Monday, November 24, 2008

Here's a picture of George the turtle dog. George is a German shorthair pointer / chocolate lab mix that I've trained to sniff out box turtles. I trained him using modified bomb-sniffing techniques that police departments use...that means when he finds a turtle he is to give a passive alert (sit next to the turtle) as opposed to picking it up in his mouth which could lead to shell punctures. So far George and I have marked, measured, mapped, and photographed over 200 box turtles in our 10 acre reserach site!

Monday, November 3, 2008

In Loving Memory

Myra "Maya" Davis

July 19, 1971- October 16, 2008

Perhaps it's strange to begin a blog with a death, but then again maybe not. Death is just the beginning of a new journey into the next world. My sister passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago and we are all struggling to find an answer.

Rest in peace, Myra.