FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

Clinic prepares dogs for rattlesnake encounters

HUNTING – A rattlesnake aversion clinic for dogs, using live adult and juvenile snakes, put on by Natural Solutions of California is set for June 27 in Lewiston. Cost: $70. Pre-register ...


MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

Wildflowers blooming at Steamboat; snakes, too

HIKING -- A Spokane couple returning from a camping-hiking trip to Steamboat Rock State Park this weekend have several recommendations for folks who want to follow their footsteps: 1. Go now. ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Dishman Hills rattlesnake puts teen in hospital

WILDLIFE – A girl struck by a small rattlesnake in the Dishman Hills Natural Area required three days of hospital care despite getting to Valley Hospital for treatment within 40 minutes. ...

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

Rattlesnake bites man in Clarkston Walmart

DANGEROUS WILDLIFE -- The Clarkston Walmart had a special on rattlesnake bites Saturday. A man says he reached down to pick up a stick lying in the gardening aisle of ...

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

Oh deer! Python has big appetite

WILDLIFE -- This week's story about the havoc Burmese pythons are inflicting on wildlife in the Florida Everglades has been brewing for quite a while. Here's my November blog post ...

TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

Everglades python not a dainty eater

SNAKES -- Assuming you've eaten your breakfast, check out the AP photo from Everglades National Park showing the capacity of a Burmese python for consuming an ENTIRE deer -- whole. ...

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011


Heed seasonal precautions for spring hikes

HIKING -- In your enthusiasm to get on the trail among the blooming wildflowers, don’t forget the basics of trekking in dryland areas: •Take plenty of water plus a means ...

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

Rattlesnake response: much ado about nothing

WILDLIFE -- A rattlesnake that slithered near a Kennewick playground on Thursday was quickly dispatched by a police officer and tossed in the Columbia River. According to the Associated Press, ...

Male rattlers risk only pride for right to breed

NOT QUITE RAGING REPTILES -- Despite the fear and loathing rattlesnakes provoke, they fight like gentlemen among themselves. Ray Sasser of the Dallas Morning News described; a spring battle between ...

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