All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘wildlife’

Eva Shockey Maligned on Social Media for Bear Photos

Eva Shockey, Canadian co-host of Outdoor Channel series Jim Shockey’s Uncharted, has come under fire after appearing in pictures with a 510-pound black bear her father shot, during a hunting exhibition in North Carolina on November 14. Shockey, 26, the first woman to appear on the cover of Field & Stream magazine in three decades, has received death threats from …

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PETA Offering Reward for Squirrel Kicker Identity

In a video that went viral online, an unnamed Frenchman was shown kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now the UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $17,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the squirrel-kicker. PETA urged anyone with details to relay information to …

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Chinese Fisherman Nets Whale Shark

A Chinese fisherman netted a 14-foot-long 4,000 pound whale shark over the weekend, and was able to strap the carcass to the roof of a truck and haul it to a fish market in Xiaozhi. Fishing for the endangered whale shark is illegal in China, but Fujian province Captain Cai Chengzhu claims that the massive fish was accidently caught in …

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Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, due to human activity, according to the academic journal Science. The Earth’s most recent mass extinction event occurred roughly 65 million years ago, when an asteroid wiped out 75% of all existing species, including the dinosaurs. Commenting on the progression of Earth’s present defaunation, or loss of species, …

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Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one of the pots set down from his boat, The Nome Nugget. McFarland stored the crab at the Norton Sound Seafood …

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Anaconda Loose in New Jersey Lake

A green anaconda is loose in Lake Hopatcong in Jefferson Township, situated in northern New Jersey, and reptile expert Gerald Andrejcak revealed that state wildlife authorities told him to “keep his mouth shut” regarding the actual species of the snake. The snake was initially described as a boa, which a green anaconda technically is, but state officials wanted to avoid …

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‘Lost’ Snake Rediscovered on Mexico Island

A species of snake not seen for almost 80 years was found on a remote island off of the Pacific coast of Mexico. Hypsiglena unaocularis, commonly known as the Clarión nightsnake, was first described by American naturalist William Beebe during his voyage to Clarión Island in 1936. Beebe encountered a single specimen, and the snake was not seen again in …

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Whale Carcass Feared Ready to Explode

Residents of Trout River in Newfoundland, Canada fear that a blue whale carcass that washed ashore last week may be ready to explode. The stinky, 82-foot-long cetacean has been expanding due to a buildup of various gasses, and might go by the way of a putrefied sperm whale that exploded in the Faroe Islands last November. Emily Butler, Trout River …

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Squirrel Causes $300K in Damages in Indy

A defiant squirrel managed to cause roughly $300K in damages to a new Fort Wayne, Indiana community center that is scheduled to open in June. The small rodent infiltrated the electrical system of the newly renovated athletics complex at McMillen Park on April 1st, causing a power surge that destroyed three new HVAC systems, and damaged parts of the boiler …

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Grand Canyon Hybrid Bison On a Tear

Over 350 hybrid bison have been on a rampage in the northern region of Grand Canyon National Park, and the herd has been tearing up vegetation, impinging on the native habitat of the endangered Mexican spotted owl, knocking down Native American cliff dwellings and befouling the water supply by using it as a toilet. The animals were originally introduced to …

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Bald Eagle Egg Hatches in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed that the first of three bald eagle eggs had hatched Friday in a nest sitting in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhood. Roughly an hour later, the adult male and female eagles were seen tending to the eaglet via a webcam put in place by the commission using PixController. The nest was built in the Hays section …

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Bald Eagle Released After Territorial Brawl

The American Bald Eagle symbolizes strength, long life, and most of all, freedom. So, it’s no surprise that wildlife rescue centers across the country take their job very seriously when it comes to saving endangered bald eagles. One of these majestic birds was saved last week in West Cape May, New Jersey following a territorial fight against a rival. Authorities were informed about …

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