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Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

Jul. 3, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said. The 6-year-old mixed breed dog was tested after its owners contracted COVID-19 and the dog began suffering from a neurological illness, the...

FILE - This Tuesday, June 16, 2020, file photo taken from surveillance camera video provided by KGO-TV/ABC7, shows a young mountain lion wandering through the station's parking lot in San Francisco. A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday, July 3, 2020, on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California, authorities said. (KGO-TV/ABC7 via AP, File)

Mountain lion seen roaming San Francisco killed on Highway 1

Jul. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California, authorities said. The mountain lion was found on the shoulder of Highway...

11-foot alligator caught, killed in New Orleans neighborhood

Jul. 3, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large alligator was euthanized after being spotted in a New Orleans residential area. News outlets reported that area residents noticed the 'gator — roughly 11 feet (3.35 meters) long and weighing about 300 pounds (136.08 kilograms) — near New Orleans City Park on Friday...

Tucson Zoo tiger euthanized after kidney disease progresses

Jul. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Malayan tiger at a zoo in Tucson was euthanized Thursday for advanced kidney disease, officials said. The 19-year-old tiger named Sita was the only tiger at Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Sita developed kidney disease at the age of 7 before arriving in Tucson in...

This Friday, July 3, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows a damaged building after a fire and explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause but would not make it public due to

Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fire

Jul. 3, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause...

Kentucky woman finds rattlesnake under wheelchair seat

Jul. 3, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

MURRAY, Ky (AP) — A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday, the Murray Ledger & Times reported. Officer Chris Garland said the woman “just happened to look down and saw the head right under her. She was still on the...

Tips for keeping bears away from compost amid food scrap ban

Jul. 3, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With Vermont's new food scrap ban in effect, the state is offering tips for backyard composters to avoid attracting bears. Starting July 1, most food scraps are now banned from the trash and landfill in Vermont. Vermonters need to collect their food scraps and either compost them in...

Old junkyard becomes home to pollinator habitat in Indiana

Jul. 3, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

DRESSER, Ind. (AP) — Butterflies, bees, birds, bats and small mammals have found a home in a former auto junkyard along the Wabash River in western Indiana. A pollinator habitat has sprung up at the site of the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area due to a $20,000 grant from Duke Energy and the efforts of the...

Shrimp: Louisiana inshore shrimp season closing on Monday

Jul. 3, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will close its spring inshore shrimping season Monday evening because biologists are finding more juvenile white shrimp in inshore waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says all remaining inshore waters between the Mississippi and Texas state lines...

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020.  Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

Jul. 3, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and...