• Survival of the Wettest: Mountain Lion Chases Deer Into a Backyard Pool

    When a Glendale couple noticed water around the edges of their backyard pool, they suspected something fell in overnight. They were surprised by the wild scene captured at 4 a.m. on their security camera video. A determined mountain lion and the deer it was hunting can be seen bolting from the brush behind the Wongs’ […]

  • Judge Upholds Protection for Gray Wolves in California

    A California judge on Monday upheld protection for gray wolves under the state’s Endangered Species Act, rejecting a legal challenge from ranchers and farmers who fear the predators will threaten their livestock. The judge in San Diego ruled that California was right to list the wolves as endangered in 2014. A lawsuit on behalf of […]

  • Animal cruelty could become a federal felony

    Two congressmen have introduced a bill that would make malicious acts of animal cruelty and bestiality a felony under federal law. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-West Boca, and Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, addresses “crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating and impaling animals” as well as sexually […]

  • Thousands of Migrating Birds Found Dead at Salton Sea

    Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California’s Salton Sea this month from avian cholera. The California Department of Fish and Game says ducks, gulls and other birds were found dead at the south end of the state’s largest lake between Jan. 8 and last Thursday. Testing showed signs of avian cholera, an […]

  • Bull Rider Dies After Being Stomped in Denver Competition

    A professional bull rider died after a bull stomped on his chest during a competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The Professional Bull Riders say Mason Lowe died Tuesday evening after being taken to a hospital. Group spokesman Andrew Giangola said he was wearing a mandated protective vest. The 25-year-old from Exeter, […]

  • Security Footage Catches Dogs, Coyote Going Paw-to-Paw

    A fight between two dogs and a coyote was caught on video outside a Rancho Peñasquitos home Friday night. Emily Banh was surprised when her mother told her a coyote crept into their backyard when their dogs were outside. “I wanted to see how big the coyote was,” Banh, 23, told NBC 7. She said […]

  • Poacher Ordered to Watch ‘Bambi’ Once a Month During Jail Sentence

    A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie “Bambi” as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents have called one of the […]

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