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NJ says about 40 percent of hunted bears from state land

Aug. 21, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection figures show about 40 percent of the bears killed in annual hunts since 2010 came from state-owned lands now off-limits to hunters. The department released figures Tuesday, a day after Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed an order halting...

Bismarck man might be charged for killing squirrel with dart

Aug. 21, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities will consider filing charges against a Bismarck man accused of throwing a dart at a squirrel — and hitting it. Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass says officers who responded to a caller's report Sunday afternoon of a squirrel "acting weird" talked to a neighbor who...

Person who tried to help raccoon now needs rabies vaccine

Aug. 21, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Police in coastal Maine say a person attempting to nurse an injured rabid raccoon back to health got bitten multiple times and will now undergo rabies treatment. Kennebunkport police say a town resident took in an injured raccoon and was bitten, alongside a responding game...

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

Aug. 21, 2018 8:35 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra Cline was...

Washington judge blocks kill order on wolves to save cattle

Aug. 20, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. The Department of Fish and Wildlife had announced Monday morning that it would immediately begin efforts to kill members of the wolf pack who...

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

Aug. 20, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra Cline was...

Meet the York County woman who rehabs raptors

Aug. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — She lugged a bucket of dead rats and mice into the sanctuary nestled along a crooked country road. She had just scooped them out of the chest freezer in her garage. They were neatly bagged and preserved, just like the robin, the lake carp and who-knows-what-else. Mitzi Eaton...

Teen surfer bitten twice by shark off N Carolina coast

Aug. 19, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a teenage boy has been bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach. Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder tells news outlets that the 14-year-old was surfing Sunday afternoon when he was bitten twice on the right calf. Snyder says the shark...

4 horses die in barn fire at Kentucky farm

Aug. 19, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — A fire marshal says four horses have died in a fire at a Kentucky farm. Clark County Fire Marshal Ernest Barnes tells news outlets the fire occurred early Sunday at Dragonsmeade Farm in Winchester. Arriving firefighters found a barn partially collapsed. Barnes says the barn also...

Hunter suffers minor injuries in Utah mountain lion attack

Aug. 18, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

KAMAS, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say a bow hunter suffered minor chest and leg injuries when he was attacked by a mountain lion that stalked him and his father before and after the attack. Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Phil Douglas says the attack happened Saturday in mountains near Kamas,...