Releasing predators in Central Park play a huge role in the fantasies and rhetoric of hunters. Could one have planted a dead black bear cub scare New Yorkers? Seems like somebody with access to dead wildlife was trying to make a point.
Keep reading Did a Hunter Leave a Dead Bear in Central Park to Teach New Yorkers a Lesson?
Birders harass dog people in Prospect Park saying they disturb ground-nesting birds. But only six species nest on the ground here, none exclusively. Some aren’t even in the park in the summer.
Keep reading Dogs Don’t Eat Warblers–in Prospect Park or Anywhere
Bill Gates’ popular chart on World’s Deadliest Animals tries to visualize shows mosquitoes as the most despicable creature on earth. But it makes hippos, wolves and sharks look worse than they are and lets off humans (the true villains) way too easy.
Keep reading Bill Gates’ Mosquito Chart Too Harsh on Wolves, Sharks, Hippos; Too Easy on Humans
When you peel back the outer paper of a wasp nest, you find layers of hive, some dead larvae, some zombie wasps springing to life and not much honey. Also a faint odor.
Keep reading What’s inside that wasp nest?
What are those scary-looking 2-inch long wasps doing hovering over your lawn? Killing 160 cicadas in their short lives.
Keep reading Which is more dangerous: giant wasp or fuzzy yellow caterpillar?
SeaWorld IPO documents show a company deep in debt and reveal some interesting stats about how they do business.
Keep reading SeaWorld selling stock: don’t mind the debt, trainer deaths, dolphin trade
Lonely Planet names 10 snake watching sites, with Manitoba on top. Great list, but misses some possibilities like the Everglades, South of the Border or Pentecostal churches.
Keep reading What are the best places in the world to see snakes?
Cape Cod revels in its shark attack. You’ll see all kinds of shark souvenirs and you can try to see one on a boat tour to see seals (what the sharks are after).
Keep reading Cape Cod loves its seals–and now sharks, too
Brooklyn got its first two great horned owl babies in a century this spring. Maybe they stayed away because they were so scared of the songbirds.
Keep reading Adolescent owl trying to look tough after getting spooked by a robin–how embarassing