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A marmot was captured after being spotted hiding underneath houses in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Wayward Marmot Captured In San Francisco; Bar Holds Fundraiser To Send Back To Yosemite

The elusive yellow-bellied marmot had been spotted Tuesday hiding underneath homes in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

07/02/2014

mountain lion

Mountain Lion Seen Attacking Deer In San Mateo Neighborhood

Residents in a San Mateo neighborhood reported seeing a mountain lion attacking a deer early Tuesday morning, police said.

07/01/2014

A marmot on the loose in a San Francisco neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Public’s Help Needed To Return Marmot Loose In San Francisco To Its Sierra Home

San Francisco’s Wildlife Emergency Services is asking for the public’s help in finding a marmot running around underneath homes near the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

07/01/2014

A Sacramento man plead guilty to poaching 60 bobcat and fox pelts worth almost $15,000 on the commercial market.

Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Commercially Poaching 60 Bobcats, Foxes

A man who illegally set some 50 traps for bobcats and foxes over a 900-square mile area across Northern California has pleaded guilty to various criminal charges.

06/27/2014

Condor Sighted

California Condor Makes Rare NorCal Appearance Near Pescadero

A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in more than a century.

06/14/2014

trout trapped in Gilroy creek. South Bay. California drought. Water drying up.

Wildlife Workers Rescue Trapped Trout From Drought Stricken Gilroy Creek

A rescue operation is underway Wednesday afternoon to catch and save a federally threatened fish stranded in a South Bay creek that’s quickly drying up.

06/11/2014

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

A northern spotted owl. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern California

Killing one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.

05/21/2014

The baby house finch recovers at WildCare in San Rafael after Marinwood firefighters rescue him from a storm drain. (WildCare)

Marinwood Firefighters Rescue Baby Bird With Garden Hose And Vacuum

The bird was taken to WildCare in San Rafael where he was treated for a small scrape above his beak.

05/20/2014

Instagram videos were found of Sonoma County high school students killing rats at a wildlife museum.

Videos Of Rat Abuse At Petaluma High School Prompt Outcry

Videos showing Sonoma County high school students abusing rats at an on-campus wildlife museum have sparked outrage and a petition to the governor asking him to shut down the nonprofit program.

05/16/2014

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