Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Only at TAMIU

From my inbox:

Members of the Campus Community -

This Fall, campus wildlife is especially prevalent, with a substantial increase in populations of both whitetail deer and javelina.

Seeing both on campus on a regular basis often leads members of the University community and visitors to consider our wildlife tame and approachable.

This is NOT the case. The animals remain wild and, if provoked, may respond.

Construction projects underway have temporarily cordoned off some favorite feeding areas and animals have been wandering more frequently into general campus areas. Mating cycles may also be in play, creating additional tensions among the populations.

Please avoid all contact with the animals and do not engage with them. Exercise caution on campus and if animals are gathered in your path, select an alternate route.

If you feel threatened by any animal population, contact University Police at [xxx]. Provide your location and request assistance.

Please exercise all relevant precautions so that all residents of our campus, both two and four-legged, can share this special environment.


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[Permalink] 1. Alfie Sumrall wrote @ Thu, 6 Nov 2008, 10:35 am CST:

I must thank you for the laughs a co-worker and I have indirectly had at your expense this morning. He has a son who teaches at UT-Pan American so he must dodge similar creatures and his wife actually has 12 graduate hours at whatever TAMIU was known as in a previous life. So she is very familiar with these annual warnings.

Just hope a javelina doesn’t get you. Remember that’s what did Old Yeller in. I’d hate for us to have to take you out back…

[Permalink] 2. Michelle wrote @ Thu, 6 Nov 2008, 11:55 am CST:

I totally had to follow the wiki link b/c I wasn’t quite sure what a javelina was. hee hee. At least you don’t have jakalopes running around campus. That would be frightful.

[Permalink] 3. Jennifer wrote @ Fri, 7 Nov 2008, 7:05 am CST:

Haha. You must post photos of your campus sometime. Is there a lot of wilderness?

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