Biology 3374 - Wildlife Management
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How dangerous is wildlife?
In many ways, wildlife and wildlife work is an enigma to most people. I've been told "you're going to be killed" when people saw me interacting with wildlife since my days of catching watersnakes in Gee Creek that ran behind my central Florida home. The reality is we wildlife workers, like outdoors people everywhere, are usually in far more danger on the road than in the field and humans are the most dangerous animal we face in any habitat. In Job-Related Mortality of Wildlife Workers in the United States, 1937-2000, D. Blake Sasse summarizes our job-related deaths in standard scientific fashion in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 4. (Winter, 2003), pp. 1015-1020.
Links of interest:
The Wildlife Society
Texas Chapter, The Wildlife Society
Wildlife related job opportunities: