Lance Richardson (The Guardian) writes about the tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems. He explains how “the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade.” Here are excerpts: On a Thursday afternoon in St Petersburg, Florida, Beth Koehler crouches over a cairn terrier named Ginger, trimming intently […]

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The full title of this Live Science article is “Bounty Hunter Kills Gargantuan Burmese Python, Gets $375, Earns Our Undying Gratitude.” Although I understand that Burmese pythons are invasive species, I am never able to celebrate the death of an animal. Actually, I am horrified when I imagine the killing of this majestic specimen . […]

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(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF NBC NEWS) Florida panthers and bobcats are walking weird. Wildlife officials can’t figure out why. Experts have ruled out “numerous diseases and possible causes” that might explain why the cats are having extreme difficulty walking. Trail camera captures Florida Panther walking abnormally AUG. 21, 201900:44 Aug. 21, 2019, 11:38 […]

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