Where Turkeys Fear Not Thanksgiving
Landry Harlan

For years turkeys have been setting up roost around the Vineyard in record numbers, roaming the fields and rural roads with impunity.

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The Kits Are All Right
Suzan Bellincampi

Raccoons and their babies (called kits) seem to be everywhere, both day and night – climbing trees, wandering under the porches or decks, roaming the beaches and generally strolling about yards, woodlands and even Island towns.

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Rescue Mission: Canine Cargo Arrives by Sea
Phyllis Meras

Four Vineyard-bound rescue dogs had a three-day, two-night cruise from Bermuda to Port Elizabeth, N.J. last week.

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Exotic Pet Considerations
Suzan Bellincampi
Ball pythons are one player in the exotic pet industry — nonnative or wild animals kept for pets.
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Four-Legged Friends are Path to the Past
Derek Schwartz
A prize-winning pig named Wendy, along with a sheep named Ida from the Farm Institute in Katama and a litter of newly born kittens add up to a fun visit for Windemere residents.
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True Islanders, Sheep Have Deep Roots
Heidi Sistare
The story of sheep on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t begin with 40 British ships sailing into the Vineyard Haven harbor, but it certainly was a turning point.
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Deep Sorrow
Suzan Bellincampi

Charlie Brown and his human ilk don’t have a monopoly on grieving. While humans have developed elaborate rituals when a loved one dies, we may just be following our instincts.

Emotions lead the way when dealing with death, and some research and observation has shown that we are not alone in our methods of mourning. Animals, too, show signs of sadness.

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