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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.

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English

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6014326364


Episodes

Critter Catcher

10/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:48:45

Nature's Bite

10/11/2018
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Nonvenomous snakes are more common but venomous snake bites do happen and its best to always be alert in nature. Dr. Robert Galli rejoins the program to talk about handling a snake bite and what to look for when identifying a venomous snake.

Duration:00:48:45

October's Pet Day

10/4/2018
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Dr. Majure is here answering another round of your pet questions. Also as the fall season begins, Dr. Majure talks about your pets and interacting with the seasonal house guest.

Duration:00:47:47

Lovebug

9/20/2018
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Lovebugs are in season and can be seen on car bumpers everywhere. Libby Hartfield and Dr. Troy Majure explore these little creatures and even dispell some folklore surrounding their origins.

Duration:00:48:27

Tom Mann & His Congress

9/13/2018
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Friend of the show, Tom Mann is back talking about the salamanders of Mississippi. He talks about the various species, where to find them, and how you can help with their seasonal migration.

Duration:00:48:18

Pearl Riverkeeper

9/6/2018
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The Pearl Riverkeeper main focus is the health of the Pearl River Basin which covers 24 counties in Central and Southern Mississippi, 2 Louisiana parishes and its tributaries. We talk with founder Abby Braman about how her organization is working to keep this water clean.

Duration:00:48:52

Jackson Zoo

8/30/2018
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The Jackson Zoo has been drawing in visitors for more than 90 years and continues to be an attraction today. We welcome EJ Rivers to the program today to talk about upcoming events at the zoo and the many animals that call it home. Also, Dr. Majure answers your pet questions.

Duration:00:48:01

Hummingbird Festival

8/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:45

Pet Day

8/16/2018
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Dr. Majure is ready for your pet questions on this "Pet Day" edition of Creature Comforts.

Duration:00:47:51

Tara Wildlife Nature Wildlife

8/9/2018
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Tara Wildlife is rooted in conservation and the beauty of nature. Mark Bowen is here from Tara to talk about its history, events, and the birding that serves as one of its major draws. Also, Dr. Majure is here answering your pet questions.

Duration:00:48:25

Butterfly Effect

8/2/2018
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Entomologist Audrey Harrison joins the program to talk about the monarch butterfly. She discusses where they can be found, how milkweed attracts them, and how their migration is truly a miracle.

Duration:00:48:27

Summer Birding

7/26/2018
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Have you ever wondered what kind of bird sings outside your window? Today we talk with avid birdwatcher, Steve Peterson about what birds can be seen this summer and how to enhance your homes birdfeeder.

Duration:00:49:45

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

7/19/2018
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Nicole Smith, special coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, joins the show to talk about the events and exhibits at the museum. With special rotating exhibits and memorable permanent displays, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is a great way to explore the wildlife of the state.

Duration:00:47:56

Turtle Power

7/12/2018
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Dr. Will Selman, from Millsaps College, stops by to talk about his work on the Pearl River and the turtles of Mississippi. Being positioned in a turtle hot zone, Mississippi is home to several turtles that can not be found anywhere else in the world.

Duration:00:48:13

Adopt-A-Stream

7/5/2018
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Deb Veeder, the Adopt-A-Stream program coordinator from The Mississippi Wildlife Federation, joins the Creature Comforts table to talk about keeping Mississippi's waterways beautiful and useful. Also, Dr. Majure takes your summer pet questions.

Duration:00:48:38

Army of Armadillos

6/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:48:33

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