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  • Grizzly attacks woman in tent

    08/29/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 276+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 29th, 2008 | CRAIG MEDRED
    Mauling was in Gates of the Arctic National Park. A grizzly bear dragged a woman out of her tent Thursday and mauled her ... according to the National Park Service. The woman was saved by companions camped with her ... An Alyeska Pipeline Services Co. helicopter, normally used to monitor the oil pipeline, was expected to pick her up there and ferry her to a hospital in Fairbanks... They were camped and asleep when the bear arrived in camp. It apparently first entered a "food tent," Quinley said. "It destroyed a water jug," he said, and tried to get into...
  • Court: Utah Not Immune From Lawsuit In Bear Attack

    11/23/2010 3:17:49 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | November 23rd, 2010
    The family of a Utah boy killed by a black bear can move forward with its lawsuit that contends the state didn't do enough to warn them to steer clear of the area where the bear had been seen earlier, the Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court's ruling held that the state isn't immune from a lawsuit in the death of 11-year-old Samuel Ives, who was pulled from his tent and mauled by bear in American Fork Canyon on Father's Day in 2007. A state judge last year dismissed a negligence suit against the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources,...
  • Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

    06/10/2011 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 164 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | June 9, 2011 | Lou Young
    Conservation Experts: This Size Cat Hasn't Been Seen Here In 100 Years. There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. ... We’re not looking for your Aunt Mildred’s kitty here, either. This is a big cat, a 160-pound predator that hunts and eats things. ... Ironically the Eastern mountain lion was officially declared extinct only a few months ago — in March.
  • Wolves Kill Prized Quarter Horse in Darby, Montana

    06/03/2011 8:41:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Black Bear Blog ^ | May 30, 2011 | Tom Remington
    What began nearly 20 years ago as denial of the many bad things that would happen in the Greater Yellowstone area if gray wolves were brought in from Canada, continues to this day. It was predicted that the wolves would kill off their prey base and that is happening. Information was presented to Ed Bangs, USFWS head of wolf reintroduction that wolves carry more than 30 different infectious diseases, some harmful and/or deadly to humans, and that was ignored. Disease is now becoming a common occurrence across the Northern Rockies where wolves are prolific. The same deaf, dumb and blind...
  • Howling Madness ( Wolves , ESA, and )

    03/05/2011 11:30:36 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | 02-16-11 | Dave Skinner
    In January, U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy issued an “Order to Show Cause” to parties in a lawsuit (CV-08-14-M-DWM, filed January 2008) by Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders sued, claiming that wolf-management regulations the government issued under Endangered Species Act Section 10(j) authority allow too many wolves to be killed via management actions. Case 14 was stayed in April 2009 while the larger wolf delisting issue was fought out in another lawsuit from Defenders ... So what, and how, is Judge Molloy thinking? Before becoming a judge in 1996, Molloy was working a case for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice,...
  • Wolves, bears blamed for decline of elk in Yellowstone

    01/14/2011 9:29:36 AM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12 , 2011 | Laura Zuckerman
    Wolves and grizzly bears are mostly to blame for a steep population decline in a signature elk herd in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park, government scientists said on Wednesday. The elk population in the northern section of the park is prized by sportsmen who hunt outside Yellowstone boundaries in Montana and by the millions who pour into the park each year to see wildlife. Annual counts of the northern Yellowstone elk population show it has plummeted by more than 70 percent since 1995, falling from 16,791 to fewer than 5,000 today. Biologists said wolves and grizzlies are the...
  • Lawsuit over bear attack continues

    01/31/2009 4:25:13 PM PST · by george76 · 86 replies · 2,472+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 31, 2009
    A federal judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit against the government filed by the family of an 11-year-old boy who was mauled to death by a black bear. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled against the government's claim that federal agencies had immunity from being sued for negligence in the case... a black bear pulled him from his tent and killed him.
  • Family sues Utah DWR over boy's bear mauling death

    03/28/2008 9:36:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies · 2,870+ views
    ABC 4 ^ | March 28, 2008
    The parents of the 11-year-old boy killed by a black bear last summer in American Fork Canyon are suing the U.S. Forest Service and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. They say more should have been done to prevent their son's death. Step-father Tim Mulvey, his wife Rebecca Ives and Sam’s father say they have lived with the horror of that father's day weekend every day since and now they want to make sure it never happens to anyone else's family. It is grief beyond comprehension for most of us; a child ripped away from his family in the middle of...
  • Boy's mauling death, other human-bear encounters brings call for more hunting permits

    12/07/2007 10:06:37 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 441+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/07/2007 | Patty Henetz
    Bears that barge in on people in the forest have become enough of a nuisance that more of them should be hunted, state wildlife managers have decided. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, responding to a spike in human-bear contacts and an 11-year-old boy's death in June, want to issue 296 black bear hunting permits for Utah's 2008 spring and fall hunts, a 20 percent increase from the 248 permits offered this year. DWR officials say the state's black bear population is high enough to warrant the permit increase. Wildlife managers also say bears and humans clashed too many times...
  • A Gathering of Wolves

    05/15/2010 11:24:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 967+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2010 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    When Bill Clinton's administration acted in 1995 and 1996 to deliberately reintroduce wolves into the 2.2-million-acre Yellowstone National Park, there were the predictable jokes about Clinton's wolf-whistling in the Oval Office. How could you get sympathy from Clinton, ranchers and Western cattlemen groused -- he's a wolf himself! In 2005, Kenton Carnegie, 22, an Ontario university student, was killed in remote Points North Landing, Saskatchewan... The jury ruled it a death by wolf attack. Even if the wolves do not kill the ranchers' herds, they can infect them. If you're tempted to romanticize a wolf pack, think of how romantic...
  • Wolf attacks on Montana livestock spike in '09

    01/14/2010 4:28:48 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,263+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 14, 2010
    Gray wolves killed livestock in Montana at the rate of an animal per day in 2009, stirring a backlash against the predators in rural areas and depleting a program that compensates ranchers for their losses. The sharp increase over 2008 livestock losses... Such attacks — plus elk herd declines blamed on wolves in parts of Montana and neighboring Idaho — have renewed calls by many ranchers and hunters to reduce the predator's population. "... They'll go out and hamstring a bunch of animals just for fun," wolves attract particular disdain because of their viciousness — many killed animals are left...
  • Tiger advocate mauled to death by pet ( Canada )

    01/11/2010 6:48:35 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies · 2,591+ views
    AFP ^ | January 11, 2010
    A Canadian man has been mauled to death by a 295-kilogram tiger after winning a lengthy legal battle for the right to keep exotic pets... Norman Buwalda, 66, was found dead in the tiger's pen on his property in rural Ontario ... "He had gone in to feed the tiger and possibly had been attacked," Mr Carlson said, indicating there were no witnesses. Mr Buwalda had also kept two lions and a cougar, police said. In 2004, a tiger attack on a 10-year-old boy visiting the property sparked a ban on keeping wild animals as pets.
  • Wolves may have killed teacher ( Alaska )

    03/10/2010 5:42:30 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies · 1,315+ views
    adn ^ | March 10th, 2010 | JAMES HALPIN
    CHIGNIK: Police unsure whether death happened before, after bite. Authorities were in an Alaska Peninsula village Tuesday investigating whether a 32-year-old schoolteacher, found dead off a road leading out of town, was killed in a wolf attack. The body of Candice Berner of Slippery Rock, Pa., was discovered Monday evening off a roughly 7-mile gravel road leading to the Chignik Lake airstrip. Berner's father, Bob Berner, reached in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, said Alaska State Troopers told the family their daughter had been killed in an "animal attack, possibly a wolf attack." Local residents have been concerned about recent wolf...
  • Jogger killed by wolves shows wisdom of national park gun rule change

    03/13/2010 3:24:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies · 2,426+ views
    Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | March 13, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann
    We recently looked at the growing threat posed by the presence of violent drug gangs on pubplic land, such as national parks, and the wisdom of no longer mandating that park visitors be rendered unable to defend themselves from that danger. While the greatest threat of violence is undoubtedly posed by rogue humans, a recent tragedy reminds us that sometimes, lethal danger walks on four legs. we were constantly told that wild places like national parks are "oases of peace in a violent society," and thus having a means of self-defense in such places is unnecessary. Some of our national...
  • Wolves devastate ranchers’ sheep

    08/28/2009 8:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 3,526+ views
    Montana Standard ^ | August 27, 2009 | Nick Gevock
    Kathy Konen has lost guard dogs to wolves in the past, but nothing prepared the Dillon rancher for the killing of 120 buck sheep last week. "They were in the sagebrush, on the creek bottom - just all over the pasture," Konen said Thursday. "It's a terrible loss to our livestock program." Konen said they discovered the attack Aug. 16 while checking their sheep in the Rock Creek drainage of the Blacktail Mountains south of Dillon, where they pasture buck sheep in summer. She said they check their sheep every two or three days, so the attack was recent. She...
  • Report: 15 wolf packs breeding outside park ( Yellowstone )

    07/31/2009 6:31:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,428+ views
    Jackson Hole News ^ | July 31, 2009 | Angus M. Thuermer Jr
    Fifteen wolf packs have denned and produced pups in Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reported. The federal agency, which announced it is continuing to monitor reproduction, did not say in its assessment how many pups might have been born to each pack. Yellowstone packs are raising litters without any apparent deleterious effects... Trappers are also working the Union Pass area near Dubois, where a calf was killed ... Last week, a yearling steer was killed by wolves
  • Wolves kill 11 sheep at ranch

    02/28/2009 9:43:31 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 952+ views
    Wolves killed 11 sheep and injured five more Thursday south of Two Dot, USDA Wildlife Services officials confirmed Friday. "It's quite gruesome," said Tonya Martin, the sheep rancher whose stock was raided. A wolf killed five sheep and injured another five last March on the Martin ranch on Big Elk Creek. Efforts to capture the wolf were unsuccessful. The Martins told officials that four wolves were seen in the area. An adjacent landowner also reported that their cattle had been run through a fence Thursday... Wolves in Montana are federally protected...
  • Lion trapped, relocated from north Boulder neighborhood

    06/17/2009 6:25:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies · 2,190+ views
    Camera ^ | June 16, 2009 | Jean Spencer
    A young mountain lion was trapped and relocated by the Colorado Division of Wildlife after eating a house cat Monday ... north Boulder. “He was just too close,” Churchill said. “We wanted to give him a spanking and move him out of town.” Wildlife officials previously tagged the same cougar in February when the kitten was stuck in a tree, Churchill said. He is part of the five-year Front Range Mountain Lion Study, which aims to track mountain lions between Lyons and Evergreen to better understand cougar movement trends and develop a way to mitigate aggressive behavior near human establishments,...
  • The Three Bears? Try 163,000 ... and counting

    06/13/2009 8:04:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,219+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2009-06-13 | ROGER ALFORD,
    With black bear populations rising, run-ins have become almost commonplace... Canadian bear researcher Hank Hristienko, who conducted the survey in January, found that 18 Eastern states were seeing more encounters with bears. In a 2006 attack, a 210-pound male bear killed a 6-year-old girl and mauled her 2-year-old brother as well as her mother who tried to fend off the animal. The attack occurred during a family outing in Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest. near Prestonsburg, Ky., last year, a bear held tourists at bay inside a cabin until rangers arrived to chase it away. The U.S. bear population more than...
  • Wolf slain in pack's raid on village found to have rabies

    11/02/2007 9:57:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 187+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 1, 2007 | DON HUNTER
    MARSHALL: Dogs not vaccinated for disease should be euthanized. A wolf killed during an attack on sled dogs in the Yukon River village of Marshall last week has tested positive for rabies, and state officials Wednesday night said unvaccinated dogs in the village should be euthanized. The wolf was part of a pack that killed a half-dozen dogs the night of Oct. 24 before villagers chased them out, killing the one wolf and wounding others. Tests returned late Wednesday showed that animal had rabies, and the state's wildlife veterinarian said it's possible other wolves in the pack also have the...
  • Wolves attack joggers' dogs on Fort Rich

    12/22/2007 9:09:14 AM PST · by george76 · 83 replies · 4,629+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 22nd, 2007 | JAMES HALPIN
    'They were not afraid of us,' woman says. Neither the three women nor their dogs heard the pack of wolves creeping up behind them as they jogged on Artillery Road in the frigid morning air. One minute it was peaceful. Then she glanced back and saw the pack of about eight wolves spanning the road, only a few feet behind. A melee ensued, accompanied by screaming, snarling, blood and pepper spray. "It was the most terrifying thing I've ever been through."... The increasingly emboldened Elmendorf wolf pack is blamed for killing one dog and wounding another in Eagle River this...
  • Wolf numbers continue to grow

    04/14/2007 7:32:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies · 1,814+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | March 20, 2007 | MIKE STARK
    There are now at least 1,300 wolves prowling Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, far more than anyone imagined when the species was reintroduced in the Northern Rockies 12 years ago. The wolf population has, on average, grown by about 26 percent a year for the past decade. The latest estimates, which summarize counts completed at the end of 2006, show they aren't slowing down. "I keep thinking we're at the top end of the bubble," said Ed Bangs, wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "I can't see that there's room for any more, but we'll see." As...
  • Feds pledge action on wolf delisting ( Canadian wolves in America )

    12/20/2006 8:58:11 PM PST · by george76 · 2 replies · 607+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2006 | JOHN MILLER
    The head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday his agency will start removing federal protection from gray wolves in Montana and Idaho by January, regardless of whether Wyoming has submitted an acceptable plan to manage its own wolves by then. Wyoming's plan is tied up in lawsuits, and Fish and Wildlife Director Dale Hall said his agency is moving ahead with Idaho and Montana, where management plans are already in place. ( Canadian ) Wolves were reintroduced to the northern Rocky Mountains a decade ago after being hunted to near-extinction, and now number more than 1,200 in...
  • Trapper Catches Coyotes In Rockville

    10/19/2005 9:09:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies · 1,822+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | October 18, 2005
    Residents Warned To Watch Their Pets Coyotes have been spotted in and around the Fallsgrove community in Rockville, Md... Adcock said despite its docile appearance, it's part of a pack made up of some of the largest and most aggressive such animals he's every dealt with. "The pack is too big," Adcock said. "I mean any place else in Maryland you get two or three animals from a job and its pretty much over with." So far he's trapped 12 animals and his job is not yet finished. The trapper told News4 he took a picture of a large male...
  • Federal protection has led to wolves unafraid of people

    02/26/2006 6:42:20 PM PST · by george76 · 84 replies · 2,159+ views
    Juneau Empire & AP ^ | February 26, 2006 | AP
    Some ranchers say the wolves in the Madison Valley have grown increasingly brazen and are apparently unafraid of people. State wildlife officials say such behavior is to be expected, given the federal protection the predators have had in the decade since being reintroduced in the Yellowstone National Park. Jack Atcheson Jr. said he was spooked on a recent hunting trip, when three men and three mules got within 47 yards of a wolf that was staring right at them. The Butte hunting outfitter, who books international trips, said he had never seen wolves in Alaska, Asia or other places act...
  • Wolves blamed for 34 cattle kills in county ( Wyoming, Idaho, Montana...)

    09/28/2006 3:39:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 1,059+ views
    Cody Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2006 | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Facts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about wolves in Park County and northwest Wyoming include: There are at least 75 wolves in at least nine packs in Park County. Two additional packs are suspected but they haven't yet been confirmed. Final cattle depredation numbers won't be available until the end of the year. Wolf numbers this year have increased in Wyoming... There are about 143 wolves in Yellowstone Park in 14 packs. There's about 166 wolves in Wyoming outside Yellowstone Park in 17-20 packs. Idaho has about 650 wolves in 70 packs. Numbers from Montana this year are...
  • Ranching changes around Yellowstone ( losing the working family ranchers )

    11/02/2006 6:30:55 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 713+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | November 02, 2006 | MIKE STARK
    Owning a slice of paradise isn't what it used to be. Generations of ranchers on the rural fringes of Yellowstone National Park passed their land to offspring or sold it to like-minded people. "only 26 percent of buyers were "traditional ranchers"... The largest category, at 39 percent, were "amenity buyers," ... The new buyers often arrive with a different set of values from those who have family ties stretching back generations... Contrary to what some might think, developers bought only 6 percent... The study area, though, didn't include fast-developing areas in Gallatin County, Mont., and Jackson Hole. In many cases,...
  • Rancher shoots wolf after stock losses

    06/14/2007 10:09:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 566+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2007
    A Bitterroot Valley, Mont., rancher who lost several calves to wolves spent the night in his car to guard his herd, and shot a wolf as it moved among his cattle. "There were all these black shapes, cows running everywhere," said Ed Cummings, who was awakened at 4:30 a.m. on June 5 by his dog's growling. "And right in the middle of them, just sort of trotting around, is this wolf." Cummings lost his shoe while trying to get out of the compact car, keep an eye on the wolf and grab the rifle he'd borrowed. "I didn't make a...
  • Wolf population grows by a third

    03/19/2008 6:18:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies · 970+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2008 | KARIN RONNOW
    Montana’s wolf population increased 34 percent over the past year, to an estimated 422 wolves in 73 packs... The wolves are nearly equally distributed between northern and southern Montana...although the bulk of the population growth was in northwestern and far western Montana... Wolves are still listed under the Endangered Species Act. Delisting was set for late March, but lawsuits are expected to delay that. As for conflicts with ranchers, the FWP reported an increase in the number of confirmed cattle deaths due to wolves, from 32 to 75, and an increase in the number of sheep deaths, from four to...
  • Two sled dogs fall victim to wolves in Bettles ( Alaska )

    02/21/2008 9:58:41 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 236+ views
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | February 20, 2008 | Tim Mowry
    A sled dog tour operator in the Interior village of Bettles said wolves have killed and eaten two of his sled dogs in the past two weeks, continuing what has been a statewide trend this winter. “They drug them right out of their collars,” Max Hanst said by phone Tuesday from the village 180 miles north of Fairbanks. “The most recent one was three nights ago. I lost another one six days before that.” Three days prior to the first attack, Hanst said he shot and killed an old, emaciated wolf trying to dig its way into a puppy pen....
  • Dog saves family from wolf attack ( Self Defense does work )

    01/01/2008 9:43:04 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies · 2,001+ views
    The Province ^ | December 26, 2007 | Lena Sin
    Day of tobogganing almost ends in tragedy as wolves stalk children. In the dusky northern light three days before Christmas, two Fort Nelson families came dangerously close to two hungry wolves, until the family dog, Shadow, narrowly averted disaster. The wolves appeared quietly at about 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, as darkness was creeping in on the winter wonderland 100 kilometres east of Fort Nelson, where the families were tobogganing. About 30 metres away, a sleighful of three children -- one aged four and the others aged three -- were being happily towed along the base of a hill by...
  • Wolf debate hits close to home for ranchers ( Canadian wolves )

    11/24/2007 6:50:43 PM PST · by george76 · 115 replies · 20,524+ views
    Associated Press...The Billings Gazette ^ | November 24, 2007 | MATTHEW BROWN
    PRAY - For rancher Randy Petrich, the removal of gray wolves from the endangered-species list - a move that would open up the animals to hunting in the Northern Rockies for the first time in decades - couldn't come soon enough. Petrich has seen fresh wolf tracks almost every morning this fall - close enough to threaten his cattle. "I believe that any wolf on any given night, if there happens to be a calf there, they will kill it," ... Just 12 years since the wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park ... federal officials say the sharp rise...
  • Father of wolf victim relieved to have answers

    11/04/2007 10:21:55 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 327+ views
    CBC News ^ | November 2, 2007
    The father of an Ontario man killed in a wolf attack in northern Saskatchewan says it's a relief to finally have the truth come out. A coroner's jury in Prince Albert ruled Thursday that wolves killed Kenton Carnegie in November 2005. The 22-year-old University of Waterloo engineering student had been on a work-term ... An expert, who prepared a report for the coroner's office, said it was more likely a bear killed Carnegie. But in the end, the jury dismissed that notion, declaring it a wolf attack. "Kenton was an honest man," he said. "His life was honest, we didn't...
  • Wolves kill half-dozen sled dogs in Yukon River village

    10/27/2007 12:20:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies · 662+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 26, 2007 | JAMES HALPIN
    A pack of wolves killed about a half-dozen sled dogs from three teams in Marshall on Wednesday night before residents of the Yukon River village chased them out of town, according to village officials and Alaska State Troopers. The wolves killed three adult dogs, including a female with pups, several villagers said. About three of the pups were also killed and several other dogs injured. "They were running through the whole town here," said Dewayne Cooper, the housing improvement officer for the Native Village of Marshall. "They're not just hanging out by the dog teams. I don't know what they're...
  • Wolves Suspected in Death of 22-year-old Ontario Man

    10/17/2007 7:30:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies · 221+ views
    Epoch Times International ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Stephanie West
    Last week, the body of 22-year-old Kenton Joel Carnegie was found near Wollaston Lake in Northern Saskatchewan mauled to death by what is suspected to have been wolves. "All of the injuries discovered in the autopsy are consistent with animal bites. But you can't completely rule everything out until the investigation is complete," Heather Russel, spokesperson for the RCMP told CBC. Although the type of animal bite has not been confirmed, suspicions run high that they were that of wolves. Tracks were found near the body, and locals have been reporting a growing number of close encounters with wolves. Carnegie...
  • Port Moody kayaker fights off starving, predatory wolf

    08/02/2007 8:51:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 787+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | August 01, 2007 | Larry Pynn
    A kayaker's life-and-death struggle with a hungry wolf on B.C.'s remote north coast... has prompted a conservation officer to warn against taking wolf encounters too lightly. "This was a predatory wolf attack," conservation officer James Zucchelli confirmed in an interview from his Bella Coola Valley office. "That fellow was perceived as a prey source. He was attacked with intent to eat. The wolf saw him and took off running at him." the attack reinforces the fact that wolves are predators and capable of attacking humans under certain circumstances... The fit, 31-year-old Port Moody kayaker was setting up his tent on...
  • Crowd protests wolf policy

    12/31/2005 4:25:54 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 1,167+ views
    The Cody Enterprise ^ | CAROLE CLOUDWALKER
    Four gray wolves released near Meeteetse on Feb. 14 may have been illegally captured on his land. The rancher, Frank Robbins, was among more than 40 people attending a March 2 Hot Springs County Commission meeting to lodge objections to the way federal agencies have managed wolves in the area. The group ..."to tell the feds that monitoring wolves on private property would be considered trespass," ... "We were caught unawares," ... the commissioners "are concerned about what (wolves) could do...We don't see any of the plus side." whether any laws may have been violated in the case of low-flying...
  • Climbers may struggle with hypothermia ( Mount Hood )

    12/19/2006 3:17:39 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies · 953+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2006 | TIM FOUGHT and SARAH SKIDMORE
    It starts with mumbling and stumbling. Then come violent shivers and then, paradoxically, a false sense of warmth that makes some people strip their clothes off. Eventually, they may curl into a fetal position as their muscles go rigid, their skin goes waxy, and the heart slows down, then stops. Whether two climbers missing on Mount Hood for more than a week are still alive is not clear. But if they are somehow still hanging on in the brutal cold and howling winds, perhaps hunkered down in a snow cave, they may be going through what veteran climbers say is...
  • Panel hears climate 'spin' allegations

    01/30/2007 7:31:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 591+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/07 | H. Josef Hebert - ap
    WASHINGTON - Federal scientists have been pressured by the White House to play down global warming, advocacy groups testified Tuesday at the Democrats' first investigative hearing since taking control of Congress. The hearing focused on allegations that White House officials for years have micromanaged the government's climate programs and has closely controlled what scientists have been allowed to tell the public. "It appears there may have been an orchestrated campaign to mislead the public about climate change," said Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif. Waxman is chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a critic of...
  • Resisting Global Warming Panic

    01/30/2007 11:45:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 45 replies · 9,337+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 31, 2007 | J.R. Dunn
    It may well turn out that George W. Bush's greatest service to the country won't involve terrorism or Iraq at all, but his steadfast refusal to be buffaloed into joining the panicky consensus on global warming.  Rumor had it that Bush intended to embrace the warming thesis at last in his State of the  Union address. Instead Greens nationwide went into depressed tailspins as he called for an attack on the problem by means of technical advances, a curve ball very much in the old Bush mode, of a type that we've seen too little of recently. Bush is acting in defiance...
  • ( San Fran Mayor ) Newsom Responds To Choir Assault Case

    01/11/2007 7:47:33 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 9,479+ views
    ABC7 - KGO - ^ | Jan. 11 | Dan Noyes
    new insight into how San Francisco police handled the investigation into a New Year's attack on a Yale University choir. Many are saying it was mishandled. Now the story is getting coverage around the country and the world. We're doing a running tally -- it's been 10 days and 17 hours since police responded to the attack on the Yale students, and they still haven't interviewed the victims. This case is getting city officials the kind of attention they do not want, around the world. Since the I-Team broke the story of the New Year's attack on the Yale singing...
  • Israel: Iran Aided Hezbollah Ship Attack

    07/15/2006 8:15:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 217 replies · 8,046+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2006 | MATT MOORE
    A missile fired by Hezbollah, not an unmanned drone laden with explosives, damaged an Israeli warship off Lebanon, the army said Saturday. Elite Iranian troops helped fire the missile... One sailor was killed and three were missing. The intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information, said about 100 Iranian soldiers are in Lebanon and helped fire the Iranian-made, radar-guided C-102 at the ship late Friday. The official added that the troops involved in firing the missile are from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, an elite corps of more than 200,000 fighters that...
  • Hizballah's Media Relations Department

    08/04/2006 11:54:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies · 1,446+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | August 03, 2006
    Are you curious to know what Hizballah’s Media Relations Department has to say about the Lebanon crisis, and their role in Western media’s coverage of the Qana bombing? Now you can call them and ask, thanks to a reader who forwarded scans of their business cards: UPDATE at 8/3/06 8:51:28 pm: This is not a joke.
  • Reuters calls the doctor, take 2 ( More fake Photos )

    08/07/2006 9:00:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies · 6,351+ views
    Power Line ^ | August 06, 2006 | Scott
    I don't know if this has been brought to anyone's attention yet, but in a quick search of the authenticated Reuters photographs attributed to Adnan Hajj, I found the following two. One is from July 24 of a bombed out area in Beirut, with a clearly identifiable building in a prominent part of the shot. The second is of the exact same area, same buildings, same condition, with a woman walking past "a building flattened during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs August 5, 2006." JOHN adds: Another example of the same phenomenon--not an identical photo, but two...
  • Bear mauls 2 backpackers

    07/15/2003 12:56:52 AM PDT · by kitchen · 65 replies · 646+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Tuesday, July 15, 2003 | Coleman Cornelius
    Bear mauls 2 backpackers 1st attack on a person since 1971 in Rocky Mtn. Park Tuesday, July 15, 2003 By Coleman Cornelius, Denver Post Northern Colorado Bureau A ranger warned Patrick Finan and his friends about black bears when the group arrived at Rocky Mountain National Park for a two-day camping trip on Saturday. So, Finan and four fellow campers took precautions. They suspended their cooking utensils, food and trash between two trees 50 yards from their campsite at Fern Lake and kept no food in their tents pitched in the backcountry. But early Sunday morning, an aggressive black...
  • Boy attacked by mountain lion

    04/16/2006 7:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies · 2,735+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2006 | Associated Press
    A 7-year-old boy hiking with his family was attacked Saturday by a mountain lion... The boy, whose name was not released, was apparently in a group taking a short hike at a scenic area of Flagstaff Mountain, Division of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield said. "The father turned and saw the cat had a hold of the young boy," ... The group began screaming at the cat and throwing rocks and was able to free the boy... the mountain is prime habitat for the cats, and there had been several recent sightings of mountain lions in west Boulder.
  • Rumsfeld says he's not stepping down

    03/26/2006 9:21:46 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,118+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mar 23, | AFP
    US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld brushed off calls for his resignation and said he had no plans to step down. "I'm hard at the job, working hard, and getting up every day and thinking what we can do for the troops and the wonderful people who serve our country," he told reporters ... Rumsfeld also was asked about a New York Times column by Maureen Dowd, who said Rumsfeld was being treated at the White House as "an eccentric uncle." "If you believe everything you read in Maureen Dowd, you better get a life.
  • Threat of Major Hurricane Strike Grows for Northeast

    03/21/2006 7:12:49 AM PST · by george76 · 124 replies · 2,629+ views
    AccuWeather...Hurricane Center ^ | March 20, 2006 | Joe Bastardi
    "Weather Disaster of Historic Proportions" Could Strike as Early as This Year... The northeast U.S. coast could be the target of a major hurricane, perhaps as early as this season, according to research announced today by the AccuWeather... Hurricane Center. "The Northeast is staring down the barrel of a gun," said Joe Bastardi, Chief Forecaster... "The Northeast coast is long overdue for a powerful hurricane...not a question of if but when." ... "If you examine past weather cycles that have occurred in the Atlantic, you will see patterns of storms," added Ken Reeves, Expert Senior Meteorologist and Director of Forecasting...
  • 'Red America' gets the blues over left-leaning Oscars

    03/07/2006 9:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 283 replies · 5,243+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Mar 7 | AFP
    The divide between conservative and liberal America was on full display at the Oscars, with both the winners and losers championing social and political topics heralded by the left. Across the United States, in blogs and on call-in radio talk shows, conservatives seethed that their point of view was not represented in the choice films honored with nominations -- let alone among those given awards. "This year's Oscar nominees include stories of homosexual sheep herders, a transvestite and Japanese prostitutes," ... American conservatives are accustomed to frowning at liberal Hollywood, but they were more disaffected than ever by the left-of-center...
  • Cattle kills by wolves cost ranchers $20,000

    02/09/2006 8:49:03 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies · 992+ views
    confirmed killed by wolves... the confirmed kills varied from the reported animal deaths and values, which came to 40 animals valued at roughly $40,000. He cautioned people not to draw conclusions about the confirmed numbers, because unconfirmed kills are often those in which the livestock is discovered too late to actually identify, by tracks, tooth marks or other means, the actual cause of death. Their agency is part of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, though they often are mistaken for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is part of the...