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2008-01-04 15:00:21

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent state Supreme Court ruling, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today directed staff to begin developing regulations to allow the incidental taking of wild boars during certain hunting seasons. The draft regulations are expected to be ready for the Board of Game Commissioners to consider as part of its Jan. 29 meeting agenda. "On Dec. 27, a Supreme Court ruling, in effect, classified wild...


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Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
2012-10-27 14:28:45

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native across many areas in Central and Northern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean Region. Its range was much larger centuries ago, extending into the British Isles, Korea, and many areas of Eurasia. This range is now smaller, due to hunting and captive boars re-entering the wild. Its range now extends to Indonesia, and it has been introduced into Australasia and the Americas, although this is mostly for hunting purposes. Other common names for this species...

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attercop
  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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