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July 13, 2018 11:25 PM Texas fishermen pull 8-foot alligator gar from river: 'She's a beast'

A fisherman holds an 8-foot-long alligator gar in Dallas, Texas. (Bubba Bedre's Garzilla Alligator Gar Guide Service) The 43-year-old Texas fishing guide, along with his clients, has a total of 16 International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world records — and he believes he could have added to his impressive list with Monday's catch. Bedre's clients 110

July 10, 2018 2:17 PM Australian rangers trap gigantic saltwater crocodile after decade-long hunt, officials say

A 15-foot, 1,300-pound saltwater croc was captured in Australia. (NT Department of Tourism and Culture via AP) A 15-foot saltwater crocodile was captured Monday in a region of Australia popular with tourists because it is thought to be safe from the reptiles, wildlife rangers said. The 1,300-pound predator was caught about 185 miles from the ocean and about 163

July 10, 2018 1:51 PM TSA finds Python hidden in hard drive at Miami airport

TSA agents found a python "artfully" hidden inside a hard drive at the Miami International Airport. (TSA) Agents at Miami International Airport had a bit of a slithery surprise on Sunday when they discovered a python "artfully" hidden in a hard drive. Transportation Security Administration officials said the hard drive was stashed in a checked bag heading 110

July 9, 2018 10:15 PM Campaign group says illegal ivory trade breezes past EU law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In spite of a ban, illegal ivory trading is still flourishing in the European Union, as traders use a loophole allowing for the exchange of very old pieces, an Oxford University study sponsored by a campaign group found. European law allows ivory obtained prior to 1947 to be traded freely. Ivory obtained after 1947 but before 1990 can be sold with a government 76

June 29, 2018 9:56 AM Escaped flamingo found 13 years later

It's incredibly rare to catch a glimpse of an African flamingo on the Texas coast, but if you do, it's definitely Flamingo No. 492. The conspicuous pink bird has been on the run from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas, since escaping 13 years ago. Sightings of No. 492 have been rare, but the fugitive flamingo was spotted last month in Lavaca 175

June 28, 2018 4:22 PM Texas police catch 8-foot alligator heading toward Walmart in wild video

Raw video: Aransas Pass Police Department officers control 8-foot reptile that tried to sneak out of a pond and wander through parking lot. An 8-foot long alligator was stopped during its trek to Walmart by animal control officials and authorities with the Arkansas Pass Police Department early Thursday morning. In a video posted by the police department 96

June 27, 2018 7:51 PM Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

A fugitive flamingo that escaped a Kansas zoo over a decade ago has been spotted in Texas. The bird, tagged as number 492, fled the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas, in 2005. But a summer intern at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reportedly caught sight of the escapee in Lavaca Bay on the state's coastline. Since 492 flew the coop, it has reportedly 71

June 27, 2018 5:05 PM Texas boy, 1, bitten by rattlesnake hiding in toys, rushed to hospital

An Oklahoma man who captured a 6-foot rattlesnake suffered a heart attack 20 minutes after the hunt. A 1-year-old Abilene, Texas boy was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after he was bitten by a baby rattlesnake that was hiding in toys outside his home. The toddler, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital after the rattlesnake bit his hand, causing 101

June 25, 2018 7:23 PM This flamingo escaped a Kansas zoo in 2005 and hasn't been back —it keeps going to Texas

Thirteen years ago, a flamingo made its escape from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita — and it hasn't been back since. But the fugitive flamingo was recently spotted at Coastal Fisheries in Texas. "What's pink and white and likes to spend time in Texas?" the post says. "An escaped African flamingo from a Kansas zoo!" Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort 55

June 25, 2018 4:24 AM Fish foundation eyes grants to improve electronic monitoring

Fish foundation eyes grants to improve electronic monitoring An agency supported by the federal government says it's going to award up to $3.9 million in grants to help the commercial fishing industry implement electronic monitoring technology. Many fishing vessels are subject to monitoring to make sure they comply with rules and to generate important 61