77-year-old Colorado man pleads guilty to poisoning bald eagles, other wildlife

MONTE VISTA, Colo. — A Colorado man pleaded guilty to poisoning bald eagles and other animals, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Friday. The conviction followed an investigation by the agency. John L. Divine, 77, of Rio Grande County, pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanors of illegal take of wildlife and using poisons to kill wildlife, according to CPW. Divine paid more than $8,000 in fines in April. Divine told CPW officers he put out the poison because coyotes were killing his […]

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Cat-astrophe as New Zealand village plans feline ban

Cat owners in a small New Zealand village have been given paws for thought after a local council pledged to carry out a ban on the animals. According to a ‘pest plan’ put forward by Environment Southland, cat owners in Omaui, on the country’s South Island, will have to neuter, microchip and register their cats with local authorities. The proposal states that when the cat dies, owners will not be allowed to purchase a new one. “There’s cats getting into […]

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‘Disturbing serial crime spree’: 12th mutilated cat found in Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A 12th mutilated cat was found in Thurston County on Tuesday and is believed linked to the others that have been carved up and displayed in public by a suspected serial cat killer, according to KCPQ. The manner, appearance and staging of the cat is “consistent” with the other mutilations, Olympia Police Lt. Sam Costello said. The most recent cat was found in Olympia at noon on Tuesday. Costello said this occurred at a business. Workers there […]

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Headless body found in fish tank during search of missing man’s home

SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities searching for a missing 65-year-old man found human remains inside a fish tank in his San Francisco home, police announced Tuesday. A relative of Brian Egg called authorities and reported him missing on Aug. 7, sparking the initial investigation, according to a San Francisco Police Department news release. About a week later, on Aug. 15, homicide investigators went to Egg’s residence in the 200 block of Clara Street, in the city’s South of Market neighborhood. When […]

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