- Title Pages
2Hunger Makes the Wolf
3Beauty and the Beast
5One Nation under Coyote, Divisible
6Prairie Dog and Prejudice
7Nothing Says Trash Like Packrats
9The Bard’s Bird; or, The Slings and Arrows of Avicultural Hegemony
10Fly-Fishing for Carp as a Deeper Aesthetics
11Metamorphosis in Detroit
14Kill the Cat That Kills the Bird?
15An Unlimited Take of Ugly
16A Six-legged Guru
17The Parables of the Rats and Mice
- Publication History
Cultural Blind Spots and the Disappearance of the Ring-Billed Gull in Toronto
- (p.31) 1 See Gull
- Trash Animals
Gavan P. L. Watson
- University of Minnesota Press
Toronto resident Gavan Watson discusses the natural history of the ubiquitous ring-billed gull in his city. Most Torontoans only call these inland gulls “sea-gulls,” “shit hawks,” or nuisances. Watson argues that because most people do not “see these birds, they forget human trash is largely responsible for the species’ success.
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