the way it was in suburban habitats

Martin Bailey cmbb at
Wed Jan 23 13:55:26 EST 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Dana" <robert.dana at>
To: <leps-l at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 9:05 AM
Subject: RE: the way it was in suburban habitats

> A term for the general phenomenon that appeals to me is the
> "Bambification" of the natural. Seems that for many people, loving
> something means converting it into some kind of childlike entity.

I once had the opportunity to see a diarama that consisted of two timber
wolves chasing an elk before it was to be opened for public display. When
completed and readied for general viewing, the saliva that was drooling from
the sides of the animals' mouths in the pre-public presentation had been
"edited out."  Museum management did the "right " thing.  Don't
unnecessarily disturb your audience with reality.

Martin Bailey,

greetings from:  Weyburn, SK., Canada.
                         49.39N  103.51W


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