14-day camping limit aimed at reducing squatters in national forest

14-day camping limit aimed at reducing squatters in national forest

Toni Davis pulled her SUV and utility trailer into her favorite pullout next to Carberry Creek Thursday to set up a camp that will become her latest temporary home, this time next to two other long-stay campers a stone's throw away.

Just as Davis set up her elaborate camp, the other campers broke theirs but left the place a dirty, dangerous mess.

"Not only did they leave their garbage, they left a sleeping mattress and they left their fire going," says Davis, 59. "Not smoldering.

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Sleepless in a sleeping bag

Sleepless in a sleeping bag

Who knew that bitterns have appetites as voracious as tigers’?

I have just witnessed one of these brown, chicken-sized birds catch and eat a frog. A minute later, it snagged and swallowed a fish. To put this in human terms, it’s equivalent, I figure, of devouring a slab of prime rib followed immediately by a halibut steak.
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