19 Dec '11, 4am

Researcher Seeks Lonely Socks For Rare Weasel Study

Researcher Seeks Lonely Socks For Rare Weasel Study

Oh, to be that sock with a missing partner, a lonely single destined to float in a dresser-drawer full of happy pairs. Aside from the hope that your owner is suddenly struck with an interest in hand-puppetry, the future must seem pretty bleak. But lo, thanks to an ongoing UC Berkeley study on a rare species of weasel , the most exciting chapter in your unpaired sock's life may be yet to come -- if you'll just give the poor thing a chance. Alright, what on earth am I talking about? Well, a team from the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project (SNAMP) are conducting research into the scantly seen Pacific fisher, a forest-dwelling member of the weasel family, and they need your socks to help lure them in. "They're very elusive," UC Berkeley fisher expert Rick Sweitzer told KQED News . "Most people have never seen a fisher because they spend most of their time in the trees."...

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