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The coywolves of Albemarle County: A new species that calls the area home

… freshly cut hay field in front of them, followed by a chorus of yips and more howling. Mike Hummell watches and listens. He zips up his jacket against the cold. “You want to hunt that?” he asks his hunting partner, Marshall Koontz. Hummell and Koontz are specialist hunters who respond to calls from concerned residents about predators preying on their flocks of sheep, herds of cows, etc. Working pro bono last week, they had received a call from a farmer concerned about a top-level predator …

Eastern Cougar Declared Extinct, Removed From List Of U.S. Endangered Species

From www.inquisitr.com | June 18, 2015 Known as the “Ghost Cat” across North America, the Eastern Cougar has been rumored to hunt in various areas across the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, the Eastern Cougar been elusive to researchers since the 1930’s when the last photo of the cat was taken. Its similarity in looks to other cougars and pumas are thought to be the reasoning behind the sightings. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made the move to officially declare …

Tarsiers! Cool facts about these wonderfully weird primates | MNN – Mother Nature Network

… to approach, rather than moving around to hunt. Tarsiers are the only entirely carnivorous primate. While the specific diet varies with the species, they all have one thing in common: they don’t eat plant matter of any kind. They feast on insects, reptiles like lizards and snakes, frogs, birds and even bats. While small and cute, they’re serious ambush predators, waiting silently for prey to approach nearby — and can even snag birds and bats right out of the air. To finish reading this …

Bizarre winged dinosaur discovered in China – CNN.com

By Shen Lu and Katie hunt, CNN | April 30, 2015 (CNN)Chinese scientists say they have discovered a new dinosaur species, with bat-like wings, that sheds light on how dinosaurs may have evolved into birds. Based on a fossil specimen discovered in China’s Hebei province a decade ago, scientists estimate the bird-like dinosaur existed for a very short time 160 million years ago during the Jurassic Period, according to a new paper published in scientific journal Nature on Wednesday. The flying …

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