Sunday Punday

Scombroid food poisoning: is it an act of cod?*

*) okay, it’s most likely not.

TR/ST – Dressed For Space

Dressed For Space Video Screenshot

TR/ST (“Trust”) is yet another act that I discovered through KEXP and their track “Dressed For Space” is an excellent addition to my ongoing collection of songs to play loud. Continue reading “TR/ST – Dressed For Space”

Ten Albums That Made an Impact

Substrata Front Cover

Another “share and nominate” game is making the rounds on Facebook – who comes up with them? I suspect it’s Facebook, trying to keep people hooked! 😉 Now I try to limit my activity on Facebook to a minimum* but this one was about music, so I of course got sucked in… 🙂

I do find it a pity though that these things happen behind the gates of a social media site, where they’re out of sight and out of mind way too fast – so in an effort to preserve this a little bit longer, I’m compiling my list into this blog post.**

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Striped Racer vs Lizard

Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis lateralis) caught a lizard, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California, June 2018.

Something gory from our backyard – a California Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis lateralis) caught a lizard. The lizard of course dropped/lost its tail (a normal defense mechanism) and the snake had a pretty good grip on it, but the lizard was still pretty alive, writhing and fighting as much as possible. When the snake tried to get the lizard re-aligned towards its mouth in order to swallow it, the lizard got away. Good for the lizard (its tail will grow back), bad for the snake. Maybe the lizard was just too big for the snake to swallow. Continue reading “Striped Racer vs Lizard”