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  • 'Lost Puppy' Rescued by Massachusetts Family Turns Out to Be a Coyote Pup

    05/05/2022 6:10:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    UPI ^ | MAY 4, 2022
    Animal rescuers in Massachusetts said a family who rescued a "lost puppy" found on a busy road were shocked to learn the animal was actually a baby coyote. The Cape Wildlife Center in Cape Cod said in a Facebook post that a family spotted the small canine wandering alone at the side of a busy road. The family took the animal home when they "mistakenly identified him as a lost puppy," the post said. Family members soon started to suspect the "puppy" was actually a wild animal and contacted the Cape Wildlife Center, which confirmed the canine was an Eastern...
  • 76% of Documented Handgun Defenses Against Bears Happened Since 2000

    04/22/2022 5:35:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 18, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    As I collected documented incidents of handguns fired in defense against bears, a pattern emerged. The recorded incidents of pistols being fired in defense against bears overwhelmingly occurred from 1960 onward. I’ve found 125 documented cases where handguns have been fired in defense against bears, from 1890 to present. Two of the 125 cases were considered to be indeterminate as to success or failure. An additional 20 cases, where handguns were used with other lethal means, are considered combination defenses. They are not included in this analysis.The total numbers include indeterminate cases, but not the combination cases. 95% of all...
  • Deer Crossing

    04/09/2022 7:52:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 57 replies
    A bunch of deer totally wreak havoc on a car.
  • Wind developer admits killing 136 bald and golden eagles in $35M settlement

    04/06/2022 10:34:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 06, 2022 | Breanne Deppisch
    A U.S. wind power developer pleaded guilty to multiple violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act after its wind turbine blades allegedly killed more than 135 bald and golden eagles across the country. The company, ESI Energy, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of violations in the form of golden eagle deaths. Prosecutors said the birds were documented to have been killed by blunt force trauma after being struck by its wind turbine blades at its facilities in Wyoming or New Mexico, where ESI had not applied for the necessary permits. As part of the settlement, ESI “acknowledged that at...
  • Missing hiker was killed by grizzly bear in Montana

    03/27/2022 2:52:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | Patrick Reilly
    Craig Clouatre, 40, of Livingston, was found dead on Thursday after he had gone out hiking with a friend the day before – possibly to hunt for antlers — and never showed up at a designated meeting spot. Officials provided no details on where he was found or why they believe a grizzly bear was responsible for his death. The search began Wednesday night with teams on the ground and in helicopters concentrating their efforts on the Six Mile Creek area of the Absaroka Mountains, north of Yellowstone National Park.

    03/18/2022 9:37:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Steamboat Radio ^ | March 17, 2022 | Shannon Lukens
    WARNING: PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC. Wolves have killed another cow in Jackson County. Here’s Travis Duncan with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. ... Steamboat Radio was told of the most recent wolf depredation incident today by Adam VanValkenburg, President of the North Park Stockgrowers Association. He said the wolf kill happened sometime Monday night, as confirmed by CPW. He says another suspected kill from the pack was of six elk on another neighboring property in Jackson County. Here’s his opinion on the recent incident in Jackson County. ... “In my opinion and in consulting with other experts, they are teaching their pups...
  • Utah biologists capture, collar and release wolverine for first time: "Once in a lifetime"

    03/17/2022 12:13:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 56 replies ^ | 16 Mar 2022 | STEPHEN SMITH
    Scientists in Utah have captured, collared and released a wolverine for the first time, in what wildlife officials are calling a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said it was just the eighth confirmed wolverine sighting in Utah since 1979. ... ...Officials said that on March 10, an aircraft piloted by personnel from USDA-Wildlife Services was flying over Rich County, Utah when they noticed an animal feeding on a dead sheep. The dead sheep was one of 18 sheep the wolverine had killed or wounded in the area that morning...
  • The Everglades Fights Back: Native Bobcat Faces Off Against Invasive Python

    03/14/2022 7:34:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 7 Mar 2022 | JOSHUA CEBALLOS
    A native bobcat swipes at a 120-pound Burmese python in the Florida Everglades. in the Everglades captured images of a native male bobcat stumbling upon a python nest and striking at the 120-pound mama snake. Though the python successfully defended her nest, that didn't stop the bobcat, who later returned when the nest was unguarded and feasted on the eggs. Their duel took place the following day, when cameras captured images of "the python's head at striking distance from the rest of her coils near the bobcat's feet," followed by "the bobcat...swiping at the python from the left side of...
  • One of rarest animals in Yellowstone emerges near ‘elated’ tour group, video shows

    03/08/2022 4:37:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | March 8, 2022 | BY MADDIE CAPRON
    A group of Yellowstone tourists thought they had seen all the national park had to offer. They spent the day Saturday, March 5, in the park and saw wolves, bears, elk, golden eagles and more, Carl Kemp, a person on the tour, said on YouTube. “We turned around to make our way back, when I saw what I thought was a black bear running down the road,” Kemp said. “As soon as it turned, we realized we were in the middle of a once in a lifetime experience.” Read more at:
  • Scientists Attached Tracking Devices to Magpies. But Nobody Asked The Magpies

    02/22/2022 7:54:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2022 | DOMINIQUE POTVIN
    When we attached tiny, backpack-like tracking devices to five Australian magpies for a pilot study, we didn't expect to discover an entirely new social behavior rarely seen in birds. Our goal was to learn more about the movement and social dynamics of these highly intelligent birds, and to test these new, durable and reusable devices. Instead, the birds outsmarted us. As our new research paper explains, the magpies began showing evidence of cooperative "rescue" behavior to help each other remove the tracker. While we're familiar with magpies being intelligent and social creatures, this was the first instance we knew of...
  • Are Utah elk outsmarting hunters? BYU study says yes

    02/21/2022 10:23:17 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 33 replies ^ | 2/21/2022 | Carter Williams,
    Elk hunting is immensely popular in Utah, so popular that it took fewer than 10 hours for all 17,500 of Utah's elk hunting permits to be scooped up last season. But while Utahns know when it's hunting season through a set calendar, a recent study suggests Utah elk also seem to know when it's hunting season — and where to go to seek refuge until it's over.
  • Wolves Will Regain Federal Protection

    02/12/2022 4:00:10 PM PST · by kiryandil · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 10, 2022 | Catrin Einhorn
    Gray wolves will regain federal protection across most of the lower 48 United States following a court ruling Thursday that struck down a Trump Administration decision to take the animals off the endangered species list. Senior District Judge Jeffrey S. White, of United States District Court for the Northern District of California, found that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in declaring wolf conservation a success and removing the species from federal protection, did not adequately consider threats to wolves outside of the Great Lakes and Northern Rocky Mountains where they have rebounded most significantly. Although the decision to...
  • Hanging Bats Filmed Upside-Down Looks Like A Gothic Nightclub

    02/05/2022 9:23:20 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    The Animal Rescue Site ^ | August 2020 | Timothy Roberts
    Bats have often been the subject of disdain, especially now that they may be somewhat responsible for the COVID-19 issue. It seems as if they may finally be catching a break, thanks to a viral video on Reddit. It shows them upside down, and they look like they are ready for a party. The video was taken by Das Kraftfuttermischwerk of some bats gyrating to music on a lighted floor. The sway of the bats appears to mimic the dance moves you might see at a goth club. Of course, it isn’t all cutesy, especially when you look closer and...
  • It’s going to be so cold in Florida, iguanas will fall from trees. No, really

    01/30/2022 11:01:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | January 28, 2022 | Samantha Dunne
    Below-freezing temperatures expected in Florida this weekendWhile freezing temperatures bring most places white specks, the same weather brings Florida green scales. Falling iguanas are expected to accompany the coldest weather the state has felt since 2018 this weekend. That’s right. Overnight and early morning lows aren’t the only thing projected to plummet in Florida come Saturday and Sunday. Because they are cold-blooded reptiles, iguanas are known to become immobile and drop when cold weather below 40 degrees comes around in South Florida.
  • Florida Man Harvests 400 iguana EGGS!! Iguana Hunting in Florida!

    01/28/2022 3:55:34 PM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28, 2022 | Iguana Man
    A Florida contractor whose job it is to hunt down and kill the invasive Iguanas that are multiplying exponentially in S. Florida
  • WATCH: Special Penguin Inspires Kids With Disabilities

    01/27/2022 12:29:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KETV ^ | Jan 27, 2022 | Jocelyn Brumbaugh
    A little African penguin named Rosie is making a big impact on children with special needs. Veterinarians at Arizona's Odysea Aquarium first noticed Rosie's skeletal abnormalities when she was hatched in 2019. "We knew very early in Rosie's development that she was a little bit different," Jessica Peranteau, director of animal control and education at Odysea Aquarium, told KNXV. "Penguins are able to sit up on their own when they get ready to start to walk, but Rosie was not showing us she could do that on her own. So we decided as a team we needed to give her...
  • Mystery Animal Rescued by Woman Baffles Wildlife Experts Prompting Plans for DNA Testing

    01/25/2022 10:18:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 25 Jan 2022 | Monica Charsley
    Christina Eyth thought she would find her neighbour's dog on the loose, but instead, she found a mystery creature she could not identify, lurking on the left-hand side of her front door.An unidentified animal rescued by a woman who found it “scared and shivering” near her home has baffled wildlife experts, who can’t decide what it is. Christina Eyth headed out to investigate around her house after discovering paw prints outside of her door earlier this week. The woman from Pennsylvania in the US, thought she would find her neighbour's dog on the loose, but instead, she found a mystery...
  • Bear? Bobcat? Chupacabra? Photo of paw prints at a Texas park has people guessing

    01/25/2022 10:45:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | JANUARY 17, 2022 | MITCHELL WILLETTS
    A picture of paw prints left in the morning frost at a Texas park has people guessing what creature could have made them – and most are guessing wrong. In their defense, a wide variety of wildlife calls Big Bend National Park home, according to the National Park Service. On Jan. 14, the park shared a picture on Facebook of animal tracks spotted on a nature trail boardwalk, challenging the public to guess which of Big Bend’s many residents left their mark. “Porcupine? Large cat like puma, bobcat?” one person suggested. “The shorter stride would suggest a smaller animal,” said...
  • WATCH: Florida Man Fights Off Black Bear on Porch, Saves Dogs

    Shocking video shows the moment a Florida man fought off a black bear on his porch, saving his dachshunds. The attack occurred Wednesday night in Daytona Beach, according to WFTV, and video of the incident, captured on Ring doorbell footage, was released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).
  • Voices’ sound off to Gov. Polis: Boot Ellen Kessler from vet board

    01/22/2022 5:25:38 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Sterling Journal-Advocate ^ | January 21, 2022 | Jeff Rice
    Controversial appointee accuses ranchers of ‘scam’ in recent wolf kills.. For a day and a half, county officials, policy experts and politicians discussed the challenges unique to rural Colorado, but the most satisfying moment for most attendees came at the very end. The annual Voices of Rural Colorado Conference returned after a one-year COVID-19 hiatus, hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The conference is a joint effort by Action 22, Pro 15 and Club 20, organizations that represent the interests of 59 of Colorado’s 64 counties. The 2022 conference covered such things as affordable housing, higher education, energy...