Journal archives for October 2019

October 07, 2019

On the California Coast, It’s Cattle Versus Elk.

Point Reyes National Seashore is once again ground zero for an emotional debate over the purpose of America’s national parks. Should the parks’ mission be to preserve wildlife or conserve history? Should they be set aside as wilderness or tended as a human landscape? How can land managers balance the not always reconcilable needs of wildlife and domesticated livestock?

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Photos of the Pika, North America's Cutest Mammal.

Scientists further break the American pika into 36 subspecies based on their population structure and geography. They can be found throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington, and throughout the Rocky Mountains from southern New Mexico to British Columbia.

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October 26, 2019

All for the Benefit of Bats: CDFW Celebrates “Bat Week” in California.

October 24-31 is Bat Week, an annual international celebration of these fascinating winged mammals and the important role they play in our environment.

California is home to 25 species of bats, ranging from the commonly found Mexican free-tailed bat, a medium-sized bat that makes its home in caves, attics, under bridges and in abandoned structures, and canyon bat, smallest of California’s bats with a wingspan of about seven inches, to the western mastiff bat, which has a wingspan of almost two feet.

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October 08, 2019

Rodent Poison Found in Two Dead Southern California Mountain Lions.

One of two mountain lions found dead recently in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed by potent chemicals used to poison rodents, according to National Park Service researchers who have been studying the region's famed big cats for nearly 20 years.

The mountain lion, known as P-30, is the fifth in a long-term study of the species whose death was connected to the rodent poison. An otherwise healthy 6-year-old male cat, P-30's official cause of death was anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, NPS biologists said Tuesday.

The cause of death for a second mountain lion found dead in August in the Malibu area has not been determined, but similar poisons were found in her system, the NPS said.

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October 01, 2019

LA’s Most Loved and Watched Cat: P-61’s Search for Survival Results in Death.

The National Parks Service, which monitors the collared big cats, reported that P-61 was in a confrontation with another mountain lion in the Bel Air vicinity, between Bel Air Crest Road and the Sepulveda Boulevard underpass, in the early hours of September 7, 2019. The drama, which was captured on video, played out between 3:09 a.m. when the chase began and 4:00 a.m. when P-61 was struck and killed by a southbound car on the 405 freeway. He had managed to make it across five of the 10 freeway lanes.

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October 11, 2019


PORTER RANCH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A wild rabbit with singed fur was seen scurrying away from the burning woods set ablaze by the Saddleridge Fire in Porter Ranch Friday morning.

The bunny was seen in the parking lot of the local YMCA in Porter Ranch. The center was saved, but there were at least two cars destroyed by flames in the parking lot.

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October 19, 2019

Rehabilitated Sea Lions, Seals Released Back Into Pacific Ocean From Laguna Beach.

One of the marine mammals released Saturday, named Cringle, was taken in by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center with a broken flipper. Another, named Buzz, had an injured face, while one named Zion was wrapped in monofilament and tangled in fishing lines.

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October 16, 2019

First Gray Whale Of Season Spout-ed In South Orange County.

The migration begins! whales travel about 12,000 miles round trip to warm & protected lagoons of Baja to mate & give birth to their calves.

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October 18, 2019



Hey fans! Don’t miss my big party—the 4th annual P-22 Day Festival!
Join us for the 4th annual P-22 Day Festival & Urban Wildlife Week! Over 6,000 people attended the P-22 Day Festival last year, and thousands more at the events throughout Urban Wildlife Week.

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October 14, 2019

How common are bats with rabies and should you worry?

Bats can have rabies, but it is extremely rare for that to impact humans.

The chance of getting rabies from a bat is very small — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are one or two cases a year in the U.S. But bats are the most common source of human rabies in the United States.

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