From Xplor for Kids
July 2019 Issue

Predator vs. Prey

Roadrunner vs. Western Pygmy Rattler


Head-to-Tail Terror

Laser-sharp eyes guide a jabbing beak. Fast, powerful legs and a rudderlike tail and wings keep the bird bobbing and weaving.

Fanged Fury

Powerful coils, a lightning-fast strike, and venomous fangs force a fight to the finish.

And the winner is…

The roadrunner wins. It grabs the rattler’s upper jaw in its beak and slams the head against the ground until the snake is dead.

Also in this issue

Raccoon In a Trash Can

Interview With a Trash Panda

Xplor’s fearless reporter braves the forest after dark to chat with Missouri’s most mysterious masked mammal.

Lichen On The Rocks

Life on the Rocks

It takes special superpowers to survive on Missouri’s mini deserts.

And More...

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This Issue's Staff:

Bonnie Chasteen
Les Fortenberry
Karen Hudson
Angie Daly Morfeld
Noppadol Paothong
Marci Porter
Mark Raithel
Laura Scheuler
Matt Seek
David Stonner
Nichole LeClair Terrill
Stephanie Thurber
Cliff White

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