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for North Carolina Naturalist Vol. 24 Issue 1, Winter 2016
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Dr. Adrian Smith presents her knowledge about ants, specifically Western long-legged harvester ants. She describes some general facts about ants as well as facts more specific to her line of study. She presents the findings of research she has done involving orphan ants and what is called the ‘queen’s death mark.’
Melissa Dowland recounts her experience with three different types of large mammals in Eastern North Carolina. Dowland describes her various encounters with black bears, otters, and bobcats and the signs that told her they were nearby.
George the Python was a female python at Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC from 1964 to 1989. George arrived at the museum from Vietnam in a suitcase belonging to Dewey Simpson and lived in the museum until she died at the age of 28.
While many specimens are kept at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, this swordfish bill is a mystery when it comes to its origins. While museum staff know the identity of the immediate donors of the swordfish bill, its provenance remains unknown.