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.
Creature Comforts | Frogs on the Porch
Our good friend Joe Magee joins the show to talk about some of his latest animal sightings and encounters. Also, Dr. Majure talks about the situation surrounding pandemic pets.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - July 2021
Pet days are always fun and this edition is extra festive ahead of the 4th of July holiday. Dr. Mjaure shares plenty of advice to help our furry friends during these summer months Also, we got plenty of calls from Starkville after the historic night on the baseball diamond.
Creature Comforts | Alligator Alley
The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America. In Mississippi, they are most prevalent in the southern two-thirds of the state but can be found in many parts of Mississippi. Today we talk with the Alligator Program Coordinator for the MDWFP, Ricky Flynt about what to do if you spot an alligator and how to participate in the upcoming alligator hunting season.
Creature Comforts | Rod and Reel
Jerry Brown, Assistant Director of Fisheries at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, is back on Creature Comforts to talk about one of the state's favorite outdoor activities. Between pet questions for Dr. Majure and Libby Hartfield talking about her latest bird sighting, Jerry gives information about new lake openings and how to stay legal while on the water. Bass, bream, crappie, and catfish can be found in most Mississippi waterways and Jerry gave great advice for catching your next prize fish.
Creature Comforts | Pet Day - June 2021
Pet day rolls around at the top of every month on Creature Comforts and no two shows come out the same. On this show, Dr. Troy Majure helps with wide-ranging pet questions about cats that do not like the litter box and the importance of a summer cut for your dog. While Libby Hartfield talks about the fledgling birds in her yard and the possibilities of seeing an albino squirrel in Mississippi. Also, they comment on the viral video of the altercation between a bear and a 17-year-old girl.
Creature Comforts | Frog Talk
With the seasons changing from spring to summer our friend Joe McGee joins the show to talk about what he is seeing and hearing in nature With many frogs sounding off we pick out some differences between frog calls and what are the best ways to hear nature around your area. Also, Libby talks about fireflies and Dr. Majure tries to bring relief for some pet owners dealing with several problems.
Creature Comforts | Cicada Season
Mississippi will hear the sweet sounds of cicadas this year so Dr. Richard Brown joins the show to talk about what type of cicada we should expect. The 17-year cicadas that have dominated the news latley will appear in large numbers in other parts of the country, just not Mississippi. Yet there is plenty to explore about the cicadas here in Mississippi, especially their protein content. Also, Libby and friend of the show Clarie Graves talk about the firefly light shows that have been seen nightly around the metro Jackson area.
Creature Comforts | Light Up The Night
Lynn Faust joins this edition of Creature Comforts to talks about the fire flies appearing this late spring. As the author of “Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs: Identification and Natural History of the Fireflies of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada” Lynn really knows how to pick these bio-luminescent creatures out of the nights sky.