Category Archives: ANIMAL TRAPS

11 Times Animals Got Stuck in Things in 2019

From raccoons in sewer grates to hedgehogs in cups, this was a sticky year for some unfortunate but lucky animals.

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The domains of humans and wildlife frequently overlap; unfortunately, that often doesn’t work out so well for wildlife. Objects and infrastructure made for people can be hazardous to animals, and curious or unwary creatures — wild and domesticated alike — sometimes find themselves in predicaments that they can’t escape without help. Here are 11 times that animals got stuck in things in 2019.

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Two Animal Traps Where Woolly Mammoths Were Driven to Their Deaths Found in Mexico

The discovery may offer rare evidence that humans were actively hunting the great creatures

In the neighborhood of Tultepec, just north of Mexico City, plans were recently underway to convert a patch of land into a garbage dump. But during preparatory excavations, workers at the site found themselves digging up woolly mammoth bones—hundreds of them. Over the course of ten months of archaeological and anthropological work, experts were able to piece together a grim picture of what appears to have been a prehistoric hunting site. The team had, according to the Associated Press, stumbled upon two large man-made traps—pits where hunters drove woolly mammoths to their deaths.

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