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Wildlife Services to Examine Predator Management Methods in Wyoming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services has agreed to conduct an environmental analysis of its predator damage management actions on federal lands in Wyoming under the terms of a recent court settlement. It will also pause the use of cyanide-based traps, known as M-44s, as well as other controversial...


Colorado Father Saves Son from Mountain Lion Attack

An 8-year-old boy is recovering after sustaining serious injuries from a mountain lion attack in Bailey, Colorado, last week. The boy had been playing in his yard in the Burland Ranchettes Subdivision with his brother around 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday. A friend in a neighboring house called for him, so...


Watch Alligator Scale Fence in Florida

Alligators can climb fences. Did you know that? Did anyone know that before this video showing a large gator scaling a fence at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, went viral? According to WJAX-TV , Christina Stewart was driving by the air station last week when she filmed the...


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Deadly Nighttime Hog Hunting Strategy

Wild hogs love bait. As the old saying goes, they’re “greedy as pigs.” The normal hunting plan calls for setting up a timed feeder and then waiting in a nearby treestand or blind for pigs to appear. In country with a lot of hogs, the results are predictable and effective...


New Jersey Mother Fights Coyote With Ball Bat

One New Jersey mother of three is recovering from multiple bite marks and 14 puncture wounds after enduring a terrifying coyote attack last week. But, had it not been for a baseball bat she found in her neighbor's garage, things could have been much worse. ,According to CBS 7 ,...


5 People Attacked by Bobcat at Arizona Campsite

Five family members, including a young child, are recovering after a bobcat attacked them at their campsite in Arizona. The victims were camping at Shannon Campgrounds in Mount Graham when the bobcat entered their campsite around 7:30 p.m. and attacked a 4-year-old girl. Other family members hit, kicked and grabbed...


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How to Bowhunt Midday Hogs

When I was a destitute university student living in Texas, hog hunting was one of my only big-game options. Public lands were rare as diamonds, but I could often pig hunt private ranches for a trespass fee after deer season ended. It was a welcome alternative to hunting leases that...


USDA Announces Grants for Wild Pig Control

More than 6 million feral hogs are wreaking havoc throughout parts of the country, causing approximately $1.5 billion in damages each year. They're tearing up agricultural fields, competing with native wild species for food, and are eating the eggs and young of small native birds and animals. They even occasionally...


Oklahoma Traffic Stop Reveals Rattlesnake, Uranium, Handgun

What do a pistol, an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe bourbon, a live rattlesnake and powdered radioactive uranium all have in common? Well, nothing, except they were all found in a stolen vehicle pulled over during a traffic stop in a Guthrie, Oklahoma, neighborhood last week. Guthrie police made the...


Watch Three Cottonmouths Fight for Dominance

There must have been some good-looking female cottonmouths in the wetland that drove these three male snakes to battle it out in North Alabama. Claire Ciafre, botanist in residence at Herpetology at Austin Peay State University , shot the fascinating footage of these pit vipers in June at Redstone Arsenal...


Bear Drags Deer Across Road in Front of Stunned Drivers

A small black bear got to enjoy an easy venison dinner with the help of a vehicle on a Colorado road. A video obtained by KOAA News 5 shows the bear dragging the deer across a busy road in Southwestern Colorado near Ridgway State Park. Dominick Gonzales, who filmed the...


Exotic Cat Attack in Illinois Neighborhood

An Illinois mother and daughter were enjoying a stroll through their neighborhood when their walk took a terrifying turn. The two were attacked and injured by a caracal, a large cat native to regions of Africa and northwest India that can weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 pounds. According to...


Home Invading Coyote Kills Family Dog

For the second time this month, I'm writing about a coyote killing a pet inside the supposed safety of its family's home. A few weeks ago, an Alabama man shot and killed a coyote in his home after it came through the pet door and killed his cat. The most...


Please, Don't Feed Bears

If you've lived or traveled through bear country, you've no doubt seen the signs warning against feeding the bears. People may have good intentions when they leave food for a wild bear, but doing so causes the bear to lose its fear of humans, and can make it extremely dangerous...


Watch Cat Defend Itself Against Coyote

Coyotes are usually bad news for cats and other small pets. My neighborhood is overrun with coyotes, and our pets are paying the price. One neighbor recently lost two cats to coyotes, and another neighbor watched in horror as a coyote carried her small dog off in its jaws. So,...


Father Fights Off Mountain Lion Attacking His Young Son

I bet you'd do anything to protect your child, even if it meant fighting off a dangerous predator. On Monday, a dad took on a mountain lion as it attacked his 4-year-old son, most likely saving his life. The attack occurred during a hike in San Diego's Los Peñasquitos Canyon...


Bobcat Stuck on Top of Power Pole Finally Comes Down

Cat owners know that the curious critters often get themselves into tough predicaments. I guess their wild cousins are no different. This past Thursday, a bobcat was spotted sitting atop an extremely tall power pole on I-75 near mile marker 78 on I-75 in Collier County, Florida. It eventually attracted...


Doorbell Camera Captures Footage of Snake Biting Man's Face

What's worse than getting bitten by a snake? How about getting bitten by a snake in the face and having the video footage of the incident go viral? That's exactly what happened to one unfortunate man earlier this week. According to Fox 8 , Jerel Heywood was visiting his friend...


Coyote Stops Thief From Breaking Into Car

I've covered a number of news stories over the years about aggressive coyotes in urban settings, and in many cases, someone or someone's pet ends up getting hurt. As more and more coyotes move into cities and neighborhoods, conflicts between the wild canines and people increase. But this time, an...


Alligator Attempts Home Invasion

What do you say to a large alligator that's knocking at your door? Donna Heiss of Palm Coast, Florida, just said, "No." It seemed to work ... at first. Heiss told CBS Miami that as she pulled into her garage on Thursday, her neighbors yelled for her to get inside...


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