We are cat crazy here at Daily RFT today, folks. Cat crazy. State biologists have confirmed that a mountain lion was photographed last Thursday on private land in Warren County. That's within 100 miles of St. Louis. Hide your children and urban chickens! MDC spokesman Joe Jerek explains to Daily RFT ... More >>
Want to try something old and new for Christmas dinner? Sassafras Valley Farm -- located in Morrison, on the southern bank of the Missouri River midway between St. Louis and Jefferson City -- has the answer:
But you have to act fast and order it by tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18.
Caution, dog-lovers! The clip below might be uncomfortable for you to watch, because coyotes resemble pet dogs -- ugly ones, no doubt, but dogs all the same. In fact, the radio host doing the trapping -- Brad Harris of the Christian station KNEO 91.7 FM in southwest Missouri -- even refers to the co ... More >>
This summer's lethal heat and ongoing drought have claimed at least a half-dozen more victims, but none are human. Six female elk, one yearling bull elk and three calves died in mid-July, and the Missouri Department of Conservations suspect that the blistering heat and drought are contributing facto ... More >>
Got elk? Missouri does. And we're about to double the population by trucking in 35 more from eastern Kentucky. Last year -- despite dire warnings from the Farm Bureau -- the Department of Conservation reintroduced 34 elk to a confined ranch in the southeastern part of the state. (And we say "reintro ... More >>
When Newt Gingrich lashed out at Fox News the other day, accusing it of unfairly slanting its coverage toward GOP primary rival Mitt Romney, you might say the candidate was biting the hand that fed him over the past decade.
Last Friday in St. Louis the former speaker of the House received his own ... More >>
Stop SB738Last week we told you about state Sen. Bill Stouffer's desire to eradicate mountain lions from Missouri with his bill that would allow the animals to be shot without reason. On Thursday Stouffer's bill moved one step closer to becoming law when it was read for a second time and referred ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsOh no! The bear got into the habaneros! We don't need a symbolic representation to remind us that the economy's in the crapper, cute little Alaskan bear cub, hanging out in the market!
An IGA grocery store in Ketchikan, Alaska, was visited on Saturday by a bear cub who pace ... More >>
Katie Pilgram, St. Louis ZooShe has a name! It's Kenzi.The internet has spoken! She shall be known as Kenzi.As we reported last month, the St. Louis Zoo was seeking public input on a name for their new baby elephant. The Asian elephant calf was born June 27th to Rani and Raja, and weighed in at 2 ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWho wants neck meat? Canada geese to be fed to Pennsylvania's poor. In most circles, goose is a delicacy. But that's not Canada goose, which New York considers a dangerous, airplane-downing nuisance that craps every seven minutes.
The state's found a way lower the pest popu ... More >>
Image viaWhatchoo doin', crazy bees?And so it came to pass....A giant swarm of bees converged on a Springfield curb Thursday before the evening rush hour, causing one section of road to be shut down, according to the Springfield Police Department. "It was a large, large swarm; there were several ... More >>
The cat was seen March 9 in Oregon County (red).The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sixth sighting of a mountain lion in the state in the past five months. The cougar was seen March 9 in Oregon County in south-central Missouri. A driver near the small town of Rover saw the a ... More >>
Opposition, uh, "mounts" over plan to reintroduce elk to Missouri.They've been gone from Missouri for nearly 150 years, and the Missouri Farm Bureau would like to keep it that way. At issue is a herd of elk that that the Missouri Department of Conservation wants to release in a 365-square mile zo ... More >>
Last week swordfish fans rejoiced at news that the species had bounced back from overfishing.
Now it's time for bluefin tuna fans to panic. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation group, has filed a formal petition to have the North Atlantic fish added to the endangered-specie ... More >>
Seconds after Scoop snatched Walter.Don't know how we missed this when it first aired, but the video below of an allegedly tame pelican "goosing" a man on-air during Fox 2's AM show gives everyone another reason to watch local morning news.Walt Crawford, a trainer at the World Bird Sanctuary in V ... More >>
Group says no elephant sex is safe at Saint Louis Zoo.California-based In Defense of Animals made a formal complaint today to the U.S. Department of Agriculture over two recent elephant pregnancies at the Saint Louis Zoo. The zoo announced this week that Asian elephants Ellie and her daughter, Ra ... More >>
The Monads are importing 180 pounds of crawfish for this. Yes, you read right -- 180 pounds of crawfish. Which they're picking up from the airport for this shindig. That's what's called "setting the bar high for future events."