Journal archives for February 2018

February 22, 2018

Bison gores camper on California island.

A camper was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after a being gored by a bison on Southern California’s Catalina Island, according to officials.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/20/buffalo-gores-camper-california-island/353976002/

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February 26, 2018

Middletown man reaches plea agreement in case involving killing of bear.

Hinchcliff, who oversees prosecution for fish and wildlife violations in Lake County, originally charged Outen with negligent discharge of a firearm, threatening a witness, discharging a firearm within 150 yards of a residence, killing a bear out of season and not having a hunting license or bear tag.

http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/54712-middletown-man-reaches-plea-agreement-in-case-involving-killing-of-bear

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February 07, 2018

California Wildlife Officials Urged to Prevent Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday morning will present state wildlife officials with almost 11,000 letters urging them to better regulate the commercial Dungeness crab fishery to protect whales from being tangled up in fishing gear. The Center sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over the issue in October, following sharp increases in entanglement reports in recent years.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/whale-entanglements-02-06-2018.php

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February 08, 2018

Emergency responders train to rescue sea lions, other wildlife caught in oil spills.

A rescue team from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center reacted instantly when they found a sea lion covered in oil on a San Clemente beach in 2015.

They photographed him, took samples of the oil, assessed his health for a wash and then went to work to remove as much oil as possible.

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/02/07/emergency-responders-train-to-rescue-sea-lions-other-wildlife-caught-in-oil-spills/

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Love stinks: Skunk mating starts early in northern California.

SACRAMENTO, CA (KTXL/CNN) – When the sun goes down over the Sacramento River, the skunks come out of hiding.

And let’s just say, love is in the air.

Skunk mating season normally peaks after Valentine’s Day (are you listening Pepé Le Pew?), but because of the unusually warm winter weather, the annual ritual may be off to an early start, according to wildlife experts.

http://m.kfvs12.com/story/37455963/love-stinks-skunk-mating-starts-early-in-northern-california

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February 20, 2018

Stuffed mountain lion carcass found mounted above fireplace in Lake Arrowhead home.

Mountain lions are a protected mammal in California, and possession of the animal or its parts is illegal, sheriff's officials said in a news release.

http://abc7.com/stuffed-mountain-lion-carcass-found-in-lake-arrowhead-home/3109954/

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February 06, 2018

Bobcat, Possibly Shot, Found In Livermore.

The bobcat was rescued from a trail near Sycamore Grove Park but his injuries were so severe that he was euthanized.

https://patch.com/california/livermore/bobcat-possibly-shot-found-livermore

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February 09, 2018

California Officials Ask For Public's Help Against Nutria.

Wildlife officials are asking California residents to report any sightings of nutria — an invasive rodent that eats so much aquatic vegetation that it threatens wetlands and marshes.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday it is trying to eradicate the rodents from the state because once established, nutria could cause loss of wetlands, damage to agricultural crops and levees, dikes and roadbeds.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/California-Officials-Ask-For-Publics-Help-Against-Nutria-473452593.html

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Nutria discovered in San Joaquin Valley; CDFW seeks to prevent further spread and infestation.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has become aware of a population of invasive nutria (Myocastor coypus) reproducing within the San Joaquin Valley.

Given the severity of potential impacts and the impacts realized in other infested states, CDFW believes early intervention actions could be successful in eradicating nutria from the area and is asking the public's help in looking for and reporting nutria sightings in order to determine the extent of the infestation.

http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/community/54431-nutria-discovered-in-san-joaquin-valley-cdfw-seeks-to-prevent-further-spread-and-infestation

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February 11, 2018

Volunteers needed for annual Festival of Whales in Dana Point.

The 47th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales, one of Southern California’s largest and longest running celebrations, needs volunteers for the upcoming festival.

The festival, planned for March 3, 4, 10, and 11, draws hundreds of thousands to an event that pays tribute to the annual migration of California gray whales that pass Dana Point.

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/07/volunteers-needed-for-annual-festival-of-whales-in-dana-point/

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