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Reno City Council backs ban on wildlife killing contests

Sep. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council is the latest to join the push to outlaw wildlife killing contests in Nevada. The council approved a resolution on a 6-1 vote this week urging an end to the practice. Mayor Hillary Schieve called the contests that often target...

Officials: Coyote attacks 2 children in Massachusetts town

Sep. 06, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Two toddlers were attacked by a coyote in separate incidents in the Massachusetts town of Arlington, officials say. The first attack was reported at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday when a 2-year-old girl in her Epping Street yard was approached, bitten on...

Another child bitten by coyote in Massachusetts

Aug. 17, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy playing in a sandbox in a suburban Boston yard was bitten on the leg by a coyote last weekend, the second time in a week a young child in Massachusetts was attacked by one of the animals. The boy was bitten in Arlington at about...

Coyote that bit child on Cape Cod tests negative for rabies

Aug. 13, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A coyote shot and killed by rangers after it bit a child on a Cape Cod National Seashore beach did not have rabies, park authorities posted on social media Friday. No additional updates were provided. The coyote bit the...

Small child bitten by coyote on Cape Cod beach

Aug. 12, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A coyote bit a small child on a Cape Cod beach on Wednesday evening, authorities said. The child was bitten on North Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, which is within the Cape Cod National Seashore, at about 8:30 p.m., according to a...

Survivors of Guatemalan mudslide face death or emigration

Aug. 10, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

NUEVO QUEJA, Guatemala (AP) — The day before he left for the United States was a busy one for Victor Cal. He went from relative to relative, collecting money to buy food during the journey north. His mother was disconsolate. “I begged him not to go, that we could...

Alabama hunters take aim at feral pigs during the night

Aug. 04, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 500 Alabama hunters have bought licenses to hunt feral pigs and coyotes at night, authorities said. It’s a new approach to try to control the destructive animals in Alabama, Al.com reported. State lawmakers passed...

Sierra Nevada red fox to be listed as federally endangered

Aug. 02, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The slender, bushy-tailed Sierra Nevada red fox will be listed as an endangered species, federal wildlife officials announced Monday, saying its population has dipped to just 40 animals in area of California stretching from Lake Tahoe to south of Yosemite National Park. ...

Desert tortoise deaths near new Nevada solar farm draw study

Jul. 31, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few miles off a Nevada state highway west of Las Vegas, about 10 miles south of Pahrump, lies a 3,000-acre solar farm under development. As you approach, bundles of metal fencing are prepped to soon become 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) of temporary...

Michigan city bans chickens, coyotes and even tigers as pets

Jul. 28, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — When chickens come home to roost, they better make sure it’s not in Marysville. City leaders in the community about 65 miles (104 kilometers) northeast of Detroit have enacted a new law banning chickens, pheasants, badgers, kangaroos, coyotes...