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Andrew Recher <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:17:53 -0500
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Do they eat skunks in Michigan too?
> In Michigan we like to refer to animals such as deer that change their
> cycle from nocturnal to diurnal and start eating in your garden as....
> dinner.
> At 01:56 PM 9/20/2004, you wrote:
>>OK, i know some of you naturalists out there can
>>answer this:  isn't there a term for animals which
>>change their activity from nocturnal to diurnal (or
>>vice versa) in adapatation to some change in the
>>environment?  for instance, the deer in the urban-wild
>>interface neighborhood where i live are not at all
>>completely nocturnal - they'll come wandering down the
>>street at any hour, ready to pick every single flower
>>from the delphiniums i foolishly thought we could try.
>>we had a skunk stroll across the driveway mid-day this
>>weekend too, although i don't know for sure if they're
>>usually mostly nocturnal. is there really a term for
>>this or is it something i made up?!
>>thanks (and just so you know, those motion-detector
>>sprinklers really keep the deer at bay..!)
>>Wendy Hiller Gee
>>Medical Art Manager
>>1100 Grundy Lane
>>San Bruno, CA  94066
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