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I purchased a new fishing rod the other day. Not that that is any earth-shattering news. Members of my family are used to my occasional splurges on a piece of equipment to further my enjoyment of the outdoors.

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Much of the time the Virginia rails slink unseen through the marshes, but their loud, grunting and sometimes pig-like calls betray their presence. Instead of the usual rotund shape of most bird’s belly, this and other rails are laterally compressed (jargon for squished sideways), an adaptati…

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