Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

by Edward R. Ricciuti


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573206
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,318,536
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edward R. Ricciuti is a science journalist, naturalist, and former curator at the New York Zoological Society (now the Wildlife Conservation Society) who has covered wildlife issues around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Big Cat Is Back: Return of the Cougar 21

Chapter 2 Cougar Attacks and How to Survive Them 39

Chapter 3 Reap What You Sow: How the Environmental Movement and Urban Sprawl Triggered the Animal Invasion 55

Chapter 4 Coyote on the Cul-De-Sac: Coyotes in Cities and New Wolves in the Woods 73

Chapter 5 That's Not Big Bird at Your Feeder: An Abundance of Bruins 97

Chapter 6 Deadliest of All?: Dangerous Deer and Marauding Moose 117

Chapter 7 Gators on the Golf Course: Will Success Spoil the American Alligator? 147

Chapter 8 Alien Invasion: Will Global Warming Trigger a Plaque of Serpents? 169

Chapter 9 Prowling Poisoners: The Venomous Snakes Next Door 187

Chapter 10 Peaceful Coexistence: Searching for a Balance 215

Bibliography 235

Index 240

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