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Refuge Notebook: Ode to Crows, Ravens, Jays and Magpies

...became officially extirpated from Guam because of the brown tree snake, and declined from 225 known breeding pairs to only 60 on Rota...constructing electric barriers around nest trees (to keep snakes away) at night, releasing crow chicks raised from eggs produced...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-03-19/refuge-notebook-ode-to-crows-rav
Outdoors
The Bookworm Sez: 'Dead or Alive?' perfect for the budding biologist

...to do that efficiently, potential meals have a few tricks on their side, too.Take, for instance, 'possums and hognose snakes.When opossums and hognoses are threatened with becoming snacks, they act dead, they smell dead, they look dead, and are...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-02-11/the-bookworm-sez-dead-
Arts & Entertainment
On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

...times," Sorensen added, as if this would ever be an issue.Then she pushed riders off. Gravity does the rest as the sleds snake through the U-shaped track. Riders are sort of like human missiles, able to lift their chins to see the upcoming twists...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-03-05/on-the-wild-slide-lake-placid-si
Outdoors
Snow snake? Garter snake found in Kasilof

...biologist Jeff Selinger said snakes in Southcentral Alaska...think. The common garter snake is the only species of...pet stores sell garter snakes, he said. Another possibility that the snake arrived in Alaska via...he said. "(Garter snakes) live off insects and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-21/garter-snake-found-dead-in-kasilof
News

...that was tough on us all.Our previous dog had died 16 years ago at age 6, the apparent victim of an overnight spider or snake bite. Even though she had been wild and untrainable (our fault, of course), we found that digging in the stand of trees...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-01-17-0
Community
Brown Bears look to finish road trip on high note in Fairbanks

...starters, the Bears have been averaging just 2.2 goals per game on the road trip."It's seems like we've been a little bit snake-bitten, averaging only two goals a game," Beauparlant said. "Our goal-scoring capability on offensive chances has been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-01-08/brown-bears-look-to-finish-road-tr
Sports

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Cripple Creek used to wind and snake its way down Chena Ridge near Fairbanks, until a mining company cut a ditch in the 1930s to create a straighter channel it needed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-09-13-1
ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska's venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.Goldsmith is well-known for his study of Alaska fiscal trends, which have been underway for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-12/iser-backs-revenue-on-tax-impact
News

...wild.About two dozen animals are permanent residents of the center in Waynesboro. They include hawks, owls, opossums and snakes.Many serve as educational ambassadors and appear with outreach staff at school assemblies and other events.Supports can...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-04-28
Arts & Entertainment

...gently caressed the snake, which raised its...because there's a snake in your yard doesn't...appeal of furry pets, snakes are a harder sell to...emotional attachment with a snake," said Foster, who kept snakes once himself. "To...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-22
Arts & Entertainment

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