If you live in an urban setting like Orange County, you know that it wasn't all that long ago that various critters (coyotes, foxes, martens and weasels, etc.,) were commonplace. Driven into the local foothills by human encroachment (areas which are now being developed as well) these various species adjust to life with humans, and slowly but surely begin re-populating their former turf. Seems that badgers are now moving back into urban areas like the City of Orange. Badgers Are Back!
Speaking of critters, I, for one, am sick and tired of Orange County residents being told by city and county officials that the uptick in the coyote population is something "we'll just have to learn to live with." Citizens of one local community--whose missing pets number in the dozens--are demanding that city officials quit bowing to the Animal Rights activists and that those paid to protect them and secure the public welfare, actually do something to remove the coyotes from the area. I've had them in my yard, and you see (or hear) them all over the place at night. Enough! Sadly, it will take a child or an elderly adult getting attacked for anything to be done. No, coyotes do not have rights! Coyotes Need Killin'
Air-Traffic Controllers are worth their weight in fine gold. This is an amazing video of them guiding flights into Atlanta during a recent spate of thunderstorms. Truly amazing. Air-Traffic Controllers in Action