Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | February 1, 2023

Kepler the Snow Commando

(3 Minute Read. 1Feb2023)

Frolicking in the Snow

Woof! Woof!
This is Kepler, Master’s Jack Russell terrier, writing another article for Master’s Bible-Science Guy Blog.

Can you guess my favorite color?

It is likely not your favorite color, but it’s one you see every day.

My favorite color is . . .


I like almost anything white — white dogs, white rice, and even white snow.

But I like my white coat best of all. It helps me be invisible in snow. And last week the Great Creator sent eight inches of snow for me to play in.

One big deal about snow is that it makes me less visible to the squirrels in our backyard. I lie quietly in the snow with my brown head buried except for my nose. Then I leap after Mr. Squirrel when he gets close.

I have been asking Master to cut down the trees in our backyard because Mr. Squirrel scampers up a tree and gets away too often. And he traverses the yard leaping from branch to branch without coming down onto the ground where I can grab him.

Master loves firewood, and I have pointed out that cutting down the trees would give us lots of good maple wood for fires. But he wants to keep the trees for shade. And he says chasing squirrels and jumping up against tree trunks is good exercise for me.

Just as I like to trick squirrels and catch them, other creatures have stratagems for capturing prey or evading predators. Missus told me that the Great Creator has designed many animals with ways to trick or elude adversaries.

Comet Moth

One example is the comet moth. It has long tail streamers (like a comet) to disrupt the the echolocation signals of hungry bats. The tail streamers deflect echoes away from the moth’s body. The moths also can partially absorb ultrasound so that bats receive a dampened echo. These deflection and absorption functions make the moth invisible to the bat so it can’t find and eat the moth.

What a marvelous defense mechanism the Great Creator designed for the comet moth!

The comet moth is native to the rain forests of Madagascar. It is one of the world’s largest silk moths with a wingspan of nearly eight inches. It is also called the Madagascan moon moth.

The life of the fragile comet moth is fleeting. The adult does not feed and only lives for four to five days. Yet the Great Creator has still equipped it with a complex defense system against bats.

This made me wonder what the Great Creator gave me for protection. As I pondered this, I thought of several:
– My white coat with brown markings makes me hard to see in many environments.
– My superb nose alerts me to smells of danger.
– My quick reflexes and speedy running help me escape dangers.
– My sensitive whiskers and their nerve impulses warn of hazards to my head.
– My barks summon help when needed.

I have learned that the Great Creator has supplied all His creatures with special gifts for survival.

Anyway, that’s how things look from the Kepler Dog House!

Till next time, this is Kepler signing off. Woof! Woof!

Questions to Ponder

1. What three gifts of the Great Creator make you most thankful?
2. What unique animal trait impresses you with the Great Creator’s design?

Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

For Christ and His Kingdom.
Alere Flammam Veritatis.
Soli Deo Gloria.

This is the 51st article in a series of blog posts on a precocious Jack Russell terrier named Kepler. Numbers 1-8 are by Kepler’s master, the BibleScienceGuy. Numbers 9-52 are by Kepler himself.
Read the prequels:
1. Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler”
2. Kepler’s Kind
3. Kepler’s Lopsided Trade
4. Kepler’s Amazing Nose
5. Kepler’s Business Card
6. Kepler & the Psycho Squirrel
(with video)
7. Taunting Kepler
8. Adam and Puppies

The following posts are by Kepler:
9. Who Taught Kepler?
10. Kepler Gets a Buddy
(with video)
11. Kepler Chases a Squirrel (with video)
12. Kepler’s Complaint
13. Kepler’s To-Do List
14. Kepler and the Football Weekend
15. Kepler’s Favorite Store
16. Kepler at a Truck Stop
17. Kepler & Henry Catch a Squirrel
18. Kepler Finds Killdeer Eggs
19. Kepler Finds Robin Eggs
20. Kepler Lives to Tell the Tale
21. Kepler, Bears, & Raccoons
22. Kepler Mentors Henry
23. Kepler Gets a Bear
24. Kepler Finds Strange Eggs
25. Kepler Finds Duck Eggs
26. Kepler Gives Thanks
27. Kepler’s Newest Enemy
28. Kepler Loves Bulldogs
29. Kepler Ponders Snow
30. Kepler Wants to Move to Australia
31. Kepler’s Dating Profile
32. Kepler Meets Skunk
33. Kepler Wants to Be Good
34. Kepler on Guard
35. Kepler Chews On Grammar
36. Kepler for President
37. Kepler for President: Grins & Growls #1
38. Kepler for President: Grins & Growls #2
39. Kepler’s Water Guns
40. Kepler Remembers Henry
(with video)
41. Kepler Gives a Virus Briefing
42. Kepler’s Campaign Advice
43. Kepler Ponders Senescence
44. Kepler’s AK-47
45. Kepler Talks Turkey
46. Kepler Versus the Squirrel
47. Kepler Hates This Word
48. Kepler and the FRIB
49. Kepler Finds Strange Creature
50. Kepler on Dawgs & Frogs

Read the sequel:
52. Kepler Babysits

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(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:5; Phil 1:16)
Wednesday February 1, 2023 A.D.

But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
(Job 12:7-10)

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  1. Well, not just a BSG fan anymore but officially a Kepler fan as well. In that spirit I’m going to put all the Kepler articles, starting with his masters ruminations, into one continuous file like I’ve been doing with The Flood series articles. Wonderful. By the way, I knew of the luna moth (but not about the long tendrils being echolocation inhibitors) but not the comet moth. (Kepler business card article). Interesting stuff. Fulfills my lepidopterous tendencies a bit I suppose…more of a moth guy than a butterfly guy I think. Anyhow, wonderful stuff I’m glad you do, and you obviously enjoy so much. Lot more to your website than I first thought and a fantastic source for children (of all ages :-D).


    • Thanks for reading and commenting, Libbydaddy. Kepler will be tickled that he has another fan. Yes, my website has material for “children of all ages.” It’s disgraceful that so many who are old enough to know better, deliberately resist giving God credit for His marvelous works of creation (Romans 1:19-23). I appreciate your encouraging words.

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