguana – Reptiles and Reptile Supplies in St. Louis. (thetyedyediguana.com)

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Book Review: Donna Tartt ~ The Little Friend (2002)

This is the third Deep South novel I’ve read in the last few months and probably the best. S A Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland, was a terrific read but this one hits literary heights. The storyline is based on the impact … Continue reading

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A Goldfish which enjoyed being dumped in a lake

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Exercising is disastrous

The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54. The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41. The best footballer in the world Maradona, died at the age of 60. Meanwhile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The turtle, which doesn’t exercise … Continue reading

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Open Wide!

If you want to read more about this tryDental MythBusters: Do Crocodiles Let Birds Clean Their Teeth? | Canyon Gate Dental of Orem

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A Praying Mantis vs. A Bird

If you fancy a praying mantis as a pet you might like this site, About the praying mantis | Keeping Insects

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The Bear and the Hunter

A hunter was confronted by a huge bear. All of his attempts to shoot the bear were unsuccessful. Then he turned and ran and ran and ran and ran until he came to the edge of a steep cliff. Seeing … Continue reading

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The Burmese Pythons of Florida

There are many examples of invasive species colonising new territories.1 Writing about the UK’s Japanese Knotweed challenge doesn’t have the same buzz as Florida’s Burmese Pythons, though the storyline is the same.2 Japanese Knotweed was brought into the UK as … Continue reading

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