Already a major problem for farmers in the South, wild boars are now a target of the New York State government. The wild boar population has been increasing in New York in recent years and state officials fear an explosion of the invasive species could be in the works. But … Continue reading
The whitetailed deer “rut” – also known as breeding season – kicks off across much of Texas this month, triggering increased movement of deer as bucks pursue does, often with a reckless single-mindedness that short-circuits the animal’s natural wariness. This is good news for the state’s 600,000 or so deer … Continue reading
A woman calls into a radio station with an “interesting” idea of what deer crossing means. This relatively short audio clip is worth the listen. Click here.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials take a close look at cougar populations in the Trans Pecos Region of Texas.
It appears that residents in Waller County near Hwy 290 could have a mountain lion problem on their hands, but a Texas game warden isn’t so sure of exactly what it is that appears to be targeting pets in that area. This week, there were reports of a mountain lion … Continue reading
Oftentimes, researchers have to travel deep into some remote corner of the globe to find organisms still unknown to science. Other times, undocumented species are found hiding in plain sight, right under the their noses. For pathobiological science professor Tony Goldberg, his latest discovery turned out to be even closer … Continue reading
An afternoon snorkel off Catalina Island brought a local instructor face-to-face with the half-dollar-sized eyes of an 18-foot sea creature on Sunday. Marine science instructor Jasmine Santana was shocked to confront the rare oarfish in the waters of the island’s Toyon Bay, about 2 miles from Avalon and 22 miles … Continue reading
Fish accounted for just 7 percent of the mercury measured in a group of pregnant women’s blood, found a new British study, whose authors argue that the benefits of eating fish during pregnancy appear to outweigh the costs. And while those conclusions have received a fair dose of media attention … Continue reading
For a few precious moments, the fate of one seal hung in the balance … as the seal itself balanced on the tip of a great white shark’s nose. This time around, the seal snatched life from the jaws of death and escaped — just barely — and one lucky … Continue reading
Xenia, Ohio – Once in a while, a story comes along that proves Mother Nature can be very amusing and unfortunately very cruel to her creatures. Such was the story recently received about a beaver with its tail trapped. The story was from Matt Hunt, DNR Division of Wildlife officer … Continue reading