Department Of Fish And Wildlife

(CBS LA)

Family Finds 175-Pound Bear In Backyard Of Ventura Home

A Southern California family woke up to a huge surprise: a 175-pound black bear lurking in their backyard.

04/29/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.

01/20/2015

(Getty Images)

Rat Poison Detected In 3 Bobcats Found Dead Near UC Santa Cruz Campus

A test reveals a female bobcat originally reported as road kill near the UC Santa Cruz campus is the third cat to die from rat poison in four months.

01/14/2015

Department of Fish and Wildlife scientists rescue a lost Chinook Salmon.

Drought: All This Rain Is Confusing NorCal Salmon — They Keep Getting Lost

With all the rain we’ve been having, one would think it would be good thing for the imperiled salmon population. It would be if all that new fresh water wasn’t so confusing. The salmon keep getting lost. Instead of migrating to their spawning ground, they wind up swimming up a ditch and ultimately into a death trap.

12/04/2014

(Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.)

Orphaned Bear Cubs Found Beaten Near Chico Pot Farms Released Back Into The Wild

Bear cubs who suffered severe injuries, most likely at the hands of humans, were released back into the wild recently after undergoing months of intense recovery at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care,

11/04/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Man’s Body Found Eaten By Black Bear In Humboldt County

Authorities say a wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack.

10/17/2014

Cougar mountain lion. (National Park Service)

California’s Drought May Be A Factor In Cupertino Mountain Lion Attack; Wildlife Advocates Say

Amid the search for the mountain lion that mauled a six-year-old boy near a Cupertino Winery on Sunday, wildlife advocates say California’s drought may have been a factor in the attack.

09/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Boy Attacked By Mountain Lion Near Cupertino Winery Released From Hospital; Hunt For Big Cat Continues

A hunting expedition is being organized Monday morning to go after a mountain lion that attacked a child in the hills just outside Cupertino on a popular hiking trail.

09/08/2014

Two men fish from a pier along the Sacramento River in Rio Vista. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Trout From American River Hatcheries Evacuated Due To Drought

Rainbow trout and steelhead are being evacuated from two hatcheries on the American River amid concern the state’s drought will cause the water to become warm enough to kill the fish.

06/17/2014

Trailer carrying more than a ton of shark fins seized from the warehouse of Kwong Yip Inc. in San Francisco. Officials said 2,138 pounds of illegal shark fins were taken from the warehouse, which belongs to business owner Michael Kwong.  (Department of Fish and Wildlife)

2,100 Pounds Of Illegal Shark Fins Seized In San Francisco Bust

More than 2,000 pounds of illegal shark fins were seized from a San Francisco business owner involved in challenging a shark fin ban late last month, prompting the group to drop its suit, officials said Friday.

02/14/2014

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