5-Foot Gator Ends up in One of Chicago’s Most Popular Parks, Baffling Authorities — KTLA

It was a totally normal Tuesday in Chicago’s Humboldt Park until someone spotted an alligator lurking in the park’s lagoon. What started as a few eyebrow-raising photos turned into an intensive search as the Chicago Police Department and the city’s animal control raced to find the animal. Sure enough, gator business was afoot. The police…

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Can Jaguar Conservation be Profitable? — The Jaguar

When one thinks of wildlife conservation, it’s tempting to think of non-profit organizations and government agencies. After all, that’s who does much of the front-lines conservation work. Biologist Ron Pulliam is trying something different: a for-profit company.

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Chestnut-Backed Chickadee — nature has no boss

Hearing the Chickadees calling in the trees above our heads we expected to look up and see either a black-capped or mountain chickadee as we had seen them earlier this day. However to our surprise we we greeted by this little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee looking down at us and hunting insects just above our heads. The […]

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Pleeeease! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/160, ISO 320. Chipmunk Why don’t chipmunks wear skinny jeans? Because their nuts won’t fit. Interesting Fact: Chipmunks generally gather food on the ground in areas with underbrush, rocks, and logs, where they can hide from predators like hawks, foxes, coyotes, weasels, and snakes. They feed on insects, nuts, berries, seeds, fruit, and grain […]

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Pronghorns In Grasslands — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a full screen image. People who visit my community in Tucson and who do not wander far from the city limits usually leave with an incorrect impression of southeastern Arizona’s topography and habitats. The area around Tucson is typical desert […]

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