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Grizzly cubs killed on Montana railroad tracks, deaths mount

Oct. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two grizzly bear cubs have been killed on railroad tracks in northwestern Montana, driving the number of bear deaths toward last year's record level for the region. State wildlife officials say the two cubs, one female and the other of unknown sex, were found along the tracks near...

That was no bobcat! Tests show a raccoon attacked couple

Oct. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida couple who believed they were attacked by a bobcat earlier last week were actually attacked by a raccoon. The Sun Sentinel reports Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carol Lyn Parrish says DNA tests of hair confirmed the...

Florida couple out of hospital after suspected bobcat attack

Oct. 10, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple is out of the hospital and recovering from injuries suffered when an animal suspected to be bobcat attacked them at a suburban apartment complex. The Fort Lauderdale SunSentinel reported Thursday that 71-year-old Rupert Fray said he suffered a fractured hip in...

Alaska man recovering after bear mauling thwarted by his dad

Oct. 4, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who was mauled by a bear before his father came to his rescue was being treated at Juneau hospital for deep bite wounds on his arm and leg, the father said Friday. Casey Bradford, 21, was in good spirits but in a lot of pain a day after the brown bear attack near the...

Couple injured in possible bobcat attack in South Florida

Oct. 4, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An animal believed to be a bobcat dropped down from a tree and attacked a couple out on their typical early morning walk Friday in a dense, urban part of South Florida, authorities said. Wildlife experts said bobcats are quite common in urban areas although most people never...

Utah woman says bison flipped her into air, broke her ankle

Sep. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kayleigh Davis was hiking on a trail Friday evening at Antelope Island State Park in Utah chasing the sunset, when she was suddenly, violently, flipped into the air by a bison. "I'm up in the air thinking, 'What's going to happen to me after this?'" Davis said Monday. When she looked...

Pit bull dies of snake bites while protecting Florida boys

Sep. 27, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida says his family's 8-month-old pit bull Zeus died of snake bites as it was trying to protect his sons. Gary Richardson told WOFL-TV the boys were outside the family's home in Sumter County, Florida, on Monday, cleaning Zeus' water dish when the venomous coral...

Virginia woman praised for saving injured baby squirrel

Sep. 27, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

PULASKI, Va. (AP) — Police are praising a Virginia woman who says a squirrel led her down a trail and tugged at her leg to help its injured baby, earning her the nickname "squirrel whisperer." Pulaski police said on their Facebook page that officers got a call Sept. 20 from a woman who told them a squirrel...

Police: Alabama woman, son charged in killing over lost dog

Sep. 26, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama woman and her son are charged with murder in a killing that a witness said occurred over a lost dog. News outlets report a judge in Selma set bond at $1 million each Thursday for 56-year-old Shana Yvette Muldrow and 24-year-old Shakeem Mufasa Butler. The two...

More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 23, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of them. Norway's Food Safety Authority says it's still investigating the cause of the disease, whose...