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Judge sides with conservationists in sheep grazing dispute

Apr. 16, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sided with conservation groups who said allowing domestic sheep to graze in a mountain range along the Idaho-Montana border as part of a government agriculture program could harm grizzly bears and other wildlife. Chief...

NC court: Landlord not liable for tenants' violent dog

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A landlord can't be held liable for a child's injuries caused by a dog owned by tenants because he wasn't told the animal posed a danger to visitors, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday. The court unanimously upheld lower...

Montana man severely injured by bear near West Yellowstone

Apr. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A bear mauled a Montana man causing him severe injuries near a campground just west of Yellowstone National Park. The violent encounter happened Thursday afternoon in an area of timber near Bakers Hole Campground in the Custer Gallatin...

San Diego Zoo employee bitten by venomous snake

Apr. 12, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego Zoo employee was hospitalized Monday after being bitten by a venomous snake, officials said. The incident occurred as the wildlife care specialist was caring for the African bush viper in a non-public area, the zoo said. ...

Man gets prison for killing California elephant seal

Apr. 12, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison for shooting a protected northern elephant seal to death on the central California coast near San Simeon. A Los Angeles federal judge also sentenced Jordan Gerbich, 30, to a year of...

Video shows dog attacking horse carriage in North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

WAXHAW, N.C. (AP) — The driver of a horse-drawn carriage in North Carolina is being credited with helping steer the horse and passengers to safety after a dog repeatedly attacked the animal as it was pulling the cart. Bridger Medlin, the owner of the carriage ride...

Reno man accused of killing horse to prevent its seizure

Apr. 02, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 54-year-old Reno man they say killed a horse on his property to prevent animal control officers from seizing the malnourished animal. Forrest John Smith was booked into the Washoe County Jail Thursday for suspicion...

Wolves bite worker at center where lion had killed intern

Mar. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A woman has been bitten by two juvenile wolves at the North Carolina wildlife center where an intern was fatally mauled by a lion in 2018. The Raleigh News & Observer reports the latest incident occurred Saturday at the Animal Park at the...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Mar. 23, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 21, 2021. Editorial: Missouri lawmaker’s police-dog bill deserves to go nowhere For the second time in three years, a Republican Missouri lawmaker has attempted to make assault on police dogs a felony, punishable by...

Shark bites 9-year-old boy as he body surfed in Miami Beach

Mar. 22, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old Minnesota boy was bitten by a shark as he body surfed in Miami Beach over the weekend, his parents said. Kristine Weiskopf told WPLG she and her son Jay were in the water for only a few minutes when the shark bit the boy. ...