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Feds want to capture Florida
whooping cranes and move
them to Louisiana

Tampa Bay Times, by Barbara Behrendt & Craig Pittman

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Posted By:Hazymac, 3/8/2018 5:13:44 PM

If you haven’t ever seen a stately whooping crane in the wild in Florida, better hurry. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to transplant a bunch of them to Louisiana. The whoopers, as they’re sometimes called, live in a couple of different places in the state. The ones the federal agency is targeting live in the Kissimmee Prairie area of Central Florida, around Leesburg. They are part of a long-term experiment to spread the endangered birds into new habitat. The cranes, named for their bugling cry audible up to 2 miles away, once filled the skies from Florida to the Rockies.

It´s good to see these magnificent birds recovering to 600 total. Many of us remember when their species numbered less than two dozen. The ultra rare California condor is similarly trying to claw its way back from extinction, and might even succeed if it just stops trying to fly through windmill farms aka "bat-chomping bird-slicing eco-crucifixes." [H/T James Delingpole]

We have bald eagles in the area, sometimes seen perching in a large pine tree nearby, or soaring overhead. There are at least 25 nesting pairs in our small but in most places heavily populated county.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stencil, 3/8/2018 6:15:51 PM     (No. 11566165)

Good intentions that I hope bear fruit.
If you have eagles you likely also have ospreys as it seems a great part of the former´s victuals are gained by robbing the latter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jl80863, 3/8/2018 6:57:39 PM     (No. 11566189)

A rather superficial article. What happened to "who, what, when, where and who"? It seems that every time something like this is written the cause for the problem is "over hunting and habitat destruction". I suspect that it is far more complicated than that. These birds have been protected for my entire life time. I am glad to know they are increasing their numbers but I also suspect we will be treated to another dose of federal single species management and to hell with everything else in the target area. Let the birds decide what habitat is appropriate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jl80863, 3/8/2018 6:58:50 PM     (No. 11566192)

Oops "...where and how".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4poster, 3/8/2018 7:24:19 PM     (No. 11566213)

Whoopers home in the Aransas National Wildlife refuge in the ‘70s numbered only a few. I remember going into the refuge where there were oil wells and seeing a sign on a well head “Ten thousand barrel a day whopper shut in for ten whoopers.

We pulled out all the stops to protect these magnificent birds.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mamafrog, 3/8/2018 9:28:21 PM     (No. 11566316)

Some species occupy incredibly narrow niches - if one little thing goes wrong they cannot adapt. We are going to lose most of those species . . . . often because they become the food of other species. The whooping cranes are doing pretty well in the Port Aransas area in Texas - there was worry they would be wiped out by a major hurricane - but they made it through the hurricanes in Texas last year. Whooping cranes like eagles have been strongly managed to see if they can make a come back. I hope they both make it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/9/2018 12:52:09 AM     (No. 11566420)

I heard some swamp people guy say that they are rib eye steaks on wings and very good eating. Cajun spice fast cooked medium rare with cheesy grits. Mmmm mmmmm mmmmm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 3/9/2018 1:13:57 AM     (No. 11566429)

Some day in the future a budding radical-minded historian will write a moving account of the horrendous forced migration imposed upon the indigenous cranes of Florida by relocating them to unfamiliar swamps in Louisiana.

It will make The Trail of Tears look like a walk in Central Park, and be hailed as the greatest environmental tome since Carson´s Silent Spring. Imagine the possibilities for a title.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cheeflo, 3/9/2018 4:52:13 PM     (No. 11567092)

Mr, too, #5, but it seems to me that the cranes might do that themselves, without intervention from federal do-gooders.

This kind of meddling only causes more problems. Has there ever been a program like this that has succeeded without untoward consequences?

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