So those of you following the saga of our Clarion instructors totem animals are probably thinking, what about Geoff and Nalo? Kelly left us with Rabbits, Jim is flapping around with the Crows, Mary-Anne gave us hummingbirds and Neil arrived with a pair of hooting Owls (and a cricket match). Well tonight totem animal number six made its appearance for Nalo Hopkinson’s week in the shape of a mother Racoon escorting her two babies across campus. Members of the Clarion group produced an array of utterly out of character cooing noises whilst folling the family around the campus. Geoff Ryman’s totem animal is yet to spotted. Perhaps it is nocturnal, or blends well into the surrounding environment. Look outs have been posted on 24 hour surveilance until it shows itself.
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