Coleen Wood, manager of the Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter in Australia where the Koala was taken for treatment of second and third degree burns to its paws, said Wednesday that it was expected to make a full recovery.
Video by YouTube users David Tree and Coleen Wood of Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter used under Creative Commons license.
A little water, shared among friends during a time of great need. Way to go, Aussy fireman! /Gary
You’re always blathering on about your backyard and about all the raccoons, opossums, skunks, hawks, owls, lizards, and who-knows-what-else you claim you’ve seen there. Just what, may I ask, does your backyard look like, anyway??? I’m having trouble believing you actually have all these animals visiting your yard. Skeptic in Oakland
Does the above photo answer your question? Last week my wife got lost taking out the garbage. I’m putting together an expedition to go look for her, even as we speak. /Gary Read the rest of this entry »
Acorn woodpecker by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Emeryville, CA — Experts with Audubon California today expressed surprise and disappointment that two homeowners associations in Rossmoor have obtained permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to kill up to 50 acorn woodpeckers that are drilling holes in homes to store food. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from people wanting to know what a coyote looks like. You’re in luck!
We’re fortunate to have an excellent local photographer named Brian Murphy in Walnut Creek, who manages to get incredible shots of wild creatures in our neighborhood. Brian passed along some photos of coyotes he photographed on Mount Diablo. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve been waiting for the chance to ask questions a little more directly and interactively, now’s the time!
If you’re up early Wednesday (Nov. 12), stop by ContraCostaTimes.com or InsideBayArea.com from 8 to 9 a.m. for a live chat with me. I’ll answer questions about pets, animals and anything else that comes to mind.
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During fall and winter months, deer, opossums, squirrels and other wildlife are moving around in search of food and a place to hole up during the cold fall and winter months. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s the status of 2008 California Animal Legislation as of Sept. 18.
If you like, or dislike any of these laws, write your legislators and the Governor and tell them how you feel about it. The address for legislators and Governor: State Capitol Bldg., Sacramento, CA 95814; 916-322-9900 Read the rest of this entry »