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Outdoors section headlines for Friday, July 20

8 things you need to know about the giant wasps invading your yard

"They are quite menacing," said Jonathan Larson, an entomologist with Nebraska Extension for Douglas County. "People see them and are frightened." Read more

Male mountain lion that killed a goat is killed near Chadron

A male mountain lion that killed a domestic goat near Chadron was itself killed a day after the attack, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission said Tuesday. Read more

Disease not to blame for dead fish at Lake Maloney near North Platte

The late spring fish kill at Lake Maloney near North Platte was due to a number of factors, but disease wasn’t one of them, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Read more

With hunting seasons over, Mills County's Willow Slough buzzes with life

Willow Slough Wildlife Area is quiet now, if you don’t count the chorus of bullfrogs croaking at full throat. Read more

Floating playground like 'American Ninja Warrior' course opening soon at Omaha-area lake

It will include slides, a trampolinelike dome and steps people can jump across. Read more