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California Highway Patrol officers capture fugitive emu on freeway

California Highway Patrol officers embarked on a wild emu chase Friday afternoon, finally capturing the giant bird as it strolled down a freeway shoulder.

“Yeah, it really was an emu,” California Highway Patrol spokesman Gregorio Rodriguez told Fresno Bee, adding, “he kept it on the shoulder the whole way until we got to the bottom of the off-ramp.”

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A pair of officers used dog snares to detain the wild animal along State Route 99 in Madera County until local animal services were able to take the bird into custody. Officers still aren’t sure where the bird native to Australia escaped from, the Bee reported. The emu is the second-largest bird in the world, behind only the ostrich, and can weigh up to 120 pounds. The birds can also run as fast as 30 mph.

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Officers from the California Highway Patrol and an officer from Madera County Animal Services, middle, use dog snares to capture an emu that was found wandering along California Highway 99. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

“I’m pretty sure (Animal Services) will try to find the owner or wait for someone to claim it,” said Rodriguez.

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Rodriguez posted a video of the chase to the CHP’s Madera office Facebook page.

“No you weren’t watching a live action [sic] Liberty Mutual commercial,” he wrote, referring to insurance commercials featuring an emu named LiMu and a man named Doug. “This afternoon we were graced by the presence of an emu … Although units did find LiMu Emu we are still looking for Doug.”

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Cops use Tasers to incapacitate and free moose tangled in a hammock

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Police in Wyoming used Tasers to incapacitate a moose that had become tangled in a hammock before freeing the unfortunate animal.

The moose’s antlers were caught in a hammock that was attached to a tree, Sublette County Police Department explained in a Facebook post.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department also attended the Sept. 8 incident.

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“Due to the nature of the entangled animal and the proximity to hunting season, a tranquilizer would render the animal not harvestable and inedible,” the police explained. “A plan was devised to use Tasers from SCSO Deputies which has proven successful in other jurisdictions to incapacitate the animal long enough to remove the hammock but not harm the animal.”

The plan was successful, according to the police department, and the moose was freed from the hammock without injury. It then safely left the area.

Video of the incident shows the moose struggling to free itself from the hammock. Officers are then shown cautiously watching the prone animal while it is cut free from the hammock. Its ordeal finally over, the moose then stands up and runs away.

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Police and wildlife officials have warned people to be aware of hanging items in their yards that may injure animals.

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“This time of year, with the rut starting and animals rubbing velvet, we want to join the Game and Fish in asking citizens to remove hanging items, hammocks, bird feeders, or anything else moose, deer and other wildlife could get tangled in to avoid further occurrences,” the police department said in its Facebook post.

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Search on for ‘monkey’ in Texas town after reports of primate swinging through trees, attacking residents: reports

Police and animal control staffers continued their search Tuesday for a loose primate that has been reportedly spotted swinging through trees and terrorizing residents in small Texas town over the past two days.

Police in Santa Fe, which is south of Houston, said they’ve been fielding reports of a primate on the run since Monday. The department said it received at least two reports of sightings officials believe to be credible. Residents on social media have also claimed, without evidence, a loose primate tried to attack them, their dogs and at least one child.

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Chimpanzee nests hold less fecal and skin bacteria than human beds, a study released Tuesday said. (Reuters)

Bayou Animal Services, the town-run animal control agency in Santa Fe, said it enlisted a drone from the League City Police Department to help search tree tops for the primate. The agency also said it called registered primate owners in the area to confirm their animals were accounted for, the Galveston County Daily News reported.

“We’d take it seriously no matter what,” Sarah Haywood, director of Bayou Animal Services, told the newspaper. “We’re hoping it’s not a hoax, because that would be a severe waste of time.”

Bayou Animal Services said it could not confirm what type of “monkey” they were looking for because no known video or photographs have been taken of the animal. The Texas Wildlife Commission believes the primate is a chimpanzee, which is an ape, not a monkey, Houston’s KTRK reported.

Authorities said they received two independent reports Monday evening and then Tuesday morning of a loose primate spotted within the same general area, which made the sightings seem credible, Santa Fe Police Department spokesman Greg Boody told the Galveston County Daily News.

Animal control officials and police have reached out to the people who posted about alleged primate attacks on social media to investigate further but have yet to receive responses.

“Just had a monkey try to attack me, while checking my mail,” a woman reportedly wrote on Facebook, according to the New York Post. “I’ve spent the last 20 minutes in my car.”

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Bayou Animal Services said in a Facebook update Tuesday that people should not to put themselves in potential harm’s way by interfering with experts searching for the animal.

“The safety of residents, and the animal are top priority,” the agency wrote on Facebook. “Please allow the primate team to do their job, and please keep phone lines free in order for us to take actual verifiable reports.”

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Video captures Yellowstone bison ramming rental car during stampede

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“I can’t believe we didn’t take the insurance.”

That was Bruce Delle Chiaie’s reaction after filming the moment a bison crashed into his rental car as a herd of the 2,000-pound animals ran through traffic in Yellowstone National Park.

Dozens of North America’s largest land mammal can be seen filtering through stopped vehicles during a stampede that Chiaie believed was caused by the beeping noise made by a reversing car.

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Chiaie, who was traveling with his wife and three children, said the car’s window was smashed and the hood crushed. His wife can be heard saying, “Ooh, look at the big one in front of us,” just before the moment of impact.

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No injuries were reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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French zoo visitors carve their names on rhino’s back

French zoo blasted the “stupidity” of its visitors on Wednesday after some scratched their names on a rhino’s back.

Shocking photographs shared on social media showing the back of the 35-year-old female rhinoceros inscribed with the names “Camille” and “Julien” immediately sparked an uproar.

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La Palmyre zoo in Royan in southwestern France released a statement saying it was “outraged by the stupidity and disrespect” of the visitors, though no legal action will be taken, reported the Agence France-Presse, an international news agency.

The zoo typically allows the visitors to touch the animals over a fence of their enclosure, claiming this creates a “moving” experience that allows the animal lovers to see “the diversity and beauty of nature.”

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A French zoo blasted the “stupidity” of its visitors on Wednesday after some scratched their names on a rhino’s back. (Royan News)

Zoo director Pierre Caille told the news outlet that the visitors used their nails to engrave their names into a layer of dust, sand and dead skin on the rhino’s back.

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“The animal may not even have realized,” he said. “We quickly brushed the writing away and there was no harm to the animal.”

While the zoo reiterated that most visitors are respectful when it comes to touching various animals, some wildlife groups criticized the zoo for allowing “this type of interaction.”

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The zoo director said some video surveillance might be installed as a result of the incident, but insisted that he doesn’t want cameras all over the zoo.

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French zoo visitors carve their names on rhino’s back

French zoo blasted the “stupidity” of its visitors on Wednesday after some scratched their names on a rhino’s back.

Shocking photographs shared on social media showing the back of the 35-year-old female rhinoceros inscribed with the names “Camille” and “Julien” immediately sparked an uproar.

GAY PENGUINS ADOPT EGG AFTER ATTEMPTING TO HATCH STONES AT ZOO

La Palmyre zoo in Royan in southwestern France released a statement saying it was “outraged by the stupidity and disrespect” of the visitors, though no legal action will be taken, reported the Agence France-Presse, an international news agency.

The zoo typically allows the visitors to touch the animals over a fence of their enclosure, claiming this creates a “moving” experience that allows the animal lovers to see “the diversity and beauty of nature.”

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A French zoo blasted the “stupidity” of its visitors on Wednesday after some scratched their names on a rhino’s back. (Royan News)

Zoo director Pierre Caille told the news outlet that the visitors used their nails to engrave their names into a layer of dust, sand and dead skin on the rhino’s back.

GIANT PANDA SUFFERS ELECTRIC SHOCK AT SCOTTISH ZOO AS HORRIFIED FAMILIES WATCH

“The animal may not even have realized,” he said. “We quickly brushed the writing away and there was no harm to the animal.”

While the zoo reiterated that most visitors are respectful when it comes to touching various animals, some wildlife groups criticized the zoo for allowing “this type of interaction.”

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The zoo director said some video surveillance might be installed as a result of the incident, but insisted that he doesn’t want cameras all over the zoo.

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Sites of major US weapons tests now see wildlife flourishing

The sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.

They now protect black bears and black-footed ferrets, coral reefs and brushy steppes, rare birds and imperiled salmon.

An astonishing array of animals and habitats has flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly for nuclear or chemical arms — because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades, The Associated Press reported.

The government had converted the sites into refuges under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service management.

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This June 1971 photo shows the facility and cement pad at ground zero on Amchitka Island, Alaska, where a 1-megaton nuclear blast was detonated about 4,000 feet underground in 1969. (AP Photo, File)

Amchitka Island, part of Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, was the site of three U.S. underground nuclear tests in the 1960s and early 1970s. An unknown volume of radioactive material remained in caverns blasted out by the detonations. Part of the island, closed to the public, has been designated a wilderness area.

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, Indiana, formerly was known as Jefferson Proving Ground. The Army had test-fired more than 24 million artillery rounds over half a century there. The firing range remained littered with an estimated 154,000 pounds of shell fragments made of depleted uranium. The refuge was designated a globally important bird area by an avian conservation coalition, with part of the site open to the public.

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A sign at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation warning of possible hazards in the soil there along the Columbia River near Richland, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Nine reactors produced plutonium for U.S. nuclear weapons at the site since known as Hanford Reach National Monument in Washington state. Amid the urgency of World War II and the Cold War, Hanford left behind vast quantities of contaminated soil and water. Its shrubby grassland and Columbia River habitat supported mink and otters, threatened salmon and many other species.

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Johnston Island, part of Johnston Atoll is 825 miles southwest of Honolulu. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman, File)

Johnston Island, part of the Johnston Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the central Pacific, was a launching pad for U.S. atmospheric nuclear tests in the 1960s. In 1962, two launches failed, scattering radioactive debris on the 1-square-mile island. The refuge has been home to abundant seals and corals since then.

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Hikers heading down a trail in the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Broomfield, Colo., in November 2018. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The U.S. Energy Department manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads at the site later known as Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of Denver. It had a long history of leaks, fires and environmental violations. Its rare tallgrass prairie has been home to hundreds of species, including an endangered jumping mouse.

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Critics have said Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado showed the shortcomings of a cleanup designed to be good enough for a wildlife refuge but not for people to live there. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, in the northeast Denver suburbs, was a site where the Army had manufactured chemical weapons and private companies made pesticides. Bald eagles nested at the site, and wildlife officials have reintroduced bison and endangered ferrets.

The military closed the sites to keep people safe from the dangerous work that went on there, not to save the environment, said David Havlick, a professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs who has studied military-to-wildlife conversions.

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Many of the conversions came after the first and second world wars. It was an inexpensive way to expand the national refuge system, especially in urban areas with scarce open space, said Mark Madison, the Fish and Wildlife Service’s historian.

When the Cold War thawed in the 1980s, more surplus military lands were earmarked for refuges. Some were among the most dangerously polluted sites in the nation but held swaths of hard-to-find habitat.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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5-foot python slithers out of bathroom light fixture while children brushed teeth

Two Australian children were brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed Monday when they were confronted by a 5-foot long python in their bathroom.

The snake had slithered its way into their Brisbane, Queensland home, eventually finding its way through a missing lightbulb fixture in the bathroom ceiling.

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Snake catcher Bryce Lockett was called by the family to remove the reptile from their home, according to The Sun. He later released it into a local creek after taking some photographs for a keepsake.

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The youngsters spotted the five-foot serpent dangling from the ceiling at their home in Brisbane, Queensland, on Monday evening. (Bryce Lockett/Mercury Press)

“I’ve been catching snakes for about 7 years now, I’ve seen them all in various situations,” Lockett said.

“Carpet pythons are nocturnal and coldblooded, which is why this one must have slithered down to enjoy the heat of the lamp – they’re harmless but they don’t like to be disturbed.”

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Lockett said it was surprising that the snake managed to slip through the light fixture, adding that one-third of Australian residents have snakes hidden in their roofs.

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“People are generally quite terrified of them but I’ve owned snakes my whole life so I’m not too fazed.”

Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

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‘World’s fastest seagull’ stuns experts

A seagull that traveled more than 500 miles from Britain to Spain in just seven days has stunned experts.

The lesser black-backed gull was recorded by the Alderney Bird Observatory in the Channel Islands on July 17, the Observatory explained, in a Facebook post. The same bird was spotted at Ares Beach in A Coruna Spain, on July 24.

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“The individual has travelled 838km [520.7 miles] in 7 days!,” the Bird Observatory wrote, in its Facebook post.

The bird had originally been ringed at Burhou Island in the Channel Islands, enabling researchers to record its movements.

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Alderney Bird Observatory warden John Horton said that the distance traveled by the bird in such a short period of time was unusual. “It could be wind direction. It could have known there was a safe place with plenty to eat so it just headed straight there,” he told SWNS. “They have stop-off points along their migration.”

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The seagull which was ringed on Burhou in the Channel islands and was later found in Spain more than 500 miles away. (SWNS/Isai Ogando)

Horton explained that the gulls come to Burhou Island off Alderney to breed during the summer. They have been known to migrate as far as Morocco.

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The seagull was photographed on a beach in Spain. (SWNS/Isai Ogando)

The Channel Islands, which British Crown Dependencies, are located in the English Channel off the coast of Northern France.

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Shark bites Arizona man, 49, boogie boarding off Florida’s Atlantic coast

An Arizona man visiting Florida was reportedly bitten on the right leg by a shark while boogie boarding south of Daytona Beach on Saturday afternoon.

William Angell, 49, suffered cuts to his right thigh from the attack off New Smyrna Beach around 4:30 p.m., FOX 10 of Phoenix reported. His injuries were not life-threatening and he reportedly drove himself to a medical center to be checked out.

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A great white shark’s fin showing above the water.

The shark was not seen doing the attack and authorities don’t know what kind it was, FOX 10 reported.

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Saturday’s attack was the third off Florida’s Atlantic coast in less than a month, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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