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Controversy in Times of Plenty

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From otterless to otterful, with hearty cheers and heartfelt complaints from every direction.

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Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

Cottontail Rabbit Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control cottontail-rabbit damage on your Missouri property.

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Photo of confirmed cougar tracks in muddy creekbed

Cougar Tracks in Creekbed

A landowner photographed these mountain lion tracks in northern Macon County in April 2011.

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coyote walking through grassland

Coyote

Canis latrans
This much-maligned member of the dog family does a great service to the ecosystem by helping to hold populations of rabbits and mice in check. In addition, their yips and barks add auditory excitement to rural nights.

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Coyote Control

Learn to identify, prevent, and control nuisance coyotes on your Missouri property.

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coyote walking through grassland

Coyote in Grassland

Occasionally mistaken for gray wolves, which are more than twice their size and are rarely seen in Missouri, coyotes are common in our state. If you see an exceptionally large coyote, it could be a gray wolf, which is protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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Cries in the Night

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There is much to learn about bats and their voices.

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Deer Mouse

Photo of a deer mouse.

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DNA tests shed light on cougar, wolf sightings

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Results confirm ties to mountain lions from South Dakota and timber wolves from the Great Lakes states.

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