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Dispatches from Tanzania (art work by @Lalsox)

Dispatches from Tanzania (art work by @Lalsox)

Hello from Tanzania!

To me time is flying. I have less than 3 weeks left in this beautiful place and a few more trap nights to log under my belt and then I head home.

 

Today I share a video post and my recommendation for acquiring cost-effective field clothes.

But be mindful of context and color.  I brought my scrubs – a Khaki set and a bright orange set.  In the United States bright orange is a safety color.  In Illinois, where I worked before, this was important. I didn’t want to get in a hunter’s cross fire.  However, bright oranges ALSO look like county jail uniforms,  which I knew that. I re-purposed my orange scrubs for Halloween.  It’s not funny in Tanzania.  They actually do wear bright orange outfits like this for jailers…and the hand-written numbers don’t make it obvious it is a joke.  I changed clothes after one of the APOPO trainers told me I could get picked up as an escapee. He wasn’t kidding.

I’m learning, LOL!

Badaaye!

DNLee About the Author: DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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