Xplor: October/November 2012

Volume

3

Issue

5

This issue of Xplor features stories about flying squirrels, nature's zombies and a student who nurses injured birds of prey back to health.

You Discover

There’s lots to discover in October and November. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Predator vs. Prey: Tarantula Hawk vs. Texas Brown Tarantual

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

How To: Field Dress a Deer

You’ve shot your first deer, snapped a photo and attached your notched permit to the deer’s leg. Now what? To keep the meat fresh, field dress the deer.

Nature's Zombies

This Halloween, you might see make-believe zombies lumbering around seeking tricksand- treats. These costumed creatures won’t eat your flesh or hijack your brain—that only happens in scary, made-up movies. For some animals, though, zombies are all too real.

Super Squirrels

Take a field mouse, stretch it to chipmunk size, give it a squirrel’s bushy tail, night-vision goggles and a daredevil’s wingsuit, and you’d have a super squirrel—aka the southern flying squirrel.

This Issue's Staff

David Besenger
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Regina Knauer
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
Tim Smith
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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