Show Notes: Felicia the Ferret (and Other Fermilab Animals)

Tracy Wilson

Felicia at work. Photo by Tim Fielding, NAL

A post on BoingBoing caught Holly's eye not long ago, and since it mixed adorable animals with history and science, naturally we picked it right up. As a bonus: This animal/science story doesn't end in tears, with dogs floating alone in space or some such. Today we talk about Felicia, who helped clean particle accelerator pipes at Fermilab, along with some of the other animals that have called the laboratory and its property home.

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