“Where can I take my boys to go and shoot some prairie dogs?” a woman recently asked Chuck at the visitor center where we were working. The question took Chuck by surprise. “Why would you want to do that?” he asked. The woman was obviously serious. “They just want to shoot some little critters.” Annoyances [...]
“Hey! There’s a moose and her calf over there!” a visitor to Grand Teton National Park shouted at us as we started a hike on a trail we’d taken many times before. As the visitor and his wife hurried across the sagebrush in the direction of the mother and young, we continued on the trail. [...]
The rugged 660,000 acres of Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is perfect habitat for reptiles. But it’s also home to mountain lions, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and now (as of December) Sonoran pronghorn. Sonoran pronghorn (sometimes called antelope) are an endangered subspecies that inhabit the Sonoran Desert in southwest U.S. and into Mexico. A captive breeding [...]
Ever been bitten by a dog? A cat? A snake? An alligator?