So I’ve been conspicuously absent round these parts for no especially good reason (yes yes, I need to write, but it’s too hot to think straight let alone write sensibly), but I feel you all should know that this evening while I ate my dinner, I live-tweeted (somewhat) a documentary that centred on a baboon dissection. It’s not gross (no pictures, nothing enormously graphic), so if you’re curious, I put them in chronological order on Storify (I can’t figure out how to get it to embed here — anyone know how?) The show itself is an episode of Inside Nature’s Giants, the entire premise of which is “here’s a big animal that died for one of any number of reasons. Let’s dissect it and talk about it’s ecological existence!” You guys, I love this show. And plus it’s so British — there’s a ton of eyebrow acting and “er, yes, that’s, ahem, impressive” when they start talking about baboons’ enthusiastic sex lives.
More on topic, I have a few big-ish pieces I want to get written, hopefully within the next couple of weeks, but for now you’ll just have to do with my continual amazement at the inner workings of critters.