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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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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Safe Return Of The Silkies

April 6, 2013: You may remember that in our posts of October 2012, we reported that silkie pelts had been found hidden in an undisclosed location along the Atlantic coast, and that two silkies in human form were believed to be among us.

We are happy to report that thanks to the diligent efforts of Iranigami agents and sympathizers, the two silkies have now been returned safely to the ocean.

Their safe return was not always guaranteed. Many silkies come to land in human form as a part of their coming-of-age process. Much as Amish young people have their rumspringa, living amongst the “English” before they decide to remain in their own community, silkies take their land-quest to explore the human side of their nature before they decide whether to live their lives as seals, or as people. So normally, silkie-pelts hidden on the beach would not have been cause for alarm.

In this case, Iranigami learned that a silkie had been brought to land against his will by a Murk (a smuggler). A second silkie, at great peril to herself, came to land to secure his release. Understanding that their dilemma was out of the ordinary, the silkies were befriended by two friends of Iranigami, and aided by several support teams of Iranigami agents and sympathizers. Although their journey home was fraught with risk, the return of the silkies to the ocean is one of our success stories of the year.

We thank our agents, our sympathizers, and our friends, for their aid and support in this effort. One of our agents involved in the effort tells me that she wants to write a book about this rescue. While we at Iranigami support getting the word out about the Imaginaries, I’ve advised her that any book she wrote about the rescue of these silkies would have to be published as a work of fiction, because nobody would ever believe it could be true. – XAX, 236th Keeper of Iranigami


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