Wildlife

Cougar mountain lion. (National Park Service)

Mountain Lion Seen In Residential Neighborhood Outside Redwood City

A mountain lion was spotted Saturday in the Emerald Lake Hills residential area of San Mateo County west of Redwood City, according to the sheriff’s department.

11/16/2014

Sea otter pup 681. (Bay City News Service)

Orphaned Baby Otter Found Stranded On Peninsula Beach Getting Round-The-Clock Care At Chicago Aquarium

An orphaned baby otter found stranded at a San Mateo County beach in September is now living at a Chicago aquarium where it is receiving round-the-clock care and learning how to be an otter, aquarium officials said.

11/05/2014

Newt

Migrating Newts Bring 5-Month Road Closure On South Park Drive In Tilden Park

South Park Drive in Tilden Park will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from Oct. 31 through March, 2015 to protect newts during their migrating and breeding season.

10/31/2014

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

Tule elk

Organic Dairy Ranchers Want Tule Elk To Be Removed From GGNRA Pastures

Organic dairy ranchers are urging authorities to remove tule elk from agricultural land in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes seashore and build a large fence to keep them out.

10/12/2014

mountain lion

Deer Found Dead In Hillsborough Likely Killed By Mountain Lion

Hillsborough police report that a mountain lion is most likely responsible for killing a deer whose body was discovered on a resident’s walkway Sunday morning.

10/05/2014

Rattlesnakes Released

Dozens Of Rattlesnakes Released Into Wild After Being Captured In Bay Area Neighborhoods

Dozens of rattlesnakes found in residential neighborhoods and captured were set to be released into the wild Friday in Northern California so they could prepare for a winter hibernation.

10/03/2014

Squirrel (credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Berkeley Begins Enforcing Ban On Feeding Wildlife In Parks, Public Spaces

City of Berkeley officials Wednesday began enforcing a new ordinance that prohibits the feeding of wildlife in city parks and other public spaces.

10/01/2014

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Drought Forcing Critters Into South Bay Backyards, Causing Pricey Problems For Residents

San Jose homeowners are dealing with an influx of unwanted visits from critters that may be distraught due to the drought.

09/29/2014

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

Yosemite Bears Get High-Tech Tracking Collars

Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.

09/24/2014

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