Monthly Archives: December 2013

Leucism or a colour variation in a Feral Pigeon?

Leucism is a rare form of an animal having a whitish fur, plumage or skin due to a lack of pigment. Variability is just a colour difference. In the case of the feral forms of Feral Pigeon’s descended from the Rock … Continue reading

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Rain Spider ……. Palystes spp

The wet weather this month (December 2013) saw a number of smaller inveterbrates wandering indoors, including this large Rain spider. It had a leg span just short of 10 cm. It was most likely on the hunt for insects attracted by a kitchen … Continue reading

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Geological mystery solved …..

The rock below was presented to the East London Museum for identification by John Goldsmid. It was found on the beach near Hamburg (west of East London). A closer investigation reveals a linear inclusion (noted by the lighter coloured material) … Continue reading

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Injured fur seal rescued from Chintsa West (East London)

Penny Dickerson and Tanya Hannan are thanked for reporting and rescuing a young seal that was injured in the area on the 8th December 2013. The seal had wounds on both the belly and left flank. It was difficult to determine the … Continue reading

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