Tag Archives: Maine wildlife

Bobcat or lynx? Can you tell the difference?

What do you think? Bobcat or lynx? (Andy Koziol photo)

Every so often, a reader will send me a photo of a wild critter, throw themselves at the mercy of the court, and ask the age-old question: What is this?   Sometimes, I’m stumped. Much of the time, I have a pretty good idea. But all of the time, I ask for a second opinion. […]

Beaver steals fisherman’s bait trap

A year ago, in a story that sounded too crazy to be true, I shared the tale of an Aroostook County hunter who lost his hunting rifle to a pesky beaver. It turned out that the toothy varmint was apparently in the market for some good hardwood shelving for the ol’ beaver house, and dragged […]

If you care, leave critters there

About this time every year, a few things happen. The black flies and mosquitoes show up and start gnawing on us. Moose and deer start galloping across roadways, terrorizing motorists and causing tragic crashes. And well-meaning Mainers start noticing wild animals — more accurately, very cute, baby wild animals — that have apparently been abandoned […]