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Listeners Weigh In: Best Places to Take Kids in the Bay Area

February 2, 2014 | 8:00 am

Listeners Weigh In: Best Places to Take Kids in the Bay Area

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Parents are running out of novel outdoor options as the relentlessly sunny weather continues.

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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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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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A Bay Area Problem: What To Do If You Are Attacked by a Wild Turkey (Videos)

March 6, 2013 | 3:39 pm

A Bay Area Problem: What To Do If You Are Attacked by a Wild Turkey (Videos)

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By Jonathan Roisman On a recent drive in Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood, a motorist stopped at a stop sign and instantly found herself surrounded by wild turkeys. When the driver honked, the birds responded by pecking the car’s tires and door. Minutes passed with the driver paralyzed until finally an intrepid resident emerged to shoo the […]

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California Ocean Reserves Show Promising Results for Marine Life

February 28, 2013 | 11:27 am

California Ocean Reserves Show Promising Results for Marine Life

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A groundbreaking network of marine reserves off the California coast are showing promising results, according to scientists meeting in Monterey this week. The results come five years after the state set up the first group of “marine protected areas”—zones where fishing is either limited or banned all together. Several fish species seem to be rebounding […]

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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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October 8, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Watch Hidden-Camera Videos of Point Reyes Wildlife

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You’re not likely to see a mountain lion in Point Reyes National Seashore — and you might not want to. But cameras hidden around the park have been snapping photos and recording video of the animals for years, and on Saturday the Marin Independent Journal posted these three videos of a prowling mountain lion, a […]

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Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

August 28, 2012 | 11:55 am

Yosemite Officials Say 1,700 Visitors Risk Disease

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by Tracie Cone, Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. (AP) —  Yosemite officials told 1,700 past visitors on Tuesday they may have been exposed to a rodent-borne disease already blamed for the deaths of two people who stayed in cabins at the national park. Four people who spent time in Signature Tent Cabins at Curry Village around […]

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Mice Make Trouble in the Farallones

May 16, 2011 | 11:35 am

Mice Make Trouble in the Farallones

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The Farallon Islands have been crawling with house mice for years. They may have stowed away on boats and ridden out to the islands as early as the 1800s. Mice can be annoying or — if they’re your pets — cute, but in the Farallones they’re causing problems on a life-and-death scale. “People on the […]

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