From the photos we can tell that it’s furry and walks on all fours. Beyond that, about the only thing certain about the critter photographed by a hunter’s camera is that some people have gotten the notion it could be a Sasquatch, or bigfoot. Others say it’s just a bear with a bad skin infection, but judging from the photo, I don’t think so.
Rick Jacobs says he got the pictures from a camera with an automatic, motion-triggered camera that he fastened to a tree in the Allegheny National Forest, a little over 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, hoping to photograph white-tailed deer. Continue reading
All the information you will need on the upcoming Texas Wildlife Diversity Conference can be found right here! Everyone is invited to participate in the 2008 Wildlife Diversity Conference that is being co-sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Houston Zoo, Incorporated. The Diversity Conference will be held on January 17-19, 2008 at the Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center, Houston, TX. Continue reading
Environmental Defense, the Central Texas Cattlemen’s Association and the U.S. Army at Fort Hood share a common desire: They want to see the federally endangered black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) recover within the next decade. And these unlikely partners aren’t just hoping the bird recovers: they’re working together on the ground to make it happen.
Recovery of an endangered species is fundamental to Environmental Defense’s mission, but why would a Cattlemen’s Association and the Army care about the well-being of a 4.5 inch-long songbird? The answer is that they expect that the vireo’s recovery will ease Endangered Species Act regulatory liability and land-use restrictions. As an additional bonus, restoration and maintenance of vireo habitat have proven compatible with livestock and military training activities. Continue reading
Feeding wildlife, especially alligators, is a bad idea. Why? First, some human foods actually harm the digestive systems of wild animals. Although this probably will not be the case with alligators, fed alligators will soon become hooked on handouts, can become concentrated around artificial food sources, and will lose there fear of humans. Continue reading
To Canyon Lake Gorge, geologic time has a whole different meaning. You could say it dates to around the end of the Enron era. In 2002, a torrent of water from an overflowing lake sliced open the earth, exposing rock formations, fossils and even dinosaur; footprints in only three days! Since that event, the canyon has been accessible only to researchers to protect it from vandals, but on October 6 it opened to its “doors” to the public. Continue reading