Xplor: October/November 2013





This issue of Xplor features stories about animals that eat blood (and the animals that eat them), how to make a survival bracelet, and how to survive a zombie apocalypse (or simply being lost in the woods).

You Discover

With birds flying south, leaves changing color, and hunting seasons gearing up, there’s plenty to discover in October and November. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Predator vs. Prey: Alligator Gar vs. Wood Duck

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

How To: Tie a Survival Bracelet

Parachute cord is as handy as duct tape when you’re outside. Use it for sewing, fishing, or to lash branches together for a lean-to. Make this survival bracelet, and you’ll always have cord close at hand.

Missouri's Vampire Hunters

This Halloween, you might run into a few vampires while you’re out trick-or-treating. But don’t worry. These make-believe monsters don’t want to suck your blood. They just want candy. Nature, however, isn’t so nice.

Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Undead humans who hanker for brains? What a bunch of hooey. Zombies aren’t real. Right? Who believes in zombies, anyway? Not us. But still… it pays to be prepared.

Wild Jobs: Mountain Lion CSI Team

When someone spots a big cat, the Mountain Lion CSI (Cat Sighting Investigation) Team goes on alert.

Strange But True

Your guide to all the unusual, unique, and unbelievable stuff that goes on in nature.

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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