Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

January 8, 2012

Not A Good Week For Whooping Cranes

There were two disturbing stories concerning
Whooping CraneEndangered Whooping Cranes this week.
First the annual human led 1200 mile migration
flight from Wisconsin to the Chassahowitzka
National Wildlife Refuge in Florida was halted
in Alabama by Government officials who
believe that the flight is in violation of FAA
regulations because the pilots are being paid,
which is against FAA rules.
Some have suggested that if the matter cannot be resolved, the Cranes could be released locally in Alabama, which is not good news for people here in Florida, as this is their winter home and was their destination before they were stopped.
Then the next day a Whooping Crane was shot and killed in my home state of Indiana.
Unbelievably, this is the second one to be killed in the past two years in the state.

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