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Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park

Feb. 15, 2020 1:47 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city shut down a section of a lake Thursday after receiving reports of swarming snakes. Turns out, the slithery creatures were just celebrating Valentine's Day a little early. The Lakeland Parks & Recreation department wrote on its Facebook page that a group of...

Siba, the standard poodle wins Best in Show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: A standard poodle wins Westminster best in show

Feb. 11, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 11:03 p.m. Siba the standard poodle has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. With the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for Daniel the popular golden retriever, judge Bob Slay instead picked the...

Florida could use drones to fight pythons, invasive species

Jan. 27, 2020 5:42 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could turn to the sky to fight Burmese pythons on the ground under a bill a Senate committee unanimously approved Monday to allow two state agencies to use drones in the effort to eradicate invasive plants and animals. The bill would create an exception to a current law...

'Unluckiest guy:' Snake bites Mississippi hunter on head

Jan. 22, 2020 4:06 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a scene that could provoke nightmares, a Mississippi hunter walking to a truck soon found himself racing to the hospital after a venomous snake struck him in the head, a rare attack that had one scientist calling the hunter "the unluckiest guy in America." Tyler Hardy of...

Wife of Missouri snake breeder arrested in his 2017 death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EST

NEW FLORENCE, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a mid-Missouri snake breeder who was killed in 2017 was charged Friday along with a second person in the man's death, authorities said. Lynlee Renick, 35, of New Florence, and Michael Humphrey, 35, of Jefferson City were charged with first-degree murder and armed...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, a naturally occurring, slowly spinning ice disk the width of a football field floats in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. The story of the rotating frozen is among some of 2019's weirder stories in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Naked fireman, binky-binging bulldog: New England's odd 2019

Dec. 27, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders fired up the weirdness machine again in 2019, and it cranked out oddities pretty much nonstop. There was a giant spinning ice disk in Maine, a naked firefighter in Rhode Island, and twin mysteries in Massachusetts and Vermont, where people reported that intruders had entered...