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California Drought May Exacerbate Wildlife-Human Encounters

The scarcity of food in the wild has been blamed for unusual animal activity during California’s drought including a recent bear attack, mountain lion sightings and an uptick in orphaned animals.


The wolves and their pups. (Credit: Department of Fish and Wildlife)

The Shasta Pack: California’s New Gray Wolf Residents

California has its first wolf pack since the state’s gray wolf population went extinct in 1924.



Woman Catches Piranha-Like Invasive Fish In Delta

A woman fishing in the Delta last week was surprised when she reeled in what she thought was a piranha.


The wolf spotted on an automated camera. (Credit: Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Camera Captures Lone Gray Wolf Roaming Far Northern California’s Wild

State wildlife officials said Monday they believe a gray wolf has been roaming the wilds of Northern California.


The wolverine captured by remote camera. The photo is dated "2014-09-25 10:49:22 PM." (Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

California’s Only Wolverine Spotted In Tahoe National Forest

Long thought extinct in California, researchers say they have spotted a wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest.


Paw print found by wildlife officials Wednesday. (Credit: Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Mountain Lion Linked To Southern California Boy’s Attack Killed By Wildlife Officials

California wildlife officials plan to conduct DNA and disease tests in Sacramento to make sure they shot and killed the mountain lion that attacked a 6-year-old boy on a hiking trail..


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Wildlife Officials Say They Killed Mountain Lion That Attacked Boy

The 65-pound animal was shot and killed not far from the hiking trail where a six-year-old boy was mauled.


A six-year-old boy was hospitalized after being attacked by a mountain lion on a hiking trail near Cupertino. (Photo by Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Live Traps Set For Mountain Lion That Attacked Boy In Cupertino

Family was hiking when the six-year-old was attacked; the child suffered bite wounds and scratches.



Grass Valley Woman’s Show Horse Mauled In Rare Mountain Lion Attack

There is a mountain lion lurking in the foothills of Nevada County, and it’s on the attack.


Calif. Reports Drop In Mountain Lion Deaths

State wildlife officials say they’ve seen a significant drop in the number of mountain lions killed after an encounter with a human.


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State Worker Free Following Fraud Arrest, 2nd Still Behind Bars

A state worker walked out of jail one day after he and another state employee were arrested on allegations of taking bribes.


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State Workers Arrested In Fraud, Kickback Investigation

Stephanie Clark, an employee of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Danny Compson, a Caltrans worker, are both facing fraud and corruption charges after an anonymous tip.