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  • Sheriff: Grizzly kills person near Glacier National Park

    06/29/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2016
    KALISPELL, Mont. – Montana authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist riding in the Flathead National Forest just outside Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told The Associated Press the person was killed Wednesday afternoon about a mile from the West Glacier KOA campground.
  • ‘Devastated’: scientists too late to captive breed mammal lost to climate change

    06/29/2016 7:57:20 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 91 replies
    TheGuardian.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jeremy Hance
    The Bramble Cay melomys has become more famous in extinction than it ever was in life. A mouse-like rodent, the melomys amazingly survived on a 3.6 hectare grass-covered cay (a low-lying island in a coral reef) in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef like a ratty Robinson Crusoe for thousands of years. There, it thrived off just a few plant species until human-caused climate change—in the form of rising sea levels and increasing inundations of sea water on the low-lying island—wiped it off the planet. But, while the extinction has been reported widely, articles have missed an important point: the scientists who...
  • Photo Shows Possible Rare Gray Wolf Sighting in Northern California

    06/23/2016 12:21:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Wildlife experts are keeping their fingers crossed this morning. They are hoping new evidence proves a wolf is living in Northern California. The information, which is not yet conclusive, shows photos from four trail cameras in Lassen County. Wildlife experts aren't sure if it's a wolf, dog, or wolf-dog hybrid. Gray wolves are native to California but were driven extinction in the state by the mid-1920's.
  • Funeral held at Catholic Church for boy killed by alligator in Florida

    06/22/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 70 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | June 22, 2016
    A private funeral service has been held in Nebraska after fatal alligator attack at Disney World last weekThe funeral of a two-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida has been held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Nebraska.Lane Thomas Graves was on holiday with his family at the Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida when he was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator. The boy’s father attempted to fight the beast off but was unable to rescue his son who subsequently drowned.A Mass service was held in Lane’s hometown of Omaha on Monday in a...
  • Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 3:37:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | 06/21/2016
    A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. “We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs...
  • Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 1:34:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Reuters
    Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony [Reuters] Reuters June 21, 2016 Brazilian physiotherapist Igor Simoes Andrade poses for picture next to jaguar Juma as he takes part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Manaus View photos Brazilian physiotherapist Igor Simoes Andrade poses for picture next to jaguar Juma as he takes part in the Olympic Flame torch relay in Manaus, Brazil, June 20, 2016. Picture taken June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Marcio Melo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian...
  • Mountain biker collides with bear on trail

    06/20/2016 2:59:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | unknown
    It’s not unusual to wipe out when riding your bike on a mountain trial, but when a bear causes you to crash, that’s a different story. According to Davis Souza’s post on Instagram, he was biking near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range June 14 when he crossed the bath of what looks like a black bear.
  • Human flesh found inside bear after fatal attacks in Japan

    06/19/2016 9:26:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ITV Report ^ | 14 June 2016
    Human flesh and hair have been found inside the stomach of a bear thought to have killed at least one person in Japan. Locals have been warned to stay away from the mountainous Akita region after the body of a badly mauled woman was found last week. Last month three men in their sixties and seventies also died in apparent attacks while harvesting bamboo in a mountain forest. Bear attacks on humans in the region are not unusual - but fatal ones are. Local vet Takeshi Komatsu said it was possible the bear may have "got a taste for human...
  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 7:28:12 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    yahoo ^ | 18 June 2016 | Brendan O'Brien
    The woman "was able to physically remove her son from the mountain lion" and the boy's father called 911 as he drove his son to hospital, the sheriff added. A hospital spokeswoman said the child sustained injuries to his face, head and neck and was in fair condition. His mother was treated for injuries to her hands and legs and released.
  • Florida has a gator problem as I’ve seen with my own kids’ near misses

    06/16/2016 10:18:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2016 | Darlena Cunha
    Florida has a gator problem. The animals live and walk among us, close to us. They live in our lakes and reservoirs and swamps, and we set up our businesses and parks around them, as if nothing will ever happen.
  • Sheriff: Body of boy attacked by gator found at Disney

    06/15/2016 2:31:48 PM PDT · by murron · 94 replies
    USA Today, WTSP ^ | 6-15-2016 | William Cummings
    ORLANDO — The boy of a 2-year-old boy attacked by an alligator near a beach late Tuesday has been found near the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World.
  • Toddler’s body recovered after alligator attack near Disney World hotel: source

    06/15/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 183 replies
    Wgn news ^ | 6/15/16 | CNN
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The 2-year-old boy who witnesses said was pulled by an alligator into a lagoon near a Walt Disney World hotel has been found dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Wednesday.
  • GoPro: Man and Grizzly Bear - Rewriting History

    06/10/2016 9:27:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    Go Pro via You Tube ^ | May 20, 2016 | GoPro
    GoPro: Man and Grizzly Bear - Rewriting History
  • Alligator Caught Using Crosswalk in Palm Coast

    06/07/2016 9:57:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 6, 2016
    Traffic was stopped for the non-jaywalking gatorThe five-foot alligator took about 30 seconds to use the crosswalk in Palm Coast in the morning hours of Monday, June 6, 2016. An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County, in northern Florida, Monday morning. According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the gator was spotted in the bushes near the intersection at Cypress Point Parkway and Cypress Edge Drive in Palm Coast. FCSO Cpl. Kenny Goncalves said the gator was more than 5 feet long. It was sitting by the crosswalk and suddenly scampered across the roadway in...
  • Stop taking selfies with seals

    06/01/2016 7:17:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | May 31, 2016 | Jaya Saxena
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants you to stop taking selfies with baby seals. Noting that interactions with humans could endanger a seal pup's growth and even life, the agency advised humans to stay at least 150 feet away from them at all times.
  • Tiny Hummingbirds Can Fly a Long, Long Way

    05/31/2016 12:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Science News ^ | SARAH ZIELINSKI
    Sometimes it’s surprising to discover how little we know about common plants or animals. Consider the ruby-throated hummingbird. If you live in the eastern half of Canada or the United States and have spotted a hummingbird hovering around a feeder in the backyard in summer, this is the bird you saw. But while scientists have documented many of the feeding and mating behaviors of the birds and that the birds migrate south to Central America and Cuba, there are still plenty of mysteries, such as whether the birds go the long way through Mexico when they migrate or whether they...
  • Monster alligator stuns golfers by casually strolling across Florida golf course [tr]

    05/31/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Staff
    Golfers in Palmetto, Florida, could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled off the course and into Jurassic Park at the weekend. While playing a typical Sunday game at Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Charles Helms was able to get a video of a monster alligator casually strolling across the course. The dinosaur-like gator looked even bigger when another man came into the frame to take a picture - but apparently he is quite a regular sight in the area.
  • Young Man Dies After Being Stung by 1,000 Bees While Hiking Arizona Trail: Sheriff’s Office

    05/27/2016 10:37:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    A 23-year-old man died Thursday after being swarmed by bees and stung 1,000 times while hiking in Usery Mountain Park in Arizona, authorities said. Alex Bestler and a friend were on the Merkle Trail when a large swarm of bees descended on them “without provocation or warning” shortly before 9 a.m., according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office news release. The victim’s friend — identified only as Sonya — managed to escape by seeking shelter in a restroom, but Bestler was overcome by the swarm, the release stated. He was lying on the ground covered in bees when Sonya returned...
  • Deadly Predator Hornets Make Their Way to Europe

    05/28/2016 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    Animal Planet ^ | 5/27/2016 | Animal Planet
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  • Bees Chase Car for Two Days to Rescue Their Queen

    05/25/2016 12:07:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress. Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she’d picked up a tiny winged passenger when she visited a nature reserve. Later, when she stopped to go shopping in Haverfordwest, West Wales, the bees descended – thousands and thousands of them. Tom Moses, who works as a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger, was driving by when he...
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • Hiker Nudges Black Rattlesnake from Letchworth State Park Road

    05/23/2016 10:45:49 PM PDT · by djf · 30 replies
    The Genesee Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Conrad Baker
    Short but interesting vid at the source! Since I grew up there, I am always listening/watching...
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found in Florida

    05/20/2016 2:01:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | MORGAN WINSOR
    Florida can now add man-eating crocs to its growing list of invasive species. Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and there may be more out there in the wild. University of Florida herpetologist Kenneth Krysko and his co-authors recently published a paper revealing that DNA testing from three crocs captured in 2009, 2011 and 2014 proves they are Nile crocodiles, a species native to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the southern Mediterranean coast that can grow over 16 feet long and weigh more than 1,600 pounds. It’s also known to...
  • Up Close with an Alaskan Brown Bear

    05/13/2016 9:36:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    AK Sporting Journal ^ | 5/13/2016 | J Hines
    Drew Hamilton was filming bears in Alaska's McNeil River when he got a companion. A brown bear sits next to him while taking in the sites of where all bears were gathering to catch salmon. See the video here. Anybody have bears come this close?
  • Bear bites Appalachian Trail hiker in Tennessee

    05/13/2016 12:19:27 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 88 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    A black bear bit through the tent and into the lower leg of a man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail and camped for the night at a national park in Tennessee, park officials said on Thursday. Bradley Veeder, 49, of Las Vegas, was sleeping around 11 p.m. local time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday when the bear attacked, park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said by telephone. Because it was so dark, Veeder and nearby campers did not see the bear, which was initially scared away by his screams, Soehn said. Park officials said it was a...
  • Sweet moose-ic! Alaska moose harmonizes with home's WIND CHIMES

    05/11/2016 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:00 EST, 11 May 2016 | Staff
    Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve The moose was on the property the evening of May 4 The animal probably left after it snapped the wooden base of the chimes in half, Schroeder said. A little glue made it good as new Forget Uptown Funk. The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth 'moose-ic' of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National...
  • Occasional birdy thread....

    05/07/2016 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 78 replies
    May 7, 2016 | FReepers
    I had a pretty good morning. Hiked the Lake June Scrub State Park and good shots of the scrub jay and towhee. Came home to find the flycatcher posing in a ficus tree in our front yard; got his pic through the car window. Took a bike ride and found a great egret, a snowy egret and tricolor heron in the same small stream. The snowy and the tricolor worked the great egret. They were positioned about 50 apart. The great egret spent his time trying to shoo off each of them. As one avoided the great egret, the other...
  • The Coolest Leopard Attack

    05/06/2016 10:43:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/6/2016 | J McAdams
    Leopard are incredibly strong, fast, and graceful creatures. This video shows a leopard displaying all of those attributes during an attack on an impala somewhere in Africa. Watch the complete video to see how awesome that leopard attack looked!
  • New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

    05/04/2016 10:55:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2016 | AP
    thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms Published May 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook45 Twitter59 livefyre Email Print This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could...
  • Two Hogs with One Shot - Crossbow

    05/04/2016 8:21:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/4/2016 | C Cocoles
    That's right you heard it, one arrow taking down two hogs. Has anyone done this?, did you video capture it?, anyways here's a video showing Keith Warren displaying such skill, see the video here.
  • Move Over Bald Eagle… Obama Is About To Make THIS Beast The National Animal

    05/03/2016 2:50:28 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 77 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 5/3/2016 | Obamanation Staff
    Our nation is about to get a new national animal. It’s bigger than you might imagine and definitely different than the reigning champ, the bald eagle, but we never would have expected this. America’s national animal has been for 234 long years the bald eagle. It has been the sole symbol of the United States, land of the free, home of the brave. But now it seems that there is a new beast in town that will become an American symbol for years to come. The new contender? The Bison. The National Bison Legacy Act was passed by Congress and...
  • Colorado Fire Department & Police Coax Bear Out Of Apartment

    05/02/2016 10:34:17 AM PDT · by fella · 12 replies
    Colorado Fire Department & Police Coax Bear Out Of Apartment
  • Eagles eating cat upsets nest viewers

    04/29/2016 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 86 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/29/16 | John Hayes
    It was inevitable, from the moment video cameras went up over Pittsburgh area bald eagle nests, that viewers would eventually see something disturbing. On Tuesday, eagles at the nest site in the Hays neighborhood brought a young cat into the nest to feed their two eaglets. "After reviewing the footage, we believe the cat was dead when it was brought to the nest," said Rachel Handel, spokeswoman for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. "We don't know if it was a pet or feral. It's impossible to know if the cat was killed by the eagle or was a roadkill,...
  • Billions Of Cicadas Are About To Rise From The Earth, Have Sex And Die

    04/19/2016 2:46:39 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 73 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Apri 16, 2016 | Hilary Hanson
    Billions Of Cicadas Are About To Rise From The Earth, Have Sex And Die Here's what all the buzz is about. 04/16/2016 01:28 pm ET Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor, The Huffington Post Hope you like the sound of humming.That is, if you live in the Northeastern United States, anyway. Billions of cicadas are slated to rise up from the ground in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio to mate next month, The Washington Post reports.They have been lying in wait since they began life in 1999. This summer, at age 17, they’ll finally...
  • Robots, lasers, poison: the high-tech bid to cull wild cats in the outback

    04/18/2016 12:16:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-18-16
    A trial of ‘grooming traps’ is aiming to eradicate one of the biggest threats to Australian wildlife – feral felines. Robotic killers that detect feral cats, spray their fur with poison and rely on them to essentially lick themselves to death have been deployed in the Australian desert for the first time. Australian night parrot legend lives on but bird remains as elusive as ever Read more Feral cats are one of the biggest threats to many of Australia’s endangered species, killing millions of animals every day throughout the country – and controlling them has proved difficult. It took John...
  • Judge: Climate Change Imperils Wolverines and Feds Must Act

    04/06/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 4, 2016 | By MATTHEW BROWN
    The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ordered wildlife officials to act as quickly as possible to protect the species as it becomes vulnerable to a warming planet. Wolverines need deep mountain snows to den, and scientists warn that such habitat will shrink as Earth heats up. The ruling comes two years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected the views of many of its own scientists and decided not to protect the...
  • FL Hunters Tracked Down a Monster Gator That Was Eating Their Cows

    04/05/2016 7:25:03 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 40 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/5/2016 | unattributed
    Two Florida hunters tracked down a monstrous alligator and the photos are breathtaking. The gator was shot at Outwest Farms, an alligator hunting company in Okeechobee, measuring just under 15 feet and weighing in at over 800 pounds. The farm's owners discovered the gator in a cattle pond during a guided hunt. They believe the gator had been helping itself to some of their cows. The gator was so big that a farm tractor was needed to pull it from the pond.
  • The caterpillar that looks just like property mogul Donald Trump

    04/02/2016 1:13:36 PM PDT · by E=MC<sup>2</sup> · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    There's no denying Donald Trump is a big wig - but researchers have photographed a caterpillar that bears an uncanny resemblance to the property mogul's hair. With its brightly coloured, carefully parted 'do' the bizarre looking caterpillar has been compared to the U.S property mogul's unique look.
  • How to suggest names for two baby bald eagles at National Arboretum

    03/29/2016 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth
    Under a social media campaign dubbed “Name the Nestlings,” the public is invited to submit names via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Two final names will be selected by officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wildlife experts and other groups. An announcement of the names will be made April 26 at a public event at the arboretum. To participate in the naming contest, people are encouraged to use the hashtags #dceaglecam and #namethenestlings and suggest two names for the eaglets that were born earlier this month.
  • Amazing Blind Cavefish Walks Up Rocks and Waterfalls

    03/28/2016 12:51:51 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3/25/2016 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    When the first water-dwelling creature wriggled up onto land about 400 million years ago, it took the first steps down an evolutionary path that would eventually lead to a diverse range of tetrapods — animals with backbones and four limbs — that navigate the world in a number of Now, scientists have discovered a blind cave-dwelling fish that "walks" around its rocky home, shuffling forward by shifting its pelvis back and forth in a way that is unique among fish alive today, but recalls adaptations that may have once allowed ancient fish to transition from water to land, hundreds of...
  • Bison coming 'home' to Montana Indian reservation

    03/27/2016 12:23:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Yahoo / Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2016 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Descendants of a bison herd captured and sent to Canada more than 140 years ago will be relocated to a Montana American Indian reservation next month, in what tribal leaders bill as a homecoming for a species emblematic of their traditions. The shipment of animals from Alberta's Elk Island National Park to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation follows a 2014 treaty among tribes in the United States and Canada. That agreement aims to restore bison to areas of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains where millions once roamed. "For thousands of years the Blackfeet lived among the...
  • A Bear climbed your Treestand, How would you React?

    03/24/2016 10:18:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/24/2016 | T Hansen
    So how many of you have had a bear climbed up into your treestand? If you did encounter such occasions, how did you all reacted? This brave hunter had a bear climbed up his stand while he was video recording this, see his reaction here.
  • Record 6,250 Manatees Spotted in Florida Waters

    02/28/2016 3:15:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    AFP via Discovery News ^ | Feb 26, 2016 08:55 AM ET
    The number of manatees in the waters around Florida have reached a new peak of at least 6,250, conservationists said Thursday, a record reflecting years of efforts to protect the marine mammals. The count is up slightly from the 6,063 spotted last year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement, citing results from surveys conducted by 11 organizations. Last month, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed downgrading the manatee's status from endangered, a designation given to species on the brink of extinction, to threatened. ...
  • Bat could bring delays to Loudoun County [VA] school construction

    02/25/2016 4:59:35 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 25 February 2016 | Mike Murillo
    The Northern Long Eared Bat is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act and the problem for the school system is the bat's migratory path which includes parts of Loudoun County. (Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) WASHINGTON - A 3-inch-long bat could mean months of delays for the construction of several new schools in Loudoun County. "This is not a joke, this is real," said Loudoun County School Board member Jeff Morse, who represents the Dulles District. The Northern Long-Eared Bat is considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act and the problem for the school system is the bat's...
  • USFW Takeover of Alaska Hunting & Refuge Lands

    02/23/2016 10:20:24 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | February 14, 2016
    If you like to hunt and fish you better pay attention to this proposal. The feds are creating their own little fiefdoms on Alaksa refuge lands. The proposed regulations grant too much authority to refuge managers. They literally have dictatorial powers. It certainly sets up the right environment for corruption. They are even trying to make it difficult for the public to testify. The environmental extremists showed up at the Fairbanks meeting in force. It appears their plan is to get these regs passed and install their man as manager. (It makes one wonder what the Bundy's issues were in...
  • Green Anole Lizard Found in (Kindergartener's) Salad Becomes Class Mascot

    01/27/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 26, 201 | Daniel Uria
    A kindergartener in New Jersey discovered a green anole lizard in a package of salad greens that soon became her class mascot. The girl's mother, Sally Mabon, discovered the lizard unconscious and grey in a "cold coma" as she opened a refrigerated bag of tatsoi she bought from a local grocery store. The lizard was able to make a full recovery after receiving some warmth and moisture. Mabon then brought it in to science teacher Mark Eastburn, who believes the lizard survived due to an increased resistance to cold. "It probably has some moderate adaptation to the cold which is...
  • Snakes Are Not Finding New Homes in the Suburbs: Expert

    01/22/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    TIMES Live ^ | 21 January, 2016 | Wim Pretorius
    Despite several recent cases of snakes slithering into people's homes, the reptiles are not taking up residence in the suburbs, says a reptile expert. Snakes became more active and came out of hiding with the first major rains of the year, which was also when most snakebite cases occurred, herpetologist Johan Marais said on Thursday. "Most of these cases happen from January to April, during the warm and wet season. "Every year people see a lot of snakes this time of the year and think that it's strange. Then the next year they forget and the same thing happens again,"...
  • Actor Dan Haggerty Has Died at 74

    01/15/2016 10:04:00 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/15/16 | JONAH LUSTIG
    Dan Haggerty, who fans know as Grizzly Adams, died early Friday morning at the age of 74 from cancer, ABC News has confirmed with the actor's manager Terry Bomar. Haggerty starred as Grizzly Adams in the 1974 film "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" and the subsequent TV series of the same name, which ran from 1977 to 1978.
  • Perija, Amazing Parakeets

    01/13/2016 12:30:28 PM PST · by Revski · 14 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/13/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Talking Colombian Parakeets (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species, quoting biblical scripture and things to think about.