Walking Rocks?

Query: When I was in Death Valley earlier this year, I saw some enormous 750-pound rocks that appear to travel across the desert on their own. I remembered your article about rock tortoises, and wondered if that’s what these rocks could be?

Corn of Plenty (Part 4 of 4): A Field Guide by Dr. Midas Welby

Corns of the Air: Air-corns utilize their horns for jousting, playing tic-tac-toe, and spearing food in mid-flight. Air-corns often lurk undetected in trees, wood piles, and rain gutters. When bored, they use their horns to ring the doorbells of unsuspecting humans. When the door begins to open, the air-corn flies away.



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December 6, 2014: I am loving college, but I have to admit, I’m overwhelmed.

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Pine Cone Feeders

A Present For Imaginaries: When winter comes, I get concerned about providing extra shelter from the elements for Imaginaries. Recently, I read about people who build wildlife brush shelters out of branches and plants in their yards, and thought this was a great idea.

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“Just because it’s imaginary doesn’t mean it’s not real.”


Iranigami is a covert society of individuals pledged to preserve, protect and defend the Imaginaries.

The so-called mythical creatures of our planet - creatures such as dragons and unicorns, which we of Iranigami call the “Imaginaries” – have existed for centuries and still exist today. Imaginaries are numbered among the most endangered species on earth. 


BDS Billdad, also known as Saltipiscator falcorostratus.

Range: Once populous throughout the northeastern United States, the billdad was heavily hunted for its pelt and meat in the 19th century. Today, the only naturally-occurring colony of billdads is found in Franklin County, Maine. However, a single disabled billdad, no longer able to hunt for himself, was recovered many years ago from a pond in northwestern Maine. That billdad, now quite old, still lives at the Double Helix Preserve.

 Physical Description: The billdad is about the size of a beaver, with a large, flat, beaver-like tail, strong kangaroo-like hind legs, short front legs, webbed feed, and a heavy, hawk-like bill.


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Update On Released Dragon

He’s Safe Now: We reported in an earlier post that recently, a number of Imaginaries were released into the wild by an unscrupulous collector of exotic and endangered animals just prior to his arrest. We recovered most of the Imaginaries within a month of their release, but one continued to elude us until very recently. That one, an impressively large and very destructive male juvenile dragon made his way swiftly northward ahead of our agents, leaving a multitude of broken trees in his wake (see photo).

In containment, this dragon was most likely maintained at a size of three feet or less. However, the night of his release, this young dragon raided a small candy shop on the outskirts of a remote mountain village and ate the entire inventory.


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