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Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Icing Gila Monster With Screwdriver

She bragged about it online

(Newser) - An Arizona woman accused of killing a federally protected Gila monster and bragging about it online has pleaded not guilty, the AP reports. Sarah Crabtree of Tucson faces five citations, including the taking of wildlife without a license. Each citation carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and... More »

Anti-Wildfire Project Tabled Over Rare Frogs

Forest Service project may hurt endangered species

(Newser) - US officials are balancing forest-fire risk against the need to preserve an endangered species near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports. Per a stipulation signed by a judge last week, the US Forest Service will delay its tree-thinning project there until it consults with the... More »

Rihanna Poses With Rare Critter, Arrests Ensue

Thai cops arrest 2 after she posts pic with slow loris on Instagram

(Newser) - Rihanna has been busily posting photos to Instagram, so predictably arrests have been made. The brouhaha this time arose after the pop star, whilst vacationing on the Thai island of Phuket, uploaded a pic of herself and a cute little critter: A cute little critter called the slow loris that... More »

Feds to Wind Farmer: Go Ahead, Kill Eagles

Project to receive first-of-its-kind 'eagle take' permit

(Newser) - A wind power development in Oregon should be allowed to kill a few golden eagles as long as it contributes to conservation efforts, the federal government says. Authorities have recommended granting a first-of-its-kind "take" permit to the wind farm, giving it permission to kill up to three golden eagles... More »

$40K Baby Gorilla Saved From Poachers

But experts worry about ones they miss

(Newser) - A baby gorilla has been saved from poachers seeking $40,000 for the highly protected infant. But experts worry about how many more infants have been stolen from parents likely butchered by animal traffickers, reports MSNBC . The baby gorilla, hidden in a small backpack, was "extremely tense and stressed,... More »

Men Mutilate Beached Whale —for a Tasty Snack

It was dead, and they were hungry; it's still illegal

(Newser) - Two Florida men are in trouble after they spotted a dead whale on the beach and approached it with one thought in mind: Hey, free lunch. "The thing was deader than a doornail," said one of the men picked up for questioning by state conservation officers. He told... More »

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