Journal archives for October 2018

October 26, 2018

Mountain Lion Love to Purr at Free P-22 Fest.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shane's Inspiration at Griffith Park

Free

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Mountain-Lion-Love-to-Purr-at-Free-P-22-Fest-498161501.html

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October 10, 2018

ABC7 Los Angeles County health agency looks into rat-infested Van Nuys home.

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES - When night falls, rats come out in full force around one Van Nuys home, and after residents spoke out Monday, city officials are trying to do something about it.

On Monday night, pest control specialist Tito Ortiz was out in the area and observed the rats. He said he saw so many rats around the home that he lost count.

https://abc7.com/health/la-health-agency-looks-into-rat-infested-van-nuys-home/4451042/

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October 05, 2018

L.A. councilman wants the city to take another look at its coyote policy.

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has called on the city to take a more proactive look at how to manage coyotes — amid continuing complaints from residents whose pets have been killed by the wild animals.

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/10/03/this-is-why-an-l-a-councilman-wants-the-city-to-take-another-look-at-its-coyote-policy/

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LA Councilman Mitchell Englander proposes trap and release program for coyotes.

With coyote sightings on the rise in neighborhoods across Los Angeles, one city councilman is calling for changes through a plan that includes trapping and relocating the wild animals.

https://abc7.com/society/la-councilman-proposes-trap-and-release-program-for-coyotes-/4413819/

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October 09, 2018

LA Officials Trying to Manage Typhus Outbreak That Has Reached “Epidemic Levels”.

Local experts are blaming the city’s ever-expanding homeless population as the reason for the scourge in the outbreak. Twenty cases of the rare, flea-borne infectious disease have been recorded in Pasadena alone over the past two months, according to the Los Angeles County Health Department. Typhus is often associated with poor sanitary conditions and overcrowding, NY Post reports.

https://thehollywoodunlocked.com/la-officials-trying-to-manage-typhus-outbreak-that-has-reached-epidemic-levels/

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October 12, 2018

Typhus fever’s wild threat? The rat-faced opossum, named in health advisories as culprits in spreading the disease.

When you think of animals carrying fleas, what comes to mind are dogs and cats, a problem that most responsible pet owners know all about.

But an equal, yet lesser known threat is lurking in the wild and unbeknownst to homeowners, living under the floorboards or in the attic. We are talking about opossums.

https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/10/11/typhus-fevers-wild-threat-the-rat-faced-opossum-named-in-health-advisories-as-culprits-in-spreading-the-disease/

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October 22, 2018

Trapping and relocating coyotes? That’s a really bad idea

To live in Los Angeles is to live within howling distance of coyotes. They are there night and day, usually at a safe remove, more often heard than seen. Coyotes are wild animals yet seasoned urbanites, bedding down in lush shrubbery around our houses and feasting on fruit from trees, pet food foolishly left outside, garbage in unsecured trash cans, and water from fountains and backyard irrigation systems.

https://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/other_views/editorial-trapping-and-relocating-coyotes-that-s-a-really-bad/article_d0b36c5e-3f2b-59e1-8cef-ca9a714837a2.html

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October 23, 2018

Photos: Animals Caught on Camera in Los Angeles' Urban Wilderness.

A network of remote cameras in the Santa Monica Mountains capture an array of wild animals in the coastal mountain range adjacent to Los Angeles' urban areas. The cameras help researchers keep an inventory of animals, some of which are so secretive that they only come out under the cover of darkness.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/multimedia/Wildlife-Photos-California-Remote-Cameras-Los-Angeles-Mountain-Lions-Skunks-Deer--498218401.html

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