The origin of the faeces: snail tales of earthworm dinners

The view from Stockton Plateau ‘Scrubs’ is one of my favourite comedy series. I really enjoyed the (often extremely) odd jokes and situations. Scrubs was around long enough that they qualified for a musical episode, called My Musical. Many long running series eventually have an episode where the cast sings….

A pythonesque way of finding rare animals

The first thing he found was a Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake curled round a rock. “‘Scuse me,” said the Elephant’s Child most politely, “but have you seen such a thing as a Crocodile in these promiscuous parts?”“Have I seen a Crocodile?” said the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake, in a voice of dretful scorn. “What will you…

Kakapo breeding: Dinner dates essential for the world’s largest parrot

In conservation research you sometimes get the feeling that some species just seem to want to go extinct. No matter what you do for a species there seems to be a further quirk of their behaviour or physiology that just makes conserving them even more difficult. Take the kakapo. This…

Pythons: flat snakes have a well-rounded diet

You are what you eat and this applies to snakes as well as people. We have just been through student orientation and as I cycle around the streets of Lincoln I could make a study on the diet of students by what they leave behind. Empty pizza boxes and beer…