Backcountry and Bears: be aware and be careful

Adventures in the backcountry can be serene as you traverse this beautiful country in peace. But there are dangerous predators that roam the wilderness, and…

The difference between sea and river otters

Sea otters, as the name suggests, are marine animals, and they live just off the coasts of the Northern and Eastern Pacific Ocean.  These animals…

Avoiding the critters

Have you ever had wild animals come and visit you, eat your food, and make a mess in your garbage where you’ve set up camp?…

Don’t let rattlesnakes rattle you

First of all, you will be reassured to know that the chances of dying of a bite from a rattlesnake in the United States are about one…

Can animals predict natural disasters?

In 2004 an 810-mile swath of the Sunda megathrust fault cracked under the Indian Ocean. It caused a 9.1 magnitude undersea earthquake off the shore…