Thursday, January 29, 2009

Double take

The coots are still on the marsh which is well flooded at the moment. I haven't seen any sign of the mice. Did they listen to my advice about moving out?

Oh, I almost forgot; I saw a dodo. I was surprised to discover on Wikipedia that the last known stuffed Dodo was discarded in 1755. As you can see, if you follow the link, they are wrong. Perhaps I should write to them....


Nicole said...
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Dru Marland said...

There's one at the Museum of Natural History in Oxford, too, though I'm pretty sure that that one's a mock-up. It's in a special Lewis Carroll display..

Anji said...

Dru: The last stuffed one was at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. it was destroyed as it had gone off!

Since I've joined in the discussion on Wikipedia I've discovered that my postcard is not a real stuffed Dodo, I've met some very charming Dodo fanatics and some kind person put my image where I wanted it.
What a nice place Wikipedia is!

alan said...

I've always wondered exactly what my Grandpa was thinking when he named his dachshund that!

Wish I could ask him!


Anji said...

Alan: I wouldn't like to say.

I miss mine too.