Did a Hunter Leave a Dead Bear in Central Park to Teach New Yorkers a Lesson?

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.

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Parks Service Wants to Hunt Fire Island Deer Again

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Watch out Fire Island deer! The Parks Service wants you out of the way of their holly plants. And tourists, if you like seeing deer, too bad. The parks service wants to cut down on “negative human-deer interactions,” which it seems to define as anything that isn’t hunting.

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Monster quest: finding the giant snapping turtle of Prospect Park

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Enormous snapping turtles lurk in Brooklyn lakes but emerge this time of year to lay eggs. Oddly, NY state is about to allow trapping, hooking and clubbing them to death.

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Rarest rhino species may be saved by crowdfunded drones

Ol Pejeta Conservancy asks the public for $35k to buy a drone to protect what may be the world’s last four northern white rhinos from poachers.

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What are the best places in the world to see snakes?

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.

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Goose from Greenland has many Brooklyn fans, but Canada geese not among them

A Barnacle goose that somehow migrated from Greenland onto the wrong continent is beloved by Brooklyn birders, but shunned by Canada geese.

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Cape Cod loves its seals--and now sharks, too

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).

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Crows love Cape Cod

Crows thrive on Cape Cod, especially in the winter, when thousands live on the Cape, then roost on Martha’s Vineyard. Bostonians can see roosts in Roxbury and Shopper’s World.

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Black bear who sought romantic vacation on Cape Cod sent home

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The Cape Cod bear has been amusing Cape Cod since Memorial Day, but MA sent him back to the mainland for causing a spectacle. Poor guy. His mom probably just kicked him out so she could find a new mate. Either that, or he was looking for a girlfriend.

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Tell the feds you want a Chicagoland NWR

Tell the FWS that Chicago and Milwaukee would like Hackmatack, a new wildlife refuge they could drive to. You might see whooping cranes, river otter, cougars, blandings turtles and all kinds of birds there. They take comments until April 27 and are set to decide this fall.

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