Animals

August 15, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges. Florida prosecutors say a Charlotte County sheriff...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a giant Smokey Bear statue greets children at the Fire Department Open House at Fire Station One in Kinston, N.C. The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for a fire prevention campaign. (Janet S. Carter/Daily Free Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 11:34 am
CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — Smokey Bear, the icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., is set to turn 75. Birthday parties are scheduled to take place this week in honor of the bear that promotes forest fire prevention. The decision to use the Smokey Bear character happened on Aug...
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French bulldog
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Andrew Weber
August 06, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A French bulldog jumped off a six-story Lower East Side building Friday night and miraculously emerged nearly unscathed. Reddit user must_be_the_mangoes had been walking down Orchard Street at around 11 p.m., when they heard a smash and the sound of a woman shrieking. After...
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In this Saturday, July 20, 2019 photo, Atlantic puffins gather on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
August 05, 2019 - 9:37 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast. Atlantic puffins, with their colorful beaks and waddling walks, are one of New England's best recognized seabirds. Maine is...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, a cat named Rubio walks in front of the podium during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a ban on the practice of declawing cats. A bill that would prohibit declawing is scheduled for a public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday, July 22, 2019, before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. In May, New York become the first state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
July 22, 2019 - 2:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed...
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June 25, 2019 - 1:08 pm
( KNX ) - The video on social media shows zoo employees practicing a drill to capture an escaped lion at Tobe Zoological Park of Ehime Prefecture in Japan on June 22. The video went viral -- except the lion is really a human employee dressed up as a lion. The "lion" walks around and tries to evade...
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Officials examine a decomposing whale that washed ashore, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Port Ludlow, Wash. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for private landowners who'd be willing to let a dead whale decompose on their property. The unusual request comes two weeks after the federal agency announced they would study what has caused 81 gray whales to wash up dead on beaches in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Mario Rivera)
June 21, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales washing ashore in...
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A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday, June 20, 2019. An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby that became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy. Marevivo said Thursday that the Italian Coast Guard had responded, and surmised that the mother died trying to free its baby, which was trapped in a fishing net. Part of the net was found in the adult's mouth while the baby was completely covered by it. (Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 9:30 am
MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group has reported. The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the mother,...
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Great white shark
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John Montone
June 19, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Thirty miles off the Manasquan Inlet, the captain and crew of a fishing boat had a jaw-to-jaw encounter with a great white shark. Captain Jack Freely shot video as the 18-foot 3,000 pound Great White opened its massive mouth. Warning: the following video contains strong...
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A coyote
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Glenn Schuck
June 14, 2019 - 7:04 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A coyote attacked a woman and her 4-year-old son in New Jersey last night. The incident took place at around 7 p.m. on Hollywood Avenue in Fairfield when the woman was pushing her four-year-old son in a stroller. The coyote went at the woman, biting the 37-year-old on the leg...
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