Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Two follow-on wildlife stories from one a couple of weeks ago about the ongoing adventures of collared cougars in Southern California. A lawsuit filed by several environmental groups to halt Oregon's cougar hunts has been denied in federal court; but in Boulder, Colorado, a 10-year-old cougar was tranquilized, radio-tagged, then hazed as it was released to make sure it doesn't come back. A letter to the editor in Pinellas County, Florida, argues in favor of a coyote hunt to reduce incursions into neighborhoods there; but the hunter hired by Greenwood, Colorado, to remove the local coyote population is having more problems with the local human population than the coyotes! A debate over what to do with a family of coyotes in an Ontario, Canada, community is provided by the next article; followed by one about a farmer on Prince Edward Island in Canada who was upset about one of his pigs being killed, apparently by coyotes. The busy life of a Montana Wolf Wildlife Specialist is described in the next item. Another airport, this time in New York state, is finding out that wildlife and aircraft don't mix. Two rabies stories today: Raleigh, North Carolina, residents were warned about rabid wildlife in the area; and another case of rabies was discovered in southern New Jersey. Three stories about humans behaving badly: sometimes it just doesn't pay to shoot wildlife, as a trio from Florida found out; evidently, a pair of Wisconsin snowmobilers consider wild animals not to be protected like domestic pets; and in the UK, some thieves may not realize that they have some tainted deer meat on their menu! A Winnipeg, Canada, park is getting some visitors; but a civil liberties afficionado discusses the need to sometimes protect oneself (and family) from wildlife. Despite objections from some wildlife officials, Oklahoma is moving ahead with establishment of a black bear hunt. An explosive remedy for skunk musk is offered next, but whatever you do, don't store this stuff! And finally, last week it was a possum hitching a ride across Australia in a wardrobe, this week it's one that came with a load of tires!

Mountain lion's territory crosses Highway 101

Lessons learned from mountain lions in Southern California

Federal judge throws out cougar management lawsuit

Mountain lion kills Boulder dog

Roving coyotes in East Lake should be culled

Colorado coyote tracker says hazers interfering

Hamilton coyotes won’t call Aspen Valley home

P.E.I. pig killed by coyotes

Wolves sighted in South Hills

Officials: Birds, deer are issues at Stewart

Rabies discovery puts animal control on alert

Warning issued on stray animals

Deer Shooting Leads Police to Drug Arrest on Hwy 331

Brothers contend animal mistreatment laws don’t apply to deer in wild

Thieves slaughter two school deer

Deer hang out at Birds Hill Park

When bobcats attack, the right to bear arms is the right to not be dinner

Wildlife Commission set to vote on Oklahoma's first black bear hunting season

When Something Stinks — And It’s the Dog!

Possum which hitched ride to Melbourne flown home

Monday, March 30, 2009


Leading off the news today, the Associated Press has weighed in on the issue of urban coyotes in a pair of articles. While some residents of a Toronto, Canada, neighborhood wanted an elusive coyote euthanized, others protested about it; but the wily coyote's luck finally ran out as it was caught by city officials who, bowing to public opinion, will not euthanize it. You've heard of bird strikes damaging planes, but how about coyote strikes? An article out of Montana details the growing packs of wolves in the northern US, along with increasing interaction with people. An article from Saskatchewan, Canada, provides further proof of wildlife population increases in their province; and in Suffolk, UK, a bear was reported in an area frequented by hikers. Also in the UK, an eagle that flew away during a free-flight demonstration returned to its home the following day. In Missouri, debate continues on whether a blood hound was really killed by a cougar; and in a Michigan community, the debate is over whether footprints are those of a cougar or a large dog; concluding with a cautionary tale about how an ATV driver found himself between an injured cougar cub and its parent in California.

Urban coyote attacks on rise, alarming residents

Facts about coyotes

Some residents want to save coyote in their midst

City catches Neville Park coyote

HIGHFILL : Airport takes on animals

Wolves moving into the burbs?

Bears healthy, cougar populations rebounding

Ramblers on alert after a 'BEAR' is spotted in Suffolk woods

Adventurous eagle flies back home

Wildlife officers don't believe a cat mortally attacked dog

Biologist: Prints not from a cougar

Mushroom hunt that became a dark lion tale

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Wildlife News Of The Day leads off with the story of a family in San Diego County, California, that lost a pet goat to a cougar; and a resident of an Arizona community was not believed when she first reported seeing a cougar on her property. Public Safety Officers in a California community are passing out over 1,000 flyers warning residents about cougars in the area; while a pair of cougars being kept on a Florida homeowner's property were moved to better quarters. Farmers in Arkansas have suffered substantial losses to their cattle from what they believe to be a cougar; but perhaps some of these cats should be transported to Virginia, where a lack of predators and hunting has caused a deer population's numbers to increase until they have become a problem for residents; or to Michigan, where devastation is being wreaked on vegetation by deer overpopulation. An Iowa man discusses his passion with eagles and his very popular 'eagle-cam'; and Vermont wildlife officials have gone to great lengths to help bald eagles reestablish themselves in that state after a 50-year absence. As Swainson's Hawks migrate north from Central America, raptor lovers were having a field day in Borrego Springs, California. Veterinarians in Australia recall the difficulties in treating seriously burned bushfire victims; but some sage advice about how people with pets can prepare for wildfires in California (and, presumably, elsewhere) is provided in the next article. North Carolina residents had to fight off an aggressive raccoon who was trying to drag their pet into the woods; while a report from New Mexico talks about their fight against rabid wildlife there. A family from Illinois recounts the harrowing tale of the havoc wrought by an excavating skunk under their house. A Florida bear who had been caught raiding a hen house has been released into the wild far away from the chicken coop; but a Korean national was arrested in California for possession of bile harvested from moon bears in Asia and faces up to 20 years in prison. An endangered gray wolf may have been illegally killed in Washington state, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of $100,000 plus a year in prison; while a world-class pianist discusses her work with wolves at a 27-acre preserve in New York state. The second installment on the legality of shooting coyotes in Colorado is presented next. And finally, a pair of fake coyotes used to scare off geese had more success scaring people!

WINE COUNTRY: Mountain lion kills goat in Wine Country

Caledonia woman reports cougar sighting

Flyers in response to rising cougar sightings to be distributed

Mountain lion pets given new home

Mountain lion or myth?

Town continues deer culling program

Deer herds could devastate Oakland County's landscape

Bald eagle 'nest cam': Grab your popcorn and watch the show

Outside Story: Vermont offers hand, yet eagles come on their own

Reveling in raptors

Vets assemble to end animals' pain

Lamorinda DART Urges Wildfire Preparation for Pets (and People...)

Tangle with Dusty ends badly for raccoon

Coyote in Grant County found to have rabies

Skunk's stink leaves a trail of woe

Well-Fed Bear Released Back Into Wild

Woman accused of illegally importing bear bile

Officers look into gray wolf killing in Eastern WA

Running With Wolves? No; Playing Piano for Them, Yes

Legality of coyote hunt, alternatives - Part 2

Cardboard coyote frightened jogger, brought police

Friday, March 27, 2009


In a Southern California community, coyotes are becoming more aggressive towards homeowners; but the city fathers of Toronto have decided to trap and euthanize a coyote that attacked a dog a few weeks ago. A retrospective on the origins of the Eastern Coyote is provided by an article from Massachusetts; while Florida's burgeoning coyote population is again in the news. Fresh fish is on the menu, as a CalTrans camera shows bald eagles feeding their young; but due to federal rules prohibiting construction work within 1/4 mile of an eagle's nest, highway workers in Montana have been forced to wait till summer for a nesting bald eagle to depart before continuing their work. Fewer antlered deer were taken this season in Iowa, perhaps reflecting a trend reported in Wildlife NOTD some weeks ago in which bucks with lesser antlers are not being shot, thus increasing the numbers of those deer. Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is in hot water with wildlife officials for overfeeding deer as a private firm tried baiting them into a kill zone. Cougar prints have been seen outside of a Saskatchewan town, causing wildlife officials to urge citizens to be cautious outside; while another report comes to us out of an Ohio county, where a cougar is on the prowl. A free, downloadable game and other information are being offered by an Oregon zoo to help educate people on wolves; but Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials handed down a death sentence for a trio of wolves believed to have killed a calf. A New Jersey couple had a surprising encounter with a kamikaze vulture. Two stories from Australia: a detailed study on the fate of three populations of Australian marsupials after the Victoria bushfires; followed by another story that comes to us from Queensland, where a possum thought to be extinct does actually appear to still be with us. Wichita Falls, Texas, is reporting a number of cases of rabies among the wildlife; as is a community in New Mexico. With their population declining below 2,500 due to habitat fragmentation in the Himalayas, a rare red panda is on display at a zoo in Houston, Texas. And finally, a sleepy raccoon decided to take up residence in a bird's nest, much to the chagrin of the crow who built it!

Moreno Valley residents report dangerous run-ins with coyotes

Beach coyotes' days now numbered: city

DOWN TO EARTH: Coyotes in our midst

Coyotes Causing Concern In Apopka

Caltrans Webcam Makes Eagle Chicks Into Stars

Eagle nest delays road work near Belfry

Iowa deer harvest about 4,000 below last season

DNR fines city for overfeeding deer in baiting attempts

Caution urged after cougar prints spotted in Moose Jaw

Wildlife Officers Looking For Mountain Lion

WolfQuest game, Hosts Wolf Lecture, Celebrates Wolves' Birthdays at Oregon Zoo

FWP orders 3 wolves killed after they killed calf

Turkey vulture dead, woman injured in crash

After the fires, rangers call out to a marsupial emblem

Reports of white lemuroid ringtail possum's extinction premature

Rabies found in city

Rabid coyote found in Grant County

World's cutest animal? You be the judge

Raccoon moves into bird’s nest

Thursday, March 26, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, residents of Santa Paula, California, are once again on edge as one and possibly two cougars were spotted in the area; followed by another cat story from California about sightings of a rare black panther. A story that sounds like the beginning of a bad joke tells of an aggressive bobcat that caused patrons of an Arizona bar some grief; while an Oregon hunter weighs in with a surprising perspective on the controversy surrounding Oregon's cougar population management plans. Concerned residents of a Missouri town believe dogs in their area have been attacked by cougars; but a public seminar on cougars this coming Saturday will probably be popular with residents of several Montana communities. A story out of Connecticut discusses the different tracks left behind by wildlife; followed by a cautionary tale from Texas about getting rabies shots for your dogs. Some advice from Massachusetts about dealing with latent skunk aroma; and a nesting pair of falcons in Warsaw, Poland, is developing a worldwide following via the web. A trio of stories about coyotes appeared today, leading off with one about the legality of hunting them in a Colorado city; the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission providing tips to homeowners with coyotes in their region; topped off with a new book on the adventures of a Colorado resident and her furry friends. Purdue University researchers have been exploring how glacier activity thousands of years ago may have altered deer populations; and a Minnesota man has been taking his deer on the road to schools and other events to help educate people on wildlife. You never know where a poaching case is going to lead, as investigators in Florida discovered. Two stories out of Australia: a comprehensive plan for future bushfire mitigation and protection of wildlands in Australia is provided for debate by The Wilderness Society; while a possum had an unexpected journey after accidentally getting shipped from Brisbane to Cairns. And finally, the UK honored a bear who aided Polish troops in Italy during World War II.

Mountain lion spotted Monday in the Oaks area, caution urged

Another black panther sighting

Bobcat walks into Ariz. bar, attacks patrons

A hunter's view of cougar management

Cougars in the Bootheel? Recent attack on man's dog leaves residents wondering

Seminar on mountain lions open to the public

NATURE NOTES ~ Tracking Your Local Wildlife

Two Wichita County dogs put down after encounters with rabid skunks

Try vinegar for skunk odors

Webcam follows Peregrine Falcons

Legality of coyote hunt, alternatives

If it's howling that you hear, then coyotes may be near

Living with coyotes: The Daily Coyote

Study shows how glaciers affected deer evolution

Show deer offer youth education

Dead Bear Leads to Stolen Identity Arrest

New plan for Victoria needed in wake of the bushfires

Possum keeps up with Joneses

Parliament honours 'Soldier Bear'

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


A discussion about raptors who feed on those who frequent feeders in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley leads off Wildlife News Of The Day; followed by a story about an award-winning Pennsylvania raptor sanctuary which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. A golden eagle that was rehabilitated at the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine has been released. Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in the deer population in Kansas, something of concern to livestock owners, since it is a disease some livestock can also contract. Wisconsin wildlife officials are soliciting public feedback on deer hunting in that state, as the next two articles show; and Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners have laid out the rules for hunts in that state this year. A woman in Montana had a fatal encounter with a deer on the road; but in Minnesota, several snowmobilers who had deliberately run down deer were in court. Help for wild horse and burro populations is on the horizon, as the next article shows; and an interesting article from King County, Washington, where wildlife officers are using some innovative methods to keep bears out of communities there. Endangered clouded leopards being cared for in a Virginia zoo produced a pair of offspring, although they will have to be closely watched, as mothers sometimes kill their offspring; while residents of an upstate New York community are debating whether a photo depicted a house cat or a cougar. A bizarre incident from Sydney, Australia, where a ringtail possum apparently shed its pelt to escape a situation. Georgia wildlife officers are reporting more rabies cases in that state. The housing market downturn has provided a golden opportunity for Florida's coyotes; and a community outside of Houston, Texas, is having problems with coyotes making off with their pets. In an article from Madison, Wisconsin (which includes some comments by a UC Davis researcher), residents discussed increased problems with coyotes. And finally, an offbeat tale about a Massachusetts writer's quest to see coyotes close-up.

Hawks sometimes attack at feeders

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary celebrates 75th anniversary

Now-healthy golden eagle returns to wild today in Wabasha

Ten CWD-positive deer reported by KDWP

DNR holds deer herd management hearing

2008 Deer Season Review Meeting

Idaho wolf hunt set for this fall; fewer deer and elk permits available

Marion woman dies after collision with deer

Prosecutors want to combine trials in snowmobile deer slaughter

Hope for iconic horses

A bear walks into a 'burb, but state's new bear dogs scare him out again

2 rare clouded leopard cubs born at zoo in Va.

DEC captures photo of ‘big cat’

Ringtail possum scared out of its fur

Two more rabies cases in North Hall: one cat, one raccoon

Coyotes may be new residents in abandoned homes

Numerous coyote sightings, pet deaths concern residents

West Side Residents Report More Coyote Sightings

Mee beep! Don’t run from coyotes

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, a woman in San Mateo County, California, believes her cat was killed by a cougar; followed by some Q&A about Oregon cougar hunting. Unfortunately, a 3-year-old cougar in an Oregon zoo didn't live up to her Lakota name of 'survivor', as she succumbed to an intestinal disease despite the best treatments available. A variety of ills were corrected with a prescribed burn of sparrow habitat in Ohio; and some advice on raptors was dispensed to a reader in North Carolina. An interesting thesis provides some background on a type of deer that frequents European locales; while a study on deer breeding drives (and the effect of testosterone on them) has been done in the UK. Sage advice is offered by Maine wildlife officials in regards to feeding deer in that state; but tragedy struck as a doe pregnant with twins was hit by vehicles while crossing a rain-slickened road in Missouri. Officials in a Michigan township are beginning a six-month campaign to track damage done by deer passing through the area. Hungry bears are beginning to roam Glacier National Park again; and Idaho Fish and Game officials are setting down ground rules for wolf hunting in the region. As spring mating season heats up, Florida wildlife officials provide some advice to residents about dealing with coyotes; and residents of an Ohio community are advised on how to live with coyotes in the neighborhood. A trio of rabies stories: animal control officers are on the lookout for a rabid raccoon in Southeast Virginia; two dogs were chased by a rabid skunk in Northern California; and a North Carolina pet had to be euthanized after an encounter with a raccoon that had rabies. In Australia, an endangered species of snake could actually benefit from bushfires in its habitat. Some hard-earned advice is offered from an Illinois resident about dealing with raccoons as neighbors. And finally, it's Raccoons 1, Mayors 0, as a mayor in British Columbia, Canada, had a nasty run-in with an aggressive raccoon!

Resident suspects mountain lion in cat killing

Cougar kills are below target

Ailing cougar euthanized at the Oregon Zoo

U.S. Forest Service Controlled Fire Enhances Bird Habitat

Most hawks will leave dogs alone

DNA analysis uncovers the prehistory of Norwegian red deer

Oak Duke: Territoriality in whitetail deer

Don't Feed the Deer, State Biologists Say

Deer sparks four-vehicle accident

Bears waking up in Glacier

F&G approves hunt on Sawtooth wolves

Coyotes spotted around Fairborn

Officials search for possible rabid raccoon in Chilhowie area

Rabid skunk attacks dogs

One dog put down after fight with rabid raccoon

Bush Fires May Actually Help Near-Extinct Australian Snake

Backyard bandit strikes again

Raging-raccoon attack sidelines mayor

Monday, March 23, 2009


In wildlife news today, police in Santa Paula, California, passed out fliers warning residents of a cougar family in the neighborhood this weekend; but observers at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia are celebrating some eaglet births. Some controversy surrounds a housing project and an eagles' nest in Montana; while in a major success story, a bald eagle that nearly died from West Nile Virus has not only recovered, but has been released back into the wild! As the weather heats up in Colorado and bear sightings become more frequent, wildlife officers are providing tips on 'bear-proofing' your property; but with an increase in numbers of predators in Manitoba, Canada, venturing closer to civilization (one rancher having lost an estimated 145 head of cattle to predators), residents are becoming concerned for the safety of their families and pets. A Wilderness Society report indicated that several of Australia's endangered species may have been severely impacted by the recent bushfires burning through their habitats; and a wildfire in Kenya's Rift Valley has wildlife on the run. Public hearings over deer hunting are slated to begin soon in Minnesota; while a deer on Long Island, New York, was ready for its close-up with 'Today' host Matt Lauer! Here's a deer hunter of another stripe - one who seeks after antlers shed by bucks each year; and some tips are provided in the next article about how to keep deer out of your garden. New Brunswick, Canada, is reporting heavier snows, which means fewer coyotes were hunted this season - bad news for the deer population as spring arrives. Some advice on a useful raccoon repellent is offered. And finally, in a turnabout, a bear trees a man!

Lion sightings spur Santa Paula safety campaign

Two eaglets hatch at Botanical Garden; third on way

Flathead Co. approves housing near eagles' nest

Bald eagle found in Pickford beat West Nile Virus

Bears, or bear, hitting around Aspen already

More wolves, coyotes and cougars being spotted throughout Manitoba

Fears for endangered species after bushfires

Hundreds of animals flee Kenyan wildfire

DNR considers early deer hunt in BWCA

Matt Lauer Injured in Bike Accident with Deer

Spring is the time to hunt for shed antlers

Protect your garden from deer

Wily coyotes get best of deer after a winter of deep snow


Man climbs tree to avoid Anchorage black bear

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Leading off wildlife news today, another interesting article about the state of cougar tracking in Southern California; followed by one in which Nevada Department of Wildlife officials provide information on avoiding a deadly encounter with a cougar prowling around Mesquite. A raptor center in New York state released a red-shouldered hawk captured inside a Home Depot into the wild. Residents of Madison, Wisconsin, will be given some tips on dealing with urban coyotes at a meeting in late April; and Alabama residents are being advised on depredation permits for dealing with feral hogs and coyotes in their area. Residents of a Louisiana parish are being advised by wildlife officials on protecting their pets; while coyotes are becoming more of a nuisance in metropolitan Atlanta, an area that didn't even have coyotes until the late 1970's. Arizona wildlife officers provide a detailed view of wildlife rabies cases in that state, typically over 150 cases per year. Bear sightings forced a Colorado ski lift to err on the side of caution and close the runs in that area; but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sponsoring a public education event about the Florida black bear. Faced with the annual (and dangerous) chore of going into hibernating bear dens to get some sense of population size, Utah wildlife officials have come up with an innovative way of doing this job more quickly and safely. And finally, New Hampshire residents, used to squirrels raiding their bird feeders, are getting a slightly larger furry animal accosting them right now!

The lions of Los Angeles

Mountain Lion Tracks Found In Mesquite

Hawk Released After NY Store Adventures

Coyote meeting delayed

Conservation Department makes changes for feral hog, coyote permits

Preventing a coyote attack on your pets

Buckhead struggles with influx of coyotes

Pima County leads state in rabies cases; 21 so far this year

Ski lift closed after bear sightings at resort

Umatilla Black Bear Festival

Bear market: Biologists want to know how many bears live in Utah

NH bears on prowl for bird feeders

Friday, March 20, 2009


A California man, a motion-sensitive camera, and some pretty neat photos are discussed in the first wildlife news story today; and a cougar statue is raising funds to help Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve collar more cougars in Southern California. Wildlife officials released an eagle that had been shot last year back into the wilds of Wisconsin. Ohio urban areas are becoming homes for coyotes, as the next article shows; followed by an update on a mange-covered coyote that has haunted a California community and is being sought by a wildlife rescue group. Inhabitants of a Georgia community are worried about coyote incursions; but another article provides a dissertation on the benefit of wolves to the National Park ecosystem. Rabies cases are in the news today: Sacramento Animal Services warned residents about sick wildlife in their neighborhoods; residents of West Virginia communities are being warned about animals infected with rabies; a rabid skunk showed up in a northern Georgia community; and another critter infected with rabies in Pennsylvania concludes the set. A debate over the government-sanctioned poisoning of possums in New Zealand is raising a tiff; and we conclude with another story about the Healesville Wildlife Centre, where Sam the Koala was treated after firefighters brought her in from the Victoria bushfires.

On the prowl - Outdoor enthusiast records mountain lion sighting near Pioneer

Sculpture to raise funds to collar mountain lions

28-year-old bald eagle returns to the wild

Opportunistic Coyotes Target Pets

Sick coyote sought in Pacific Grove

Wily coyotes alarm Buckhead residents

Why We Need Wolves In Our Parks

Officials put out alert for raccoons with distemper

Rabid raccoon second case in Mineral County

More rabies in north Hall County

Rabid raccoon shot in Fort Washington

Possum poisoning a 'wicked waste'

Wildlife centre heals survivors of Australia fires

Thursday, March 19, 2009


In wildlife news today, all the years of tracking cougars is finally paying off for wildlife biologists in the Greater Los Angeles area; and bright lights, big city - a cougar decided to pay a visit to the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, California. A Northern California resident's pet had a fatal encounter with a cougar while they were out for a walk. A groundbreaking study titled "The State of the Birds" was released by the Interior department, chronicling the status of bird species in the US over the past 40 years. An eagle's nest in a commercial district is getting a lot of scrutiny from enthusiastic bird watchers in Florida. The California Animal Living Museum's new mountain lion bobcat exhibit was a big hit, with donations to expand their grounds helping to increase the size and scope of the museum. New Rochelle, NY, police overdosed a coyote with tranquilizer as they were trying to catch it at a school; while residents of a Nova Scotia community are being advised about coyotes in their neck of the woods. The Northern Indiana Public Service Company saved a raccoon whose high-wire act needs some work; but a reader responds to articles about wildlife being shot or left to drown in Illinois. A Michigan resident was fined for spearing a bear in 2007; and a report from New York state details the numbers of wildlife hunted in that region over the past season. Trappers in New Zealand saw the market for their wares renew in China after months without orders there; while at the same time, conservationists in New Zealand are rejoicing over discovery of a baby tuatara lizard, a species thought extinct for 200 years. And finally, a small bat that hitched a ride on the space shuttle at liftoff is probably now a record-holder for the fastest bat in the world!

Mountain lion making commute toward Malibu

Bridgeport resident loses dog to mountain lion

Mountain Lion Makes its Way to the 405 Freeway

Several U.S. Bird Populations Plummet Due to Habitat Loss

New eagle nest grabbing attention

CALM fundraiser successful

Cops shoot, kill coyote near New Rochelle school

Coyotes in the neighbourhood not likely to move out anytime soon

Raccoon is safe thanks to NIPSCO

Understanding wildlife

Chesterfield man fined for spearing bear to death

Tally ho: Deer, bear takes see increases

Chinese stop playing possum with trappers

Rare reptile hatchling found on NZ mainland

Bat Hitches Ride to Space on Shuttle Discovery

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


In wildlife news today, nesting pairs of hawks and falcons are putting on an aerial show for Lansing, Michigan, office workers on a daily basis; but a reward is being offered by Indiana wildlife authorities for info on who shot and crippled a bald eagle in that state. A lioness who was born in captivity was considered dangerous and shot after escaping from her enclosure at an Australian zoo. A trio of stories about rabid wildlife follows: one from North Carolina, one from from Montana, and the third from Minnesota. Baby harp seal hunting has been outlawed in Russia (let's hope they police the Arctic areas for poachers). A treed cougar was successfully tranquilized and removed from a Central California backyard today; while a 17,000 square foot veterinary facility is underway at Oakland Zoo, something that will benefit wildlife medical students at organizations like UC Davis. Maryland wildlife officers gave one of their hibernating ursine subjects (and her cubs) a checkup; and Sam the Koala, who was rescued from the Victoria bushfires, is gaining in star power, with an agent and possible book and movie deals, prompting one to ask what's next - groupies? The government of British Columbia, Canada, is in the crosshairs as an animal protection group tries to shut down bear hunting there. Another chapter in the ongoing saga of coyotes in Pinellas County, Florida; followed by a story about a scary encounter for a Maine snowmobiler who nearly fell prey to a pack of coyotes. An advice column exchange about a coyote attack on a family's pet chicken in Walnut Creek, California is offered next. And finally, an Ohio residence suffered a home invasion by a masked bandit!

Hawks are making the Michigan Capitol their home

DNR offers $1,500 reward in shooting of eagle

Lion shot after escaping Australian zoo enclosure

UPDATED MAP: Two more rabid raccoons found, bringing total to 7

2 more skunks positive for rabies

Black & White … and Dangerous

Russia bans baby seal hunting

BREAKING NEWS: Mountain lion moved safely from residence

Oakland Zoo poised to build new veterinary hospital

A lesson in bear biology

Australian koala now has agent, possible book and movie deals

Conservation groups seek end to trophy bear hunt

Coyote Chaos in Oldsmar

Coyotes circled injured snowmobiler before rescue

Gary Bogue: We've got coyotes, right here in Walnut Creek

Masked bandit leaves trail of blood, wreckage during Vermilion break-in

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Leading off wildlife news today, is the financial crunch making non-profits trying to help wildlife an endangered species? Coyote experts discuss the reality of today's urban coyote environment; but in Mississippi, a covey of sandhill cranes were decimated by coyotes upon release from a wildlife center there. A Massachusetts community is apprised of wildlife activity and protecting their pets. An eagle-cam in Virginia is broadcasting hatchlings in action. A cougar has once again been seen prowling the periphery of Santa Paula, California; and Santa Rosa also had a cougar sighting. Some New York state folks are interested in getting a better look at their feline neighbors. In Minnesota, a wildlife shelter proves that domestic animals and wildlife can get along (although barking domestic pets may prompt an attack!) Wildlife in the Louisiana bayou country is thriving. Here's another one of those unintended consequences of wildfires - elephant incursions into Indian villages! In a controversial move, the Australian Capital Territory government has decided to shoot kangaroos, Australia's national symbol, due to a population explosion in the region. And finally, the Skunk From Hell!

Non-profits try to bear through downturn

Coyote country myth vs. fact

Fledgling cranes suffer high losses

Wildlife in Belmont

Eagle birthday?

Resident Spots Mountain Lion In Santa Paula

BRIEF: Annadel Deer Near Popular Trail Likely Killed by Mountain Lion

Cougars among us?

Saint Bernard Best Buds With Raccoon

Cougar, black bears sighted in nearby parishes

Blame forest fires for man-animal conflicts

Kangaroos in the firing line in Australia

In search of "El Chupacabra"-- the giant skunk of Eastwood

Monday, March 16, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, a Los Angeles suburb had an unwanted guest prowling the area over the weekend; followed by a quartet of stories from Colorado on coyotes: a reminder of the coyote presence and how to deal with it; a New York Times article details how residents of a Denver neighborhood have engaged the services of a coyote trapper; another pet has apparently fallen prey to coyotes in Grand Lake; and a Colorado native decries the human reaction to coyote incursions in his area. Pinellas County, Florida, is also reporting some problems with coyotes. Two articles from Australia follow: with over 900 kilometers of waterways bordered by bushfire damaged vegetation, the danger from bushfire sediment contaminating water could have a major impact on both wildlife and people downstream; and a little girl who was swimming to help a friend in trouble was apparently killed by a crocodile near Darwin. As a cougar aficionado addresses Michigan residents about cougars, a debate rages among authorities on the subject; and a San Mateo County, California, neighborhood is on edge after a cougar was seen in a nearby wooded area. Western Montana is discussing how best to control their cougar population; while residents of a North Dakota town may have a repeat visitor of the four-legged variety, one who appeared last year as well. A resident of Michigan waxes euphoric about the stirrings of wildlife as spring nears in that state in the next article. And finally, a bandit was caught red-handed (footed?) in an Indiana bar after a break-in.

Coyote disturbs Baldwin Park residents

Resident touts coyote awareness

After Coyote Attacks, a Denver Suburb Turns to a Gun-Wielding Trapper

Coyote may have snatched Grand Lake dachshund

Who’s At Fault for Coyote Attacks: People or Animals?

Coyote chaos in Oldsmar

Authorities monitor waterways in wake of fires

Australian girl feared eaten by crocodile

Expert to speak on cougar population

Portola Valley: Possible mountain lion sighting

Mountain lion talk draws crowd

Bear Spotted Around Larimore

Signs of spring are slipping into the air

Police respond to bar break-in alarm, find — a raccoon

Saturday, March 14, 2009


We lead off wildlife news today with the story of a California Condor that had been shot some time back and had apparently ingested lead shot while feeding on carrion, who is now being treated at Los Angeles Zoo. Privacy advocates will no doubt be up in arms about a CalTrans camera watching every move by some eaglets and their parents! An update on bald eagle sightings in a Massachusetts wilderness area; and a photojournal of wildlife by a new resident of the Grand Canyon is presented in the next item. Politicians are known to get out and greet their constituents, but the Governor of North Carolina thought better of it with this one! Residents of a Florida community describe encounters with increasingly brazen coyotes around their neighborhood; while a coyote hunting tournament, intended to reduce the population and save domestic pets, just ended in Tennessee. Coyotes in an Ontario, Canada, town have authorities reminding residents of how to live with these furry neighbors; but another story out of Minnesota tells about a miniature pinscher killed by a coyote in the owner's back yard; and a Colorado woman laments the loss of one of her dogs to a coyote. Two raccoon stories: more details about a New Jersey raccoon discovered to have rabies; and even though raccoons are known to get into trouble, this one brought his owner a bit more than expected! A couple of cat stories: an Oregon politician wants wildlife officials to justify a 3-year-old cougar thinning plan; and, in a nod to Florida's state animal, the governor discussed measures being taken to save it from extinction. And finally, although not technically a wildlife story, our last entry does underscore interaction between people and animals, as the purchaser of a sofa gets more than she bargained for!

Poisoned, wounded Calif. condor treated at LA Zoo

Outdoors: CalTrans has eagle eye on underage flyers

WILD WINCHESTER: Where eagles soar

Meeting my New Wild Neighbors

Perdue frightened by encounter with bear in first trip to NC mountains

After coyote attack, East Lake neighborhood on edge

Coyotes Causing Trouble: A Reward For Hunters

Pelham coyote activity prompts warnings

Coyotes attack, kill dog in Eagan

Coyote snatches dog from Broomfield yard

Rabid raccoon discovered in Hainesport

Raccoon search led to marijuana

Buckley wants ODFW answers on cougar study

Gov. Crist draws attention to Florida panther

Woman finds hungry calico cat hiding in $27 couch

Friday, March 13, 2009


In wildlife news today, a New Zealand company is donating thousands of dollars of skin cream to treat animals burned in the Australian bushfires; but it won't do much good for wildlife impacted by an oil spill off of Queensland's coast. The 'Wild Brother Animal Behavior Study' is profiled in the next article from Ohio - skunks anyone? A compendium of pictures of wildlife in the city comes to us from Idaho; followed by an interesting Q&A with a veteran wildlife officer from Massachusetts. Wildlife authorities provide pointers to residents of an Ontario, Canada, town about coyotes in the neighborhood; and residents of a Portland, Oregon, neighborhood are puzzled by a coyote warning that was apparently not posted by authorities. More info is provided from a Colorado source on getting along with coyotes; followed by one about four men who were arrested in Oregon for selling parts of endangered birds. A Nevada resident out walking her dog had a deadly encounter with a cougar; while veterinarians at Portland's zoo are trying to help a cougar fight off an potentially-deadly intestinal problem. Two warnings about rabid animals follows: one from Georgia, the other from Texas. A fight between a small dog and a raccoon is reported in the next article from Gilroy, California. And finally, in a case of mistaken identity, a Washington couple claimed to be mauled by a cougar, when in reality it was their own pit bull!

Kiwi cream helps bushfire animals

Oil soaks Australian beaches after spill

'Skunk Patrol' on watch at Hueston Woods

Photo Gallery

A visit with Bill Hart

Pelham coyote activity prompts warnings

Sign Warns Neighbors Of Coyotes

Guidelines for living with coyotes when they are in the neighborhood

Men arrested for sale of eagle parts

Mountain lion kills Bridgeport woman’s dog

Oregon Zoo Vets Working To Save Cougar's Life

Rabies still exists, don’t take chances

Rabid bat, skunk found in southeast Arlington

Red Phone: Raccoons raid Gilroy

Agents: Couple Blames Cougar For Attack From Own Dog

Thursday, March 12, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, in an interesting turnabout, wild horses tamed humans (in this case, prisoners); while public goodwill has nearly overwhelmed a horse welfare group collecting feed and tackle for horses after the Victoria bushfires. A writer from Colorado tries to debunk false info about coyotes; while a Minnesota neighborhood is asking for the assistance of wildlife authorities in dealing with a coyote incursion. A coyote hunter in Michigan ran afoul of the law, to the tune of a $1,000 fine; and a man from Ohio reflects on coyote hunting. Wildlife officers in Toronto, Canada, are not having much luck scaring off a pair of coyotes that killed a dog and are worrying residents. Wisconsin officials are giving up the hunt for an elusive cougar; but Glendale, California, wildlife officers provide some tips to residents about how to deal with cougars after repeated sightings within the city limits. Two more cat stories out of California: a possible cougar sighting near a Central California community has people on edge; followed by one in which a San Diego resident had a surprise when he went out to check on his chicken coop! An Englishman's two dogs got more than they bargained for when they took off after a "cat"! Some pointers from an Illinois wildlife shelter are provided in the next article. Environmental problems are reducing the chances of polar bears to survive, according to a new report; and the debate over what residents saw (bear, raccoon, ???) continues in an Oregon community. A New Jersey raccoon turned out to be rabid upon testing by wildlife authorities. And finally, English firefighters, who have rescued cats from trees, got a rather unusual call recently.

At Colo. prison, wild horses tame the inmates

Rehoming offers for horses top 1600 after bushfires

Coyote country myth vs. fact

Couple seek help in dealing with coyotes

Man pays stiff fine for shooting coyote

Coyote hunting -- civic service or sport?

City tries horns, paintballs to scare off Beach coyotes

DNR to curtail efforts to capture mountain lion for time being

3rd Mountain Lion Sighting Puts Glendale On Alert

Mountain Lion Spotted Near San Mateo

Mountain Lion Flies the Coop

Skunk causes a stink

Wildlife Center prepares for spring intake with baby shower

Rapid action needed to save polar bears from climate change: WWF

Was there a bear there on Bull Mountain?

Raccoon tests positive for rabies

Fire crew rescues raccoon from tree

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, a resident of Southern California was pleased to see invasive parrots displaced by the return of the native (hawks, in this case); while the next story poses the question about a sociable eagle: refugee from a bird sanctuary, or just particularly friendly with people? A cougar who came calling in a Montana town was shot as a precaution due to his proximity to homes; but residents of a South Dakota town were reminded not to shoot the locals (i.e., cougars). Wildlife services in Oklahoma is investigating a cougar sighting; and rabid skunks are causing some problems in Georgia. A Cape Cod resident discusses non-lethal approaches to making life miserable for local coyotes; which is probably a better approach than Vermont currently takes, with estimates of between 4,500 and 8,000 coyotes legally killed per year in that state, something new legislation could outlaw in the future. Some folks outside of Denver, Colorado, are up in arms about sharpshooters killing several coyotes in their suburb; and an article from the Los Angeles Times decries new hunting rules in Alaska. The black bear that mauled a wild animal park employee in Oregon is now in solitary confinement and the employee is listed as being in serious condition; but despite the enormity of land set aside in Louisiana for a black bear preserve, neither proponents nor opponents were happy with the plan. An adult bear was spotted in the Oregon community where two bear cubs were reported earlier this week. And finally, the Aussie possum debate: saint or (potential) sinner?

Hawk arrives, parrots leave - score one for the natives

Washington home is regular feeding stop for freeloading eagle

Mountain lion killed in Whitefish

City Council Sets Spring Cleanup Dates

Edmond mountain lion sightings possible, official says

Hall has 2 more rabies cases as skunks attack dog, horse

The Coyote Wars

Hunters and Animal Advocates Push to Outlaw Coyote-Killing "Derbies"

Broomfield residents slam 'indiscriminate' coyote killings

Alaska's predator control program now allows hunters to use bear paw snares

Measures taken after bear attacks Oregon employee

Nearly 1.2 M acres in La now black bear habitat

Another bear spotted in Washington County

Possum with foul or friendly motives?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


A Shar-Pei's breeding may have saved its life when a cougar decided to make a meal of it in California; and continued sightings of cougar tracks are coming out of Wisconsin. Police in an Oregon community are warning residents to stay away from a pair of bear cubs due to danger from their unseen mother. Concern over the safety of sea eagles in Scotland's northern reaches has prompted the government to provide compensation to crofters who report upwards of half their flocks being killed by the raptors; and an endangered Iberian Imperial Eagle was shot by poachers, causing outrage in Portugal. A clever coyote continues to elude traps in a Kansas neighborhood; while residents of York, Maine, are concerned for their pets as there are more coyote sightings in their area. A family in Minnesota was relieved that their dog escaped an encounter with a coyote alive; but an editorial from Pennsylvania laments 'open season' on the Eastern Coyote in that state. And finally, an albino raccoon is ready for her close-up!

Mountain lion brazen in dog attack

Another Property Owner Reports Seeing Cougar Tracks

2 bear cubs spotted in Tigard neighborhood

Crofters given grants to prevent sea eagle culling

Portugal's Only Nesting Male Iberian Eagle Shot

Overland Park coyote shows his foxy side

Coyote sightings spur pet safety warning

Dog Attacked by Coyote in Chanhassen

Coyote count

Florida raccoon gets 15 minutes of fame

Monday, March 9, 2009


First up today in wildlife news, the wayward golden eagle that had a catastrophic collision with a big-rig seems to be mending well, though it will be 2-3 months before wildlife experts are certain she can be released into the wild. A naturalist from Pennsylvania discusses his job of protecting wildlife and educating people; followed by a commentator from Illinois who provides some detailed background material on skunks. An employee of a wild animal park in Oregon was mauled by a black bear; while a raccoon had a shocking encounter with some high-power lines in New York State. With 65% of the state suitable for cougar populations, Colorado residents are having more frequent encounters with the big cats. A Massachusetts farmer is a man on a mission, trying to kill members of a pack of 30 coyotes that killed his dog and continues picking off goats in his herd. An article from West Virginia discusses coyotes as an invasive species; and a Maryland county has already seen a quartet of rabid animals (one cat, three raccoons) since the first of the year. A clever chimp in a Swedish zoo demonstrated that primates do plan ahead. And finally: Skippy from hell, as a family in Australia survives a kangaroo rampaging through their house!

Eagle recovers after NV crash through windshield

Game warden is on the side of the creatures

Peaceful skunks have powerful defense

Black bear attacks Wildlife Safari employee

Raccoon knocks out power to Lewis County

Mountain lion reports spark rising concern

Raynham farmer hasn’t caught wily coyotes

Coyote conscious: Awareness of wily predators on rise in Mountain State

Four rabies cases reported in county

Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks

Kangaroo terrorises Garran family

Saturday, March 7, 2009


We lead off wildlife news today with an update on the persistent coyote who loves Toronto, Canada (a sentiment which doesn't seem to be reciprocated); followed by one from North Carolina where farmers are reporting increasing losses due to coyote attacks. Colorado Department of Wildlife reported that sharpshooters decimated a pack of coyotes after numerous attacks; followed by more details about a coyote's two-state odyssey, this time from Science Daily. Citing their comeback from the brink of extinction, government officials removed gray wolves from the Endangered Species list. Having concluded the post-mortem on a bald eagle that died in Florida, authorities will send the remains to Colorado so that the feathers can be made available to Native American tribes. South Dakota's cougar hunt data is summarized in the next item. Two sets of reflections on feathered and furry neighbors - the first from California, the second from Canada. And finally, having already raised over $300,000 for the Australian Country Fire Authority, Sam the koala and the firefighter who gave her a drink, are taking their act on the road to the US and Germany!

No success so far in pushing out Beaches coyote

Coyote Kills Cow In Winston-Salem

DOW kills 5 coyotes following attack

Collared Coyote Leaves Record Of 150-Mile Trek

Feds OK gray wolves' removal from endangered list

State ends probe of bald eagle death

GF&P reviews lion hunting season

New next-door neighbors are interesting specimens

Pesky animals pose widespread problem

Sam the koala gets manager, may appear on Ellen de Generes, Animal Planet

Friday, March 6, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, the remains of a deceased cougar cub were spotted by CHP in Napa, California; followed by two other cougar stories: residents of Sonoma County, California, are being briefed on cougar behavior and avoidance; and speculation about the origins of a Wisconsin mountain lion appear in the next article. Two stories about animal rescue outfits (one from Canada and one from Australia) follow. Colorado Springs is having some unwanted visitors; and a jogger was bitten by an aggressive coyote in Texas. A pretty pathetic coyote is haunting a San Antonio, Texas, suburb; while a Colorado community gets an education on coyotes. The hawk that was stuck in the grill of an SUV is improving; and there are two success stories about bald eagle population explosions in Indiana and Illinois. The post-mortem of an aggressive Virginia raccoon revealed that it was rabid; but National Geographic reports on a novel way of saving bats suffering 80% mortality rates in the Northeast: bat boxes!

Mountain lion cub found dead near Napa

Mountain lions to be focus of Rohnert Park forum

Cougar spotted near Spooner could have same origins as Milton cougar

Raccoon rescues during the winter months

Into the hands of HEALING

Coyote Attacks Dog In Springs Neighborhood

Coyote Attacks Morning Jogger

Mange-covered coyote roams NW neighborhood

Coyotes in Cherry Hills Village not unusual

Hawk struck on I-5 recovers enough to eat a mouse

Bald eagles make a comeback in Indiana

Bald Eagle flying high, off state endangered list

Henrico raccoon tests positive for rabies

"Bat Box" Heaters Could Save Animals' Lives

Thursday, March 5, 2009


First up in wildlife news today, the US Senate managed to reverse a Bush administration ruling that affected polar bears; and while many cities have problems with coyotes or skunks or even cougars, Anchorage, Alaska, is dealing with an upswing in grizzly bear maulings. Arkansas wildlife officers are helping reintroduce black bears into that state; but wildlife organizations in Australia are lamenting the loss of so many animals in the Victoria bushfires, some of them endangered species. An article discusses the history and status of lynx and their feline cousins in Montana; while a 130-lb mountain lion was being pursued by wildlife officers in Wisconsin with the intention of attaching a GPS collar. A growing coyote population is making the news in a West Virginia suburb. Two raptor collision stories today: the Northeastern Nevada Wildlife Rehabilitation Center had to deal with a golden eagle who had a crash landing with a semi; and an Audubon veterinarian examined a red-tail hawk after it crashed through the grillwork of a car south of Portland, Oregon. A couple of rabies stories follow: after finding a second rabid skunk, authorities in a Montana county have extended quarantines for another 60 days; and residents of Jackson County, Florida, were alerted about a rabid skunk destroyed by authorities. And finally, for dog owners who may complain about how fat their dog has gotten, you might want to rethink a diet plan in light of this last story!

Senate clears way to reverse polar bear rule

Board expands Chugach Park bear hunt

On The Trail For Bears

Millions of animals died in fires: Wildlife Victoria

Montana's big cats are thriving

Cougar treed west of Spooner

Coyote population on the rise in city

Eagle survives crash through truck windshield

Oregon hawk stuck in SUV grill rescued, recovering

Yellowstone County rabies quarantine extended

Raccoon Tests Positive for Rabies in Jackson Co

Possible coyote attack pains pooch

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Many articles in wildlife news today concern cats and dogs, so we'll lead off with the cats: South Dakota wildlife officers report the killing of a 2-year-old cougar; but when pitted against a pack of wolves in Idaho, a male cougar hardly stood a chance. Residents of Kansas may be having visitations from some cougars; while two women reportedly chased off a mountain lion that was tracking them in British Columbia, Canada. Reports of rabid skunks come from Montana and Kansas today. Ahhhh, springtime in the Ozarks: wildflowers blooming, birds singing... and skunks stinking! UC Davis had to put down a bald eagle who had been most prolific; while the next article provides some details on bear kills in the Northeast. Warnings to residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, went out today in regards to an injured coyote; and Madison, Wisconsin, is scheduling educational meetings for residents in regards to coyotes in an urban environment; while an Illinois hunter discusses how new neighbors are moving in. And finally, motherhood is truly blind, as our last article demonstrates.

GF&P officials shoot lion near Hot Springs city limits

Predators clash above Elkhorn

More Mountain Lions?

Cougar stalks hikers

Yellowstone County rabies quarantine extended

Animal Shelter Cautions About Rabies

The first smell of spring

Injured bald eagle euthanized

Record year for bear hunting in Allegany, Catskills ranges

Injured coyote sighted in Portsmouth

Coyotes settling in on west side; deaths of 2 dogs prompt meeting

Coyotes getting comfortable in suburbs

Eyeless cat takes to motherless kittens, cares for them as her own

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


We lead off wildlife news today with a story about Project Coyote implementation in Northern California; followed by one about how a Nevada community by Las Vegas is concerned about a sporting goods store sponsoring a coyote hunt near their neighborhood. For safety reasons, Chicago firefighter scuba divers chose not to try to rescue a coyote that had fallen into icy water; while an article from Canada discusses the interaction between coyotes and the deer population in the region. A 'bear technician' provides some pointers on the focus of his studies; but the legacy of the Bush Administration still looms large over endangered species, as the next item relates. An interesting side-note to the end of the mountain lion hunt this year in North Dakota: a couple of the cats had frostbite damage, pointing to changing climate affecting them; and the cold might have driven a furry visitor into Laramie, Wyoming. A comprehensive article on the topic of how predators and livestock/pets can co-exist, a little dated (originally written in 2004), but insightful nonetheless. 'Sharpies' (not the felt-tip markers) are the topic of the next story, this one from the Chesapeake Bay area; while Irish authorities are reconsidering poisoned meat after the death of a recently-reintroduced golden eagle. And finally, a bizarre sighting in Iowa of a two-legged hairy creature: bigfoot, man in ghilley suit, or something else?

Non-lethal predator control program could provide assistance to Lassen County ra

Coyote hunt doesn’t sit well with neighborhood

Lake rescue aborted, coyote presumed drowned

Coyotes have big impact on deer herds

Interview: Bear Boss, Yosemite National Park

Alaska's senators seek to change polar bear language in omnibus

Biologist says weather could affect cougars

Mountain lion reportedly spotted in West Laramie

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Sharp-shinned hawk: Life-sometimes death-comes at you fast

Rules rethink after Eagle's death

Reports: Large, hairy two-legged animal seen

Monday, March 2, 2009


A Minnesota neighborhood got a four-legged visitor wandering through the snow drifts; next up, mirror-image articles: hunters are getting excited about the possibility of the first bear hunt in San Luis Obispo County, California; while a bear biologist in West Virginia discusses a reversal of policy there. The Humane Society of Canada provides some guidelines for human-coyote cohabitation in the following article. After a pack of coyotes killed his dog, a retired Marine has armed himself with a .22 and night vision goggles to turn the hunters into the hunted; but a Detroit suburb fed up with unsuccessful efforts to catch three wily coyotes have just decided to let them be. An Illinois city girl waxes rhapsodic about lots of bald eagle sightings on a trip to the country; and a story out of West Virginia provides an eyewitness account about 'playing possum'. Debate continues in Terra Haute, Indiana, over the veracity of cougar sightings; but there's no mistake about skunk sightings (or smellings) in Oklahoma, as mating season gets underway. Finally, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin showed his kinder side by condemning seal hunts in the Arctic.

Roaming bear cub draws local attention

Bear hunt could be on in San Luis Obispo County

DNR proposing scaled-back bear season

People And Coyotes Need To Get Along Says The Hsc

Raynham farmer is howling mad

City gives up try to trap coyote

Ill. corner a soar spot for mighty bald eagle

An opossum's tale of survival

Cougar sightings have locals talking, questioning stray cat

World Around You

Putin condemns hunting of baby seals
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