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Skittish and shy, foxes seldom pose a threat to humans. more

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Freshwater mussels are among the most interesting—and imperiled—critters on the planet. more

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Chipmunks causing structural damage? That’s just a myth, says one national wildlife expert. more

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The non-profit Conservation Fisheries Inc. raises rare indigenous fish. more

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The listing of the first bumblebee as an endangered species has experts buzzing. more

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A popular North Georgia attraction is also a little-known haven for peregrine falcons. more

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Why do Asian lady beetles invade Blue Ridge homes in winter? more

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In September, bird lovers band together to watch and record spectacular migrating hawks. more

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Wild hogs are going hog wild, with increasing numbers spotted throughout the Southeast. more

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A rare species of salamander is found only in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park. more

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Think you just saw a hummingbird, in this cold weather? It might not be your imagination. more

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Once nearly gone from the Blue Ridge, white-tailed deer are now overly plentiful. Or are they? more

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Conservationists are reintroducing ancient lake sturgeon to southeastern rivers. more

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The majestic bald eagle faced survival challenges in the 1960s. Now, thanks in part to efforts at the American Eagle Foundation in the Smokies, the future is much brighter for our national bird. more

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The threatened, "Hideously ugly" salamanders become much easier to look at in the context of the deep perils to their existence. more

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Victims of overhunting in the 1770s and of strangely high hide prices in the Depression, the inventive otter began its mountain comeback in 1984. more

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Three of the top 10 bird-watching states—Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia—are in the Blue Ridge region. more

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Carlton Burke

Will the birds again fly south, or was a visit to the North Carolina mountains an aberration? more

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Todd Stailey

Researchers are successfully restoring Southern Appalachian brook trout to mountain streams. more

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While a cougar shot in east-central Kentucky was the first in that state since before the Civil War, there is still not a single camera sighting in the southeastern mountains. more

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