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North Dakota Woman Arrested for Bringing Raccoon Into Bar

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North Dakota Woman Arrested for Bringing Raccoon Into Bar

A North Dakota woman is facing misdemeanor charges after bringing a wild raccoon with her to a local bar earlier this month. Authorities arrested Erin Christensen of Maddock, North Dakota, after locating her and the raccoon she named “Rocky.” She is currently charged with misdemeanor counts of...
Hannah McKinney Sep 23, 2022
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The Forensic Science of Catching Poachers

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The Forensic Science of Catching Poachers

Crime-scene investigators in December 1997 determined that someone killed Paul Horvat, 54, with three shots from a .243 Winchester while he was deer hunting in Pennsylvania’s Menallen township, a 20-minute drive north of Gettysburg. Horvat’s corpse was lying in a creek, and he’d been shot in the...
Patrick Durkin Sep 23, 2022
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San Francisco Bay Experiences First Ever Massive Fish Kill from Red Tide

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San Francisco Bay Experiences First Ever Massive Fish Kill from Red Tide

A toxic algal bloom swept the California Bay Area late last month, leaving thousands of fish dead in its wake. Known as the “red tide” because of the reddish-brown color of the alga, it is the single-biggest environmental catastrophe of its kind in the bay’s recorded history. Investigations continue...
Macklin Caruso Sep 20, 2022
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Colorado Bowhunter Kills Neighbor's Dog After Watching it Chase Deer

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Colorado Bowhunter Kills Neighbor's Dog After Watching it Chase Deer

A pet dog running off leash was recently killed by a bowhunter on opening day in Colorado. The dog was under the care of Bellyache resident Stephen Katz when the incident occurred on private property owned by the Jouflas family. The 7-year-old Portuguese water dog, owned by Vail resident Jen Mason...
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Video: Dolphin Hunts and Eats Venomous Sea Snakes

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Video: Dolphin Hunts and Eats Venomous Sea Snakes

Dolphin researchers in California discovered a unique addition to the diet of the aquatic mammal in August. What was originally a study to discover the capabilities of captive dolphins feeding in the wild resulted in the unforeseen discovery of a dolphin eating not one, but eight venomous sea snakes...
Aidan Morton Sep 8, 2022
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Mississippi Brothers Harvest Record-Breaking Alligator

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Mississippi Brothers Harvest Record-Breaking Alligator

The current flood of the Pearl River has impacted many areas in Southern Mississippi, but for two Mississippi residents, this flooding created the perfect storm to harvest a record-breaking alligator. The alligator, known as “Yellow 410,” was tagged in 2009 but has eluded hunters for years. Although...
Hannah McKinney Sep 6, 2022
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Unidentified Moose Poacher Caught on Trail Cam

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Unidentified Moose Poacher Caught on Trail Cam

Colorado officials are searching for an archer accused of poaching a moose in Pike National Forest, just west of Colorado Springs in Teller County. On Sept 18, 2021, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) received a call from hunters who stumbled upon a moose carcass near a creek. Travis Sauder, an...
Macklin Caruso Aug 30, 2022
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What Happened to North America’s Weasels?

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What Happened to North America’s Weasels?

The weasel on my office desk has a serpentine body that wraps into a tight coil. It’s perched on a piece of driftwood and has lush chocolate brown fur that melds into a porcelain white belly. It has a cheese wedge head, stubby legs, and a black-tipped tail the length of a butter knife. My old man...
Michael Adams Aug 12, 2022
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Vermont Woman Charged with Assault for Using Bear Spray on Hunters

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Vermont Woman Charged with Assault for Using Bear Spray on Hunters

A 61-year-old woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly spraying three hunters with bear spray near the small town of Groton, Vermont, local authorities say. Vermont resident and noted local houndsman Ellsworth “Butch” Spear contacted wardens with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife...
Travis Hall Jul 29, 2022
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Photos: Rare 400-Pound Stingray Jumps Into Boat, Gives Birth

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Photos: Rare 400-Pound Stingray Jumps Into Boat, Gives Birth

A family boated a bit more than they expected during the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo on Friday, July 15. April Jones was fishing with her son, husband, and father-in-law, when suddenly she felt something large hit her body. At first she thought it was a wave, she told AL.com. Then Jones turned...
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Bowfisherman Kills Capybara in Illinois

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Bowfisherman Kills Capybara in Illinois

An Illinois man came home with an unusual harvest after a bowfishing trip in Randolph County. The man, who’s name has not been released, was featured with his kill on the Facebook page of a southern Illinois hunting group. The harvest appears to be a mature capybara. Capybaras are giant rodents...
Travis Hall Jul 21, 2022
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