Meerkatrianity, redux

Hey, wanna read about meerkats? Come on, you know you do.

Here's my article from the April/May 2008 world edition of National Wildlife. Alas, they didn't stick with my original title of "Meerkats: Small Bitey Things that Kill Each Other's Babies."

Next up: squirrels! I am going to specialize in writing about the behavior of small, semi-cute, semi-nasty creatures. It's a natural fit for me, and I can expand into the parenting market with no trouble.

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Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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5 Responses to Meerkatrianity, redux

  1. Herm says:

    Next up: pika!

  2. Helena says:

    Cool! We just got some meerkats at the zoo, but we haven’t been to see them.
    I can see that squirrels would be a never-ending source of material.

  3. Dianna says:

    I really like meerkats. We used to visit a place called the Living Desert in CA, and Annie and I would sit and watch the meerkat family for hours. They are fascinating. Thanks for sharing this, we loved reading it!

  4. Stephanie T. says:

    Sadly, we are mourning the loss of one, highly talented meerkat…who was turned into roadkill last week. Unfortunately, he missed the lesson ‘hazards of reality t.v.’
    FYI: my youngest just turned in the lengthy adoption form (available for download off the internet) to bing a tortoise into our home…She is now a turtle/tortoise expert, who is never without her metal lunchbox/briefcase of research on the subject. Considering how long they live, we thought it best to revise our living trust.

  5. What a great article. I don’t have cable anymore but really loved watching the show on AP when I got the chance. One thing- when you write about the squirrels, please find out why they sit, immobilized with fear while a 2 ton vehicle barrels down upon them. I ran over such a squirrel the other day and refused to feel sadness at his inadequate flight response…

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