Tag Archive | wildlife biologist

CONSIDER THE FLOUNDER


“Orange_ watercolor by kayti sweeetland rasmussen Would you be better off not knowing? Baby flounders look like any other normal fish, swimming upright with one eye on each side of their face. Then they undergo a bizarre transformation: one eye migrates to the other side of the face. It’s like a fishy facial reconstructive surgery. […]

THE PLUM BEAR OF RANCHO SAN JULIAN


THE ROAD HOME On the rancho, grizzly bears were considered the outlaws of the animal world. They lived in the nearby foothills, too close for anyone’s comfort, especially since it was easy for them to pay a call at the back door or saunter down the main street of the then pueblo, looking for snacks. […]

THE PURPLE HORSES


Sculpture by kayti sweetland rasmussen You can find amazing and wonderful stuff when rummaging about in old files.  The story was written by my grandson, a wildlife biologist, when he was twelve years old.  I was struck by the compassion, imagination and sensitivity he showed even at that young age.  As I watch him with his […]

BARBEQUED RATTLESNAKE?


One of my grandsons is a wildlife biologist.  They say you can tell what sort of job a person is suited for when they are children.  Well, we should have known about this one when he drove off for college with fishing and hunting gear loaded into his small grey truck.  They didn’t have an […]