A pair of wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men are out of a job after they failed to deter gray wolf depredation at a cattle ranch in Butte Falls.
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.
Some states have accepted the fact that they have small pockets of “feral” nutria populations, and have created regulated trapping seasons to manage those populations. Other states, however, have launched all out war on the little buggers. So where did nutria come from? And why aren’t we simply “co-existing” with this furry little invader?
Guest writer Rob Hatch discusses mounting concerns over the current state (and future) of the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, the Great North Woods of both New Hampshire and Maine, and the intentions of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.