-Magazine Mountain shagreen snail dropped from endangered list

The Magazine Mountain shagreen snail dropped from endangered list. It had been listed since 1989 and was found on talus slopes on the mountain.

Arkansas mountain snail dropped from endangered list – ky3.com.


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Toxoplasmosis Outbreak in Mauna Kea Feral Cats

The Honoluluadvertiser reports that a third of the feral cats on the Mauna Kea west slope between 6,500 to 9,000 have toxoplasmosis, a protozoan parasite.


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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff


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Backcountry Accidents: Helicopter Rescue of Dog and Hikers in California, AT Accident in Maryland, Fatal Fall in Illinois

Here’s a round up of backcountry accidents in California, Maryland and Illinois.
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Coyote, Bear, Mountain Lion Attacks in CO, MA, TN, WA

Here’s a summary of coyote, bear and mountain lion reports in Tennessee, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts.
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Hawaii Considers Coqui Frog Cry a Screech Instead of a Chirp


Hawaii is planning to eradicate the famed coqui frog from the island.
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Dog Advice in the Smokies




Mount LeConte Lodge With Pigeon Forge Below

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The Washington Post has this advice on dogs in the Smokies.

The national park does allow dogs in campgrounds, picnic areas and along roads, including scenic overlooks — but pooches must be on leashes no longer than six feet. Dogs are also permitted on the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail. For people with pets, the park also recommends Mount Rogers and the Pisgah forest, among other national areas, and Kain suggests Shenandoah National Park, where dogs can trot along all but 20 miles of trails (out of a total 500 miles), and Grandfather Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains.



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35 Percent Increase in Lyme Disease Deer Ticks in Northeast


Mongabay reports a 35 percent increase in Lyme Disease bearing deer ticks following the hot dry summer.
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Never Turn Your Back on A Turkey (and Other Bird Woes)


The Chicago Tribune has an amazing list of stories of tom turkeys defending the roost.
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Smokies Rangers Rescue Dog From 70 Foot Deep Sinkhole

WATE reports Smoky Mountains ranger rappelled into a 70-foot sinkhole to rescue a lost hunting dogs near Cades Cove.
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