NEW ORLEANS - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says snares set for hogs or coyotes caught four Louisiana black bears - three of them cubs - in recent weeks. The department tried unsuccessfully last year to require that snares in 15 parishes with significant numbers of bears include... more »
MACUNGIE, Pa. - Animal welfare workers in northeast Pennsylvania say someone skinned 11 puppies before dumping their bodies near a public park. DNA tests will be done to determine if the puppies are dogs, coyotes or some other type of domestic or wild animal. The Lehigh County Humane Society says... more »
NEW ORLEANS - They've been spotted in the suburbs and in New Orleans' biggest park, along river levees and on some streets.
Coyotes - some possibly driven from their territories along the levee by the Mississippi River's spring flooding - are being targeted by SWAT teams in suburban Jefferson... more »
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday... more »