Quail chicks saved: Leave fawns alone: Windsurfer collides with sea lion: Questions about Wildlife Services probe

Quail chicks pulled from storm drain

California quail

California quail. Lee Karney photo, courtesy USFWS.

Two sharp-eyed passers-by saved a passel of baby quail that fell into a storm drain on June 11. Read this heartwarming story from the Hood River News.

Leave fawns alone

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is alerting people to avoid trying to rescue what may appear to be abandoned fawns.  As their spokesman says, people often incorrectly think they are helping by taking in and bottle feeding fawns. See the rest of this important story in the Goldendale Sentinel.

Local windsurfer collides with sea lion

See the brief story in The Dalles Chronicle. (You will need to sign into the Chronicle to see the story.)

Questions about Wildlife Services probe

The questionable practices of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has been the subject of a series by the Sacramento Bee, which has done an excellent job of covering the issue. See its recent story about a federal investigation regarding a Wyoming trapper, whose Internet photos showing his hunting dogs attacking a trapped coyote stirred outrage among wildlife advocates. The result of the investigation, incredibly, was that the trapper had done nothing wrong.

Congressmen Peter DeFazio (D-Ore) has asked to see a copy of the investigation but had not received one as of the publication of the Bee story.

Spay or neuter your pet: It’s the humane thing to do.

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