Camilla Fox of Project Coyote discusses coyotes in Marin County, California, in our first wildlife news item today; while a resident of West Seattle reported a coyote in the area. A retrospective on a celebrated wolf biologist who died in a plane crash at Denali National Park is up next. A photojournalist from Alabama provides us with the story of an elderly woman who feeds a pair of raptors at her place; followed by some amazing video footage shot by a BBC video crew in Finland that proves beyond a doubt that gold eagles do hunt reindeer! Kansas wildlife officials have confirmed a cougar sighting, only the second one in over 100 years in that state; but the mayor of a town in New Zealand is requesting a ban on a possum poison that will soon be deployed in his jurisdiction. A little history lesson from Ohio questions the value of deer in modern society; while a New Jersey tuxedo shop had an unexpected window crasher! A deer reportedly went through the windshield of a vehicle in Indiana this morning, causing a bit of a backup on the highway; and with 10,000 deer-auto collisions each year, Scottish authorities are warning motorists to watch for deer during the rutting season. Tabulating over 3,000 deer-auto collisions in Mississippi in 2008, wildlife officials are cautioning motorists to be "deer aware"; but wildlife officials in New Jersey are hopeful that a series of reflectors will help keep deer off the road. Due to a hard winter in 2008, hunters in Minnesota will find fewer deer this year; while the trial of an Ohio resident who illegally shipped dear out-of-state has ended, but no date has yet been set for sentencing. Granite Bay, California, had a visit from a trio of ursine neighbors; even as wildlife officials are cautioning residents of Florida near bear areas not to feed the animals, lest they become a problem. A Canadian polar bear residing in a Scottish zoo will finally be moving to some more spacious digs this week; but raccoons in Reno, Nevada, are living up to their "bandit" appearance, as residents complain about the increasingly aggressive critters. And finally, a story from Massachusetts shows that it is possible to actually build a better mousetrap!
Marin Voice: The coyotes in our midst
West Seattle wildlife: Coyote sighting in Gatewood
Stubbornness was Haber's best and worst quality
Hawk over my shoulder
Eagles filmed hunting reindeer
Mountain lion sighting in Trego Co.
Kaikoura mayor wants 1080 ban
What’s a deer worth?
MILLVILLE: Deer crashes through window at tuxedo shop
Deer causes crash on I-69
Drivers warned to watch for deer
MDOT: Watch out for deer on roads
Honk if you See a Deer in Headlights
State deer herd at manageable level
Kimbolton man guilty of shipping deer
Bear And Two Cubs Spotted In Granite Bay Tree
Stay Safe, Keep Bears Wild
Mercedes the Canadian polar bear to get new Scottish Highlands hideaway
Reno residents say raccoons incidents worsening
Animal control company uses robots