wildlife

WATCH: Girl Sent Flying By Bison At Yellowstone

When you visit Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming , one thing you may notice are the signs warning people not to approach the animals. They are wild animals and their reactions are unpredictible. However, another thing you'll likely notice is that people often don't heed those warnings. The...
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Leave The Turtles Alone

I've seen a couple of turtles crossing the road over the past few weeks, which got me wondering where they were headed and if they made it safely to their intended destination. Wherever those turtles were headed, it wasn't very far. A Box turtle only roams 1 mile its whole life. Therefore, if it is...
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Don't Kill Those Dandelions

The name, Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), comes from the French dent de lion, meaning lion’s tooth, referring to its toothed leaves. And many people consider them a nuisance, or an eyesore and do their best to get rid of them. But before you spray some chemical on your lawn to kill off those...
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Be Aware Of Skunks In Love

If you've been noticing skunks recently, whether by sight or by smell, there's a good reason. It's skunk mating season! February through March is mating season for striped, hog-nosed, and hooded skunks, and that translates into that skunk smell. The stink occurs when males try to court females who...
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Bear Sightings On The Rise In Connecticut

People saw a lot more bears here in Connecticut last year. Keep in mind that the number of bears seen, is not the same as the population. Perhaps the same bear was spotted on multiple occasions. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection estimates the bear population in our state...
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Be On The Lookout For Bobcat Collars

Last year, the Connecticut DEEP Fish & Wildlife Division initiated a project to study bobcats in Connecticut . That study included trapping and placing GPS collars and yellow ear tags on 50 bobcats. Today, August 1st, those collars were programmed to automatically detach from the bobcats...
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WATCH: Environmentally Friendly Six Pack Rings Protect And Feed Wildlife

A Florida brewery has introduced new packaging to hold their six-packs of beer that aren't made of damaging plastic. Instead, the new six-pack rings either biodegrade or can be safely eaten by marine animals. Saltwater Brewery is a microbrewery in Delray Beach . They've been working for years to...
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