Jonathan Crowe

I’m a blogger and writer from Shawville, Quebec. I blog about maps at The Map Room, review books for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and edit a fanzine called Ecdysis. More about me.

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Never Mind the Bears

Brown Tree Snake According to a study published 19 years ago in the Journal of Chemical Ecology and unearthed today by Neurotic Physiology, brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis) are attracted to human menstrual blood — in the study, the snakes’ flick rates increased when presented with, um, a used tampon, and one snake even attacked and, um … ate one. It’s unknown whether the attractant was menstrual blood, human blood or blood in general, but it’s worth noting that brown tree snakes (the scourge of Guam) will eat just about anything. Via @Laelaps. Photo credit: teejaybee (CC licence).