Journal archives for November 2018

November 21, 2018

Squirrels are nature’s furry little terrorists.

Whenever there’s a terrorist-y attack on our electrical or internet infrastructure, the first thing I think of is “squirrel!” while others are quick to point the finger at China or Russia, your smart money will always go with squirrels.

https://lbpost.com/commentary/squirrels-natures-furry-little-terrorists/

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November 07, 2018

Bear makes a mess after getting trapped in Santa Barbara County park restroom.

A black bear became stuck in a restroom at Nojoqui Falls Park near Gaviota Monday night, causing damage before it finally escaped.

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article221229380.html

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November 02, 2018

Love those heehaws and snorts, but Death Valley aims to become a 'no-burro zone'.

Amid the clatter of hammers and occasional heehaws and snorts in a remote corner of Death Valley National Park, Meyers called out to the descendants of pack animals used by miners and prospectors more than a century ago.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-death-valley-burros-20181026-story.html

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November 15, 2018

Woolsey Fire: Wildlife experts trying to track tagged mountain lions amid massive blaze.

The official Twitter account for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area posted that GPS data confirms 10 of the 13 known mountain lions appear to be alive and moving.

https://abc7.com/wildlife-experts-trying-to-track-mountain-lions-amid-woolsey-fire/4682275/

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November 29, 2018

Wildlife struggle to survive in the city.

Wildlife experts are unsure of the number of coyotes and pumas in the Bay Area. A 1996 state study estimated the number to be between 4,000 to 6,000 pumas in California.

https://goldengatexpress.org/2018/11/28/wildlife-struggle-to-survive-in-the-city/

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Curry: State is wrong to deny protection to rare marten.

Humboldt martens are the wild heart of our ancient forests. Thought to be extinct until they were rediscovered in 1996, we have a rare second chance to do the right thing and safeguard them for future generations.

https://www.registerguard.com/opinion/20181129/curry-state-is-wrong-to-deny-protection-to-rare-marten

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November 09, 2018

Sea lion found outside Palo Alto Animal Services.

Workers encounter large marine mammal, keep it from crossing East Bayshore Road.

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2018/11/08/sea-lion-found-outside-palo-alto-animal-services-center

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November 16, 2018

'We're winning': how a Canadian province the size of France stays rat-free.

Alberta is one of the world’s only places without a breeding population of rats – thanks to skilled pest controllers and a take-no-prisoners approach.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/15/alberta-rat-catcher-phil-merill-canada-pest-free

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November 11, 2018

Point Reyes ranchers shouldn’t be favored over wildlife.

The adverse impacts of ranching on soils, water quality, vegetation, wildlife and visitor experience were undeniable: piles of manure, muddy trails, accelerated erosion, weed-infested pastures and gigantic heaps of rotting vegetation called silage (pasture plants are mowed and then fermented to make feed livestock when there is no grass available). During the four years I worked at Point Reyes, I never drove past the ranches without shaking my head.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Point-Reyes-ranchers-shouldn-t-be-favored-over-13381520.php

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November 30, 2018

Sick sea lions appear on area beaches.

Sea lions sick with leptospirosis have been showing up on California beaches in near record numbers, the Marine Mammal Center reports. As a result, staff and volunteers at the center have been busy in a normally quiet time of the year.

https://www.hmbreview.com/news/sick-sea-lions-appear-on-area-beaches/article_fa72b7a8-f34f-11e8-bf81-a3ae423c7491.html

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