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Texas woman discovers horde of black worms known to carry dangerous parasite in backyard

A Texas woman made a creepy discovery in her backyard recently when she found a horde of slimy, black worms known to carry a dangerous parasite.

The “strange looking” worms were feeding on snails and inched their way onto the home’s porch, Marranda Ganucheau told KHOU-TV. An investigation online pointed her to the New Guinea flatworm, which was later confirmed by the Texas Invasive Species Institute (TISI).

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The New Guinea flatworm, while not a parasite itself, is known as the host of the Rat Lungworm, a nematode parasite, according to TISI’s website. The parasite originates in rodents and is transferred through the sickened rat’s feces, which some snails and worms feed on.

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The New Guinea flatworm (Platydemus manokwari) is a species of large predatory land flatworm. (iStock)

The parasite could cause eosinophilic meningitis and severe gastrointestinal or central nervous system disease in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts caution people not to touch the worms with their bare hands, and instead use gloves or disposable forceps.

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The species is a nocturnal worm native to New Guinea, according to TISI. They range from 1.6 to 2.6 inches and prey upon snails. It uses a “white pharynx-like feeding tube” to completely drain the snails of fluids.

“When they are crawling their nose points up like a snout – it’s like an ant-eater snout,” Ganucheau told the Houston Chronicle. “But then when you go to touch them they go flat [and] they almost look like snot.

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The flatworm was discovered in the continental United States in 2015, in Florida, and has since been confirmed in Texas and Puerto Rico, according to TISI.

While the species has no known predators, it’s thought to be susceptible to citrus oil and white vinegar mixtures, salt and slug repellant, experts said.

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Electrocuted squirrel finally removed from utility wires: ‘Rest in power,’ neighbors say

Talk about being left hanging.

Some residents in upstate New York say a utility company ignored them for two weeks after they reported seeing a dead squirrel dangling above them from utility wires.

The squirrel had apparently gotten electrocuted while nibbling on the wires, Syracuse.com reported.

Frustrated by unresponsiveness from the utility, National Grid, some of the residents of the Syracuse neighborhood began posting photos of the dead squirrel every day on social media.

Neighbor Chet Seidel posted photos on Twitter while Kathy Denman posted on Facebook.

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They even named the squirrel Freddie, after the 1972 Curtis Mayfield song, “Freddie’s Dead,” Syracuse.com reported.

National Grid eventually removed the squirrel Monday night after receiving an inquiry from Syracuse.com, the website reported.

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Neighbors in Syracuse, N.Y., are hoping for no more problems involving local wildlife.

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A spokeswoman for the utility said the company normally doesn’t remove items from the wires unless they pose a threat to electrical service. But in this case they were concerned that the neighbors might try to remove the squirrel themselves.

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Dog killed in swan attack at park in Ireland

A dog was reportedly killed in Ireland on Saturday by a swan who beat the pet to death with its wings.

The cocker spaniel was swimming near a group of swans and their offspring, called cygnets, in a pond at Bush Park in Dublin, The Irish Times reported. One of the swans broke away, and apparently aimed for the dog just before 11 a.m.

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“We started screaming at the swan, trying to distract it,” a man who was feeding ducks nearby said. “The poor dog didn’t realize what was going on and swam straight for the swan.”

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A dog was killed at Bushy Park in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, local media reported. (Google)

The man told the news outlet the swan lifted up its wings and attacked the dog “with one wing and then the other.”

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“That stunned the poor thing,” he said. “Three or four more slaps and she was gone.”

The dog’s owner was extremely distraught, according to the witness and a park ranger. The dog’s body was reportedly removed from the pond using a paddle boat and net.

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Kentucky farmers say federally protecting vultures are terrorizing livestock: report

Kentucky farmers say they have little recourse against federally-protected vultures, which have increasingly been terrorizing their livestock to death, according to a Wednesday report.

The black and turkey vultures, which are native to Kentucky, consume newborn calves, full-grown ewes and lambs alive by pecking them to death, farmers say.

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Farmers in Kentucky say they’ve noticed an increasing number of black and turkey vultures terrorizing their livestock.  (nature.mdc.mo.gov)

“With a vulture, it’s like someone came in with a skinning knife,” said Derek Lawson of Foxhollow Farm in Oldham County. “It’s all clean cuts. Usually, the hide’s completely cut off, whereas with a coyote or dogs, it’ll be torn and jagged.”

Farmers lose around $300,000 to $500,000 worth of livestock to these native vultures each year, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. The animals are federally-protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.

Lawson told the Louisville Courier-Journal there has been a significant increase of vultures in the area since 2009. He said his 2019 calving season began with him seeing six vultures pecking a calf to death.

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Special federal $100 annual permits are required before a person can kill vultures. Without these, farmers face a fine of $15,000 or six months in jail.

But despite the nuisance of these birds, some farmers they are sometimes necessary for the ecosystem because they dispose cleanly of animal carcasses.

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“You gotta have those lines,” Lawson said. “They are a necessary part of the ecosystem. Otherwise we’d just have dead stuff just laying around, slowly rotting over time. They kinda speed things up.”

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North Carolina wildlife rescue seeking bra clasps to fix broken turtle shells

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Think twice before throwing out that old bra.

A wildlife rescue in North Carolina is urging women to send their bra clasps to them to help turtles with broken shells. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, based in Indian Trail, put out their plea on Facebook Saturday.

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Whether worn or not, the agency is asking women to remove the eye closures from the fasteners and mail them in. The eye closures, according to rescue group worker Keenan Freitas, essentially help wire the turtle shell back together.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says they’ve been seeing as many as 40 turtles per week during the past month. The nonprofit organization says many of them have been run over by cars, lawnmowers and boats.

An animal rehabilitation group in Iowa originally had the idea, saying it uses the fasteners along with small zip ties to help the turtles heal their broken shells.

The North Carolina-based group urges people to send in their old bras, or purchase the clasps on their Amazon wishlist if anyone is willing to buy them.

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“If we get bras that are in good shape we will donate them to the local shelter. The ones that are no longer usable we will recycle the clasps. So please don’t make negative comments about how we are taking things away from needy women. We can do both!!” the group said.

More information about Carolina Waterfowl can be found on the group’s Facebook page.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Swarm of mayflies invades Ohio, insects detected on local weather radars

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Residents in parts of Northern Ohio are battling a massive swarm of mayflies as thousands of the tiny insects blanketed the state this week.

People living Catawba have taken to social media to share shocking pictures of cars and storefronts covered in the insects which have flocked to the Lake Erie area.

“Think the mayflies are bad in Catawba!” one person wrote on Facebook after sharing a picture of a car completely covered in a swarm, Fox 8 reported.

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Another image showed the entrance to a building completely covered by the tiny critters.

The swarm is so large this year that it was picked up by local weather radars on Thursday.

While the images themselves are alarming, mayflies are harmless and are in fact an indication that the lake is extremely clean.

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According to Ohio State University, the Environmental Protection Agency in Ohio partly determines the cleanliness of Lake Erie and other Great Lakes based on the insect population. Mayflies breed in clean water only as the larvae live in lake sediments until they hatch in the swarms that many residents are now observing.

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Black bear finds its way inside Montana home: ‘He was tired and climbed up into the closet for a nap’

A sleepy bear looking for a comfortable place to rest gave one Montana family quite the scare Friday morning.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at around 5:45 a.m. after someone reported a black bear had entered their Butler Creek residence.

Once on the scene, deputies discovered that bear somehow managed to open the front door and deadbolt the door from the inside. Once trapped inside, the bear reportedly damaged the mudroom before “he decided he was tired.”

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The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office responded a 911 call at around 5:45 a.m. after someone reported a black bear had entered their Butler Creek residence. (Missoula County Sheriff’s Office)

That’s when authorities say the bear climbed to the top shelf of the closet and took a “nap.”

Deputies tried to get the bear’s attention from outside, but the animal just “slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door.”

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Further attempts to usher the bear out went unsuccessful and the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department was called in to tranquilize the animal so it could be safely removed.

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Deputies tried to get the bear’s attention from outside but the animal just “slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door.” (Missoula County Sheriff’s Office)

“This is another good reason to lock up, as we also have unconfirmed reports that he tried two other closets before he decided this one was juuuuuust right (kidding)! But seriously, lock up!” the sheriff’s department joked in a Facebook post.

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WATCH: Deer runs wild through New York sporting goods store

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Police in New York state captured video of a deer that ran amok in a Dick’s Sporting Goods store this week.

The video shows the deer running wild up and down the aisles, narrowly missing several store displays while Clarkstown Police Department officers and store employees attempted to catch it.

“Looks like a Bambi look alike decided it was a good day to go shopping,” the Clarkston Police Department posted.

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“Thankfully a kind employee was able to get the dawn to leave the store unharmed. You just never know what you will come across in a days work!” police wrote.

Clarkstown is in Rockland County, about 35 miles north of New York City.

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Utah man gored, trampled in bison attack while out on trail run

A Utah man was seriously injured over the weekend after he was gored and trampled by a bison while the man was out on a trail run at a state park, according to officials and family members.

Kyler Bourgeous, 30, was running along the Frary Peak Trail at Antelope Island State Park when he crested a blind hill and found himself feet away from a pair of bison.

“He said, ‘I just turned and tried to run, and I could see I wasn’t going to make it,’” his mother Bonnie Bourgeous told FOX13.

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In a 911 call released by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, a person can be heard saying a runner  “came around a corner and startled some bison and he got trampled.”

On a GoFundMe page, the 30-year-old said he was gored in the hip and shoulder before being sent “flying into the air and down the hill.”

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A hiker was gored and trampled by a bison near Frary Peak on Antelope Island State Park in Utah on Saturday, officials said. (REUTERS/U.S. Forest Service)

“I was then kicked and trampled, cracking a rib and cutting my head in the process, before the bison moved away,” he wrote. “I yelled for some nearby hikers to call 911 as I lay in a ball hoping the bison wouldn’t attack again.”

His mother told FOX13 her son hikes in the area frequently and planned for the possibility of an attack. She said her son’s plan was to avoid a direct hit to the front or back and then curl into a ball to protect his vital organs.

“Boy, if those guys charge, you are pretty much defenseless,” Bourgeous told FOX13. “If he had not turned just one inch this way or that way, it would have gone through his heart and lungs and lower internal organs and there’s no way he would have survived.”

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Lt. Eric Stucki of Utah State Parks told FOX13 he was transported by medical helicopter directly to the University of Utah Hospital. Doctors told the 30-year-old he had injuries to his ribs and internal organs.

“After being x-rayed and cat scanned, I was stitched up and received a tube in my chest to keep my lung from collapsing,” he wrote on a GoFundMe page set up for his medical expenses. “I’m still hospitalized from my injuries where I’m doing my best to move, but remain mostly bedridden with drains coming out of my wounds”

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A similar incident happened in March, when a man on a 23-mile run encountered a bison that gave chase.

The Bison, a mammal that usually lives between 12 to 20 years, is a herbivore and “near threatened,” according to the World Wildlife Fund. The species, which survived the Ice Age, can run up to 40 miles per hour.

Antelope Island State Park warns online that bison “may be dangerous” and to avoid approaching them “for any reason.”

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.

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Massive 800-pound alligator named ‘Mighty Mike’ arrives at Arizona aquarium

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An 800-pound alligator named “Mighty Mike” is calling an Arizona aquarium his new home, making him what some believe is the largest gator outside Florida.

The 14-foot long reptile arrived at the OdySea Aquarium near Scottsdale on Monday, and he will make his debut to visitors on Friday, according to a post on Instagram from the aquarium.

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Mighty Mike — who was captured in 2000 — will spend a year at the aquarium as an “ambassador” for alligators, teaching visitors about the shrinking habitats of the reptiles, according to AZ Central.

“We want people to be excited to see him,” Dave Peranteau, OdySea’s director of animal care and conservation, told the outlet. “But we also want to raise awareness of the importance of conservation, that animals like Mike will continue to exist only if we take measures that ensure their survival.”

Mighty Mike was transported to OdySea in an 11-foot wooden crate stored in the back of a van with his handler Bruce Shwedick, AZ Central reported. Their 2,200-mile road trip took them five days from the Florida-based alligator farm called Gatorama.

The alligator and Shwedick have traveled thousands of miles to talk about gator conservation at parks, aquariums and zoos, according to the outlet, ever since Shwedick rescued Mike from being euthanized.

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The outlet reported that in 2000, Mighty Mike refused to leave a boat ramp around Lake Talquin near Tallahassee, Fla., so Shwedick decided to adopt the massive reptile. Shwedick eventually went on to co-found the Crocodilian Conservation Center of Florida, according to the outlet.

Though they have a long friendship — Shwedick even told AZ Central his voice calms Mighty Mike — the alligator handler knows to stay careful.

“If he were ever to get a grip on my thumb, he could drag me one step at a time, very slowly, underwater. And there would be nothing I could do,” he said.

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