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Friday, December 19, 2008

Croc Relocated

An 11-foot American crocodile (believed to have snatched neighborhood dogs as prey) has been relocated form the same canal for the second time. (News source.)

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Relocated Croc Dies

A large crocodile relocated by Australian authorities, that ended up haunting a tourism location, has died from eating plastic bags and other trash. (News source.)

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Desert Tortoises Killed

23 relocated desert tortoises have been killed by coyotes after being displaced from the Ft. Irwin expansion area. (News source.)

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Desert Evac

Desert tortoises are being evacuated and relocated from land that will be used in expansion of Fort Irwin. (News source.)

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tortoise Move

A number of gopher tortoises in Brevard County (FL) are being relocated to Pasco County due to developing Rhodes Park into soccer fields. Costs are running up to $162,000 for the project. (News source.)

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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Army Moving Tortoises

The U. S. Army is expanding the National Training Center Ft. Irwin, in the Mojave Desert, so is moving an estimated 700 to 1,000 endangered desert tortoises. It has awarded a 5-year, $6.9 million contract to ITS Corp. to track down, relocate, and monitor the tortoises. (News source.)

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