PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) 03/11 — Fire crews slipped an oxygen mask over the face of a 20-pound iguana after rescuing the creature from a house fire in Oregon.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) 03/12 — The Massachusetts fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal.
PARIS (AP) 03/07 — A zoo director says a 5-year-old rhinoceros at the wildlife park he runs near Paris has been shot three times in the head by poachers who stole the animal’s ivory horn.
TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) 3/06 — A British man was shot to death by pastoral herders in central Kenya who have been invading large farms,
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) 02/28 — Connecticut’s capital city has agreed to pay nearly $900,000 to a family whose dog was killed by two police officers 11 years ago.
DAKE KANG and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 02/24 — A new zoo is planned in western Thailand right next to the closed Buddhist temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking in the endangered beasts.
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe,
MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) 02/10 — Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) 01/27 — A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation — the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer.
DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) 01/14 — Keep an eye on the picnic basket. Bear sightings are surging across Connecticut.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says there were about 6,700 black bear sightings in 2016,
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) 01/14 — Kansas is working on new guidelines for how to handle situations where a wild animal is being kept as a pet after game wardens were criticized for shooting a family’s pet deer.
PERRYVILLE, La. (AP) 01/08 — A Louisiana wildlife agent has been hospitalized after being shot multiple times while on patrol.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 25-year-old Tyler Wheeler of Monroe stopped a vehicle while patrolling in Morehouse Parish at about 2 a.m.
BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) 12/28 — A letter carrier trapped inside his truck by wild turkeys, a man whose wife and girlfriend published dueling obituaries for him,
JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) 12/28 — A 19-year-old college student accused of killing seabirds at a Hawaii nature reserve pleaded not guilty Tuesday to animal cruelty.
BENJAMIN SPILLMAN, Reno Gazette-Journal BURNEY, Calif. (AP) 12/13 — Tony Magarrell isn’t very relaxed for someone who just spent a week in the lush backcountry canyons of Lassen National Forest,
AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press MALIBU, Calif. (AP) 12/02 — A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn’t act on a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal.
HOUSTON (AP) 12/01 — A 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved it from a drainage pipe.
TORONTO (AP) 11/26 — Ontario’s animal welfare agency has charged Marineland amusement park in the tourist city of Niagara Falls with five counts of animal cruelty.
ALMUDENA CALATRAVA, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) 11/25 — Attorney Andres Gil Dominguez may have had bigger cases, but he’s never had bigger clients.
CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) 11/20 — The pangolin, a scaly anteater coveted by poachers, might have a new champion: rats that will be trained to sniff out trafficked pangolin parts in shipments heading from Africa to Asia.