PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) 02/02 — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter.The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday.Read more »
By TASSANEE VEJPONGSA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 01/20 — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade,
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 12/30 — Already winter-weary parts of the Midwest and East Coast are dealing with a mounting number of weather-related headaches,
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) 09/27 — Hundreds of vultures in Namibia died after feeding on an elephant carcass that poachers had poisoned. Poachers in Zimbabwe used cyanide to kill dozens of elephants for their ivory tusks.Read more »
By KELVIN CHAN and KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 09/16 — In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.Read more »
TIBURON, Calif. (AP) 09/08 — A resident of an exclusive San Francisco Bay neighborhood is the target of online outrage and may face criminal charges for shooting to death a doe and its fawn that were eating newly installed landscaping.
RYE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire had their hands full after a pet iguana got loose and bit a cyclist.
Officers responded after the cyclist tried lassoing the roaming reptile with a leash Monday morning in Rye.
SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) 08/13 — Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic.
PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press BREWER, Maine (AP) 08/07 — Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock,
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 07/15 — A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sentenced a 26-year-old California man to 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats,
JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU (AP) 07/06 — A college student who graduated from one of the most prestigious high schools in Hawaii — former President Barack Obama’s alma mater — is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for slaughtering vulnerable seabirds at a nature reserve.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) 06/23 — When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire.
KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) 06/21 — A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) 06/10 — Police in New Jersey say a mother locked herself and her two young children in their bathroom after a bobcat got into their house,
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) 05/26 — Two Florida men who state investigators said were found with 500 sea turtle eggs have been arrested.
Treasure Coast Newspapers report that Raymond Saunders and Carl Cobb,
MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (AP) 05/25 — A dog stuck about halfway down a 400-foot cliff in a New York gorge has been rescued by a police officer who had to use ropes to reach the stranded canine.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) 05/25 — A bear with a sweet tooth ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado then tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) 05/25 — Officials at a West Texas zoo say a jaguar scaled a 12-foot-tall artificial rock wall and forced her way under netting that topped her enclosure to escape the exhibit last week.
ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 05/20 — Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade.
VAL VERDE, Calif. (AP) 05/17 — Some 7,000 birds were seized in one of the largest raids of illegal cockfighting in United States history, authorities said Tuesday.