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New Facebook Page, New Header Image

The Wild Episode now has its very own Facebook page.

If you go there and like, follow etc. that page, you’ll be able to keep up with what’s going on, give feedback, all the usual social media kind of stuff. So if you’re the kind of person who spends any time on Facebook, please do pop over there and give The Wild Episode a like.

(Always remembering, of course, that the no. 1 best way to stay in touch with The Wild Episode is to subscribe to the podcast in your app of choice!)

Just for a little change of scene, we have a new header image up at the top of this page. I did like that lovely Stomias boa, so there’s a good chance it’ll re-appear one day, but for now we’re going with this charming critter:

Which is, apparently, supposed to be a Humboldt’s hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus humboldtii), a skunk from the southern tip of South America. As with a great many old illustrations of animals, it’s not exactly a fantastic representation if that is indeed what it’s supposed to be. Too much red/brown, not nearly enough white, not enough fur/hair generally. However, it’s not quite as simple as that.

Read on to see just how not simple it is, and for cute film of a bouncing skunk …