With photo sharing and trail cameras expanding rapidly amongst society, we are able to capture, document, and share amazing findings almost instantly. With the amazing, also comes the macabre. As is the situation with the discovery of a raccoon and coyote discovered in the forests of West Virginia this week.
A newly released study in the American Midland Naturalist focuses on the recent discovery of leucism traits found in a traveling male fisher, captured on a trail camera image from Price County, Wisconsin in 2017. The report states its the first scientifically documented case of leucism in pekania pennanti. Although, as we found out, its clearly not the first documented case on the World Wide Web!
Introducing our new “Issues” page! The inevitable truth is that some people are hellbent on yanking the licensed hunter and regulated trapper out of the conservation equation. I’ve made it my mission, call it my “civic duty”, along with my constituents and contributors, to “hold the line” and ensure that hands-on management continues - provided it adds wealth to conservation efforts.
Its painfully obvious not everyone in San Francisco is “on board” with the city’s recent ridiculous ban on fur garments. A McDonald’s chain restaurant became the center of attention after a man entered the establishment with a dead raccoon.
The confirmation of a black bear infected with the rabies virus is the first in North Carolina’s recorded history. Only four cases of rabies in wild black bears has been documented in the continental U.S. since 1999. The discovery comes as bears seem to be popular in headlines Nationwide, and as their populations swell in the Northeast.