Category Archives: Wildlife

Shark attacks Lakeview boy swimming in Lake Pontchartrain

A shark bit a Lakeview boy swimming with his family in Lake Pontchartrain Friday afternoon. The attack happened off of Southshore Harbor.

Shelly Trentacosta said her family had borrowed a friend’s sailboat and ventured out into the lake. With conditions calm and the water clear, it was a much better day for swimming than sailing, so the boaters decided to anchor up and take a dip.

Read more from NOLA.com…

Bobcats spotted roaming in North Texas neighborhoods

By: FOX4News.com Staff

Videos out of The Colony and Plano show bobcats on the prowl in neighborhoods. And while they won’t go after humans, they are a danger to small pets.

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Wildlife experts say this is a prime time of the year where you’re likely to see bobcats.

Dan McNew was on citizen patrol last week near South Colony and Blair Oaks in The Colony when he caught video of a bobcat creeping.

Read more and watch the video from Fox4News…

Escaped Flamingo Who’s Been Loose for 13 Years Spotted in Texas

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Photo: Texas Parks & Wildlife

A flamingo who’s been on the lam for more than a decade has been spotted in Texas again. 

The African flamingo escaped from a Kansas zoo in 2005 after zookeepers failed to clip its wings. The bird has been seen in several states since then.

Read more from NBCDFW.com…

 

What? Sea turtles joining longhorns and horses in the North Texas animal kingdom?

In North Texas, where longhorns and quarter horses are a common sight, Pancake sticks out.

First, she’s a green sea turtle, a reptile native to the Texas coast who possesses a wide smooth shell.

And she has green skin.

Read more from the Star-Telegram…

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