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State’s wolf plan meeting today

As Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are slashing budgets for existing programs, they’re meeting in Spokane today to deal with yet another new challenge – wolves. The state Fish and …


New rule restricts points

Deer hunters in one of Washington’s top white-tailed deer areas will be restricted to shooting whitetail bucks with four or more points on one side of their antlers. The antler …


Website tests bear ID skills

Black bear hunters can test their bear species identification skills through a new interactive program on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website, wdfw.wa.gov. The site includes information on …


Landers: Idaho wolf tag sales lagging, so far

Idaho wolf tag purchases are barely better than home sales. Maybe it’s the economy or the recent lawsuits that threatened to stall the hunting season again, but wolf permits are …


Trout survives with ‘two mouths’

Jay Kirchner of Coeur d’Alene was fly fishing on the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River last weekend when he hooked a scrappy cutthroat trout. “It hit an Elk …


Weather could cause nesting delays

A resident of Silver Lake emailed a concern this month that he’d seen no nesting red-necked grebes around the lake. He wondered if motor boat traffic was foiling the waterfowl’s …


Pygmy rabbits breed successfully

For the first time in a decade, the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit has successfully bred in its historic range. A litter of kits has been confirmed in a 6-acre …


Moose a canvas for new wildlife management tool

Never mind the Tasers and high-powered weaponry in their vehicles. When law enforcement officers arrived around 6 a.m. recently to deal with three moose on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, …


Woman, dogs killed in house fire

A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …


Woman’s body found in fire-damaged home

A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …


Out & About: Here’s a chance for life on the rocks

OUTDO – A fun-oriented, weekend introduction to rock climbing is set for July 23-24 at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls. The annual UClimb sponsored by Mountain Gear enlists pro climbers …


Some unusual animals arrive in Washington waters

There was the brown booby, the plunge-diving tropical seabird that inexplicably hopped aboard a crab boat this spring in Willapa Bay.


Seized Hauser Lake dogs not up for adoption

The dogs seized Friday during the investigation of a Hauser Lake-area dog-breeding operation are not up for adoption and are not in danger of being euthanized, officials said today.


Elephant takes first steps on prosthesis

LAMPANG, Thailand – Motola, an elephant who lost a foot and part of her leg when she stepped on a land mine 10 years ago, happily if tentatively stepped out …


Idaho Falls zoo pelican swallows cell phone

A pelican at the Tautphaus Park Zoo took something other than food in his bill when a cell phone that had been dropped in a pool at the exhibit made …


Agencies warn of leaving pets in hot cars

Animal welfare agencies are reminding pet owners that dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn are very real threats to dogs and cats this time of year.


Bulls, bucks shed macho image

Moose, elk and deer males are feeling a little light-headed these days. The bucks and bulls are shedding their antlers to make room for new and maybe larger racks by …


Athol has a pretty exotic menagerie

Athol is famous for more than its name. People in this area seem to raise rather exotic animals. We have the Zebra Lady in the Silver Meadows area, and just …


Pink iguana is from newly documented Galapagos species

QUITO, Ecuador – Hard to believe a giant, pink lizard could be overlooked for almost two centuries. Charles Darwin missed it during his 1835 study of the Galapagos Islands. Park …


SCRAPS seeks help with record influx of puppies

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, 2521 N. Flora Road, is looking for help from the community. Since October SCRAPS has received more than 200 puppies, more than any other …


Pocket Pets Add Life To Brentwood Classroom

Norris Barber takes a lizard out for a visit with children at Brentwood Elementary. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review