What you can do to help local wildlife
As the world’s population has increased, so, too, has the need to accommodate such growth. Areas that were wild as recently as 100 years ago may have long since been overrun by housing and urban development, leaving little space for local wildlife to call home.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Huge, ‘rare’ American eel washes ashore on Mustang Island
Jace Tunnell with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute found a “rare” monster-like fish on Mustang Island near Port Aransas. Tunnell, who is the reserve director for the institute, posted a video of a dead 4-foot-long American eel.
Texas Parks and Wildlife issues precautions for hunters, handlers as bird flu detected again
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking hunters, wildlife rehabilitators and the public, in general, to be cautious when handling birds to help reduce the spread of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPIA.
Shark kills US tourist snorkeling in Bahamas, police say
Authorities say a shark has attacked and killed a U.S. cruise ship passenger who was snorkeling in waters around the Bahamas. Tuesday’s attack involved a 58-year-old woman from Pennsylvania and occurred at a popular snorkeling spot near Green Cay in the northern Bahamas, police spokeswoman Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings told The Associated Press.
Texas wildlife officials, ranchers continue to use semi-automatic weapons to treat feral hog problem as national debate over firearms looms
The use and sale of the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle have been in the public eye after the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde late last month that left 21 people dead.
Federal agency offers $20K reward for tips after dolphin harassed on Texas beach dies
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that can help identify the beachgoers responsible for harassing a sick dolphin on a Texas beach last month before it died.
Utah Man and His Company Indicted for Wildlife Trafficking
Jean-Michel Arrigona, 58, and his company Natur, Inc. in Midvale, Utah, sell wildlife in the forms of art, taxidermy mounts, bones, and skeletons. The indictment alleges that Arrigona imported wildlife into the United States without declaring it to U.S. The Lacey Act is the nation’s oldest wildlife trafficking statute and prohibits, among other things, selling wildlife that had been illegally brought into the country. The Endangered Species Act and federal regulations require importers to declare wildlife when it enters the country. The operation focused on the trafficking of wildlife from Indonesia to the United States.justice.gov