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Mississippi's fattest alligator tale

When Dustin Bockman, his younger brother Ryan and their friend Cole Landers put their 17-foot boat into the Big Black River last weekend about 20 minutes from where they live in Vicksburg, Mississippi, they had no clue that they would soon be c

LSU research responsible for naming 15 new species of Amazonian birds

An international team of researchers coordinated by ornithologist Bret Whitney of the LSU Museum of Natural Science, or LSUMNS, recently published 15 species of birds previously unknown to science.

Shreveport fireman saves puppy from burning house

Around 4:20 on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Shreveport Fire Department was called to the 900 block of Dalzell Street where a house had caught on fire.

Alligator hunters hit the water to find big beasts

 Alligator season is officially underway in the Eastern zone of Louisiana. Hunters are trying to bounce back after a hard season last year.

Tiger enthusiast Joe Exotic to build new pool for Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

He's a tiger advocate, a country singer and a soon to be reality tv star - Joe Exotic visited the Tiger Truck Stop today to rally in support of keeping Tony the Tiger in his home.

Dolphins dying by the dozens along East Coast

What's killing the East Coast dolphins? The carcasses of dozens of the marine mammals, seven times more than normal, have been washing up on beaches this summer, and scientists are struggling for answers to the die-off.

Officials: There has never been a black bear attack on a human in Louisiana

Bears are making headlines across the country - there have been seven attacks on people by bears in five states in the past week alone.

Denham Springs man cited for alligator violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Denham Springs man with 26 alligator violations on Aug. 15.

When bears attack: 7 people mauled by bears in recent days

Bears rarely attack humans unless they feel threatened or territorial. But a 12-year-old girl jogging in Michigan is among the latest victims in a spate of bear attacks that have left seven people mauled in five states since Thursday.

Common canine disease poses danger to humans

There’s an STD among dogs that also poses a threat to their owners.

LPB Presents: Alive! In America’s Delta -- The Whooping Crane’s Majestic Return

Louisiana Public Broadcasting unveils a special presentation of the first episode of its new six-part series Alive! In America’s Delta on Monday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. on LPB and Friday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. on WLAE in New Orleans.

Crowley Police warn about sightings of deadly snakes in residential areas

Officials are warning residents about a type of poisonous snake that has been spotted in several residential areas of Crowley. Officials say the snake has been spotted near a local elementary school as well.

New cute furry mammal species discovered

A small mammal with fluffy red-orange fur, a short bushy tail, and an adorable rounded face has leapt onto the raccoon family tree.

RECALL: Dog, cat food could be contaminated with Salmonella

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Over 450 roosters seized from home in New Orleans; owner possibly connected to cockfighting

More than 450 roosters and other birds were seized from a home located in New Orleans East, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced.