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Creature Comforts

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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Creature Comforts

Updated 4 days ago

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

Rank #1: Creature Comforts: Alligator Snapping Turtle

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The alligator snapping turtle looks like something from a time long ago, but if you are around Luke Pearson you see plenty of these freshwater creatures. Luke Pearson is a herpetologist from the University of Southern Mississippi and spends most of his days locating a studying these turtles that have seen a significant decline in their population. On the show today we talk with him about his work, along with Libby Hatfield and Dr. Troy Majure answering your creature questions. (Cover photo by: Norbert Nagel / Wikimedia Commons)

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Oct 17 2019

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Rank #2: The Long Leaf Pine

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Randy Browning, a wildlife biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, joins the program to talk about the longleaf pine area of Mississippi. The longleaf pine has been the subject of conservation efforts due to the threatened and endangered species that call it home.

Jun 15 2017

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Rank #3: Endangered Species

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Dr. Stanley Temple from the Aldo Leopold Foundation talks with us about his work with endangered species and tells the story of the once plenty-full passenger pigeon. EJ Rivers is also here from the Jackson Zoo with news about a new addition at the park.

Mar 17 2017

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Rank #4: Creature Comforts: Nesting Birds

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With the change of every season nature brings us new sights and sounds. This summer do you know what birds are nesting in your neighborhood? Are you doing the right thing to attract these birds to your yard? Today our friend Joe Magee is back on the program to talk about nesting birds and answer some of your birding questions. Also, we discuss how you should deal with finding an animal that is far from home.

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The kitten that Java found in the middle of the street on his way to work.

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #5: Hummingbirds

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Retired educator and avid bird watcher Steve Peterson joins Creature Comforts to talk about the hummingbirds he is seeing in Mississippi. He also gives tips about your bird feeder and how to attract humming birds to your feeder. Also, Dr. Majure talks about pets and Hurricane Harvey.

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #6: Spring Fishing

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It's time to get your rod and reel (if you haven't already). We have Larry Bull, Assistant Director of Fisheries at Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks to talk about getting the best out of your next fishing trip. He talks about the latest fishing reports and the upcoming fishing rodeos.

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #7: Ducks & More

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On this episode of Creature Comforts, we have Rob Ballinger from Wildlife Mississippi. He has been working with Mississippi bottomland hardwood/wetlands for many years and talks with us about these habitats and the upcoming duck hunting season.

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #8: Hummingbird Festival

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The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is getting ready for their 19th annual Hummingbird Festival. Mitchell Robinson, the conservation education manager at Strawberry Plains joins the show to talk about the facility, hummingbirds, and how to attract them to your backyard.

Aug 23 2018

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Rank #9: Bats

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From the Mississippi Bat Working Group, Chester Martin is here to talk about Mississippi bats and dispel some common myths about the nocturnal creature.

Mar 24 2017

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Rank #10: Love & The Birds

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The lovebirds are chirping but will you see them during this years backyard bird count? Maybe if you're backyard is in Africa, but biologist Joe Magee is here to talk about the birds that might be found in a Mississippi backyard this time of year. We also play another round of guess the bird call.

Feb 14 2019

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Rank #11: Bird Watching 101

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Dr. Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society joins the program to talk about how to get started as a bird watcher and what to look for this time of year. Also giving a history of the Audubon Society and the Christmas bird count, he and Libby answer questions about what you can do to attract birds to your home.

Oct 26 2017

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Rank #12: The Dragonfly

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Dr. Doug Clarke joins the program to talk about the beautiful and bizarre world of the dragonfly. With the title of the fastest insect on earth, the dragonfly and damselfly have an important role in nature as predator and prey. Dr. Clarke also shares tips for snapping the perfect dragonfly picture in the wild.

Jan 31 2019

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Rank #13: Army of Armadillos

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Cathy Shropshire joins the program to talk about the armadillos found around the state. She also gives an update on her one women portrayal of Mississippi conservation pioneer, Fannye Cook.

Jun 28 2018

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Rank #14: Bruce Reid and the Bald Eagle

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Outreach specialist for Wildlife Mississippi, Bruce Reid joins the table to talk about the mighty bald eagle. Where can you find this bird of prey? How do you know if you have a nest in your area? These questions and a look at an upcoming winter bird count on this episode of Creature Comforts.

Jan 11 2018

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Rank #15: Creature Comforts: Urban Forest

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Donna Yowell has been an advocate for trees and green spaces for almost all her life. Now as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council she educates communities throughout the state about proper tree planning and the benefits of having trees in urban areas. On this episode of Creature Comforts we dive into the work of the council and talk about the trees that attract certain wildlife. Also we get an update on the stray kitten found by our producer Java.

Jun 27 2019

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Rank #16: Bats of Mississippi

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Dr. Nicole Hodges joins Creature Comforts to talk about the bats that call Mississippi home. Often misunderstood, these winged mammals play an important part in our environment.

May 10 2018

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Rank #17: Pet Day

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Dr. Majure is ready for your pet questions on this "Pet Day" edition of Creature Comforts.

Aug 16 2018

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Rank #18: Critter Catcher

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Mike McDowell has been catching critters for many years. It started out as keeping his family farm intact then eventually he turned into a career. Known as the Critter Catcher, Mike joins the show to share tips about keeping your home critter free and what to do when a nuisance animal invades your space.

Oct 18 2018

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Rank #19: Cat Day & Fossils

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Pet Day turned into Cat Day on this episode of Creature Comforts. Also, paleontologist, George Phillips joins the show.

Apr 28 2017

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Rank #20: Finding Fossils

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The 16th Annual Fossil Raod show is this Saturday (March 9) and our favorite paleontologist George Philips joins the show to show is latest findings. He also talks about the changes coming to the show and answers questions about how to search for fossils in your area. But first, we talk with Dr. Majure and the grief associated when pets lose a sibling or housemate.

Mar 07 2019

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