Journal archives for August 2018

August 18, 2018

California v nutria: state seeks to eradicate scourge of giant rodents.

As the dog-sized creatures destroy wetlands and dig through levees, officials have a goal: total extermination.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/15/nutria-california-rodents-wetlands-environment

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August 23, 2018

What’s been nibbling the rosebuds and leaves?

California is home to eight types of rabbits, but only three of them — the jackrabbit, the desert cottontail, and the brush rabbit — are responsible for the most damage. The jackrabbit is the largest of the three, growing to about the size of a large house cat.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/22/whats-been-nibbling-on-the-rosebuds-and-leaves/

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August 27, 2018

Have you seen these fort-like structures on SLO County trails? They’re home to a ‘cute’ rodent.

These structures are the home of woodrats. Several species of woodrat call the Central Coast their home, the most common and far-reaching is the dusty-footed woodrat (Neotoma fuscipes macrotis).

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/weather/weather-watch/article217348645.html

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An Adorable Rodent Gives a Glimpse Into Earth’s Climate Chaos.

The Carrizo Plain National Monument is a portal to a time before big ag turned California’s Central Valley into a monocultural wasteland. The refuge is home to insane wildflower blooms in the spring, and a long cast of characters—arthropods like wind scorpions (not really scorpions, but equally horrifying, if you feel like googling), reptiles like the side-blotched lizard, and fliers like barn owls. All of them are delicately balanced in an ecosystem of eaters and eatees.

https://www.wired.com/story/giant-kangaroo-rat-climate-change/

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August 24, 2018

California Protects Humboldt Martens as Endangered.

ARCATA, Calif.— In response to a petition from conservation groups, the California Fish and Game Commission voted today to protect the Humboldt marten under the state Endangered Species Act.

https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/humboldt-marten-08-23-2018.php

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August 28, 2018

Archery hunter severely mauled by wounded bear in Banning Canyon area.

The hunter was with two friends Friday evening in the Banning Canyon area, north of Banning in the San Gorgonio Pass, when the mauling took place, Capt. Patrick Foy of Fish and Wildlife said in a telephone interview from Sacramento.

http://www.pe.com/archery-hunter-severely-mauled-by-wounded-bear

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August 01, 2018

Sonoma County Ranchers Track, Kill Mountain Lions Killing Livestock.

Other livestock owners in the area are instead choosing to kill mountain lions who kill their animals.

Just last week, a mountain lion was put down after killing a goat in Kenwood. It’s the second state-sanctioned mountain lion killing in the last eight months in Sonoma valley.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/07/31/sonoma-county-ranchers-track-kill-mountain-lions-killing-livestock/

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August 10, 2018

Mountain Lion Sightings Reported In Pleasanton.

Residents are encouraged to call the police when they see the big cats.

https://patch.com/california/pleasanton/mountain-lion-sightings-reported-pleasanton

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August 02, 2018

Famous mountain lion cub that survived North Bay fires killed with Fish and Wildlife permit.

A young mountain lion was killed in Sonoma County with permission from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after the puma killed a local landowner's goat.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/mountain-lion-cub-fire-killed-permit-goat-sonoma-13121152.php

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Saving Animals by Scaring Them.

Conservationists are using behavior modification to help kangaroo mice, bears, elk and other critters survive.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/saving-animals-by-scaring-them/

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