Gator busts through kitchen window, breaks bottles of wine

U.S. 05/31/19, 15:42

Authorities say an 11-foot (3.4-meter) alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured. Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No ...

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

Europe 05/23/19, 08:46

Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat.In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Germany say the behavior they ...

Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant

U.S. 04/24/19, 13:41

An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters.Wesley Burt with the West Memphis Animal Shelter says the treatment plant notified the shelter last Wednesday and ...

Animals killed in fire at California reptile museum

U.S. 03/14/19, 20:38

Authorities say small animals including turtles, snakes and parakeets are feared dead in a fire at a Southern California reptile museum.Jenny Smith with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department tells the Los Angeles Times that firefighters on Thursday were able ...

Reptile replicas: 19 turtle statues completed in Galveston

U.S. 02/19/19, 16:31

Organizers say the first 19 Kemp's ridley sea turtle statues in Galveston's Turtles About Town project are completed and being set up. The Galveston County Daily News reports the sea turtle statue project aims to raise awareness about the creatures and ...

Pennsylvanian pleads guilty to trafficking protected turtles

U.S. 02/04/19, 16:39

A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to trafficking protected turtles.U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says David Sommers on Monday admitted to sending a package to Canada in 2014 containing 11 diamondback terrapin hatchlings.Sommers pleaded guilty to ...

Sea turtle released into Florida waters after eel removal

U.S. 12/30/18, 03:05

A loggerhead sea turtle that required surgery to remove a 2-foot-long (0.61-meter-long) eel from its body cavity has been released back into the waters off the Florida Keys.The turtle named "Shelmore" was returned to the ocean Saturday off Islamorada not ...

Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys

U.S. 12/12/18, 05:20

Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital. A volunteer group of general aviation pilots, under the banner of "Turtles Fly Too," transported ...

Surprise: Large alligator found in Kansas City hot tub

Amazing 11/07/18, 21:11

A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a large alligator in a hot tub.The tenant described the 150-pound reptile as "gentle as a puppy" after animal control workers were called to the Kansas City ...

Investigators want to know who left gator in Lake Michigan

U.S. 10/09/18, 10:49

Authorities don't know who dumped a four-foot-long reptile in Lake Michigan, but they now know what kind it is.After initially believing the animal spotted Monday swimming near Waukegan, Illinois, by a startled kayaker was a caiman, officials now say it ...

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