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Nesting Areas In Everglades National Park Reopened To The Public

Areas in Everglades National Park that are managed to maximize nesting success and minimize disturbance to nesting wading birds have been reopened to public access, including the west side of Palm Key, Frank Key Channel and Carl Ross Key. Wildlife biologists have determined that herons, egrets and Roseate Spoonbills have finished nesting in these areas for the season.
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Appellate Court Affirms National Park Service Immunity In Deadly Mountain Goat Attack

A split appellate court has upheld the National Park Service's immunity in a case from Olympic National Park where a hiker was fatally gored by an aggressive mountain goat, though the dissenting judge thought the Park Service had been negligent in not killing the "a horned animal bigger than an NFL lineman" before the goring and so was not immune.
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