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A nature host’s last words

A nature host’s last words

Marty’s photo of the day #3368: From the final episode of The Aussie Hands-on Naturalist, the Animal Planet channel’s latest attempt to recreate the magic of Steve Irwin’s The Crocodile Hunter: “G’day mate! Look at that Sheila. Isn’t she a beauty? Well, I’m just gonna sneak up on her and give her a big ol’ […]

Unleashing my inner Steve Irwin

Unleashing my inner Steve Irwin

Marty’s photo of the day #3201: This is me, unleashing my inner Steve Irwin, with a seven-and-a-half foot-long African rock python. And if you are wondering why I’m wearing a batting glove, I burned my hand badly just before leaving for Zimbabwe. The glove worked better than a bandage for keeping cooties out of the […]

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Russians and the cottonmouth snake

Marty’s photo of the day #3069: The following story, “Russians and the Cottonmouth,” comes from my second book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico: After a great day of alligators, snakes, and birds, I reluctantly turned my car around and headed west on the Loop Road. […]

Isn’t she a beauty!

Isn’t she a beauty!

Marty’s photo of the day #2430: Five years ago, I was on a speaking tour that took me to the Arizona-California border. During an off-day between gigs, I explored the Mojave National Preserve. One of my finds there was this desert tortoise. Unfortunately desert tortoises are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. But […]

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