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Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks

Jul. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts citizen's group is calling for eliminating federal protections for seals as Cape Cod officials seek ways to protect beachgoers from great white sharks. Peter Howell, a founder of the Seal Action Committee, says the Nantucket-based group wants Congress to amend the federal...

State kills 1 member of OPT wolf pack for killing cattle

Jul. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Hunters employed by the state of Washington have killed a radio-collared wolf that was preying on livestock in the Kettle River range of Ferry County. The adult male member of the OPT wolf pack was killed last Saturday after the pack was found to be repeatedly killing livestock. The...

Teen says she was 'so scared' when shark bit her on the foot

Jul. 17, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old who was bitten by a shark while boogie boarding on Florida's Atlantic Coast says she was "so scared" but tried to stay calm. Jackie Jozaitis tells the Herald-Tribune she and her friend got up early on Friday to ride the waves on Amelia Island. They were in thigh-deep...

Colorado officials kill 1,662 geese to reduce population

Jul. 15, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities rounded up 1,662 geese in an effort to reduce population numbers in city parks and lakes. The Denver Post reported Thursday that a state permit allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture to corral and kill up to 2,200 Canada geese each year statewide. A spokeswoman says...

16-year-old girl on boogie board bitten by shark in Florida

Jul. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl has been bitten by a shark while vacationing in Florida. Nassau County Sheriff's officials say the 16-year-old girl was boogie boarding outside her hotel in Amelia Island on Friday morning when she was bitten. The Florida Times-Union reports she had...

75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog

Jul. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog. Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot (2.44-meter) gator came from a retention pond near his Palm Harbor condominium earlier this week and grabbed the dog while they were out for an early morning...

Man dies after suffering seizure, attacked by his dog

Jul. 12, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man died after he suffered a seizure and his dog bit his neck. WPXI-TV reports Homer Utterback's girlfriend heard what sounded like something falling in their Uniontown home on Thursday. She found the 52-year-old on the floor with the dog, Petey,...

Family dog bites West Virginia girl, 12, in face

Jul. 12, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia say a 12-year-old girl was severely injured when her pet dog bit her in the face. Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter Director Courtney Cross on Thursday says the dog attacked the girl in Kenova on Wednesday. She says the Labrador mix has since...

Man charged with attempting to drown police dog

Jul. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SHIRLEY, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly trying to drown a police dog after being served with a warrant. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said officers went to a camp site near Shirley on Tuesday to apprehend a suspect wanted on two felony warrants. ...

Family dog attacks, kills 3-week-old girl in Georgia

Jul. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say a dog fatally bit a 3-week-old girl while she was resting in a bedroom. News outlets report the husky, a family pet, bit the infant Tuesday afternoon at a home in Gainesville. Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zach Brackett says the girl was taken to a...