Sunday, January 07, 2007

Blind Cougars

Bison vs. Elk
new bureaucrats

.. Last year we posted a note about Yellowstone Cougars with bubonic plague. Now we note that just a few hundred miles to the east of Yellowstone National Park blind cougars have been found. The cause of the malady may be the STD CHLAMYDIA.
.. Researchers in South Dakota are examining two blind cougars to verify the suspicion that sex causes blindness.
.. Dear Old Dad warned us of a similar human condition.
.. Bison are competing with elk in a serious way on the National Elk Refuge south of Yellowstone National Park. Biologists are concerned that the range is being hammered beyond repair.
.. There are ". . . way too many bison," according to Doug Brimeyer, wildlife biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Jackson.
.. An EIS is currently being prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to examine the situation and hunting as a means of control. An article in the Casper Star Tribune details the current situation.
Yellowstone National Park has found the resources for two Deputy Superintendents.
<<-- Christine Lehnertz will be D.S. for resource management and business practices.
Colin Campbell will be D.S. for ranger operations and facilities management. -->>
The NPS Press Release details some of their qualifications and backgrounds.