Mountain lion breaks into home, kills house cat
A mountain lion that became trapped inside a Colorado home killed a house cat before police and wildlife officers were able to scare it out.
Boulder police say the homeowner came back to the house late Thursday night and found the mountain lion inside. It appeared that it had pushed through a screen and couldn’t get back out.
The big cat roamed throughout two levels of the home for more than an hour before officers used nonlethal rounds to scare it out the front door and away from the neighborhood, which is just southwest of downtown Boulder.
Police, who photographed the mountain lion lying down between a coffee table and a couch, called the break-in worrisome and asked residents to keep ground-level doors and windows locked at night.
Officers seize three king cobras and 300 other reptiles from home
State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says officers obtained a warrant Thursday morning to search a home in the town of Allegany, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southeast of Buffalo.
Officers say inside they found three king cobras, six venomous Gila monsters and seven species of turtles kept in enclosures throughout the home, located near St. Bonaventure University.
DEC officials say several zoos and wildlife conservation groups have offered to care for the reptiles.
It’s illegal in New York state to own venomous snakes.
Officials say the man living at the house faces charges.
Native to Asia, king cobras are one of the deadliest snakes in the world and can grow up to 18 feet.
Boa constrictor found under car hood
Woah, it’s a boa! One Massachusetts resident popped their car hood to check fluids to find a boa constrictor staring right back.
The Stoughton Police Department says a local resident called their office Saturday morning after finding the snake. The animal was safely captured by Animal Control Officers who responded to the scene. No one was injured. The department joked on Facebook that brave officers “without having ever gone to snake charming school,” headed out to capture this “fire-breathing dragon.”