The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife believes that a group of eight people have poached dozens of animals in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Around 80 of the counts were for unlawful hunting of big game—nearly as many cases as the agency typically pursues in a year. Over nine months, investigators cobbled together text messages, videos, and Facebook posts to track down the killers.
12 Rabid Bats Found in August, Highest Number in Decade
A dozen rabid bats were found this August on sidewalks and in homes and public parks in Washington, bring the yearly count to 21.