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Bruno, the wandering black bear

On June 10, the bear departed his native Wisconsin and crossed into Illinois. He briefly slipped into Iowa before returning to Illinois, spending...


Striped bass sheet

Striped bass are often called stripers, linesider or rockfish. They are silvery, shading to olive-green on the back and white on the belly,...


Northern water snake

This thick-bodied snake is quite variable in color and pattern. Background color ranges from light gray to dark brown. It is almost always...