Animal Law

D.C. Prepares to Name an Official Amphipod

Other states may have their crustaceans, but only D.C. would have an amphipod. Which is also a crustacean, but still. And D.C. isn’t a state, but also, still.

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Costumed Bear Harasser Wanted by Authorities, Evolution

Well, this happened: [Alaska Fish & Game official] Lou Cenicola reported that around 7:30 p.m. Monday, a man in a "realistic-looking" bear costume ran through a group of people standing on the side of the road bear-watching. The man ran…

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Chillin’ With a Owl: Followup

Here’s an update on the case of the two Florida men who posted a video of themselves cavorting with a Great Horned Owl, which turns out to be a protected species. See “Men Filmed Chillin’ With a Owl Were Violatin’ Migratory Bird…

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Judge Attacked by His Dad’s Pet Zebra [Updated]

The original headline, "Arkansas Judge Mauled by Family's Pet Zebra," was pretty good and has a nice rhythm to it, but I thought it was important to be clear that the zebra-owning family was his own. This wasn't just a…