Animals

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. A judge will decide whether the Lower 48 states' first grizzly bear hunting season in more than four decades will open as scheduled the weekend of Aug. 31, 2018. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file)
August 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the opening of the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen's...
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August 29, 2018 - 8:07 am
STONINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine fisherman says he caught a rare, nearly see-through "ghost lobster," then threw the crustacean back into the ocean because it was too small to keep. Mike Billings hauled in the lobster Tuesday morning off the coast of Stonington. The Portland Press Herald reports...
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August 29, 2018 - 7:23 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A woman shopping for groceries says she was surprised to find a snake in her shopping cart while picking out produce at a New York supermarket. Laura Walitsky says she was at Wegmans in Pittsford on Monday evening when her daughter spotted the hitchhiking reptile wrapped on...
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August 28, 2018 - 3:08 am
ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — European Hornets have been removed after building a large nest in a car in Ohio, in a scene that looked like a horror movie. Travis Watson, who owns The Bee Man, was called into action after the nest was found inside the El Camino on Sunday. Watson tells WJW-TV the queens...
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This photo from video provided by KCBS2/KCAL9 shows dead fish at Malibu Lagoon State Park, as state workers prepare to remove the stinking mess in Malibu, Calif., Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The unexplained die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the massive die-off, which began last Wednesday, is very likely caused by unusually warm water temperatures. Officials are doing tests on the water and the fish. (KCBS2/KCAL9 via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 4:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials were trying Monday to solve a stinky mystery: A die-off has left hundreds of fish floating in a recently restored lagoon on the tony Malibu coast. Scientists believe the Malibu Lagoon die-off, which began last Wednesday, is likely caused by unusually warm...
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August 27, 2018 - 8:28 am
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman's 3 ½-foot lizard that went missing nearly a month ago is home again safe and sound. Liz Rose says her black and white tegu lizard named Tiggs was found close to her home in a neighbor's shed Sunday, no worse for wear other than being a little skinnier...
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August 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said the Alabama resident, who was vacationing on Kauai last...
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In this Dec. 19, 2014, photo, a worker digs in a fermentation bed at an organic pig farm in Handan in northern China's Hebei province. China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. Authorities say the disease, which is fatal only to pigs and wild boar, has been detected in multiple locations across the vast country. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 12:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but officials say they have the situation under control. The latest cases were reported in the eastern city of Wenzhou and resulted in 430 pigs being infected, of...
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File - This March 16, 2017, file photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office shows a cyanide device in Pocatello, Idaho, The cyanide device, called M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. The U.S. government says an Idaho boy and his parents are to blame for any injuries to the boy claimed in a lawsuit contending he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home. The U.S. Department of Justice in documents filed Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in U.S. District Court says any injuries were caused by the negligence of the parents and child, and the lawsuit should be dismissed. (Bannock County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home. Any injuries were caused by the negligence of the parents and...
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In this Dec. 19, 2014, photo, a worker digs in a fermentation bed at an organic pig farm in Handan in northern China's Hebei province. China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. Authorities say the disease, which is fatal only to pigs and wild boar, has been detected in multiple locations across the vast country. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 9:11 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. The disease, which only affects pigs and wild boar, has been detected in at least three locations across the vast country. Thousands of pigs have died or...
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