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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, 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.
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Jackson, United States

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Pets

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

6014326364


Episodes

Black Bears of Mississippi

6/21/2018
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Richard Rummel from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks -Black Bear Program is here to update us on the bears of the state. He discusses what to do if you see a bear in your area and how the bears play part in Mississippi's ecosystem.

Duration:00:48:33

Madtom Catfish

6/14/2018
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The madtom catfish is a lesser known fish of Mississippi. So today our guest Matt Roberts from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is here to tell us how it compares to the 16 other species of catfish in the state. Also, Dr. Majure takes your pet questions.

Duration:00:48:49

Hop to it

6/7/2018
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Kermit may be a native frog of Mississippi but our guest Joe McGee joins the show to talk about the ones found in your backyard. From the southern cricket frog all the way to the green tree frog we talk about these creatures that can be heard all around this time of year.

Duration:00:49:14

Bird Songs

5/31/2018
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Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society stops by to talk bird watching and the upcoming Birding Camp.

Duration:00:48:58

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

5/24/2018
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The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as the gateway to this free-flowing treasure. Program coordinator, Erin Parker joins the show and talks about how the Pascagoula River is a great natural tool for Mississippi.

Duration:00:49:04

Fireflies

5/17/2018
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Did you know that a firefly is not really a fly? It belongs to the beetle family and today on the show we talk about these bioluminescent creatures with Paul Hartfield from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Duration:00:49:24

Bats of Mississippi

5/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:19

Tara Wildlife

5/3/2018
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The executive director of Tara Wildlife, Gilbert Rose joins the show today to talk about this Mississippi jewel located just outside of Vicksburg. He also gives some details about the upcoming Spring Birding Weekend.

Duration:00:48:55

Spring Fishing

4/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:48:59

Too Close for Comfort

4/12/2018
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Kris Godwin from the USDA Wildlife Services is here to talk about when nature gets too close for comfort. We talk about vultures, snakes, raccoons, and other creatures that can be viewed as a nuisance.

Duration:00:49:53

Mississippi Snake Man

4/5/2018
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Terry Vandeventer, our resident snake expert, is back on the program to answer questions about the various snakes of Mississippi. Also, we highlight two upcoming events at the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Duration:00:49:39

You and Your Pets

3/29/2018
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Dr. Majure is ready for another round of your pet questions. Talking about everything flea control to helping pets cope with severe weather today's show is all about making sure your pet is happy and healthy.

Duration:00:49:07

Pet Day

3/22/2018
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Dr. Troy Majure from the Animal Medical Center in Jackson answers your pet questions. Also, Dr. Majure and Kevin talk about some of the newest innovations for our furry friends.

Duration:00:49:09

Wild Hogs and other Nuisance Animals

3/15/2018
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Nuisance species biologist Anthony Ballard joins the program to talk about wild hogs and the problems they bring to environments.

Duration:00:49:08

Gopher Tortoise and the Black Pine Snake

3/8/2018
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Mississippi is home to many creatures so today we focus on the gopher tortoise and the black pine snake. Our guest Matt Hinderliter, from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, works with these creatures and will tell us how they are important to our ecosystem.

Duration:00:48:24

Fossil Road Show

3/1/2018
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On the program, we have our favorite paleontologist George Phillips. The Fossil Road Show is coming up, also the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science celebrates 40 years of its paleontology program.

Duration:00:49:11

Pet Day

2/22/2018
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Dr. Troy Majure answers your pet questions and talks about having your pets prepared for severe weather. He also talks about arthritis in older pets.

Duration:00:49:05

Frog Song

2/15/2018
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With the Mississippi night air starting to include the sounds of frogs we bring naturalist Joe McGee to the program to tell us what they are saying. With close to 30 different frog species in Mississippi, there is much to hop about in this conversation.

Duration:00:50:45

Backyard Winter Birds

2/8/2018
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Avid birdwatcher Steve Peterson is back on the program to talk about the winter birds here in the state.

Duration:00:50:28

Fishing in Mississippi

2/1/2018
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Ryan Jones from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks joins the program to talk about fishing in Mississippi. What you can catch, how much you can catch, and where you can fish is all discussed. Also, we look at the department's annual event "So You Think You Can Fish".

Duration:00:49:27