Creature Comforts

Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.

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Check out Creature Comforts on MPB Think Radio! Each week, Libby Hartfield, Retired Director of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, brings a specialist into the studio to answer your questions about various animals we see in Mississippi. And of course, Dr. Troy Majure, a veterinarian at the Animal Medical Center of Jackson answers your pet questions. Each week, you’ll learn more about the animals that live in our homes and the animals who live in the world around us. You’ll also find out more about family-friendly exhibits and events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. Email your pet and animal questions to animals@mpbonline.org and listen to Creature Comforts Thursday mornings at 9 on MPB Think Radio.
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last modified
2019-04-12 00:51
last episode published
2019-04-11 15:00
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8.21 days
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11.04.2019

Seeing the Shrew

Shrews often go unseen to the majority of the world, but even if you have seen one you might have mistaken it for a more familiar small mammal. On today's show, we welcome back Mississippi wildlife mainstay, Dr. Cathy Shropshire to discuss these littl...
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4.04.2019

NatureFEST!

NatureFEST! is one of the most popular events at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science every year. It is a great opportunity to explore and learn about nature with various activities and animals. We welcome special events coordinator at the museu...
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28.03.2019

Problem Plant

Giant Salvinia is invading many of Mississippi's waters and harming the creatures that call them home. This invasive plant grows rapidly and reduces the oxygen supply in the water. Dennis Riecke from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries an...
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21.03.2019

Fly Eagles Fly

Today one of our favorite birdwatchers, Steve Peterson is back on the program to talk about eagles and other birds of the state. Also, Dr. Majure comments about the most popular dog breeds in the country.
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14.03.2019

Creature Comforts: March of the Pets

Dr. Troy Majure spent the hour answering your pet questions:dogs afraid of thunderdogs who eat bugsdog fightspuppies!dogs that scratchasthma?cats with allergiesmore scratchingeven more scratchingpaw lickingmore dog fightspet foodmuzzle like a crock ? H...
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7.03.2019

Finding Fossils

The 16th Annual Fossil Raod show is this Saturday (March 9) and our favorite paleontologist George Philips joins the show to show is latest findings. He also talks about the changes coming to the show and answers questions about how to search for foss...
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28.02.2019

Bird Language

Do you know the difference between a bird song and a bird call? Birds have a language all their own and Dr. Sarah Hammond (Clinton Community Nature Center) is here to help decipher their conversation. Also, Dr. Majure wraps up Pet Dental Health Mont...
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21.02.2019

Aquatic Insects

Entomologist Audrey Harrison is back on the program to talk about the aquatic insects that play a vital role in our ecosystem. She also gives us an update about the recent butterfly population reports. And Dr. Majure gives more tips about keeping the...
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14.02.2019

Love & The Birds

The lovebirds are chirping but will you see them during this years backyard bird count? Maybe if you're backyard is in Africa, but biologist Joe Magee is here to talk about the birds that might be found in a Mississippi backyard this time of year. We...
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7.02.2019

Mississippi River Catfish

Bob Crosby, owner of Blue Cat Guide Service, is a fisherman by choice and Mississippi River guide by trade. He joins the program to talk about catching the catfish of the Mississippi River and what a proper tackle would have to help reel in the big on...
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31.01.2019

The Dragonfly

Dr. Doug Clarke joins the program to talk about the beautiful and bizarre world of the dragonfly. With the title of the fastest insect on earth, the dragonfly and damselfly have an important role in nature as predator and prey. Dr. Clarke also share...
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24.01.2019

Guess Who?

This winter season has been unusually mild and if you listen closely you can already hear the call of certain frogs. Our resident "frog guy", Joe McGee is back on the program to talk about what he has been hearing and answers questions from callers. ...
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17.01.2019

White-tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer is the official land mammal of the state and it's number one game animal. Kamen Campbell, private land biologist at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Park, joins the show to talk about the white-tail deer. H...
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10.01.2019

New Pets

As the first show of 2019, we shed a spotlight on our four-legged companions. It's a pet day and Dr. Majure is here ready to make sure your pets are healthy for the new year. We also talk about what is needed when you have a new pet at home.
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20.12.2018

Christmas Pet Day

This is the last pet day of 2018 and its full of your questions about your furry friends. Dr. Majure is full of advice and talks about flea control during these winter months. He and Kevin also look toward the holiday with some top holiday pet gifts.
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13.12.2018

Cavity Nesting Birds

Cavity-nesting birds can be found in snags all around Mississippi. You might even have one in your backyard. Biologist, Joe McGee is back on the program to talk about these birds and how the right birdhouse could attract them to your area.
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29.11.2018

Christmas Bird Count 2018

Libby Hartfield is back in-studio and has plenty of information about the upcoming Christmas Bird Count. She shares details about 19 different birdwatching events from the five Audubon Society chapters around the state. Also, Dr. Majure is here answe...
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16.11.2018

Wildlife & You

Adam Rohnke, wildlife biologist for Mississippi State University, is back on the program discussing how and why Mississippians feel about wildlife. Public feelings play a major part in the official management of wildlife. Also, Dr. Majure talks about...
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8.11.2018

Fall Birds of Mississippi

Today on the program we welcome Adam Rohnke, biologist from Mississippi State University, to talk about the birds that call Mississippi home during the fall and winter seasons. We also play a game of bird calls and talk about proper puppy weight with ...
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1.11.2018

Ticks!

Ticks are small arachnids but can carry some big diseases. Dr. Robert Galli, from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is back on the program to talk about treating tick bites, how to avoid them, and the proper way to remove a tick.
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18.10.2018

Critter Catcher

Mike McDowell has been catching critters for many years. It started out as keeping his family farm intact then eventually he turned into a career. Known as the Critter Catcher, Mike joins the show to share tips about keeping your home critter free an...
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11.10.2018

Nature's Bite

Nonvenomous snakes are more common but venomous snake bites do happen and its best to always be alert in nature. Dr. Robert Galli rejoins the program to talk about handling a snake bite and what to look for when identifying a venomous snake.
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4.10.2018

October's Pet Day

Dr. Majure is here answering another round of your pet questions. Also as the fall season begins, Dr. Majure talks about your pets and interacting with the seasonal house guest.
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20.09.2018

Lovebug

Lovebugs are in season and can be seen on car bumpers everywhere. Libby Hartfield and Dr. Troy Majure explore these little creatures and even dispell some folklore surrounding their origins.
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13.09.2018

Tom Mann & His Congress

Friend of the show, Tom Mann is back talking about the salamanders of Mississippi. He talks about the various species, where to find them, and how you can help with their seasonal migration.
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6.09.2018

Pearl Riverkeeper

The Pearl Riverkeeper main focus is the health of the Pearl River Basin which covers 24 counties in Central and Southern Mississippi, 2 Louisiana parishes and its tributaries. We talk with founder Abby Braman about how her organization is working to k...
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30.08.2018

Jackson Zoo

The Jackson Zoo has been drawing in visitors for more than 90 years and continues to be an attraction today. We welcome EJ Rivers to the program today to talk about upcoming events at the zoo and the many animals that call it home. Also, Dr. Majure a...
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23.08.2018

Hummingbird Festival

The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is getting ready for their 19th annual Hummingbird Festival. Mitchell Robinson, the conservation education manager at Strawberry Plains joins the show to talk about the facility, hummingbirds, and how to attract th...
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16.08.2018

Pet Day

Dr. Majure is ready for your pet questions on this "Pet Day" edition of Creature Comforts.
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9.08.2018

Tara Wildlife Nature Wildlife

Tara Wildlife is rooted in conservation and the beauty of nature. Mark Bowen is here from Tara to talk about its history, events, and the birding that serves as one of its major draws. Also, Dr. Majure is here answering your pet questions.
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2.08.2018

Butterfly Effect

Entomologist Audrey Harrison joins the program to talk about the monarch butterfly. She discusses where they can be found, how milkweed attracts them, and how their migration is truly a miracle.
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26.07.2018

Summer Birding

Have you ever wondered what kind of bird sings outside your window? Today we talk with avid birdwatcher, Steve Peterson about what birds can be seen this summer and how to enhance your homes birdfeeder.
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19.07.2018

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Nicole Smith, special coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, joins the show to talk about the events and exhibits at the museum. With special rotating exhibits and memorable permanent displays, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Sci...
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12.07.2018

Turtle Power

Dr. Will Selman, from Millsaps College, stops by to talk about his work on the Pearl River and the turtles of Mississippi. Being positioned in a turtle hot zone, Mississippi is home to several turtles that can not be found anywhere else in the world.
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5.07.2018

Adopt-A-Stream

Deb Veeder, the Adopt-A-Stream program coordinator from The Mississippi Wildlife Federation, joins the Creature Comforts table to talk about keeping Mississippi's waterways beautiful and useful. Also, Dr. Majure takes your summer pet questions.
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28.06.2018

Army of Armadillos

Cathy Shropshire joins the program to talk about the armadillos found around the state. She also gives an update on her one women portrayal of Mississippi conservation pioneer, Fannye Cook.
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21.06.2018

Black Bears of Mississippi

Richard Rummel from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks -Black Bear Program is here to update us on the bears of the state. He discusses what to do if you see a bear in your area and how the bears play part in Mississippi's ecosystem.
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14.06.2018

Madtom Catfish

The madtom catfish is a lesser known fish of Mississippi. So today our guest Matt Roberts from the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is here to tell us how it compares to the 16 other species of catfish in the state. Also, Dr. Majure t...
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7.06.2018

Hop to it

Kermit may be a native frog of Mississippi but our guest Joe McGee joins the show to talk about the ones found in your backyard. From the southern cricket frog all the way to the green tree frog we talk about these creatures that can be heard all arou...
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31.05.2018

Bird Songs

Chris King from the Jackson Audubon Society stops by to talk bird watching and the upcoming Birding Camp.
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25.05.2018

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as the gateway to this free-flowing treasure. Program coordinator, Erin Parker joins the show and talks about how the Pascagoula River is a great natural tool for Mississippi.
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17.05.2018

Fireflies

Did you know that a firefly is not really a fly? It belongs to the beetle family and today on the show we talk about these bioluminescent creatures with Paul Hartfield from the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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10.05.2018

Bats of Mississippi

Dr. Nicole Hodges joins Creature Comforts to talk about the bats that call Mississippi home. Often misunderstood, these winged mammals play an important part in our environment.
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3.05.2018

Tara Wildlife

The executive director of Tara Wildlife, Gilbert Rose joins the show today to talk about this Mississippi jewel located just outside of Vicksburg. He also gives some details about the upcoming Spring Birding Weekend.
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19.04.2018

Spring Fishing

It's time to get your rod and reel (if you haven't already). We have Larry Bull, Assistant Director of Fisheries at Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks to talk about getting the best out of your next fishing trip. He talks about the latest f...
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12.04.2018

Too Close for Comfort

Kris Godwin from the USDA Wildlife Services is here to talk about when nature gets too close for comfort. We talk about vultures, snakes, raccoons, and other creatures that can be viewed as a nuisance.
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5.04.2018

Mississippi Snake Man

Terry Vandeventer, our resident snake expert, is back on the program to answer questions about the various snakes of Mississippi. Also, we highlight two upcoming events at the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
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29.03.2018

You and Your Pets

Dr. Majure is ready for another round of your pet questions. Talking about everything flea control to helping pets cope with severe weather today's show is all about making sure your pet is happy and healthy.
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22.03.2018

Pet Day

Dr. Troy Majure from the Animal Medical Center in Jackson answers your pet questions. Also, Dr. Majure and Kevin talk about some of the newest innovations for our furry friends.
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15.03.2018

Wild Hogs and other Nuisance Animals

Nuisance species biologist Anthony Ballard joins the program to talk about wild hogs and the problems they bring to environments.
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