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  • Moose, You Otter Have Beavers Nearby

    07/12/2019 8:49:47 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7-9-19 | David F. Coppedge
    Moose, You Otter Have Beavers Nearby July 9, 2019 | David F. Coppedge Once again, scientists conclude that beavers do a lot of good for other animals and plants. Beavers engineer their ecosystems in a way that helps moose and otters (New Scientist). When naturalists re-introduced beavers into parts of Finland, they noticed “increased activity of several species, including moose, otters, and weasels.”
  • Chinatown koi evacuation begins as otter rampage claims 10th fatality

    11/26/2018 12:02:42 PM PST · by Gamecock · 56 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11/25/2018 | STEPHANIE IP
    A total of 10 expensive koi fish have now been killed and eaten by the otter as of Sunday morning; there were previously 14 adult koi living in the ponds at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park in Chinatown. As a result, staff at the Chinatown park have begun evacuating koi from the park’s ponds. On Saturday, crews moved in to begin rescue efforts. So far, only one fish has been moved to the Vancouver Aquarium for safekeeping; koi are also difficult to capture so it remains unclear how long the evacuation will take though crews are working to relocate the remaining...
  • Idaho Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill to Track How Many Times Abortions Injure Women

    03/27/2018 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new Idaho law, signed Thursday by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, will provide better information about how many women are injured by abortions in Idaho each year. State House Bill 638 establishes a new state reporting system to track abortion complications and other abortion-related data in Idaho, Fox News reports. The data, which also will include the woman’s age, race and number of children, will be collected by the state Department of Health & Welfare and published in an annual report. Idaho Chooses Life celebrated Otter’s decision to sign the law. “We believe this is landmark legislation because, in coming...
  • Wild otter attacks 77-year-old Florida kayaker: 'It didn't want to come off'

    03/08/2018 10:01:48 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 Mar 2018 | Katherine Lam
    77-year-old woman received stitches and treatments for rabies after a wild otter viciously attacked her while she was kayaking down a Florida river. ... "And then all of a sudden he jumped on the kayak and two seconds later he jumped on me." ...he 77-year-old said her hat was shredded, but added she was fortunate to be wearing a life jacket that protected her back. "By some miracle, I don't have any injuries on the top of my head,"
  • ID: Governor Otter Signs Permitless Carry, Idaho Becomes Ninth Constitutional Carry State

    03/26/2016 6:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/26/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor C.L Butch Otter reluctantly signed SB 1389, the permitless "Constitutional carry" bill that was passed by the Idaho legislature. His office sent the transmittal letter(pdf) to the President of the Senate today, the 25th of March, 2016. Idaho becomes the eighth state to restore permitless or "Constitutional" carry. Vermont never restricted concealed carry from those who were not felons or mentally defective. Governor Otter stated that he signed the bill with some reluctance, because the bill did not have a training requirement for the carry of firearms. There has never been a legal requirement for training in order to...
  • Otter signs permitless concealed-carry law, despite concerns; also signs bill restricting HOAs

    03/25/2016 6:59:19 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | MARCH 25, 2016, | unknown
    [Idaho] Gov. Butch Otter signed two controversial bills into law today: The permitless concealed-carry bill, and the bill banning homeowner’s associations from restricting short-term rentals. He expressed concerns about the gun bill, but signed it nonetheless. The gun bill, SB 1389, allows Idahoans age 21 or older to carry concealed guns without a permit inside city limits. Otter proclaimed himself “a gun owner, a hunter and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association,” but said nevertheless, he has concerns about the bill. “I am concerned about its lack of any provision for education and training of individuals who choose...
  • Fawn Liebowitz Obit [Rumor]

    11/09/2014 11:38:12 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 83 replies
    Cockytalk ^ | Nov, 2005 | Yancy
    WOUNDED DEER, Massachusetts – Emily Dickinson College sophomore Fawn Liebowitz died suddenly last week in a kiln explosion on campus. Liebowitz, 20, a sociology major from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was tragically killed while firing a pot in the new kiln in Sylvia Plath Hall. “Messy” was how Wounded Deer Fire Chief Michael Redman described the scene of the accident. “It was hard to tell the pot shards from the body parts,” said the pyrodefense professional. “She just blew like a frog sucking on a cherry bomb,” Redman added. The cleanup of Plath Hall has been further complicated by a thin...
  • Minneapolis girl attacked, chased by otter in Wisconsin lake

    08/15/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 58 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-14-14 | Andy Rathbun
    It was a fun time at the lake -- until the otter arrived. After spending about an hour swimming with friends in Bone Lake near Luck, Wis., on Saturday, Rory Kliewer began to climb a ladder onto a dock when she suddenly felt something bite her backside and thigh. "I thought it was a northern pike," the 12-year-old Minneapolis girl said Wednesday. "I thought a fish was after me." As she threw the creature off of her, she realized that the animal was an otter -- later estimated at 3 1/2 feet long and about 40 pounds. "It was a...
  • 8-year-old boy, grandmother survive vicious otter attack (WA)

    08/02/2014 10:14:42 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 53 replies
    KBOI2.com ^ | 08/02/2014 | Lindsay Cohen
    Bryce Moser, of Marysville, and his grandmother, Lelani Grove, were both expected to survive their injuries, family members said. Grove has "hundreds of stitches" and a significant eye injury, while Moser has nine staples in his head and cuts all over his body. "I just hear him screaming, 'Help! Get it off of me! Get it off of me!' and he goes underwater," said Moser's mother, Tabitha. "And then he comes up and I see the thing all the way on top of his head." "(The otter) had him by the back of his head and it was holding him...
  • ID:Governor Otter Signs Campus Carry

    03/12/2014 6:52:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The limited reform of Idaho's restrictions on bearing arms (SB 1254) was signed by Governor Butch Otter today, 12 March 2014.   The law removes the university imposed restrictions from retired peace officers and people who have received Idaho's enhanced concealed carry license.  Those two groups will now be able to carry concealed weapons on the public property of college and university campuses.  From KTVB.com:  The legislation allows a limited group of people to carry concealed weapons on college and university campuses. Supporters say the bill protects people's Second Amendment rights. It does not allow for concealed carry in resident...
  • Otter Mounts Bloody Rampage in Burger Bar

    03/12/2014 4:53:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A wounded otter ran amok in a fast food restaurant in western Norway on Tuesday, terrorising the restaurant's owners and giving the wildlife officer sent to subdue it a nasty nip on the finger. Ouch! Crab grabs otter by the eyebrow (08 Aug 13) The animal, which appeared to have been hit by a ferry propeller, lurched breathing heavily into Skippys Fast Food in Molde, near Ålesund, a large gash on one leg and damage to its face. The restaurant's owner, Mohamed Rashed, rang the police in panic. "We did not know what kind of animal it was. I have...
  • Otter bites Minnesota triathlete 25 times

    07/16/2012 3:23:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-16-12 | ap
    ANOKA, Minn.—A veteran triathlete had to get rabies shots after she was attacked and bitten 25 times by an otter in a northern Minnesota lake. Leah Prudhomme, 33, of Anoka, was doing a regular 1.5-mile training swim in Island Lake, 17 miles north of Duluth, on Wednesday evening. As she passed by a bog on the last stretch, she felt something bite her ankle to the bone: an otter. She screamed for help as her father and young children watched from the shore. Prudhomme sustained 25 bites—some more than 2 inches deep—before her father could rescue her in a boat...
  • Sea otter recovery deal threatened by 'military readiness' legislation

    02/19/2012 12:59:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/19/12 | Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel
    Legislation introduced into Congress this week threatens to scuttle a deal to end a quarter-century exclusion of sea otters from Southern California waters. Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Simi Valley, says HR 4043, the Military Readiness and Southern Sea Otter Conservation Act, aims to ensure the Navy can continue testing weapons on a remote Channel Island and to protect endangered abalone and the commercial shellfish industry. The move has angered sea otter advocates, who want to see the federally designated threatened marine mammal recover throughout its historic range, from Oregon to Baja, Mexico. The bill should be called "S.O.S., Sacrifice Otters for...
  • Out-Of-Control Otter Terrorizes Boca Raton

    11/23/2010 8:57:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 11/23/2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    An out-of-control otter that has attacked two people and a dog in the past week has become public enemy number one in Boca Raton. Animal Care & Control and the Palm Beach County Health Department sent out an alert Monday warning people of the nasty otter that could be rabid, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The otter is behind an attack at the Boca Chase Development last Thursday on a an 8-year-old golden retriever named Chester, who escaped the encounter with just a few scratches. Two more attacks, this time on two people, happened Sunday morning. "The otter ran out and...
  • GOVERNOR SIGNS IDAHO HEALTH FREEDOM ACT

    03/17/2010 6:10:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,135+ views
    GOV.IDAHO.GOV - Press Release ^ | March 17, 2010 | n/a
    Contact phone number removed by me. -Cindy # Note: The following text is a quote: C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2010 10:023 GOVERNOR SIGNS IDAHO HEALTH FREEDOM ACT (BOISE) – Hailing it as a reflection of public dismay with Washington, D.C., and a clear expression of State sovereignty, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter welcomed legislative sponsors to his office at the Capitol today for the signing of House Bill 391 – the Idaho Health Freedom Act. “Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare ‘reform’ bill that has...
  • Idaho first to sign law against health care reform

    03/17/2010 2:39:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies · 3,587+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/17/10
    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal government if Congress passes health care reform. Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. But Idaho's new law reflects growing frustration with President Barack Obama's health-care proposal.
  • IDAHO GOVERNOR SENDS "LOVE LETTER" TO OREGON AND WASHINGTON BUSINESSES

    03/09/2010 9:22:38 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 18 replies · 615+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | March 9, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Things are getting interesting in the state races to see who can chase away businesses (and the "wealthy") the quickest in the Pacific Northwest. Below is an open letter by Idaho's Governor, Butch Otter, mostly addressed to Oregon businesses, who are reeling from the state's recently announced tax hikes, but also a pre-invitation to neighboring Washington's business's, who will almost assuredly be facing higher state imposed costs, that Idaho is throwing out the welcome mat. Washington's Governor, Christine Gregoire, in true linguistic Clintonianism*, has mastered the art of calling tax increases "new sources of revenue", and also replacing the onerous...
  • Rabid otter attacks man, 96

    03/06/2010 8:10:27 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 101 replies · 1,958+ views
    Bradenton.com ^ | Dana Sanchez
    VENICE -- An rabid otter emerged from the brush and attacked a 96-year-old man early this morning, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reported. snip--from the hardcopy story:A witness found him on the ground...He was covered in blood, waving for his life and trying to shake off the otter when North Port resident and truck driver Raymond Duval spotted him at about 4:10 a.m. Friday. That was bad enough, but what scared him even more, he said, was the fact that his arrival didn’t faze the otter.    “The otter never moved,” Duval said. “He just kept chewing on the man....
  • Vacationing woman reports otter attack in Wisconsin

    08/12/2009 1:45:12 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 35 replies · 4,914+ views
    globegazette ^ | 8-12-09 | ap
    DRUMMOND, Wis. (AP) — An Austrian woman on vacation in Wisconsin is getting rabies shots after she said she was bitten several times by at least two otters while swimming in a lake. Brigitte France, 51, told the Duluth News Tribune that she was swimming on Lake Owen near Drummond, Wis., last Wednesday when she heard something hissing behind her. She spotted an otter. ``I thought it was really cool,'' she said. ``I'd never seen an otter before. Then, all of a sudden, there were three of them.''
  • Trespassing GOP official gets a light sentence

    05/12/2009 12:40:50 PM PDT · by AmericanHunter · 11 replies · 429+ views
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | 5-12-09 | Dan Popkey
    The Republican Party's libertarian wing is criticizing the conviction of a Mountain Home GOP official who defied a police order to stay away from Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's office.