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Man hospitalized in Germany after camel bites him in face

Jan. 18, 2021 9:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 54-year-old man has been hospitalized in northern Germany after being bitten in the face by a camel, police said Monday. The employee of the Perleberg Zoo, located between Berlin and Hamburg, was cleaning the camel enclosure on Sunday morning and feeding the animals when one turned suddenly...

This Dec. 31, 2020 photo provided by Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara County shows Patches who had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, and believed killed along with her owner in the Montecito debris flow disaster is seen at the Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Patches a calico was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity. (Jillian Title/Animal Shelter Assistance Program via AP)

Missing cat turns up 3 years after California disaster

Jan. 12, 2021 7:24 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later. The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity....

Plan to curb track deaths lets BNSF kill up to 18 bears

Jan. 12, 2021 6:55 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway has proposed a plan to curb the train-related deaths of grizzly bears that allows trains to kill up to 18 grizzly bears over seven years on the tracks it operates in Montana. In return, the railway will execute a habitat conservation plan to reduce such deaths, BNSF...

Woman attacked by Duluth police dog settles for $50,000

Jan. 12, 2021 4:14 PM EST

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Warroad hotel housekeeper who was bitten by a police dog that belonged to an off-duty Duluth officer will receive $50,000 in a settlement agreement. The Duluth City Council unanimously voted Monday night to approve the deal in a lawsuit filed against the city and Officer Marc Johnson...

4 wild horses fatally shot in Arizona; Suspect being sought

Jan. 11, 2021 12:04 AM EST

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for fatal shootings of four wild horses in northern Arizona. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest officials said officers responded to reports of dead horses on the Black Mesa Ranger...

A woman prepares to lay flowers on a beach following a shark attack at Bowentown near Waihi in New Zealand, Friday, Jan 8, 2021. A woman has died Thursday, Jan. 7, in what appears to be New Zealand's first fatal shark attack in eight years, police say. (George Novak/Bay of Plenty Times via AP)

Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Jan. 8, 2021 1:14 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight years, police said on Friday. Emergency services responded late Thursday afternoon to reports of a woman “injured in the water,” at Waihi Beach, a popular tourist spot...

Police: Killing of deer in residential area was 'dangerous'

Jan. 7, 2021 9:07 AM EST

SOUTHERN SHORES, N.C. (AP) — Police in a town in North Carolina's Outer Banks are investigating after someone shot and killed a deer with an arrow inside the town's limits. The Town of Southern Shores police department said in a statement that the deer was found dead on Saturday morning. Police said the...

Police: Nearly a dozen goats have been shot and killed

Jan. 5, 2021 10:56 AM EST

RAMSEUR, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they're investigating after nearly a dozen goats were shot and killed. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday that the incident occurred in the Ramseur area in Randolph County. The sheriff’s office said it had been called after a livestock...

Court upholds hunting on private land in Grand Teton park

Dec. 31, 2020 5:39 PM EST

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that allows some hunting on privately owned land within Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The decision Wednesday by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirms the state's authority over wildlife on the 1% of land that belongs...

Serial squirrel: Neighbors keep eye out for fierce rodent

Dec. 31, 2020 11:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat. Denizens of the New York City borough's Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks, WCBS-TV reported Wednesday. Micheline Frederick pointed to a bruise...