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11-foot alligator caught, killed in New Orleans neighborhood

Jul. 3, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large alligator was euthanized after being spotted in a New Orleans residential area. News outlets reported that area residents noticed the 'gator — roughly 11 feet (3.35 meters) long and weighing about 300 pounds (136.08 kilograms) — near New Orleans City Park on Friday...

Kentucky woman finds rattlesnake under wheelchair seat

Jul. 3, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

MURRAY, Ky (AP) — A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday, the Murray Ledger & Times reported. Officer Chris Garland said the woman “just happened to look down and saw the head right under her. She was still on the...

'Rage Against the State' rallies raise concerns of groups

Jul. 3, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Helena-based nonprofit is condemning two upcoming local events for their alleged ties to militia groups and fundamentalist Christians. Rage Against the State, a group organized by Roger Roots, the Libertarian candidate for state auditor, will hold a “tent revival” at...

Forest Service orders Colorado train to stop fire mitigation

Jul. 3, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad completed eight miles (12 kilometers) of the...

Shrimp: Louisiana inshore shrimp season closing on Monday

Jul. 3, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will close its spring inshore shrimping season Monday evening because biologists are finding more juvenile white shrimp in inshore waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says all remaining inshore waters between the Mississippi and Texas state lines...

In this supplied photo a dead elephant lies in the bush in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Monday May 25, 2020.  Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses, with 275 found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks.(Photo via AP)

Botswana investigates 'mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants

Jul. 3, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks. The Department of Wildlife and National Parks said it is mobilizing human personnel and...

Maine requiring ATVs to be registered again

Jul. 3, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has lifted suspensions on registration of all-terrain vehicles, and ATV owners must now register or renew them. ATV registrations are valid from July 1 to June 30, 2021, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said. It's possible to renew online. New...

Judge sanctions Mountaire in Delaware wastewater lawsuit

Jul. 2, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has ordered an Arkansas poultry processing company and two Delaware subsidiaries to pay more than $28,000 in sanctions for repeatedly refusing to provide information to plaintiffs suing the company over wastewater violations in southern Delaware. The judge this...

FILE - This on Feb. 27, 2016, file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, from a remote camera set by biologist Chris Stermer, shows a mountain wolverine in the Tahoe National Forest near Truckee, Calif., a rare sighting of the predator in the state. U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August 2020, whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction. Government attorneys and conservation groups that sued to force a decision filed court documents Thursday, July 2, settling the lawsuit and agreeing to the deadline. (Chris Stermer/California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

US sets deadline for wolverines protection decision

Jul. 2, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to decide by the end of August whether climate change and other threats are pushing the rare wolverine closer to extinction in the mountains of the West. Government attorneys and conservation groups that had sued to force a decision filed court...

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Jul. 1, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park's famous wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over thousands of the animals that have been killed by hunters and agencies as they attempted to migrate into Montana. Yellowstone National...