The rodents are nesting on car engines, invading attics and moving into basements and crawl spaces, pushing exterminator bills to thousands of dollars.
A rare burrowing owl was found dead recently at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, raising some concern in the community.
Last November, Berkeleyside published an article about a spectacular natural phenomenon seen in Berkeley for the first time: hundreds of monarch butterflies were clustering in the trees of Aquatic Park.
Elaine Miller Bond will present her new book, 'Running Wild,' Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc. in North Berkeley.
Berkeley Animal Care Services told Berkeleyside it had picked up several dead cats in the last four months that have been attacked by coyotes.
A lifeguard who leapt into the pool to deal with the animal said the incident surprised the kids, but that nobody was hurt.
By Rubi Abrams
Berkeleyside reports many animal stories every year, and 2015 was no exception. Sometimes they are strange, such as the day in January when two boars’ heads popped up around town, or the night in June when a squirrel caused a massive power outage. Sometimes they are sad, like the time a couple hung up the body of a deer to make a point about off-leash dogs.
Emilie Strauss peered across Lake Anza and divided up the watery territory by species. “David is counting coots, Mark is doing mallards, who wants to do Pied-billed Grebes?” she called out.
Daniel McPartlan has visual proof that Berkeley deer are law-abiding deer, who follow the rules of the road.
In late October, Berkeleyside received a tip that thousands of tiny fish were jumping in the waters of Aquatic Park.
A herd of grass-munching goats swarmed across Cyclotron Road in the Berkeley Hills last week on the way to another plant-clearing mission below Blackberry Gate.
Reader Eric Cotts recently shared the photo above with us. It was taken on June 1, and shows a large number of goats on a hill near the Berkeley Lab. It inspired us to send our photo intern Melati Citrawireja to capture more images of the animals everyone seems to adore (see them below the fold).
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