Opossums In North Carolina

Opossums In North Carolina

Petition to stop opossum drop Animal rights groups in North Carolina are fighting to stop an annual tradition of dropping an opossum for New Year’s Eve. They want to end House Bill 574, which gives people the right to do whatever they want with the animal for a...
Flying Squirrel Facts

Flying Squirrel Facts

The North Carolina critters glow A North Carolina state project revealed an interesting fact about the native flying squirrel species this year. They apparently glow a shade of pink when placed under an ultraviolet light. The information was posted by the group known...
The Elusive Snake Hiding In North Carolina

The Elusive Snake Hiding In North Carolina

Officials ask for help finding them The little known northern pine snake takes up residence in North Carolina. However, it is rarely spotted due to its life being lived mostly underground. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is asking residents for help...
Encephalitis: Could you be at risk from rodents?

Encephalitis: Could you be at risk from rodents?

The virus that can be passed from squirrels to ticks to humans A former U.S. Senator died at the age of 66 nearly three years after she was first hospitalized for a sickness that no one could quite pinpoint. Doctors now say it was due to encephalitis caused by...
Copperheads: Could they be in your yard?

Copperheads: Could they be in your yard?

People planning for outside work should be vigilant People living in North Carolina should be vigilant for the venomous copperhead snake if they’re planning to do outside yard work, officials say. The medical director for the North Carolina Poision Control has...