A moment of poor judgement can have serious unwanted effects on others. We see this often in wildlife/human interactions. Whether it is intentional, such as poaching or unintentional, such as leaving out bird feeders and accidentally attracting rats, the consequences of our actions are not considered. The most recent example of this comes from Washington … More Lapse in Judgement Can Cost Big
A hot topic has been brewing the last few weeks about the cloning of extinct animals. Sorry Jurassic Park fans (I’m one of them), we will not be seeing any large dinosaurs roaming the Earth again. However, there may be a possibility of getting some recent and/or not-so-recent animals back again. Some believe it is … More Should We Bring Back the Dead??
You don’t have to be looking for Big Foot to find a unique animal to the Pacific Northwest. Searching for the elusive and more “real” specter of the Apladontia rufa, more commonly known as the mountain beaver, would yield better results, although probably not a television show. Contrary to what name may imply, the mountain … More Mountain Beavers, Yes They Do Exist!
Sadly, it is official. Two more states, Georgia and South Carolina have been added to growing list each winter of states and provinces that have been effected by White-nose syndrome (WNS). So far 22 states and 5 provinces have been effected by the disease, killing up towards 6.7 million bats. The reports from US Fish … More WNS Update: Two More States Report Infections
A recently published book, The Genius of Dogs by Dr. Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, looks at how mankind may have been giving itself too much recognition for the “domestication” of wolves into our furry friends of today. As the story goes, we were a hunter-gatherer society some 40,000 years ago and we adopted wolf … More The Truth About Man’s Best Friend?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking for a few good nematodes or round worms for the layman. The reason, an invasive species of termite from Asia, the Formosan subterranean termite. Colonies have an extensive tunnel and chamber system underground, which may contain several million members. This is in contrast with the endemic species … More Wanted: Nematodes for Pest Control Position