Journal archives for May 2019

May 07, 2019

Bear sightings on the rise.

Although black bear attacks are rare in California, they are typically defensive in nature because they are surprised or defending cubs, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Injurious black bear encounters and attacks are extremely rare in California, but they have occurred,” stated Fish and Wildlife officials. “There is no single safety strategy applicable to every encounter, and bear behavior is not always predictable.”

https://signalscv.com/2019/05/bear-sightings-on-the-rise/

Posted on May 07, 2019 20:57 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Point Reyes–Time to Remove Cows.

Point Reyes National Seashore was established in the 1960s by the purchase of private ranches. The public paid fair market value for these lands. Livestock operations were to removed over a 25-grace period. But time and again the ranchers refused to leave OUR property.

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2019/05/07/point-reyes-time-to-remove-cows/

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May 21, 2019

Should Feral Cats be Banned?

The lack of true concern for stopping animals from a life in the streets has been replaced by a nationwide acceptance--even encouragement--glorifying the life of feral cats, along with continual requests by non-profit organizations for donations to "make their lives better" in the streets. There is little concern about the up-to 3.7 million wild birds that are killed annually--many by well-fed cats, according to USA Today.

https://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/2016-01-01-13-17-00/animal-watch/17699-should-feral-cats-be-banned

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May 29, 2019

Nutria Eradication Efforts Moving Ahead In Delta.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was recently awarded $8.5 million in funding over three years by the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy to expand its nutria eradication operations.

https://www.escalontimes.com/news/nutria-eradication-efforts-moving-ahead-delta/

Posted on May 29, 2019 22:43 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Are Fox Squirrels Replacing Gray Squirrels in California?

For a majority of Californians, the tree squirrels in our neighborhoods will be one or more of three species: the native western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus), the introduced eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), and the introduced eastern fox squirrel (Scirus niger).

https://baynature.org/2019/05/28/are-fox-squirrels-replacing-gray-squirrels-in-california/

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May 06, 2019

The Living Landscape: The rascally river otter.

According to wildlife biologists, river otters are making a comeback in the Bay Area due to conservation and restoration projects, but here on Clear Lake and its environs, where fish are plentiful, otters are, too.

https://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/61053-the-living-landscape-the-rascally-river-otter

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May 13, 2019

Mother Deer: Fawn-grooming video a heartwarming message for Mother's Day.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is offering a special Mother's Day message courtesy of the wildlife that roams the national park.

https://abc7.com/pets-animals/deer-mom-wildlife-video-a-heartwarming-image-for-mothers-day/5297293/

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May 15, 2019

Bear cub named Paradise returns home after recovering from Camp Fire burns.

The plan is to release a rehabilitated bear cub back into the hills where it was found in March — starving and with burned paws, and the conspicuous absence of a mother bear, which means it was likely orphaned in the Camp Fire.

http://www.chicoer.com/bear-cub-named-paradise-returns-home-after-recovering-from-camp-fire-burns

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May 25, 2019

Safety tips for encounters with mountain lions.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman in the North County said her husband and 12-year-old son had a big scare this week.

They were surprised by a mountain lion.

https://www.kusi.com/safety-tips-for-encounters-with-mountain-lions/

Posted on May 25, 2019 02:58 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Bill to Ban the Trophy Hunting of Bobcats in California Passes Out of Assembly, Humane Society of the United States Reports.

Over the past 10 years, nearly 10,000 bobcats have been killed in California. A small number of trophy hunters are responsible for killing most of the bobcats who have been hunted in California. Samantha Hagio, wildlife protection director for the Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement:

“The Humane Society of the United States is thankful to the California Assembly for passing AB 1254. No one is killing bobcats for food – they’re slaughtered for nothing more than a trophy by a tiny minority of the population.

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/18745-bill-to-ban-the-trophy-hunting-of-bobcats-in-california-passes-out-of-assembly-humane-society-of-the-united-states-reports

Posted on May 25, 2019 23:05 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment