Friday, October 23, 2009


First up today in wildlife news, Sandy Fernee, CEO of Wildlife Victoria, in Australia, has sent along an article about a kangaroo killer who pleaded guilty in court to acts of animal cruelty. Frogs that are in danger from mudslides in Southern California's Angeles National Forest areas that have been burned by the Station Fire are being relocated by wildlife biologists; while trappers in Deadwood, South Dakota, managed to catch a three-month-old cougar cub, the offspring of an adult cougar who was shot earlier this week. More data on deer-auto collisions in Ohio is provided by the next article; followed by an item about the award of a $75,000 grant to Essex County, New Jersey, which will allow that jurisdiction to put up "Deer Deter" systems to keep deer off the roads. Bristol, Connecticut, had another bear visitation this past week; while a black bear sow and two cubs were trapped in a Georgia neighborhood. A large section of Alaska, which encompasses both major polar bear populations, has been proposed as a protected habitat, even though Shell Oil Company was just given drilling rights in the area; but wildlife officials warned parents of elementary school children about a bear near their school in Montana. A detailed log of California Department of Fish and Game's response to a black bear report in Ventura County, California, is provided by the next article. Middlesex County in New Jersey has reported a dozen rabid animals so far this month; Greenbrier County, West Virginia, has seen over three dozen cases of rabies so far this year; and a rabid skunk was found in a New Hampshire community, prompting wildlife officials to warn residents of the danger of rabid wildlife in the area. A rancher in Montana, incensed about what he sees as official malaise in prosecuting predatory wolves on his ranch, has withdrawn 45,000 acres of prime hunting land from the state's inventory in protest; but contrary to popular opinion, wolves in Spain prefer wild game as opposed to domestic animals, according to a new study. A story from Arizona about a duct-taped coyote left to die brings up the issue of animal cruelty in a state where it's legal to hunt coyotes; while the Louise Kreher Forestry Preserve in Auburn, Alabama, will have a program on coyotes this weekend. Officials in Madison Wisconsin feel that a pair of dogs were killed by coyotes; and a meeting in Orange County California laid out the rules of engagement when confronting a coyote. And finally, A National Geographic photo spread includes pictures of an elephant underwater and a coyote found frozen solid standing beside a road!

Kangaroo Killer - update

Saving the Frogs from the Station Fire's Damage

GF&P looking for home for cougar kitten caught in Deadwood

Deer-crash crashes more likely now

County Roads Get Noisy At Night To Deter Deer

Bristol becomes Bear City

Three Bears Trapped in Warner Robins

Polar Bear Habitat Proposed for Alaska

Hellgate Elementary alerts parents of a bear sighting

DFG Issues Bear Kill Report

Rabid animals turn up in Monroe, Old Bridge

Four Cases of Rabies Confirmed in Greenbrier County in October

Police: Watch out for rabid skunk in Derry

Rancher ends public hunting in protest of wolf policies

Iberian Wolves Prefer Wild Roe Deer To Domestic Animals

Forget Tigers, This Weekend is About Coyotes in Auburn

The case of the duct taped coyote – Does anyone care about coyote abuse?

Coyotes suspected in deaths of two dogs

What should you do if you see a coyote?

An Underwater Elephant And A Coyote Frozen Solid

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