Creature Comforts | Mississippi Coyote
In this edition of Creature Comforts welcome carnivore ecologist and assistant professor at Mississippi State University Dr. Dana Morin.She studies the effects coyotes have on the population of deer in the Southeast.Sometimes seen as an invasive species she will discuss the role of the coyote in Mississippi wildlife and how you should interact with these animals especially when they are in residential areas.Also, Dr. Majue talks about pet teeth health, and Libby shares about the Mississippi hug she gets every time she returns from a trip out of the state.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - October 2021
It's another all-pet edition of Creature Comforts and Libby Hartfield is back from her annual trip to Oregon. Dr. Majure addresses questions about pet food allergies, animal training, and Libby comments on a few birds that she was excited to see on her trip.
Creature Comforts | Delta Wind Birds with Jason Hoeksema
On this edition of Creature Comforts, we welcome back Jason Hoeksema to talk about shorebirds. Also known as wind birds, Jason has a special place in his heart for these migratory birds being the president of the Delta Wind Birds organization. Ahead of the next Delta Wind Birds field trip, Jason talks about what makes these birds special and how everyone can help them thrive by focusing on their habitat. Also, Dr. Majure shares tips for introducing a new dog into a family with an already established pet dog and how to curb a very playful pup that will chew on anything.
Creature Comforts | Excuse Me Miss
Today we welcome back Tom Mann from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.Best known for working with the cold-blooded creatures here in Mississippi, including the 30 different species of salamander, you may have seen Tom and other salamander enthusiasts carrying salamanders across the Natchez Trace as the bucket brigade. Today we’ll get an update on these small but mighty creatures found around the state also Dr. Majure answers pet questions, including one about a very senior bunny.
Creature Comforts | Pearl River Clean Sweep 2021
On this episode of Creature Comforts, we welcome back Claire Graves from Pearl Riverkeeper.They are a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the Pearl River watershed clean and healthy through advocacy and education.And on occasion they get into the water do the dirty work.Their annual Clean Sweep event is their largest group clean-up and has removed over 130,000 pounds of trash from the Pearl River watershed. Clair talks about this year's event and other work the Pearl Riverkeeper group is doing. Also, Dr. Majure answers your pet questions, throughout the show.
Creature Comforts | Migratory Birds w/ Joe McGee
Our friend, biologist Joe McGee is back to talk about migratory birds and which species can be seen here in Mississippi.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - September 2021
Pet day rolls around at the top of every month on Creature Comforts and no two shows come out the same. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Ida Dr. Majure talks about safety tips for your pets during severe weather and answers another round of pet questions.
Creature Comforts | Early Migration
Biologist Joe Magee is back in the studio to talk about the birds that can be seen around Mississippi this time of year. This is a very exciting time for bird watchers and enthusiasts, from shorebirds to waders and the elusive swallow-tailed kite, there is much to see and hear. Also, Dr. Majure helps with your pet questions and Kevin brings new findings of his favorite bird.
Creature Comforts | Urban Wildlife
Urban Wildlife is a phrase that might spark images of squirrels and backyard birds, but what about raccoons and possums that are often hidden until the nighttime.Or what about that deer that may be seen around your home or workplace. And do not forget about the coyotes downtown and the cougars in the suburbs!Today we speak about Urban Wildlife with Dr. Adam Rohnke, from the Mississippi State University Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. Also, Dr. Majure is here for your pet questions and talks about how your pets might feel when they encounter urban wildlife.