BOSTON (AP) — The owner of an affordable housing property in Boston and the property manager have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle allegations that they failed to adequately address secondhand smoke and a rodent infestation that negatively affected the health of a young tenant with asthma, the attorney general said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family Dollar is closing an Arkansas distribution facility where more than 1,000 rodents were found earlier this year, forcing the recall of items from hundreds of stores, the company said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is suing Family Dollar over the discovery of more than 1,000 rodents in a distribution facility in the state that prompted the discount retail chain to recall items purchased from hundreds of stores in the South.
CHICAGO (AP) — Prisoners at an Illinois Department of Corrections facility deal with rodents, insects and other unsanitary conditions in cells, bathrooms and the kitchen, according to a lawsuit filed this month by a man against officials with the intake facility in Crest Hill.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — At least three porcupines in Maine have died from a virus that wildlife experts said could pose a threat to the population of the spiky rodents.
Five porcupines had to be rushed to Acadia Wildlife in Bar Harbor during a week this fall because of illness, the Bangor Daily News reported.
DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) — Humans aren't the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic. Some squirrels are letting themselves go, too.
Many squirrels are eating well this fall in New England.
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — Delaware is adding to its population of a squirrel considered endangered until a few years ago.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said four Delmarva fox squirrels were recently relocated from Maryland to the Delaware Forest Service’s Headquarters Tract at Redden State Forest near Georgetown, WDEL-FM reported.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A 66-year-old woman has been found dead in her rat-infested Peoria home, according to police.
The house is considered a health hazard and police said the city has hired a company to professionally remove the rats and rodents.
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists have sued again over an endangered mouse found only in parts of New Mexico and Arizona.
In the latest legal filing, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Maricopa Audubon Society allege that the U.S.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A second bald eagle has died in Massachusetts this year after ingesting a highly toxic poison meant to kill rats, state wildlife officials said.
The female fledgling was found in distress on the ground in Middlesex County in late July and brought to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton where it died, the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said in a statement Wednesday.
NATURAL TRAP CAVE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s time to praise pack rats.
The small rodents with big eyes are helping scientists decipher climate change deep inside a chilly Wyoming cave.
“Pack rats compulsively gather all kinds of stuff in their nests — bones, shiny stuff, owl pellets, scat — and they bring it to their nest,” said Jenny McGuire, an assistant professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech University.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A woman was charged with allegedly violating a Rhode Island city ordinance against feeding wild animals.
The 55-year-old woman’s neighbors blame her for exacerbating the rodent problem in Cranston, WJAR-TV reported.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa is retiring.
The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land mines and alert his human handlers so the explosives can be safely removed.
BOGAN GATE, Australia (AP) — At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house burning down.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A mental-health worker at a state prison in western New Mexico says she was harassed and threatened by superiors after reporting details of an apparent rodent infestation, under a lawsuit filed Tuesday in state district court...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two former New Mexico inmates have filed a federal lawsuit accusing state prison staff and a food-service contractor of cruelty and negligence for failing to resolve a yearslong rat and mouse infestation at the kitchen in a women’s lockup in the western part of the state...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Humane Society says it took in 160 snakes and rodents after authorities in Brown County seized them due to an ordinance violation...
NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat.
Denizens of the New York City borough's Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks, PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Humane Society in Portland has taken in 250 guinea pigs from an overwhelmed pet owner...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Humane Society in Portland has taken in 250 guinea pigs from an overwhelmed pet owner...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One spring afternoon in 2015, biologist Thomas Gable followed signals from a gray wolf’s GPS tracking collar to a small stream in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed a bill widely restricting the use of certain highly potent rat poisons that are blamed for killing mountain lions, birds and endangered wildlife...
PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people are facing a multitude of charges after police found a caged toddler in a filthy Tennessee mobile home that also contained dogs, rodents and snakes, authorities said Friday...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found only in the Southwest...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump on Tuesday defended the rights of teenagers who booed her when she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump, has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It’s a real ice cream flavor: guinea pig.
Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to digest...
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — In a story Sept. 25 about swamp rodents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Central Valley is an agricultural region 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Sacramento...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Davon Jones doesn't have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump's tweets that Baltimore is a "rat and rodent infested mess...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday denigrated a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," broadening a campaign against prominent critics of his administration that has exacerbated racial tensions...
BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters, police and a veterinary clinic combined forces to rescue a red squirrel that had gotten its tiny head stuck in a manhole cover in the western German city of Dortmund...
BOSTON (AP) — This rat is getting a lot of mouse clicks.
A British tourist visiting Boston captured on video a hungry seagull devouring a dead rat in a single gulp and posted it on social media, prompting thousands of horrified comments.
LOWELL -- An urgently worded letter from the Board of Health describes "critical" sanitary code violations at the city's schools from rodent droppings to serious roof leaks.
"These are considered 'critical violations,' in that, if they occur in a city restaurant or food establishment they would be cause for closure due to Health Code violations until the necessary repairs or corrections were made," wrote Jo-Ann Keegan, chairwoman of the Lowell Board of Health.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes and more than 400 rodents from a San Antonio home following concerns about the animals' living conditions...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pictures of mice lounging around an anti-rodent device designed to make them flee were cited by a judge who let a class-action lawsuit proceed Wednesday against a company that sells and markets them.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them.
A Nebraska Humane Society worker rescued the squirrels from a pine tree in Omaha last week.
PHOENIX (AP) — Great horned owls, one of the most common raptors in the United States, are being threatened by rat poison in their prey...
STAMFORD — A grisly discovery was made this week at an old Springdale cemetery that’s home to some of the city’s founding families.
Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin said someone called 911 after finding bones, at least one tooth and a piece of a human skull in the cemetery tucked behind the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church on Hope Street.
In late 2016, Eugene resident Jim Kocher and his wife, Sally, began hearing strange knocking and pitter-patter sounds in the ceiling and walls of their home.
An exterminator quickly identified the culprits as rats and, over the course of six months, trapped about 10 of them.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched or even looked at...
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Most people would probably prefer not to have a house full of roaches, rats, worms and beetles, but Anthony Ward isn't like most people...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs — by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones — could be the next big thing to help a spunky little weasel that almost went extinct.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State students know her as the Squirrel Whisperer, or even Squirrel Girl. Which suits Mary Krupa just fine.
Four years ago, the 22-year-old senior became an internet sensation for placing tiny hats on the ubiquitous rodents that live near Penn State's landmark Old Main building, and coaxing them to hold miniature props.
When it comes to the infamous Ellensburg “rat problem,” resident David Kaufman wants to give his community a pat on the back.
Kaufman, a retiree, has been involved in addressing the rat issue not only with the city of Ellensburg, but through an email newsletter.
BAINOA, Cuba (AP) — Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets.
But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the huitia.
With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the huitia looks like a giant rat, only cuter, some would say.