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  • Crawdads get the boot, but not the boil

    Volunteers at Arizona's Fossil Creek tackled the problem of invasive crawfish by rounding them up and leaving them on the ground to die, when they proved too small to eat.

  • In the lion's eye

    Personal tale of a biologist in southeastern Idaho who had a mountain lion as her guardian during a bout with the flu.

  • A difference of opinion over numbers

    BLM and wild horse watchers disagree over how many of the animals roam Nevada and what kind of impact they're having in the state.

  • The end of something really big

    The writer visits the remains of a dead whale — so big that a dignified resting place proves elusive

  • Lions and cheetahs and elephants, yippee

    The writer imagines a West populated by African wildlife as a bizarre "home on the veldt"

  • Lions and tigers and wolves, oh my, even in the Midwest

    The writer says lions are moving east into Nebraska and other Midwestern states

  • You've come a long way, bison

    The writer sees a leaner bison on the nation’s new nickel, an animal that yearns to roam free

  • Tiny stream invaders may harm Western trout

    The tiny New Zealand mud snails that are rapidly invading the West’s waters may pose a threat to the region’s trout

  • Are mountain lions in danger of disappearing?

    Disappearing habitat and an increase in hunting quotas based on politics and guesswork are threatening the stability of mountain lion populations in the West.

  • Help search for snakes

    Biologist Nikolle Brown is seeking photographs and information on any reptiles seen in the Grand Canyon for her Snakes of the Grand Canyon Identification and Distribution Project.

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