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    Cicada killer wasps are bad news - for cicadas

    'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" has the words "don't panic" inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover. Words to live by when unexpectedly confronted by the presence of a cicada killer wasp. It is far and away the largest wasp in North America (the western tarantula hawk is longer, ...

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    Foxes will adapt appetite to whatever's handy

    I had to travel to Mississippi State University last week for a meeting. I left my house at 5:15 a.m. As I neared Tradition on Mississippi 67, a flash of white, crossing the road, appeared in my headlights. It was quickly followed by three smaller (but red) versions of itself. What I'd seen was ...

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    Good fence can box out the box turtle

    I received a letter with an unusual request. A lady wanted to know what she needed to do to rid her property of box turtles. Earlier this spring, she had lost almost her entire crop of strawberries to a herd of ravenous reptiles.