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Porcupines likely Alaska's no. 1 roadkill

...accidents affect the overall porcupine population, according to biologists.Marsh said former Anchorage-area biologist Jessy Coltrane, who studied porcupines, once said, "Obtaining population data on a small nocturnal creature that often dwells...
City mulls fence regs to protect moose

...where a number of moose impalements has prompted criticism.Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Jessy Coltrane shot down two moose calves impaled on the mansion fence on the same day about five years ago."It's pretty gruesome...
Biologists: Baby moose are not pets took it upon himself to tackle it and tie it up with an electrical cord," Anchorage area wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane said.The calf ran off with the cord hanging from its neck, Coltrane said.That night, police called Coltrane...
Soldier mauled by bear was wearing Army protective gear

...hands to her bleeding neck.There's no way of telling if the same bear was involved in Sunday's attack, said Jessy Coltrane, a wildlife biologist with Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which also responded to the latest encounter. Coltrane...
Hammocks hang up Anchorage moose

...since Sunday and four more have been reported snarled in hammocks or swing set chains over the past two weeks, said Jessy Coltrane, assistant area biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "I get a call every day almost," she said...
Biologist to lecture on porcupine survival secrets

...the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Anchorage-based Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Wildlife Biologist Jessy Coltrane will prove just how hardy these creatures are with her lecture on some of their winter survival secrets. The lecture...
Biologist: moose fence could increase crashes

...Road could hurt the animals and could even increase the number of collisions with cars, state wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane said. Her agency opposes the plan by the state Department of Transportation and has provided comments to traffic...
Crippled mother moose nurses calf

...weight during the winter because they have less food to eat, and it may be necessary to put the moose down then, said Jessy Coltrane, the assistant Anchorage-area biologist. "There's no need (now) for a pre-emptive strike," Coltrane said...
Anchorage police: Please don't tase the bears

...stun guns. The concern is that a bear might not be incapacitated and could turn around to attack the shooter, said Jessy Coltrane, acting Anchorage-area wildlife biologist. Or it could run away in a rage after the shock and attack someone down...
Park officials warn of aggressive beavers in Anchorage lake

...of animals. Dogs have been going after beavers at University Lake a long time, said state Fish and Game biologist Jessy Coltrane. "They were harassed for years. And they finally said, 'that's it,'" said Coltrane, the Anchorage area...


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