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RE: CB's wonderful meerkats

Hi Carol B.
I finally found a picture of the critter you appear to be using at your First Look web site.  Perhaps you mention him elsewhere and I just haven't stumbled on to the name, but it appears to be a gray meerkat (Suricata suricatta), an interesting creature indeed.  Apparently, in the morning these fellas line up and face the warming rays of the morning sun, and they do this every morning out there on the great Kalahari Desert.  This simple behavior helps maintain their body temperature.

Kind of a drill team manuever simliar to what my wife uses when she tries to convince me that it's time to bring her coffee.  And what a GOOD husband I am.  Kind of like a gray meerkat, turning obediently to face the sun...

Andrew Lietzow
#1 Plantsman at http://hostahaven.com
1250 41st St
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516

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