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A Clarion nightsnake slithers on the ground in the Revillagigedo Islands, over 400 miles off Mexico's Pacific coast. Snakes were around as humans evolved, which is why our brains are hard-wired to notice them. (AP)

Yale study: Snakes had hind legs, evolved on land

We received this note from Yale University: New Haven — The ancestral snakes in the grass actually lived in the forest, according to the most detailed look yet at the iconic reptiles. A comprehensive
Keeshond mix involved in fatal Stratford attack is euthanized

Keeshond mix in fatal Stratford attack euthanized

STRATFORD-The eight year-old keeshond mix responsible for the death of its 91-year-old owner has been euthanized, according to Police Lt. Frank Eannotti. The dog was responsible for ripping off parts
Categories: Bridgeport , Cops , Courts , Crime , Eldercare
Shelton Police Officer Dan Loris and new Police K-9 Stryker

Shelton Police resurrect K-9 unit

SHELTON-Stryker is the newest recruit in the city’s police department. The German Shepherd and his handler Police Officer Dan Loris will begin formal training together in February. Stryker replaces
Categories: Ansonia , Bridgeport , Cops , Courts , Crime
A scene from last year's Fiesta Latina.

12th Annual Fiesta Latina at the Peabody coming Sat. Oct. 11

From a press release: NEW HAVEN — The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History celebrates the diverse cultural traditions of the Latin American peoples on Saturday, October 11, when it hosts the 12th
Your little doggie will have to stay home if you're going to the Milford Oyster Festival, officials say.

Don’t bring Spot to the Oyster Festival, cops say

MILFORD — There will be a $136 fine for anyone who brings in any “animals, reptiles or any other nonhuman creatures” into the Milford Oyster Festival, except pets needed for the challenged, the
File photo of a pit bull

Domestic dispute leads to animal cruelty charge

Bridgeport – A man was arrested by police last week on animal cruelty charges after he had a falling out with his ex-girlfriend and neglected his pit bull for two weeks as a result. 22-year-old
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Crime, Pets
Mayor Ben Blake, right, has announced that “Milford Day at the Zoo” will take place on Saturday May 31, 2014, during which Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport will host all residents of Milford from 10 am to 4 pm.  All Milford residents will get in for only $5.00 each with ID.  Spend the day at the zoo seeing all the new faces, riding the carousel and enjoying the entertainment.  Meet and greet local officials as well as business and civic leaders, your friends, and your neighbors.  On Tuesday, Zoo Director Gregg Dancho, stopped by City Hall today with a skink to show Mayor Blake and his daughter, Caroline.

Milford’s Day at the Zoo: May 31

Month old baby otters await vet check at Oakland Zoo.

Vet to check on Zoo’s river otter pups

BRIDGEPORT-The four North American River otters born Feb. 15 at the Beardsley Zoo will get their first checkup on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The vet will determine the pups’ genders, check their weight,
Categories: Bridgeport , General , Health , Pets , Science
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Case continued for accused puppy killer

BRIDGEPORT-Five women braved the wind and the cold Monday to demand justice for a poodle puppy allegedly beaten to death by its owner last November. “Animals have no voice, so we are here as their
Categories: Bridgeport , Cops , Courts , Crime , Law Enforcement
Some of the sheep at the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust.

Flanders plans vacation activities

We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: While off from school for the President’s Day holiday on Monday and Tuesday, February 17th and 18th, , kids in grades