Cannabis growth is killing one of the cutest (and fiercest) creatures …

Fierce yet adorable, Humboldt martens have been described as the west coast’s own Tasmanian devils. The biologist Tierra Curry compares the red-chested mammal to another small, tenacious creature: “It’s a kitten that thinks it’s a honey badger,” she said. “It will crawl right into a bee nest and eat the honeycomb and larvae, getting its face stung the whole time.”

But there are some dangers that the marten cannot withstand – such as marijuana cultivation.

The state of California has announced that it is seeking to declare the Humboldt marten an endangered species, owing to the risks it faces from more at

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