Archivos de Diario para mayo 2018

05 de mayo de 2018

Watch For Rattlesnakes In East Bay Regional Parks, Officials Say.

Bites are rare and visitors are warned to avoid trying to capture or harm a snake since all wild animals in the parks are protected.

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10 de mayo de 2018

Young girl bitten by rattlesnake while playing on Effie Yeaw playground.

A young girl became just the third rattlesnake bite victim in Effie Yeaw Nature Center's 30-year history last Saturday.

The girl, who Effie Yeaw Executive Director Torey Byington said was between the ages of 6 and 8, was playing on a park structure when she picked up a thick wooden disc. A baby rattlesnake hiding under the object bit her finger, sending her to a nearby hospital in an ambulance.

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09 de mayo de 2018

Yolo Habitat Conservation Plan heads for final approval.

Western burrowing owls, valley elderberry longhorn beetles and giant garter snakes are among the dozen species protected under the 50-year conservation plan local governments will consider for approval over the next two months.

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13 de mayo de 2018

Thousands Of Volunteers Help Scientists Crowdsource Urban Nature Photos Around the Globe.

Urban Nature Research Center co-director Greg Pauly and community scientist Hayden Kirschbaum study a snake in the NHMLA Nature Gardens for the RASCals (Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern California) community science project.

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08 de mayo de 2018

New evidence that bullfrogs are to blame for deadly fungus outbreaks in western U.S.

In the 1890s, settlers crossed the Rocky Mountains seeking new opportunities -- and bearing frogs. A new study coauthored by a San Francisco State University biology professor draws a link between that introduction of American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) to the western half of the United States with the spread of a fungus deadly to amphibians. The work highlights the catastrophic results of moving animals and plants to new regions.

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28 de mayo de 2018

Rattlesnake population rebounds in the county.

Just a year ago, snake sightings were down and rodent populations grew out of control throughout the county. But predators have rebounded as the summer sun replaces what’s left of the winter chill, and the reptiles emerge from hibernation. They are particularly noticeable at this time of year because so many are coming out of hibernation around the same time, said Gordon Long, executive director of the Calaveras Resource Conservation District.

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26 de mayo de 2018

Santa Rosa settles salamander dispute.

Santa Rosa reached a settlement with a litigious local environmental group that threatened to sue over the city’s management of land that may be habitat for endangered tiger salamanders.

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18 de mayo de 2018

Ventura nonprofit Paso Pacifico takes on poachers with decoy sea turtle egg.

Paso Pacifico, based in Ventura, took up the challenge. With a nod to the TV series “Breaking Bad,” a plan formed to design a decoy egg that could be used as a tracker.

The idea and design for the InvestEGGator came from Kim Williams-Guillen, a conservation scientist who was part of the nonprofit’s staff at the time and has continued working on the project.

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16 de mayo de 2018

Rattlesnake Sightings, Bites Spike In California.

GRIFFITH PARK (CBSLA) — California Poison Control officials are reminding Californians to keep an eye out for rattlesnakes after seeing a spike in snake bites.

“This time of year is when rattlesnakes are active, when people are active. And that’s during the day,” said the Los Angeles Zoo’s curator of reptiles Ian Recchio.

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