When we think of roads and highways, images of cars and trucks whizzing by comes to mind. But what does the side of the road look like? Try picturing your local highway — is it littered with trash? Are there any plants? What about barriers or fences? Read full report.
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Roadkill. Highway pancakes. Flat pizza. Most of the time, it’s either smashed to a pulp, pushed to the side of the road, or collected and destroyed. But dead animals have a lot of value, from scientific to caloric. Read full report.
One late afternoon in early December, Ruth McCormick, a hobby farmer who lives in the hills above Los Gatos, rode her tractor down to her pasture and was stunned to find five of her dairy goats slaughtered. Read full report.
Staff at Walter Colton Middle School reported a mountain lion sighting Monday. "(I) heard what sounded like a cat fight. (A) coworker and I went outside the building and noticed there was a mountain lion roaming around the area," custodian Efren Rodriguez said. Read full report.
It was a hot and dry July in Crockett, Texas. Responding to a warrant for suspicious activity police entered a suspects property and found 14 exotic cats and a wolf. The owner had treated the animals cruelly, depriving them of food, care, and shelter. Two of the cats were four-month-old cubs; they were dehydrated, flea ridden, and their coats were patchy and dry. Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was alerted, seized all the animals and took custody of them. Read full report.
The zoo may benefit from public interest in conservation, following the recent demise of Cecil, who was killed in Zimbabwe by a bow-hunting dentist from Minnesota. At the event, “you also can get more deeply involved by talking with conservation groups such as the Bay Area Puma Project, Uganda Carnivore Program and the Mountain Lion Foundation,” according to the Contra Costa Times. Read full report.
Four mountain lion sightings have been reported recently in San Francisco. The same cat appears to be the lone feline involved in all the sightings, said a statement from the Presidio Trust, National Park Service and San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Read full report.
Officials say a mountain lion spotted at least four times in San Francisco last week is believed to have left town, making its way down the coast. Read full report.
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