Category Archives: Domestic animals

Can bees really thrive at the top of a Paris apartment building?

My neighbors raise bees, something I’ve always found fascinating, and of course Linda loves to see them in her extensive flower and vegetable gardens. So I was quick to grab the children’s book, Bees in the City, published by Tilbury House Publishers in Thomaston. Written by Andrea Cheng, the daughter of Hungarian immigrants, who has […]

Lots of hunting and fishing laws changed

Each day this week, I’m posting columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number four, lots of law changes in this one act, proposed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine’s Wildlife Laws […]

Snake wraps up woman and bites her face

“Oh, please. I have a boa constrictor stuck to my – my face!” How’d you like to be the 911 dispatcher who got that call? This Ohio woman had moved the 5 ½ foot Boa Constrictor to her home recently, and apparently it wasn’t happy there. It wrapped itself around her neck and began biting […]

Penalties increased for bad exotic animal owners

Exotic animal owners will pay much stiffer penalties in the future, if they fail to obey Maine’s exotic animal laws and rules, thanks to the Maine legislature and Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Senator Scott Cyrway did a superb of job of advocating for this bill that I proposed. He really should get a […]