In this one session class, we will study our favorite domesticated pets and their wild Florida relatives. We will ask whether Garfield and Marmaduke are accurate caricatures. We will compare Canis lupus familiaris to both coyotes and foxes. We will compare Felis silvestris catus to bobcats and panthers. We will also distinguish fact from fiction, myth from mystery and agreement from controversy. Some dog and cat questions we will explore:
- Which has more breeds and why?
- Which has more anatomical specializations?
- Can we predict diets from teeth?
- Which feral populations cause greater problems?
- Can we guess moods by facial expressions?
- Which are more similar to their wild relatives?
- Which cartoons most accurately reflect behaviors?
- Are blogs biased about “good” and “bad” traits?
|Lecture # F1T4|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Tuesday — Nov. 19, 2013|
| ||Time:||9:45 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.|
| ||Fee:||$20 / member; $30 / non-member|