Rat poison used on illegal marijuana farms may be sickening and killing the fisher, a rare and possibly endangered forest carnivore found in remote areas of California.
Researchers discovered commercial rodenticide in dead fishers in Humboldt County near Redwood National Park and in the southern Sierra Nevada in and around Yosemite National Park.
The study led by scientists at UC Davis suggests illegal marijuana farms are a likely source. Some marijuana growers apply the poisons to deter a wide range of animals from encroaching on their crops.
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