Latest Wildlife health News

Lincoln woman recalls experience of finding bat in her home

Apr. 20, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Deb Arends knows a lot about bats. She knows that a single bat can eat a thousand mosquitoes in an hour, that they eat the mosquitoes in flight. She knows bats have to drop to fly, which is why they hang on to the side of the house, getting ready to drop and fly. And Arends knows...

Sick bighorn sheep herd in North Dakota might be improving

Apr. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An outbreak of deadly bacterial pneumonia that has plagued western North Dakota's bighorn sheep population for years is showing signs of waning, though it might still be a few years before the herd is out of the woods. Game and Fish Department biologists counted 283 bighorns in a...

Wisconsin DNR corrects vote totals on CWD bounties program

Apr. 19, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Corrected results from a survey of outdoor enthusiasts still show broad support for reviving a program to offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Thursday revised totals from a survey of the Wisconsin...

Bobcat that attacked golfer, horse, had rabies

Apr. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies. The bobcat was shot and killed by state environmental police shortly after it attacked a man Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, Connecticut. The state...

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

Apr. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and killed it, authorities said. The bobcat attacked the golfer at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in the Baltic section of Sprague,...

Minnesota farm shutters under deal to contain deer disease

Apr. 18, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A central Minnesota farm where deer were found infected with a fatal brain disease has closed and the U.S. Department of Agriculture compensated the owner for euthanizing his entire herd. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday that captive deer were killed on a Crow...

Outdoor enthusiasts support CWD bounties program

Apr. 17, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials should again offer bounties for deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease as the ailment continues to sweep unabated across the state, two-thirds of outdoor enthusiasts who responded to a survey last month said. The Wisconsin Conservation...

Monkey Punch, creator of megahit Japan comic Lupin III, dies

Apr. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of master thief Lupin's adventures...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Apr. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday and later in the day, his wife was packing for a hospital visit. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted...

New DNR chief waiting for science on chronic wasting disease

Apr. 16, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources' new leader said Tuesday he knows people want the agency to do more to control chronic wasting disease but that he needs science to justify new strategies and spending. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, attacks deer's brains and eventually kills...