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green snake

The smooth green snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is a species of North American nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is also referred to as the grass snake. It is a slender, “small...


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,...