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Dead Alligator found in southeast KY leads to multiple charges for a Harlan county man

A Harlan County man is facing several charges following an investigation by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The investigation started after reports of an alligator in a creek in southeastern Kentucky. In a press release, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers say 23-year-old Cameron Cornett of Big Laurel is charged with illegally transporting an inherently dangerous exotic animal, not reporting its escape to authorities, and not having a permit to have the animal in his possession.
HARLAN COUNTY, KY
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Bears, Bears Everywhere – Neskowin Problem Bear Removed, Euthanized; Advice to Avoid Feeding, Remove all Food Sources

Nearly every area in Tillamook County has photos of marauding bears, wandering through neighborhoods, raiding bird feeders or “cleaning” barbecue grills, or simply wandering through a yard. From Manzanita to Neskowin – and throughout the coast, bears have been very active and causing problems this year. In Neskowin on July 2nd, ODFW trapped a 2 to 3 year old male bear and much discussion ensued on social media about it’s fate. So the Tillamook County Pioneer reached out to ODFW to find out it’s fate. According to ODFW, this bear was not relocated—it was euthanized. It was trapped because it had been seen repeatedly in daylight and breaking into structures, behaviors considered an indication of a human safety risk, along with getting into garbage cans.
NESKOWIN, OR
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Bear breaks in, steals Bear Valley Springs resident’s candy

BEAR VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (KGET) — One resident was in for a not-so-sweet surprise Wednesday afternoon. A bear entered a home Wednesday and got into a candy stash, according the Sgt. Dain Hurst of the Bear Valley Police Department. Officials said they saw a very happy bear rubbing its tummy post-plunder. Hurst said, they’ve had […]

Ovando mauling death prompts safety recommendations

The mauling death of a bicyclist in Ovando last summer has prompted several safety recommendations to reduce the chances of another fatality. The limiting factor is whether people will follow the recommendations. On Wednesday, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Executive Committee heard a summary of the final interagency Board of Review...
OVANDO, MT
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Haaland to visit Yellowstone

This week, Secretary Deb Haaland and Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz will travel to Yellowstone National Park to tour the damage caused by recent floods and progress that has been made to restore access to the park. Secretary Haaland and elected leaders will highlight the...
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Hundreds of birds found dead on Lake Michigan islands

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Wildlife biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources estimate nearly 1,500 birds have been found dead along several islands in Lake Michigan — more than half of the state’s estimated population. The likely culprit? Bird flu. A report from Michigan Radio...
WISCONSIN STATE
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How to safely avoid encountering Arkansas’ alligators

LITTLE ROCK — While enjoying the Natural State’s many bodies of water this summer, swimmers and boaters need to avoid hazardous wildlife. This includes American alligators, which are present in southern and central Arkansas. Becky McPeake, extension wildlife specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said understanding alligators is key to avoiding negative encounters.
ARKANSAS COUNTY, AR
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New federal lawsuit seeks stronger protections for one of Florida's rarest bats

Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking protections for Florida bonneted bats, which the groups say are threatened by rising seas and urban sprawl. The lawsuit, filed in the federal Southern District of Florida, contends the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not complied with deadlines for designating critical habitat spelled out when the bat was listed as endangered in 2013.
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Threatened by urban sprawl? Lawsuit seeks protection for bats only found in South Florida

- Conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking protections for Florida bonneted bats, which the groups say are threatened by rising seas and urban sprawl. The lawsuit, filed in the federal Southern District of Florida, contends the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not complied with deadlines for designating critical habitat spelled out when the bat was listed as endangered in 2013.
FLORIDA STATE
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Montana's growing population is forcing wildlife managers to adapt

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Ivory-billed woodpecker photos wanted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says experts disagree strongly about whether ivory-billed woodpeckers are extinct, and it's putting off a final decision on the question to review information. The bird with a 30-inch wingspan and a high, nasal call was among 23 animals the agency...
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Are wildlife sightings on the rise in West Linn?

ODFW biologist says animals have always been around, but are seen more often due to technology. Sightings of deer, elk, birds of prey and coyotes are increasingly common in West Linn, as well as other parts of the Portland metro region. Reports of larger predators like cougars and bears have been on the rise too.
WEST LINN, OR
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Second phase of Yahara flooding reduction project begins

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The second phase of the multi-year 11-mile project along the Yahara River was showcased on Wednesday by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Land and Water Resource Department staff, the Dane Co. Executive Office announced. The project is a sediment removal initiative to reduce the chance...
DANE COUNTY, WI