Animals

Ryan Hurst giving away motorcycle
Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hurst (@rambodonkeykong)
WWJ News
February 05, 2020 - 5:23 pm
"It’s now 2020 which means it’s time to go big or go home!"
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Jacquie Cadorette
January 27, 2020 - 8:30 am
An animal shelter in North Carolina is trying to find a home for the “world’s worst cat.” The shelter, which is just north of Asheville, North Carolina, is waiving adoption fees on the cat, Perdita, in hopes that someone will take the feline off of their hands as soon as possible. The Michell...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, a monarch butterfly rests on a plant at Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Del. The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remained critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, showed. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Associated Press
January 23, 2020 - 9:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo Oscar the cat, who is not a service animal, sits in his carry on travel bag after arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Industry officials believe many that hundreds of thousands of passengers scam the system each year by claiming they need their pet for emotional support. Those people avoid airline pet fees, which Oscar's owners paid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Associated Press
January 22, 2020 - 1:25 pm
The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday announced plans to tighten rules around service animals. The biggest change would be that only dogs would qualify. Airlines say the...
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pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero
This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo provided by Sabra Newby shows a pigeon wearing a tiny sombrero in Reno, Nev. (Sabra Newby via AP)
Associated Press
January 16, 2020 - 4:56 pm
The sighting comes after a pigeon with a cowboy hat glued to its head died earlier this week.
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Associated Press
January 16, 2020 - 9:47 am
CANTON, N.C. (AP) — The Avengers may have gained a canine sidekick after a North Carolina family's dog gave birth to a bright green puppy named “Hulk.” Gypsy, a white shepherd owned by Haywood County resident Shana Stamey, delivered eight puppies Friday morning. Gypsy's three-hour labor was going...
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mountain lions california
This Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 photo from video provided by Chris Bruetsch shows five California mountain lions seen together on home surveillance video at Breutsch's home in Pioneer, Calif. The rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats was recorded in the home surveillance video at the rural residence in the edge of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento. A California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman called the images "extraordinary." (Chris Bruetsch via AP)
Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 1:35 pm
JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats. The footage was recorded at a rural residence at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest east of Sacramento, KTXL-TV reported Wednesday. “...
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WWJ News
December 30, 2019 - 7:28 pm
The skunk was found in West Bloomfield.
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Owl in Christmas Tree
This photo provided by Billy Newman Photography shows an owl nestled in a Christmas tree that belongs to Katie McBride Newman in Newnan, Ga. Newman said Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, that she and her daughter spotted the bird on Dec. 12. (Billy Newman Photography via AP)
Associated Press
December 20, 2019 - 4:13 pm
A Georgia family got a real hoot from its Christmas tree: More than a week after they bought it, they discovered a live owl nestled among its branches.
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In this Oct. 17, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a pile of recently dead freshwater mussels are piled along the shore of the Clinch River near Wallen Bend, Tenn. While freshwater mussels have been plagued for decades by habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, sedimentation and other issues, there's a possibility that the die-off in the Clinch River could be connected to infectious disease. (Meagan Racey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 1:17 am
KYLES FORD, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent late fall afternoon at Kyles Ford, the white branches of sycamore trees overhung the banks of the Clinch River, leaves slowly turning yellow. Green walnuts covered the ground. The shallow water ran fast and cold over the rocky bottom, but it was littered with...
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