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December 20, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Cougar shot while attacking dog south of Wenatchee

The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — A cougar is dead and a black Labrador retriever is recovering following an encounter between the two about four miles up Stemilt Creek Road early Sunday. The dog’s owners woke up at about 3 a.m. to the sound of their dog yelping outside, where it sleeps, said Washington Department of Fish and…

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November 8, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Fish & Wildlife to consider Puget Sound octopus harvesting bans

The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife announced today it will consider bans on octopus harvesting near popular Seattle beaches and possibly other areas in the Puget Sound. Dylan Mayer, the octopus hunter who sparked an outrage when he took one of the charismatic animals at Cove 2, a popular dive site in…

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, Homepage | Topics: Alki Point, Cove 2, giant pacific octopus

September 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Washington issues death sentence for wolf pack

The Associated Press YAKIMA – Washington state plans to kill a pack of at least eight gray wolves that have been attacking livestock in the northeast corner of the state. The Wedge Pack is believed to have killed or injured at least 15 cattle from the Diamond M Herd, which grazes in a large area near the…

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