On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced that after a 2-1/2-year investigation dubbed “Operation Mongo,” authorities have busted 14 poachers. The charges include spearing bullfrogs out of season, spotlighting deer, and illegal possession of an endangered timber rattlesnake and the severed feet of a protected owl. Maybe “Operation Weirdoes” would have been a better name.,1,5289073.story?coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true