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2014-07-26 23:03:05

SPI CORP plans for the future of American farmers in the south by producing military grade thermal night vision scopes at a low cost as a solution to assist farmers’ fight against feral hogs destroying everything they’ve worked for. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 SPI CORP plans for the future of American farmers in the south by producing military grade thermal night vision scopes at a low cost as a solution to assist farmers’ fight against feral hogs destroying everything...

2014-07-24 12:23:55

WELLINGTON, Colo., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has granted Scimetrics Ltd Corp an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) to test a bait for use against feral hogs. The study will utilize innovative technology to minimize risks to non-target animals while researching the effectiveness of the feral hog bait. These fierce hogs endanger animals, crops, large ranges of wildlife habitat, and domestic pig operations in over 40 states-- including Texas,...

2014-05-21 23:13:13

CRCS provides a unique trapping system using live streaming video to monitor pens, detect high traffic and optimal trap times to ensure a 100 percent capture rate of your feral hog population. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Cahaba River Camera Solutions (CRCS) is excited to offer a solution to combat the damage feral pigs cause to agriculture, property, natural resources, and the health of humans and other livestock. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s...

Australia's Huge Camel Population Now Considered Pests
2014-04-23 13:44:36

University of Exeter A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia's remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large scale. Sarah Crowley, of the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus, explored the history of the camel in Australia, from their historic role helping to create the country's infrastructure through to their...

Australian Dingo Found To Be A Distinct Species
2014-04-02 07:05:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When I think of a dingo, I think of a sad scene in the Tom Selleck movie, "Quigley Down Under" where the dingoes are attacking and Cora has to decide if she will repeat her mistakes, or let the aboriginal child cry. Like many of you, I'm sure, I considered them to be just another version of a coyote, no different from any other. A new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney, however, reveals...

Feral Cats Urban Coyotes Turf Division
2013-11-13 15:42:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Chicago-based study has found feral cats and urban coyotes typically have separate ranges, with the cats sticking closer to residential areas and the coyotes preferring urban parks and green spaces. The study’s lead author Stan Gehrt, an associate professor of environment and natural resources at The Ohio State University, said feral cats probably avoid urban green spaces because of the urban coyote population. “(The...

2013-09-23 23:22:03

My Cat from Hell Behaviorist Reminds Public – TNR Best Way to Help Feral Cats Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 Jackson Galaxy, the cat behaviorist responsible for ensuring cat guardians and their cats coexist peacefully on the popular Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, lends his support to National Feral Cat Day (October 16) in a new PSA filmed for Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats. “We are thrilled to work with our friend, Jackson Galaxy, on...

2013-09-19 23:27:49

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is submitting the Triple F to companies for their review. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 "Years ago, after learning of a colony of feral cats living on school grounds, I began to leave food for them, eventually graduating from bowls to a simple cat-food dispenser," said an inventor from Louisville, Ky. "However, as my wife suggested, most of the food was scavenged by raccoons. I felt a deep concern for the cats, so I continued to feed...

2013-09-09 08:00:57

Long-term confinement is not a humane option for the control of feral and stray or abandoned cat populations, according to new guidelines issued by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in its Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published by SAGE. According to the society, which is the veterinary division of the charity International Cat Care, culling to control cat populations is also rarely effective or acceptable, whereas trap–neuter–return programs and rehoming (in...


Latest Feral Reference Libraries

Bekisar
2014-06-19 14:20:21

The Bekisar, also known as the Ayam Bekisar, is the first generation of hybrid chicken developed from the cross of the green junglefowl and the domestic red junglefowl. Although the exact origin of this breed is unknown, Javanese and Sudanese people assert that it was first developed on the Kangean Islands in Java. The earliest members of this breed were used for communication, because each rooster’s call was unique and due to its ancestry, very loud. Roosters were placed in baskets on the...

Sable Island Horse
2014-05-22 10:38:32

The Sable Island Pony also referred to as the Sable Island Horse, inhabits Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is small breed that legends say swam to the island from the many shipwrecks that occurred off shore. Other legends say the horse was introduced by Portuguese explorers, but neither is supported by historic or genetic evidence. The first horses were actually introduced in 1737 by a Boston clergyman, Andrew Le Mercier. The Sable Island horses of today are the...

Wild Horse, Equus ferus
2014-04-11 11:56:13

The Wild Horse (Equus ferus) is a species of the genus Equus, which includes as subspecies the modern domesticated horse as well as the undomesticated Tarpan, now extinct, and the endangered Przewalski’s horse. The Przewalski’s Horse was saved from the edge of extinction and reintroduced with success in the wild. The Tarpan became extinct during the 19th century, although it was a possible ancestor of the domestic horse, and roamed the steppes of Eurasia at the time of domestication....

Brumby
2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which means wild in the Pitjara Indigenous Australians’ language. Another theory suggests that the breed...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

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