Christmas critters: Parents buying exotic pets as gifts for kids

[The News Herald, Panama City, Fla.] By Shannon Winslow-Claunch, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Released : Sunday, December 20, 2009 12:41 PM Dec. 20–Don’t know what to get little Johnny for Christmas? In an age of commercialism and numbness to the...

Where to find an exotic pet

December 14, 2009 3:23 PM ET DivineCaroline Growing up, the only pet I wanted to own was a Mogwai. The adorable singing, baby-squawking, furry little star of Gremlins had everything I could want in a pet — a cuddly and unique alternative to the average cat or...

The Exotic Menace: When pets become problems

December 14, 2009 The Exotic Menace When pets become problemsBy DINAH VOYLES PULVEREnvironment Writer Dressed for battle in wetsuits, masks and fins, four volunteers waded into Blue Spring early one morning to catch and remove invasive armored catfish thought to...

Was cougar killed in Minnesota wild- or captive-born?

Published December 12 2009 DNR: Bemidji cougar’s origin still unknown DNA testing continues on a young male cougar killed by a car Sept. 18 in Bemidji, but early indications may be that a stranger was in our midst. By: Sarah Smith, Park Rapids Enterprise DNA testing...