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  • Reward offered for investigation assistance relating to red wolf death

    January 29, 2013 | 3 minute read

    The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a radio-collared red wolf that was recently found dead. The wolf was found with a suspected gunshot wound on January 18, 2013, north of the Town of Fairfield, in Tyrrell County, North Carolina. Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of this red wolf may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.  Read the full story...

  • A tiny red wolf pup held by a biologist wearing blue gloves.
    Information icon Red wolf pup. Photo by A. Beyer, USFWS.

    Reward offered for investigation assistance relating to third red wolf death

    November 9, 2012 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a third radio-collared red wolf that was recently found dead. The wolf was found with a suspected gunshot wound on November 2, 2012, north of Creswell, NC, near the Washington and Tyrrell county line. Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of this red wolf may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.  Read the full story...

  • A red wolf in a full run on a grassy field.
    Information icon A sprinting red wolf. Photo by Curtis Carley for USFWS.

    $2,500 reward offered for information on second red wolf death

    October 26, 2012 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting assistance with an investigation involving the suspected illegal take of a second radio-collared red wolf that was recently found dead in the past two months. The wolf was found with a suspected gunshot wound on October 12, 2012, east of Belhaven, in Beaufort County, NC. Anyone with information that directly leads to an arrest, a criminal conviction, a civil penalty assessment, or forfeiture of property on the subject or subjects responsible for the suspected unlawful take of this red wolf may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500.  Read the full story...

  • A red and black patterned reptile with protruding scales.
    Gila monster. Photo by OZinOH CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Scottsboro man sentenced for trafficking protected reptiles

    October 12, 2012 | 2 minute read

    BIRMINGHAM, AL - A Scottsboro man was sentenced Tuesday for the illegal possession, transportation and sale of protected reptiles in violation of the Lacey Act, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Special Agent in Charge for the Southeast Region Luis J. Santiago. Chief U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn sentenced David Langella, 43, to three years’ probation for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act and violating the Lacey Act.  Read the full story...

  • The head of a large boa constrictor being handled by a biologist.
    Boa constrictor. Photo by FWC.

    Snake smuggler busted in Orlando

    August 24, 2012 | 2 minute read

    On August 23, 2012, Mateus Dal Maso, Jr. pled guilty to attempting to export 27 snakes from the Orlando International Airport, Florida. He was sentenced to one year of supervised release when within the geographical confines of the United States (must report to probation within 72 hours of arrival), two days incarceration with two days served, a $25 fee, and a fine of $6,000. Dal Maso had purchased the 27 snakes – one Ball Python, seven Boa Constrictors, and 19 various color morph corn snakes – at the National Reptile Breeders Expo in Daytona Beach, Florida, held Aug 17-19, 2012.  Read the full story...

  • Three men hold a bald eagles wings wide for measurement.
    Information icon (L) Timmy Murray, who found this dead bald eagle, helps measure it with Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and parks Conservation Officers Ron McMillan and (R) Christopher Rounsville. Photo taken by Jan Hilbunn, George County Times (601) 947-2967. George County Times has given the Service verbal permission to use the photograph for a press release.

    Reward offered for information on killing of a bald eagle in Lucedale, Mississippi - $2,500 to help identify the shooter

    March 7, 2012 | 2 minute read

    A bald eagle was shot on February 10, 2012, in Lucedale, Mississippi. The shooting took place near the George County Co-Op. Investigators are seeking information related to the shooting. A joint investigation is being conducted by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Every eagle, hawk, vulture, and crane is protected,” said Ben Bryant, Special Agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Lacombe, La.  Read the full story...

  • Injured bald eagle with blue bandage on its right wing.
    Information icon Wounded bald eagle in Alabama. Photo by Auburn Raptor Center.

    Reward doubled for information in the wounding of a bald eagle in Alabama – $5,000 to help find the culprit

    February 24, 2012 | 1 minute read

    Wildlife investigators are now offering a reward of $5,000 to help find out who shot a bald eagle in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. The bald eagle was found next to the Sipsey River on Upper Columbus Road. X-rays showed it had been shot in the wing and skull. The eagle is recovering at the Southeastern Raptor Center, Auburn, Ala. It is expected to be released into the wild after recovering from its’ injuries.  Read the full story...

Podcasts

  • A large elk with huge antlers walking in a grassy field with a forest in the background
    Elk. Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM.

    Information sought on elk death

    April 18, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Elk once roamed the southern Appalachian Mountains and the eastern United States before over-harvesting extirpated them from the area in the late 1700’s. The experimental release of elk into the Great Smoky Mountains, which began in 2001 with a population of 25 elk, has been successful. To this point, the population has been growing and the park has been monitoring the herd with the assistance of radio collars.  Learn more...

  • A low-growing green plant with a flower forming.
    Ginseng flower forming. Photo by Forest Farming, CC BY-ND 2.0.

    Conviction of Cosby poacher

    January 18, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. I previously spoke about the arrest and conviction of Johnny Carl Grooms of Cosby, Tennessee for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, interstate travel to further drug trafficking, possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute, distribution of cocaine, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and illegally trafficking in ginseng. Grooms was recently sentenced, and his crimes earned him more than 24 years in prison.  Learn more...

  • A green and brown frog with large round eyes resting on a rock.
    Ginseng flower forming. Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS.

    Volunteers tracking amphibians

    January 11, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. In the depths of winter, it may be a little hard to think ahead to early spring, but soon spring peepers, tiny frogs found across the Eastern United States and among the first frogs to emerge and begin mating, will begin their calling. The emergence of frogs and toads across North Carolina brings with it the emergence of citizen scientists who venture forth to help biologists track the distribution and well-being of frog and toad populations.  Learn more...

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