Animals

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

German Shepherd Loose On East Bay Highway Evades CHP Officers For 2 Hours

California Highway Patrol officers spent nearly two hours scrambling to catch a German Shepherd loose on East Bay highways Thursday morning, but the dog evaded officers as it ran onto Berkeley city streets, CHP officials said.

19 hours ago

Great White Shark (Getty Images)

Strengthening El Nino Possibly Linked To More Shark, Exotic Fish Sightings Off California Coast

Warmer waters from a building El Nino may one reason for the recent great white shark sightings in Santa Cruz County.

19 hours ago

A turtle's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef (WWF-Australia)

GoPro-Wearing Turtle Takes You On A Magical Ride Through Great Barrier Reef

A new conservation project lets anyone take a leisurely swim along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of a sea turtle.

07/01/2015

A dolphin leaped onto a family’s boat in the waters off Dana Point in Southern California. (Photo courtesy OC Sheriff’s Dept.)

Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat, Breaks SoCal Woman’s Ankles

A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

07/01/2015

Images of an estimated 15 great white sharks were captured near Aptos on June 25th. (Photo: Giancarlo Thomae Photography)

Gaggle Of Great White Shark Pups Staying Put In Aptos; Beachgoers Unfazed (VIDEO)

Over a dozen great white sharks continue lurking near the shoreline at a Santa Cruz County beach.

07/01/2015

Truffle dog. (Getty Images)

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Pricey, Pungent Fungus In Napa Valley

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

06/29/2015

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Budding Serial Killer? Decapitated Animals Found By Railroad Tracks In Sacramento

Officials in Sacramento have found more decapitated animals, bringing the total number to more than a dozen since January.

06/28/2015

Crime Scene

Dead Dog Found With Its Legs Bound In Walnut Creek Canal; Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway

Contra Costa Water District workers found “Gino” the Australian Shepherd on Monday, drowned in a canal with his back legs bound in a shoelace.

06/24/2015

Scrapes cover a woman who survived a bear attack in Butte County. (6/24/15)

Bear Mauls NorCal Woman Trying To Save Her Golden Retriever (VIDEO)

A Northern California neighborhood is on high-alert after a woman survived a bear attack outside her home.

06/24/2015

bearded dragon lizard, pogona

Study Suggests Humans Are Behind Mass Extinction Of Animals

A mass extinction – the sixth of its kind in our 4.5-billion-year history – is well underway and humans are to blame.

06/21/2015

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