Xplor: June/July 2012





This issue of Xplor features stories about catfish, bullfrog hunting and a kind of snake that sometimes eats other snakes—even venomous ones.

You Discover

School’s out, and the best way to beat summer boredom is to get outside.

Predator vs. Pray: Kingsnake vs. Copperhead

The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight. Here's what separates nature's winners from its losers.

How To: Fillet a Fish

If you want to eat your catch, first you must clean your catch.

Missouri's Coolest Cats

Missouri's fifteen kinds of catfish are pretty cool cats.

Mud, Fun and Frogs

For a hopping good time, try frogging.

Wild Job: Nature Artist Mark Raithel

Nature artist Mark Raithel takes pictures with his brain and turns them into eye-popping art.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Bonnie Chasteen
Chris Cloyd
Peg Craft
Brett Dufur
Les Fortenberry
Chris Haefke
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Kevin Lanahan
Kevin Muenks
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White
Kipp Woods

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