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Rolling Plains e-Quail Newsletter, V4 #7
For a Central American dictator, he died a natural death—he was shot in the back.” ‒ Will Rogers
As Will Rogers noted, context is everything when interpreting “natural mortality.” For a deer fawn at this time of the year, natural mortality might take the form of a coyote. For a turkey hen, perhaps it’s a bobcat. For a horned lizard, the Grim Reaper poses as a roadrunner. For a turkey vulture, perhaps it’s a Dodge truck.
If you’re a hapless quail, you’ve got many, many enemies.. writes Dale Rollins in "Natural Mortality through a Quail's Eyes."
This issue also contains updates on Rolling Plains research, brood counts and spring whistle counts.