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Re: RE: Oryx ok, but Crake?


Beats me.  I suppose I'll find out when I get the book.  Will let you know
as Gene doesn't want to spoil the story.  _^..^_
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: Oryx ok, but Crake?


> I assume that the "crake" is a water fowl or shoreline bird?
> Cathy
> On Thursday, September 4, 2003, at 01:09 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
>
> > OK, I did find this, but apparently isn't extinct
> > Little Crake Porzana parva
> > A summer visitor to Eastern Europe from eastern Germany and Poland to
> > Ukraine
> > and southern Russia. Range very patchy in Central and Western Europe
> > with small
> > pockets in Spain, France and the Netherlands east to Hungary, Bulgaria
> > and
> > northern Greece.
> > Most migrate to Africa with small numbers in Egypt and probably
> > elsewhere
> > around the Mediterranean but little-known due to secretive nature.
> > First
> > confirmed breeding for Spain occurred in 1995. Occurs on passage in
> > Italy and
> > South-East Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and North-West and
> > North-East
> > Africa.
> > In Britain occurs as a vagrant (c. 100 records) or possibly rare but
> > regular
> > visitor, most are in the south and east of England in March-May or
> > August-
> > November but there have been midwinter records. Also recorded in
> > Ireland, north
> > to Norway and Finland, the Near East and on the Azores, Madeira and
> > Canary Is.
> > Habitat Freshwater wetlands with extensive vegetation including small
> > pools and
> > ditches, reedbeds and around the edges of lakes
> >
> > Kitty
> > __Original Message__
> >
> > Gene mentioned the book Oryx and Crake, which I haven't gotten yet.
> > Oddly
> > enough though, I was wasting a little time Labor Day channel surfing
> > while I
> > grabbed a sandwich.  I came across a show on which Jack Hanna was
> > showing a
> > live Oryx, extinct in the wild and only 200 bred and living in
> > captivity.  I've
> > been enlightened!  Anyone know what a Crake is?
> >
> > Kitty
> >> Agree completely, Maddy! Unfortunately, some MDs/DOs cater to
> >> patient's
> >> expectations of a prescription for everything rather than taking the
> >> time to explain what you just did. The other contributor to antibiotic
> >> resistance is stopping appropriately prescribed antibiotics too soon -
> >> you feel better, so you fail to complete the full course of treatment.
> >> Cathy
> >>
> >>> Antibiotics for a virus? I cannot believe there are still doctors
> >>> prescribing
> >>> this way. The funny thing is, people will recover from viruses in
> >>> spite of
> >>> (not because of) taking antibiotics, and then when they start to get
> >>> better,
> >>> they think the drugs were curing them. Overuse of antibiotics is one
> >>> of the
> >>> reasons for the development of so many antibiotic resistant strains
> >>> of
> >>> bacteria,
> >>> which are becoming more and more difficult to treat when they no
> >>> longer
> >>> respond
> >>> to the drugs that used to wipe them out. In any case, a good friend
> >>> of
> >>> mine in
> >>> Colorado told me that a few weeks ago he was very sick what he
> >>> thought
> >>> was a
> >>> flu type thing, and his doctor did a blood draw to see what was going
> >>> on.
> >>> Turned out to be West Nile Virus- no antibiotics prescribed, and he
> >>> recovered
> >>> after several weeks of debilitating illness. There was even an
> >>> article
> >>> in the
> >>> Journal of the American Medical Association recently, stating that
> >>> even in
> >>> most
> >>> cases of bronchitis, antibiotics are not only useless, but can
> >>> actually
> >>> prolong
> >>> recovery time.
> >>>
> >>> OK, climbing down off my soap box. I am sorry for my rant, and I
> >>> hope I
> >>> haven't offended anyone, but the irresponsible use of antibiotics is
> >>> one of my
> >>> pet
> >>> peeves. I do hope all of you suffering from whatever viruses are
> >>> going
> >>> around
> >>> make a speedy recovery.
> >>>
> >>> Maddy Mason
> >>> Hudson Valley, NY  zone 5/6
> >>>
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