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Mississippi deluges: low salinity kills baby oysters

Nov. 25, 2021 08:06 AM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs. Fresh water also has hurt baby oysters in southeast Louisiana...

Sheriff: Boy dies after dog mauling at grandparents' home

Nov. 24, 2021 10:16 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona County authorities say a 6-year-old boy has died after being mauled by at least one dog at his grandparents' home in the Las Cruces area. The boy died Monday shortly after being airlifted to a hospital from the Mesilla Park neighborhood...

Lion killed after escaping, killing handler

Nov. 22, 2021 15:11 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A lion has been killed after escaping its enclosure at an animal park and killing its handler in northern Guatemala, according to a local news site. Local Noti Petén identified the dead man as Santos Esquivel Nájera and said he died after being...

Wolf killed in Washington state for preying on cattle

Nov. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Monday that an adult male wolf was killed in Columbia County, drawing criticism from wildlife advocates who contend endangered wolves should not be slain for preying on livestock. The wolf...

Police: Man charged with killing wife, family dog

Nov. 22, 2021 11:28 AM EST

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Harrington man has been charged with killing his wife and the family dog, Delaware State Police said. Richard Nelson, 69, called 911 to report that he killed his wife and dog Sunday morning, police said in a news release on Monday. A...

Saginaw-area animal control officer attacked by dogs, bitten

Nov. 19, 2021 09:58 AM EST

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were trying to identify the owner of two dogs that attacked an animal control officer in the Saginaw area. The officer was bitten Nov. 5 in a Buena Vista Township neighborhood after a resident reported being nearly attacked...

Hong Kong declares wild boars fair game after animal attacks

Nov. 18, 2021 11:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have had enough of wild boars. An increasing number of attacks by the animals, including one that bit a police officer last week, triggered an operation Wednesday night in a district less than half an hour’s drive from Hong...

Des Moines police say suspects kicked in door, killed dog

Nov. 17, 2021 13:59 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines are seeking two people suspected in the fatal shooting a dog that was protecting its owner during a home invasion early Wednesday. Police said the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. as a woman and her dog returned home from...

New Mexico agency investigating killing of bear near Taos

Nov. 16, 2021 17:20 PM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a bear with arrows along a road near Taos. Game and Fish Department spokesman James Pitman told the Albuquerque Journal that the killing occurred Oct. 29. Pitman said...

Delaware health officials: Raccoon that bit person was rabid

Nov. 12, 2021 15:09 PM EST

BEAR, Del. (AP) — A raccoon that bit and scratched a person in the Bear area last weekend has tested positive for rabies, Delaware health officials announced Friday. The person who was bitten and scratched on Nov. 7 has begun treatment for rabies exposure, the Division...