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Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Gone or Just Forgotten?

I’ll admit it: I am a first-class Ivory-billed Woodpecker junkie. This beautiful, large bird, if not extinct, has been hiding very well since the 1940s; the last known pair of birds was seen and extensively documented by Arthur Allan and Paul Kellogg in 1935 for their report Recent observations of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. When news broke […]

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That Bites

This could easily qualify as the hiking trip from hell. First, you get lost hiking in the Florida swamps. Then, the only way to find civilization is to float down the Ocala River. Then an alligator bites you on the head. The victim survived–AND she drove herself to the hospital. They grow ’em tough down there in […]

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