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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 74 Issue 2, Feb 2010
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Reports of strange creatures roaming the woods and countryside of North Carolina and committing violent acts have existed for over a hundred years. Barnes describes some of them, including the Bladenboro Monster and the Santer Cat that terrorized Iredell and Wilkes Counties in the 1890s.
Bird banding provides information on the life history and migratory habits of many bird species. Frederick C. Lincoln organized the modern bird banding program in 1920. Bolen discusses bands, what information is gleaned from bird banding, and setting seasons.
Since 1993, giant bluefin tuna weighing over 300 pounds have been wintering off Cape Hatteras from November to April. They are fast swimmers and are not picky eaters. Scientists are studying them to learn their movements, their habitats, and how many are left.
Clear-cutting is a technique that allows trees to be cut then ground into wood chips on the spot. Over the past several decades this practice has gotten a bad reputation. Hart discusses benefits that come from forests that are managed by cutting timber.
Pusser discusses how animals survive in nature through body characteristics that allow them to hide in plain sight.