The board isn’t ready yet to pass a resolution, DNR Board Chairman Bill Jones said, instead looking to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to take the lead on the issue as then-Secretary Bruce Babbitt did 25 years ago.
A bizarre video shared by Georgia wildlife officials has convinced a growing number of people the state is home to mentally unstable snakes.
A brief recording of gopher tortoise “vocalizations” was shared online this week by Georgia’s Coastal Ecology Lab, which has been spying on tortoises in the Coastal Plain and recording their activities.
In 1992, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found only 21 populations of the flower (Echinacea laevigata) still existed in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia and listed the species as endangered.
Rocky, a federally protected indigo snake, was killed last month. Authorities are investigating.
The whale has not been seen for days, lessening the chances scientists can find and disentangle it.
Among the nearly 1,100 species the Migratory Bird law protects are Georgia’s own state bird, the brown thrasher, and many others, like the wood stork, barred owl and indigo bunting, that visit the state.
The invasive northern snakehead fish has made its first ever appearance in Georgia. State wildlife officials are working to stop them from spreading.