Recent Blog Posts

Black Panthers: Cats of Mistaken Identity
Posted by Stephanie Schuttler on January 8, 2017

One of the biggest misconceptions about North Carolina wildlife is the existence of cougars, or black panthers, in our state. The cougar is a big cat known by many names including panther, mountain lion, puma and up to 80 more, but these are all...

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Armored Advance
Posted by Arielle Parsons on December 15, 2016

There are twenty armadillo species in the world and all live exclusively in Latin America, except one. The nine-banded armadillo has been slowly but steadily making its way north from Central and South America.  In fact, it has recently made it...

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Hunting and Deer Vigilance
Posted by SCBI Staff on December 7, 2016

By Stephanie Schuttler

Over the past century, the Eastern United States has seen their forests regrow, their large predators disappear, and their white-tailed deer become more numerous than ever. Humans hunt deer in some places...

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Skunks: Striped or Spotted? But All Stinky
Posted by Stephanie Schuttler on December 2, 2016

The word “skunk” evokes a specific image to come to mind. Did you imagine a cat-sized animal with black and white stripes and the capacity to produce an infamous odor? Depending on where you are from, you may have pictured a more or less stripe-y...

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Welcome Wildlife to Your Sustainable Yard
Posted by Arielle Parsons on November 30, 2016

Do you try and live a sustainable lifestyle?  Do you like to welcome wildlife to your yard?  Some of the things that make your lifestyle more sustainable may be benefitting your wildlife neighbors, making your yard more welcoming!

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