Multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to small turtles

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials across several states are actively investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections, which has been linked to the handling of small turtles. As of the latest update, the outbreak has resulted in 59 reported illnesses across 18 states, with 33 new cases since the initial report on Aug. 18, 2023. The outbreak has led to 23 hospitalizations. Health officials have issued...

A record-breaking Burmese python caught in Florida

Jake Waleri, 22, has been filmed capturing an almost six-metre-long Burmese python. Waleri wrestled with the python for three minutes before subduing it with the help of other snake catchers. |

Endangered red wolf can make it in the wild, but not without `significant’ help, study says

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — The endangered red wolf can survive in the wild, but only with "significant additional management intervention," according to a long-awaited population viability analysis released Friday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also released an updated recovery plan Friday for "Canis rufus" — the only wolf species unique to the United States. It calls for spending nearly $328 million over the next 50 years to get the red wolf off the...

DNR says that hunters should test their deer before consumption

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - According to the Wisconsin DNR, there are 62 counties in Wisconsin that have tested positive for CWD, including Eau Claire County. CWD is a contagious, fatal neurological disease that affects deer. The Wisconsin DNR showcases many ways that hunters can test their deer before consuming them. Since the first detection of chronic waste disease in 2002, the amount of detections have increased in the state of Wisconsin. But Jasmine Batten, DNR...

City council passes pit bull ban

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - There is mixed reaction to a new pit bull ban in Grosse Pointe Shores. At a city council meeting on Tuesday, the pit bull ban narrowly passed by a 4-3 vote. The ordinance would ban new pit bulls from entering the city. However, current licensed pit bulls would not be affected by the new rules. "The community has been passionate about this issue, somewhat divided," said Grosse Pointe Shores City...

Rare otter attack injures three women floating on inner tubes on popular Montana river

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A rare attack by a river otter in southern Montana injured three women floating on inner tubes and inflicted wounds serious enough that one victim had to be airlifted to a hospital, authorities said Thursday. The attack happened near the town of Cardwell on a remote stretch of the Jefferson River, a tributary of the Missouri River that's popular with anglers and recreational floaters. At least one otter swam up to the...

Bear caught on camera dragging golfer’s bag into the woods

A bear stole a golf bag in a brazen robbery at a British Columbia course Monday morning.

Rutting Season Presents Extra Challenges To National Park Tourists

CNN – A Minnesota woman was severely injured by a bison in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota, according to the National Park Service. It’s the second instance of a bison injuring a person in the past week. A bison gored a 47-year-old Arizona woman Monday morning in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. In the wake of the two incidents involving national park guests within days of each other, the National Park Service has...

Deer spread COVID to humans multiple times, new research suggests

The CDC has previously urged Americans to avoid close contact with wildlife and their droppings, both to minimize the spread of SARS-CoV-2 as well as other dangerous so-called zoonotic diseases that spread between humans and animals.

How to get rid of invasive green iguanas

Effective April 29, 2021, green iguanas were added to Florida’s Prohibited  species list. Here's how to get rid of these prolific invaders ...

Dogs help lifeguards conduct rescues at Maine beach

Among the American Academy of Canine Water Rescue trainees is Beacon, a Newfoundland who will assist lifeguards at the state park.

ThunderShirts, dance parties and anxiety meds can help ease dogs’ July Fourth dread

PHOENIX (AP) — On the Friday before the Fourth of July, more than a dozen dog owners waited in triple-digit temperatures in south Phoenix to get into a microchipping event inside a shelter. It didn't hurt that Maricopa County was offering a discount. But, several were there because they knew having a microchip with their contact information implanted in their pups would increase the likelihood of their pet being returned if the worst happens on...

With Reversed Hind Legs and a Loose Tongue, a New Ugly Dog Champion Is Crowned

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Perhaps it was Scooter’s resemblance to a glossy black jelly bean that earned him the title on Friday night as champion of the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. Or maybe it was his shock-headed, mohawk-like hair — strands that stood high in defiance of gravity — that pleased the judges in Petaluma, Calif., at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. His tongue hangs loose from his mouth. His hind legs are reversed. His wee and...

PETA Activist Arrested Protesting ‘Monkey Labor’

“The day I spent in jail is nothing compared to the lifetime that chained monkeys spend picking coconuts.”
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