Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. Not that I want to give Golden Retrievers or Springers a bad name - I’m just pointing out that any breed of dog can bite. Besides, banning a breed is ineffective. “It’s the deed and not the breed,&# said David Kirkpatrick, spokesman for the American Veterinarian Medical Association.

Lick Granuloma

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This usually creates open wounds which increases the chances of infection. There are some breeds that are commonly affected by lick granuloma; these include Dobermans, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Border Collies. Lick granuloma is a serious skin problem in dogs and occurs when dogs continuously lick a certain area, which then becomes inflamed and sore. It tends to be most common on the legs; however any area can be affected.

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Black Bear

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He was bleeding from several bullet wounds, and visibly in excruciating pain. Meanwhile, their targets aren’t starving or ill creatures at all; they aim for the big, healthy creatures who might breed a new generation of hardy animals. I stared into his eyes while envisioning him breaking free from the prison the men made of the truck, and the prison the men made of his now mortally-wounded body.

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Spotlight: Maureen Eiger – To Intervene or Not to Intervene?

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We also try to re-nest uninjured baby birds so we don’t interfere with a bird’s breeding cycle. Even if you do not see an obvious wound, cat or dog saliva, which is full of nasty bacteria, can still get into a bird’s eyes/orifices and will eventually kill the bird; it will just die more slowly and painfully. Did you know a bird’s body has the ability to seal a small puncture wound within minutes? You (or your child/friend/etc) have just found a seemingly parentless baby bird.

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Banded Semipalmated Sandpipers at Big Egg Marsh, Queens, New York

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Now that passerine migration has largely wound down the attention of this New York birder has shifted to seabirds, shorebirds, and the occasional trip looking for breeding birds. Dunlin in breeding plumage are sexy beasts. One of my regular stops in late May and early June is Big Egg Marsh, a wonderful salt marsh just a short distance south of the much-more-famous Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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The European Christmas Bird Count

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These globally threatened raptors breed from Ukraine eastward through Siberia and only a few come to overwinter here. Barnacle geese breed mainly on the Arctic islands of the North Atlantic, while the nearest wintering areas also lie along the northern coasts of Europe: the Netherlands and the Baltic Sea (Estonia, Finland, Denmark and Sweden). The first idea was, it is probably wounded by poachers.

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The Beautiful and Colorful Mourning Dove

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Even though the female lays only two eggs per nest attempt, they enjoy a protracted breeding season in which multiple nesting attempts can occur every 30 days, and in Southern locations, nearly year round. Eliminates bullet fragments in the wound channel as it forms a”mushroom” or peels back upon impact. North American breeding bird survey annual summary 1989, 3 US Fish & Wildlife Service.

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The Medicine Bird

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Rehabilitators at Tamarack are now treating the redtail with antioxidants as well as providing hydrotherapy and continuing wound care, all the while trying to handle her as little as humanly possible. If she is not releasable, she will either stay at Tamarack or be placed with Sia Essential Species Repository , a Comanche organization that breeds albino and leucistic hawks for research, and makes their molted feathers available to Native religious elders. “It

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Bird Banding the Dry Tortugas

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The park is home to not one, not two, but large three colonies of breeding seabirds: the Brown Noddy , Magnificent Frigatebird , and Sooty Tern. The island contains 80,000 breeding Sooty Terns, in addition to 4,500 breeding Brown Noddies and another 100 breeding pairs of the huge Magnificent Frigatebirds, not to mention pelicans, herons, Black Skimmers , other tern species, and so much more. When I say “cut,” I mean paper-cut sized wounds here.

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Sea Snakes of Northern Australia

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Olive Sea Snake that has had a dog visit it on the beach Olive Sea Snake with obvious bulge Stoke’s Sea Snake Stoke’s Sea Snake with wounds Dubois’ Sea Snake Dubois’ Sea Snake being returned to the sea! She also monitors Pied Oystercatchers breeding along a 23km stretch of beach by bicycle and on foot. The dog tracks did not lead to any birds, but the wounded snake had a Brahminy Kite on it until I came along on my bike and took a photo.

Glendalough Distillery: Double Barrel Irish Whiskey

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What’s the eBird breeding code for that? Had a cavity-nester had landed on Kevin, he would have been in for some pretty serious stigmata, and – I hope – even greater fame as a saint as a reward for those wounds.) Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, a holiday that offers plenty of excuses for drinking, but few prospects for straying from the well-worn celebratory routines.

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