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Berkeley Wildlife: Burrowing Owls Return to Waterfront Park

January 6, 2014 | 11:30 am

Berkeley Wildlife: Burrowing Owls Return to Waterfront Park

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Diminutive but not particularly shy, birds draw enthusiasts to city’s César Chávez Park.

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April 25, 2013 | 12:16 pm

A Wild Kingdom Right in the Middle of San Jose

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Who knew? Downtown San Jose is booming with exotic wildlife. Earlier this month came news that beavers had returned to the Guadalupe River after a long absence. Now … an update on the falcons that are making their nest on top of San Jose’s City Hall. This week biologist Glenn Stewart rappelled over the top […]

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Can You Shoot a Goose? And Other Bay Area Wildlife Questions

March 14, 2013 | 4:09 pm

Can You Shoot a Goose? And Other Bay Area Wildlife Questions

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By Alex Emslie Ever want to trap a turkey? Eradicate a raccoon? Garrote a goose? You’re not alone. As more and more wild creatures set up housekeeping in Bay Area cities and suburbs, some residents are getting tired of squirrels eating their bird food. They’re furious when raccoons battle their dogs, sad when their roses […]

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Wild Turkeys Invade Albany Neighborhood; Video

February 19, 2013 | 3:58 pm

Wild Turkeys Invade Albany Neighborhood; Video

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It has become a familiar ritual for residents of one block on Cornell Avenue in the East Bay town of Albany: Every evening just after sunset, wild turkeys appear. They amble up the street, alone, then in twos and threes, then in larger groups, until maybe 30 have gathered. They gobble and screech. As they […]

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