Articles Tagged With ‘animals’




Another 400-pound bear killed on Highway 101

For the third consecutive month, a driver struck and killed a bear on a Central Coast highway. As with an April crash, a 400-pound black bear died on Highway 101. [KCOY] Around 5:50 a.m. Monday, a semi-truck collided with a... (Continue reading)

CHP chases unicorn through Central Valley

California Highway Patrol officers chased a white pony masquerading as a unicorn for several hours Wednesday in the Central Valley. The pony darted in and out of traffic and hid from officers, who ultimately needed the help of a helicopter... (Continue reading)

SLO man breaks mountain lion’s neck. Or does he?

UPDATE:  Mountain lion attack story determined to be a hoax “Robin Olson of San Luis Obispo claimed he was attacked by a mountain lion Saturday afternoon while hiking in Prefumo Canyon. Upon further investigation, his claim has been determined to... (Continue reading)

Man steals dog from SLO kennel to stop euthanasia

A homeless man broke into San Luis Obispo County Animal Services and retrieved his pit bull mix the night before the dog was scheduled to be euthanized, according to the county sheriff’s office. In October, a judge ruled the pit... (Continue reading)

California ban on kangaroo imports returns

A California ban on the import of kangaroo parts will return next year after an eight-year hiatus. [Guardian] The trade of kangaroo parts currently comprises a $200 million industry in California. Kangaroo skins are used to make some shoes and... (Continue reading)

Rodent killer sparks SLO brush fire

A homemade device that kills rodents caused a brush fire that broke out Sunday afternoon on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo. [KSBY] Cal Fire crews responded to the blaze at Laureate Lane and O’Connor Way around 12:30 p.m. The... (Continue reading)

Cop battles bull on Highway 101 in Buellton

A California Highway Patrol officer shot and killed a breakaway bull on Highway 101 in Buellton, but not before the animal knocked the patrolman down a hillside. [KEYT] On Tuesday afternoon, a bull broke through three fences and approached the... (Continue reading)

Puppy snatched from adoption event in SLO

A thief nabbed a four-month-old puppy Saturday from an adoption event in front of Petco in San Luis Obispo. [Tribune] Nonprofit Laton Animal Rescue and Care holds adoptions in front of Petco in the 200 block of Madonna Road on... (Continue reading)