Nature

No Bull: Dissecting 'The One That Got Away'

Recently, a YouTube video appeared on Surfermag.com’s bulletin board in a post titled “The One That Got Away.” The clip featured a stellar exchange between a very southern...

The Deadliest Animals in the U.S.

Whether it's by stinging, crushing, biting, butting, kicking, or any other variety of accidental or nefarious means, animals injure millions and kill hundreds of people every year. The Centers...

Hunting Monsters in the Night

It’s 11:30 p.m. and I'm running so hard that I can taste blood in my mouth. My headlamp gives me about 20 feet of visibility, but there’s so much sweat pouring down my face that I...

The Urban Conservationist

I am an unabashed city kid. I grew up in Washington, D.C., where urban parks—no matter how small—were my nature. That is why my column is called "Urban Conservationist." It sounds...

Shamu Show Smackdown

A decision released yesterday by Administrative Law Judge Kenneth Welsch in Florida will fundamentally change SeaWorld's killer whale shows. In a

EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a draft of its long-awaited study of the potential effects of large-scale mining on Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed and its...

How to Survive an Animal Bite

Rattlesnakes are one of many venomous snakes in the world. A fellow Texan and literary friend of mine, Tandy Versyp, was bitten on the ankle by this particular poisonous snake in Hawley, Texas,...

Armadillos

THEY COME IN THE NIGHT, up from their burrows, out of prehistory, little sinister dinosaurs from South America. Across Mexican arroyo and Louisiana swamp they've traveled, out of the woods and...

Ticks

NOT TOO LONG AGO, I picked an engorged tick up off the floor of my kitchen, thinking it was a stray chocolate chip. It only took a moment for me to see more clearly the minuscule legs and the...

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