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Animals

A non-native southern water snake eats a sunfish. ( J.D. Willson/University of Arkansas)

Invasive Water Snakes Competing With Endangered California Garter Snakes For Food

Scientists are concerned about two species of non-native snakes settling in waters around the Sacramento who are competing for food with California’s own giant garter snake.

06/27/2014

Golden Eagle

Bay Area Wind Farm Exempted From Prosecution If Eagles Die From Turning Blades

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

06/26/2014

Macroskeledies Micas, discovered by two researchers at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. (CBS)

Odd Mammal Discovered: Monogamous Mouse-Size Creature Related To Elephant

Two Bay Area scientists are set to unveil a groundbreaking mammal, which was found by accident. It’s related to elephants and can fit in the palm of your hand.

06/26/2014

The owner of pit bull-mix "Pekita" said she the lives of everyone in a burning Oakland apartment building because of her barking. (CBS SF)

Hero Dog Wakes Up Residents In Burning Oakland Apartment Building

Residents who woke up to their Oakland apartment building in flames early Wednesday morning credit the barking of a neighbor’s dog for their safe escape.

06/25/2014

dog in car

Animal Update: Avoiding And Treating Heat Stroke For Pets

Summer is here and sometimes it can be a troublesome time for pets (dogs especially) who can easily suffer heat stroke if you don’t take some basic precautions.

06/23/2014

"Peanut" from Greenville, North Carolina is the winner of the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. (Joe Vazquez/CBS)

New ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Crowned At Sonoma-Marin Fair

“Peanut,” a shelter rescue dog of unknown heritage, was named the new World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday evening.

06/20/2014

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Oakland Attorney Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty For Mistreating More Than 100 Cats

An Oakland attorney was convicted Thursday of felony animal cruelty for failing to properly care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home in West Oakland, many of whom died or had to be euthanized.

06/19/2014

A dog looks from the rear window while the driver fills the car with gas. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Makes Push For Signs Warning Pet Owners Of Danger Inside Hot Cars After SF Mall Incident

A professional dog walker was cited last week for keeping eight dogs in a hot van in San Francisco, prompting an animal rights group to request signs warning dog owners and walkers about the harm of leaving pets inside cars.

06/18/2014

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Coping With The Loss Of Your Pet

Coping with the loss of a pet is rough, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA addresses the issue in this week’s Animal Update.

06/16/2014

Condor Sighted

California Condor Makes Rare NorCal Appearance Near Pescadero

A California condor that was released into the wild last year has been spotted in a part of Northern California where the endangered species hasn’t been seen in more than a century.

06/14/2014

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