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  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • Why did Audubon Zoo's escaped jaguar kill so many animals?

    For non-experts trying to comprehend Saturday's (July 14) jaguar escape at Audubon Zoo, one big question lingers -- why did he kill so many animals? When Valerio the jaguar was discovered outside his enclosure and inside the zoo's fox exhibit at 7:20 a.m. Saturday (July 14), he had already killed six animals and seriously injured three more, who, within 48 hours, would also die. In total, one emu, three foxes and five alpacas were killed. If Valerio was hungry, why didn't he just kill one or two animals to feed on? Was he being territorial? That sort of logic may...
  • Local man says black panther getting more dangerous [WI & IA]

    07/10/2018 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 68 replies
    Courier Press ^ | July 9, 2018 | Ted Pennekamp
    There have been some new developments in the case of the black panther reported to have been seen by some rural Prairie du Chien (WI) residents. The panther (also known as a cougar) has killed several pigs, a calf and probably a Boston terrier, said Larry Stluka, who lives about four miles north of Prairie du Chien along Highway 27. It has also damaged a cow and two other dogs according to Larry. A panther, an adult male according to Larry, has now been photographed on Larry’s farm. Larry said the panther was photographed by Austin Mezera, 17, who is...
  • 'Gang' of rhino poachers mauled to death by pride of lions after breaking into game reserve

    07/07/2018 6:32:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies ^ | July 5, 2018 | Chris Irvine
    At least three suspected rhino poachers have been killed by a pride of lions after they broke into a game reserve in South Africa. Rangers discovered human remains around 4:30 p.m. local time on July 3 in the immediate vicinity of the lions’ territory at the Sibuya Game Reserve in Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, more than 24 hours after an anti-poaching dog alerted her handler that something was amiss. The ranger however did not examine the disturbance further because it was not unusual to hear the lions at night. When members of the anti-poaching unit investigated, they recovered human...
  • Updated: The Pride of Lions that Killed and Ate a Group of Rhino Poachers...:)

    07/06/2018 8:36:12 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 44 replies
    Time-Yahoo ^ | Gina Martinez
    Updated info about the very satisfied lions and the poachers who needed to run faster....:) A group of rhino poachers were eaten by a pride of lions in Kenton-on-the-Sea, according to the owner of the South African wildlife reserve where the incident happened. The remains of what appears to be three bodies were discovered on the Simbuya Game Reserve along with high power rifles owner Nick Fox said in a statement. Fox said the poachers’ mangled remains are suspected to have been eaten by a pride of six lions who were on the reservation to protect the endangered and highly...
  • Lions kill and eat at least three rhino poachers at South Africa nature reserve

    07/05/2018 9:22:10 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 82 replies
    GOOD KITTY....:)! At least three suspected poachers were apparently killed by lions while hunting rhinos at a South Africa wildlife reserve. Rangers found human remains Tuesday at Sibuya Game Reserve, and police returned the following morning to look for poachers, reported the Sunday Times..... More at link...
  • Dad Killed While Protecting His Kids From Polar Bear in Canada

    07/05/2018 10:45:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/05/2018
    Gibbons, who lived in Nunavut, the country’s northernmost province, died after putting himself between his children and the bear, the man’s cousin Eric Anoee told CBC. “Definitely Aaron died a hero, he protected his children,” Anoee said. Gibbons, who was described as a devoted father and a good hunter, lived with his family in the nearby community of Arviat. About 2,500 people live the area In a statement, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Gibbons was unarmed at the time of the attack. The polar bear was shot and killed by other people who were on the island, police said
  • Kentucky Woman Faces Backlash For Killing African Giraffe

    07/03/2018 9:21:42 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 72 replies
    Ya Who? ^ | July 3, 2018 | Carla Baranauckas
    A Kentucky woman is facing harsh criticism on social media after photographs circulated on Twitter showing her posing with a giraffe she killed on a South African safari last year. A tweet last month from @africlandpost showed photobig-game hunter Tess Thompson Talley exulting with the dead giraffe. “White american savage who is partly a neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity,” the tweet said. It named Talley and added: “Please share.” Some celebrities joined the criticism, with comedian Ricky Gervais tweeting: “What’s 16 feet tall and has a c**t on...
  • Shoot, Shovel, Shut up Backfires, Self Defense Applies on Appeal

    07/03/2018 4:14:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Troy Nemitz On May, 11 2014, grizzly bears were harassing Brian Charette's horses near Ronan, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Charette killed one of the bears from less than 30 yards away, as it was climbing a fence, coming toward him and his home. He and his friend, to avoid the hassle, tied the bear to a pickup truck, and buried it in a field. Shoot. Shovel. Shut up. From Charette told investigators that three bears had been harassing his horses in a pasture about 30 yards from his home that May. He said he...
  • Chicken of the trees: Eating Florida's iguanas

    07/02/2018 1:59:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    orlando sentinel ^ | 2 July 2018 | Ellie Rushing
    Iguana by the pound While Asson and other South Florida iguana lovers can nab the lizards for free and with little difficulty, their peers in other states order iguana meat from companies such as Exotic Meat Markets. Anshu Pathak, owner of the California-based company, told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that he imports 10,000 pounds of iguana a month from Florida trappers. He said he sells the meat to customers and restaurants across the United States, offering boneless meat for $59.99 per pound and whole, skin-on iguana for $49.99. Pathak said his facility has been approved by the U.S. Food...
  • American hunter's images of her black giraffe 'trophy kill' spark outrage

    07/01/2018 7:59:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 209 replies ^ | 9 hours ago | By Hollie McKay
    Photos of a female hunter from Kentucky proudly showing off the results of her “dream hunt” – a dead black giraffe in South Africa – have ignited a firestorm across social media after being picked up by a local African media outlet. “White American savage who is partly a Neanderthal comes to Africa and shoot down a very rare black giraffe courtesy of South Africa stupidity,” read the June 2018 tweet, posted by Africa Digest. “Her name is Tess Thompson Talley. Please share.” The controversial images, which were posted by a Kentucky woman identified as Tess Thompson Talley a year...
  • Former Rep. Who Lobbied for PETA, Kills Zebra on Safari

    06/29/2018 3:43:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Roll call ^ | June 29, 2018
    Former Rep. Joe Heck received criticism this week after he posted a picture on Instagram of himself posing next to a slain zebra with the caption, “Great start to safari — two off my list: Zebra and Black Wildebeast.” But Heck’s apparent affinity for big-game hunting in South Africa didn’t just upset some in the public. The former Nevada Senate candidate earned a lashing from an organization he lobbied on behalf of this spring: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
  • A brown bear killed a hiker in Eagle River. A man searching for him was mauled.

    06/21/2018 1:43:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 20 June, 2018 | Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star - Michelle Theriault Boots, ADN
    Google Plus Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size Update, 7 p.m.: WeÂ’ve posted a new story with updated information: Man killed, member of search party injured in Eagle River bear attacks â–¶ Play Update, 4:10 p.m.: What Anchorage police described as an aggressive brown bear believed to have killed an Eagle River man and suspected of badly injuring another man had not been found as of Wednesday afternoon. Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game searched for the animal earlier on Wednesday. As of 4 p.m., no one was in the field but biologists...
  • Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems ( Washington )

    06/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Chewelah Independent) ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brandon Hansen
    A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington ... cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area... the rate of female cows .. that didn’t become pregnant has increased from five percent to about 20 percent. A cow must raise a calf every summer for the rancher to recoup costs ... Diamond M also has a winter range to cut costs, but when wolves came into the area about a decade ago, they’ve seen their cattle attacked ... Texas A&M University agreed with the open cow side effect from wolves, and an Eastern...
  • 23-foot python swallows woman tending her vegetable garden

    06/16/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Associate Press ^ | 6/16/2018 | Staff
    A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris. On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight, said Faris, who uses a single name. The family and villagers launched a search for the woman, and found the snake with a bloated belly about 50 yards from where her belongings...
  • Social climber: Raccoon scales St. Paul skyscraper, captures internet

    06/12/2018 7:07:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    mpr news ^ | 12 June 2018 | Tim Nelson
    Forget Spider-Man. St. Paul has Spider-Raccoon. On Tuesday, a mottled brown raccoon, originally stranded on a downtown office building ledge on 7th Street, proceeded to escape to the roof of the two-story building, then climbed another 20 stories up the side of the nearby UBS tower, as people gathered on the street below The raccoon's quest became kind of a celebrity cause by late afternoon. Hollywood director James Gunn, whose movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" featured a hero raccoon, offered to donate $1,000 to charity in the name of "anyone who saves this raccoon. I can't handle this. Poor dude."
  • Bison gores California woman at Yellowstone National Park, officials say

    06/07/2018 4:01:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was in a crowd of people walking along a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin when the attack occurred, according to a statement from Yellowstone. People in the crowd got increasingly close to the animal, according to park officials, saying “at one point, people were closer than 15 feet from the bison.” The statement noted that people should keep a distance of roughly 75 feet at least from certain animals including bison and elk, and stay even further away from bears and wolves. “When it crossed the boardwalk, the bison...
  • Crocodile eats beloved terrier that had spent a decade taunting it

    06/06/2018 5:51:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 106 replies
    A saltwater crocodile has eaten a dog that made a mockery of it for years, to the horror of onlookers. At Goat Island Lodge, south of Darwin in the middle of the crocodile-infested Adelaide River, guests had gathered to watch pup Pippa perform her favourite trick — running at Casey the crocodile to scare her back into the river. But to the alarm of those looking on, including owner Kai Hansen, Pippa ran straight at her head — and Casey "did what crocs do".The video of Pippa being dragged into the water was made worse by the screams of bystanders,...
  • Crocodile kills Ethiopian pastor during lake baptism

    06/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/5/2018
    A crocodile has killed a Protestant pastor who was baptising followers near a lake in southern Ethiopia. Residents and police told BBC Amharic a crocodile leapt from the water during the baptism and attacked him. Pastor Docho died after being bitten on his legs, back and hands. "He baptised the first person and he passed on to another one. All of a sudden, a crocodile jumped out of the lake and grabbed the pastor," local resident Ketema Kairo told the BBC.
  • Wealthy liberal plunders refuge to furnish estate

    05/25/2008 8:52:52 AM PDT · by docbnj · 24 replies · 1,424+ views
    Vineyard Gazette ^ | 23 May 2008 | Mike Seccombe
    [Martha's Vineyard] The Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation this week issued a public apology and launched an overhaul of its land management practices following the revelation that large numbers of trees and other plants had been dug up from two of its preserves and used to landscape an exclusive private property on the North Shore. *** The two foundation properties, the Caroline Tuthill Preserve in Edgartown and the Priscilla Hancock Meadow in Chilmark, were left damaged by heavy earth moving equipment brought in by contractors hired to landscape the 30-acre property of Dirk Ziff near Lambert’s Cove in West Tisbury.