As I mentioned in the first post, I have long had a latent interest in Walruses. Last year, an article appeared in the New York Times about one writer’s encounter with a walrus. After reading the article, I decided that I had more than just a passing interest in the beasts myself. It’s a good read.
This is by far my favorite quote from the article.
â€œJust push back on the snout with the palm of your hand and blow in its face,â€ Dr. Schusterman instructed. â€œA walrus really likes to be blown in the face.â€
Here’s a link to the full article:
3 thoughts on “The New York Times Article That Pushed Me Over The Edge”
Thank you for sharing this. Amazing….I so hope to one day meet a walrus and maybe even touch one…I wish they were safe enough to hug, too (but I know better, realistically speaking!).
The quote that made me feel good was: “Pinnipeds are thought to be descendants of bear-like terrestrial ancestors that, around 30 million years ago, turned amphibious to better exploit marine prey.”
So maybe they DO indeed have a common caniform ancestor! My two favorite animals linked together! 😀
So what about this article pushed you “over the edge”? Did you feel a stronger desire to meet a walrus in person?
(I apologize if I’m annoying you with all these comments….I’m going back in your archives and spotting too many awesome entries. 🙂 ).
It was the fact that you could calm a walrus down by pressing on his snout and blowing in his face. This specific fact sealed it, and I was a walrus-man from then on out.
Your blog has pushed me over the walrus-loving edge! Monsters love it, too!