Officers catch huge lizard that terrified suburban neighbors

DAVIE, Fla. — Florida authorities have caught a huge lizard that has terrified residents of a suburban Miami neighborhood for months. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures more than 8 feet long. The lizard is an escaped pet. It was first reported loose in August in a Davie neighborhood. Residents said […]

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Skin-eating fungus is killing all of New York’s bats

Ghouls and goblins painted the town last week, but bats were few and far between this Halloween — because a skin-eating fungus has wiped out 90 percent of them in New York state. The state Department of Environmental Conservation revealed the stunning number of dead bats during National Bat Week, and warned people exploring caves and other possible hibernation sites […]

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The way to lure a runaway pig ‘the size of a mini horse’ is with Doritos

Doritos, as it turns out, are more than just a junk food for teens with the munchies — they helped deputies in San Bernardino, California, lure a pig “the size of a mini horse” back home. The sheriff’s department wrote online Sunday that deputies learned of the runaway pig — and “due to previous calls,” they “knew where [the pig] […]

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