Turtles

August 02, 2017 - 7:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say the man wanted for stealing a rare tortoise from an environmental center has turned himself in. The Daily News reports ( http://nydn.us/2wkhYSl ) a 36-year-old Queens man surrendered to police Tuesday. Police have charged the man with grand larceny and...
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July 28, 2017 - 9:50 am
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — The owners of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a Long Island road in New York have claimed their wayward, slow-moving pet. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/2v5iHJS ) police in Nassau County brought the African spurred tortoise to Dr. Ned Horowitz and his staff at...
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July 28, 2017 - 6:25 am
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — The owners of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a Long Island road in New York have claimed their wayward, slow-moving pet. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/2v5iHJS ) police in Nassau County brought the African spurred tortoise to Dr. Ned Horowitz and his staff at...
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July 27, 2017 - 1:50 pm
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York are looking for the owner of a 77-pound tortoise found on the side of a road. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/2u1voB3 ) police in Nassau County found the large African spurred tortoise in the Massapequa area. The animal was brought to Dr. Ned Horowitz...
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July 26, 2017 - 6:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have found a rare tortoise that was stolen from an animal shelter. Police announced Tuesday they have recovered the African spurred tortoise named Millennium that was stolen from the Alley Pond Environmental Center last week. Investigators say an anonymous...
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This undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a king cobra hidden in a potato chip can that was found in the mail in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Customs and Border Protection officers found three live king cobra snakes while inspecting a package that was mailed from Hong Kong in March, 2017. Rodrigo Franco was charged Tuesday, July 25, 2017, with illegally importing merchandise. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP)
July 25, 2017 - 8:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was arrested on federal smuggling charges Tuesday after customs officers intercepted a shipment with three live king cobras hidden inside potato chip canisters that were being mailed to his California home, U.S. prosecutors said. Rodrigo Franco, 34, was scheduled to be...
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July 07, 2017 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some flights at New York's Kennedy Airport were briefly delayed, but not by passengers of equipment malfunctions. It was turtles. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says about 40 diamondback terrapins crawled out of Jamaica Bay and onto the airfield at about 4:45 p.m...
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July 05, 2017 - 4:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Twenty-one 11-month-old turtles are being returned to the Louisiana barrier island where their mothers laid the eggs from which they hatched. The diamondback terrapin nests were dug up to protect the eggs during restoration of Cheniere Ronquille after the 2010 oil spill. Now that...
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In this June 2017 photo, Kathie Heisinger poses with her desert tortoise Otis after they were reunited in Sebring, Ohio. Otis' surprising trek around northeast Ohio has ended happily for its owner, whose two-week search for her beloved tortoise, in a twist of fate, quite possibly saved her sister’s life. (Kevin Graff/The Review via AP)
June 19, 2017 - 10:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — A wayward tortoise's surprising trek around Ohio has ended happily for its owner, whose two-week search, in a twist of fate, might have saved her sister's life. Otis the California desert tortoise managed to push open a sliding glass door and escape from Kathie Heisinger's home in...
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FILE--In this Dec. 28, 2016 file photo,the two buttes that make up the namesake for Utah's Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that the new Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be reduced in size and says Congress should step in to designate how selected areas of the 1.3 million-acre site are categorized. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, file)/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 9:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 27 national monuments established by three former presidents put in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering sequoia trees, deep canyons and ocean habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles...
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