The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

The Buzz

Good Samaritans Rescue Coyote with Jar Stuck to its Head




 

Thankfully for one coyote with a jar stuck on its head, some kind folks came to the rescue to get it out of a situation that not only looked ridiculous, but totally stunk.

The scene played out over the course of ten days between Placer and El Dorado counties in California, according to Fox40. Finally on Monday, volunteers succeeded.

With no risk of being bitten because of the jar, they were able to sneak up on the young female and trap it with nets and a crate. Once she was transported to a veterinary hospital, the plastic jar was cut off, which led to another discovery.

"We had the right people, the right equipment and the right situation so that we could capture her," Greg Grimm, of Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, told Fox40.

Rescuers said based on the stench that came out of the jar, it had recently been sprayed by a skunk.

So really, the next time you're in an elevator, just remember that it could be worse.

 

For now, the female coyote is in stable condition and will be released back into the wild when she's strong enough.

Study Shows Squirrels Steal Half of Food Put in Bird Feeders

5/24/2018

Squirrels can be relentless when it comes to stealing a meal.

Read More


Dandy Dandelions: This 'Common Weed' has Many Benefits

5/22/2018

Each spring, homeowners declare war on dandelions, pulling out all the stops to keep America’s most hated weed out of their yards and gardens. But is it a war worth waging? Should we just leave these plants be?

Read More


Squirrel 'Came in Like a Wrecking Ball,' Immediately Regretted It

5/19/2018

There's no shortage of videos featuring these furry little critters taking a spin on squirrel-proof feeders, but this one is particularly entertaining.

Read More


The Citizen Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates