Journal archives for March 2019

March 06, 2019

US plans end to wolf protections, critics say it's premature.

U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a predator that's run into conflicts with farmers and ranchers after rebounding in some regions, an official told The Associated Press.

http://www.760kfmb.com/story/40081093/us-plans-end-to-wolf-protections-critics-say-its-premature

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March 08, 2019

Brea’s planning new rules for managing wildlife in the city.

On March 5, the Brea City Council was set to approve a new ordinance that makes it against the law to feed or leave out food for any non-domesticated mammalian predators, including coyotes, raccoons, foxes, possums and non-domesticated rodents. Don’t worry, your pet hamsters, rats and mice are exempt, but if you set out food for wildlife, you would be breaking the law in Brea and could be cited.

The new ordinance is part of a Coyote Management Plan first voted on last month by the City Council and includes Wildlife Watch. Wildlife Watch is similar to Neighborhood Watch.

http://www.ocregister.com/brea-is-planning-new-rules-for-managing-wildlife-in-the-city

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'Tis the season to see more coyotes, says expert.

Some visitors to the Ramona Grasslands Preserve off Highland Valley Road have taken to social media to describe encounters with coyotes that felt too close for comfort, but the increase in coyote activity is normal for this time of year.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ramona-sentinel/lifestyle/sd-cm-ram-coyotes-20190307-story.html

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Coyotes Stalk Deer Along Suburban California Street.

A tense battle of wits between coyotes and deer in Saratoga, California, was witnessed by Rudy Romero on March 6. Romero’s footage shows the coyotes tracking their prey along a suburban street, only for the deer to regroup and briefly chase them off.

https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/coyotes-stalk-deer-along-suburban-california-street/5c826741b8bad32510181330/

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March 11, 2019

When coyote parents get used to humans, their offspring become bolder, too.

When coyote parents are habituated to humans, their offspring are more habituated, too -- potentially leading to negative interactions between coyotes and humans.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190311173156.htm

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March 12, 2019

California Judge Upholds State Protections for Gray Wolves.

A California state court judge in San Diego ruled gray wolves will continue to be protected under the state’s Endangered Species Act.

https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/california-judge-upholds-state-protections-for-gray-wolves

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March 21, 2019

Coyotes on campus, important to Long Beach.

The first time former American Studies student Robin Nixon saw a coyote on upper campus was five years ago, during her second semester of college at Long Beach State.

http://www.daily49er.com/news/2019/03/20/coyotes-on-campus-important-to-long-beach/

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Scat party: To unlock the secrets of urban coyotes, biologists turn to poop.

For a little more than two years, NPS researchers and volunteers collected scat at 27 sites, most of them in LA, including spots coyotes frequent in Griffith Park, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Frogtown, Beverly Hills, Culver City and Baldwin Hills.

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2019/03/21/urban-coyote-poop/

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March 22, 2019

Local Opinion: Rancher predator awareness.

I am a rancher just south of the California/Oregon border where I graze cattle in both states. The wolf issue came when OR7 entered California in 2011 and passed through my ranch, that's when my interest in wolves began. When we had the first probable cattle/wolf kill in Siskiyou County California in August 2015 I was president of our local Cattlemen Association and we now have a lot more wolves with frequent sightings.

https://www.siskiyoudaily.com/news/20190322/local-opinion-rancher-predator-awareness

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March 26, 2019

Momma gray fox returns to Walnut Creek yard for fifth year.

In a small culvert pipe in a backyard near Walnut Creek, a momma gray fox returned last week for the fifth straight year.

“Looks like she’s returned to raise more kits,” said field scout Brian Murphy, who has monitored and photographed the families of fox here over the years.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Momma-gray-fox-returns-to-Walnut-Creek-yard-for-13713172.php

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