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Coyotes Spotted In Delaware County Coyotes Spotted In Delaware County
Coyotes Spotted In Delaware County Police have reported multiple confirmed coyote sightings in and around Broomall.  Authorities say the animals are more active in the spring when they are caring for their young and searching for food and water.  They are most often found in heavily forested areas, but sightings in adjacent residential areas are becoming more common, according to officials. "The Marple Township Administration, Police Department, Health Inspector, and Animal Control are working closely with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to attempt to trap this animal," said Marple police…
Mama Bear Killed, PA Mom Hospitalized After Walking Dog Near Cubs: Police Mama Bear Killed, PA Mom Hospitalized After Walking Dog Near Cubs: Police
Mama Bear Killed, PA Mom Hospitalized After Walking Dog Near Cubs: Police A 55-year-old Pennsylvania woman is in the hospital after she went to walk her dog in her backyard and unknowingly went past three bear cubs on March 5, authorities say. Lee Ann Galante was letting her dog out of the backdoor of her home on Bellefield Drive, Butler Township at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday when the bear attack began, as detailed in a release by the area Chief of Police John Hays. Galante didn't see the bear cubs (known as yearlings) in a tree before the mama bear (a sow) attacked, according to authorities. The sow left Galante with injuries to her head, neck, face, and arms, Chief …
Wandering Black Bear Captured In Montgomery County Wandering Black Bear Captured In Montgomery County
Wandering Black Bear Captured In Montgomery County A black bear spotted wandering around Plymouth Township has been captured and will be relocated, officials say.  The bear was first seen in the parking lot of the Plymouth Meeting Mall around 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, according to police. He evaded capture by running southeast toward the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Then, by Thursday afternoon, police said the bear had been spotted northeast of the mall in an area bound by Hickory, Walton, Township Line, and Narcissa roads.  Finally, by Friday morning, Oct. 27, police said the Pennsylvania Game Commission officials had the b…
Red Foxes In Borough No Cause For Concern, Say Perkasie Police Red Foxes In Borough No Cause For Concern, Say Perkasie Police
Red Foxes In Borough No Cause For Concern, Say Perkasie Police Police in Perkasie say they are receiving calls from residents about red foxes in the area during daylight hours this week. “It is not uncommon for a healthy fox to be out between dawn and dusk,” the department notes. “And a fox with mange does not necessarily have rabies.” Still, authorities say it's best to keep your distance from any wild animal. According to Wildlife.org, an interstate environmental coalition supported by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, red foxes are mainly active during dawn and dusk hours though commonly forage during the day as well, especially during the breedin…
'Large Feline' Spotted In Lower Macungie, Authorities Say 'Large Feline' Spotted In Lower Macungie, Authorities Say
'Large Feline' Spotted In Lower Macungie, Authorities Say A "large feline" — "possibly a mountain lion" — was seen roaming in a residential area of Lower Macungie on Sunday morning, Oct. 15, according to state police.  A resident spotted the creature in the fields behind Hanover Drive and snapped a photo, said troopers.  Anyone who sees the cat should call the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 610-926-3136 or call PSP in Fogelsville at 610-395-1438. 
Black Bear Spotted In Bucks County Neighborhood Black Bear Spotted In Bucks County Neighborhood
Black Bear Spotted In Bucks County Neighborhood Authorities in Perkasie Borough are warning residents to keep an eye out for a black bear.  Borough police said the bear was spotted on N. 5th Street between West Callowhill Street and Blooming Glen Road on Friday afternoon, Sept. 15. He may have been headed south toward Branch Road.  If spotted, use caution and do not approach, they added.  An estimated 20,000 black bears call Pennsylvania home, according to the state Game Commission.  While attacks are "exceedingly rare," residents who encounter a black bear should stay calm, back away slowly, and make…
Be Aware Of The Bear, Say Authorities In Bucks County Be Aware Of The Bear, Say Authorities In Bucks County
Be Aware Of The Bear, Say Authorities In Bucks County A bear has been spotted in lower Bucks County, and authorities are warning residents to take precautions.  The "very small, very young bear" was sighted near the Delaware Canal in Yardley Borough, police said in a statement on Wednesday, June 7.  "This is his first year away from his mom and he is slightly displaced," authorities explained.  The Pennsylvania Game Commission is recommending residents bring inside any bird feeders or other outdoor food sources. In an emergency scenario, authorities say to "stand up, wave your arms, and yell" at the bear.  "They are not n…
Deer Smashes Through Window Of Gettysburg Restaurant Deer Smashes Through Window Of Gettysburg Restaurant
Deer Smashes Through Window Of Gettysburg Restaurant A deer apparently auditioning to pull Santa Claus's sleigh fairly flew into the front window of the Blue and Gray Bar & Grill in Gettysburg on Monday, Dec. 12, according to owner Keith Petters.  The restaurant located on the first block of Baltimore Street was empty except for employees when the deer crashed through the glass around 8:45 a.m. Employees kept it came until Officers from the Gettysburg Police Department and the U.S. National Parks Service, and a Pennsylvania Game Commission warden arrived.  The deer was taken in a pickup truck to a nearby farm. T…
Deer Wanders Into Mall In Central Pennsylvania Deer Wanders Into Mall In Central Pennsylvania
Deer Wanders Into Mall In Central Pennsylvania A buck wandered into the dress room at the JCPenney at Park City Center on Thursday, Nov. 3.  Daily Voice spoke with a shopper who witnessed the whole situation. Janelle Kiscaddin couldn't believe her eyes when she and her friend Brittany Kreiser were walking up to the mall and the deer was strolling up the sidewalk. "He definitely wasn't planning on going into the mall but he saw a man and it scared him,"  she said.  "He was banging his head on the glass trying to get in and then the door that's automatic opened." The deer entered the mall through a door near Qdoba, Lancaster Online rep…
Cow Shot On Farm In York County: Pennsylvania State Police Cow Shot On Farm In York County: Pennsylvania State Police
Cow Shot On Farm In York County: Pennsylvania State Police A cow was shot on a farm in York County, Pennsylvania state police announced in a release on Friday, Sept. 23.  State police were called to the shooting of a cow on East Posey Road in Lower Chanceford Township, Airville on Sept. 8 around 9 p.m.  It is unclear if the injuries the cow suffered were due to a gunshot wound, the police say.  There is state game land near to the farm, but it is unclear if that is connected to this incident.  Posey Road is a cross street of Furnance Road where an Amish family died in a crash on Friday, July 29. The York County game warden is…
Northampton County Neighborhoods ‘Flooded With Bear Sightings,’ Police Say Northampton County Neighborhoods ‘Flooded With Bear Sightings,’ Police Say
Northampton County Neighborhoods ‘Flooded With Bear Sightings,’ Police Say Police have issued an alert after receiving several reports of a bear that was seen wandering around neighborhoods in Northampton County. The bear was seen near Aicher Drive, Woodlawn Avenue, and Woodridge Terrace behind the 25th Street Shopping Center in Palmer Township, local police said on Sunday, June 26. The town is working with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to ensure residents’ safety, police said, adding that the department has been “flooded” with bear sighting reports. Meanwhile, those in the area are asked to avoid placing garbage outside earlier than scheduled pickup times and…
Bear Spotted In Philly Suburbs: Police Bear Spotted In Philly Suburbs: Police
Bear Spotted In Philly Suburbs: Police A bear was spotted in a suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, authorities said. Officers received multiple calls about a bear sighting in the area of Woodview Drive and Line Lexington Road on Monday, May 16, Hatfield Township police said on Facebook. * Update- we have had no other spottings of our friend since this post was made. Be mindful of letting your pets outside... Posted by Hatfield Township Police Department on Monday, May 16, 2022 Police say they notified the Pennsylvania Game Commission and haven't received any reports of sightings since around 11 p.m. "Be mindful of letting…
Woman Falls To Her Death Hiking In Pennsylvania: State Police Woman Falls To Her Death Hiking In Pennsylvania: State Police
Woman Falls To Her Death Hiking In Pennsylvania: State Police A 72-year-old woman fell to her death while hiking in Pennsylvania, according to a release by state police. State police were called to a report of an unconscious fall victim in Glen Onoko Falls in Carbon County around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, police say. Upon arrival, police found first responders from fire and EMS crews carrying the unidentified 72-year-old woman down the mountain, according to the police release. She fell near the first of three waterfalls along the trail, meaning emergency crews had to go over "treacherous, steep, ice-covered terrain,” to rescue her, the release shows. …
PA Hunter Shot Neighbor In Head Instead Of Deer: Police PA Hunter Shot Neighbor In Head Instead Of Deer: Police
PA Hunter Shot Neighbor In Head Instead Of Deer: Police A 40-year-old Pennsylvania hunter has been arrested for accidentally shooting a man on his own lawn instead of the deer he was targeting, authorities said. Police arriving at the scene at Lenape Lane in College Township on Dec. 4, 2021, found Michael Lloyd, of Boalsburg, tending to the elderly victim according to State College police. The victim, only identified as an 81-year-old man, was airlifted to UPMC Altoona, where he had a piece of his skull removed due to a hole from the bullet, approximately 1 to 2 inches long and half-inch wide, police said in a criminal complaint obtained by Sta…
DUI PA Driver Struck Deer, Put It In Her Trunk Then Kept Going: Police DUI PA Driver Struck Deer, Put It In Her Trunk Then Kept Going: Police
DUI PA Driver Struck Deer, Put It In Her Trunk Then Kept Going: Police A DUI driver in Pennsylvania was arrested after she struck a deer, put it in her trunk, and then kept going, authorities said. Officers conducting a traffic stop near Old Trail Road and Old York Road around midnight on Jan. 6 noticed the live deer in the back of the car, Newberry Township police said. The 19-year-old female driver and her 21-year-old male passenger from York Haven told police they had hit the deer before putting it in the trunk, authorities said. They later learned the deer was still alive, but they continued to drive with it in the vehicle, according to police. …
Rabid Fox Warning Issued In Cumberland County By PA Game Commission Rabid Fox Warning Issued In Cumberland County By PA Game Commission
Rabid Fox Warning Issued In Cumberland County By PA Game Commission Multiple incidents involving a possibly rabid fox has led the Pennsylvania Game Commission to release a warning about a fox in Hampden Township, Cumberland County. The warning comes after three separate attacks by a fox within a 24-hour period, starting on Dec. 10, according to a release by the commission. One person was bitten and three dogs were attacked by a fox in incidents, according to the release. All of the incidents occurred within 0.4 miles of each other in the Mechanicsburg area, according to the release. Common misconceptions are that it is unusual to see a fox during the day,…
Child Shoots, Kills Relative Out Hunting Deer: Coroner Child Shoots, Kills Relative Out Hunting Deer: Coroner
Child Shoots, Kills Relative Out Hunting Deer: Coroner The first day of deer hunting season in Pennsylvania was off to a tragic start. William Tripp, 71, of Elizabethtown, was shot in the head by a juvenile relative on Saturday, reports WJAC citing the Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees. Tripp was hunting with a group of family and friends along a gas line off Buckhorn Road in Jackson Township when he was killed around 10 a.m., the coroner told the outlet. The child who shot Tripp was aiming at a deer but missed-- striking Tripp who was approximately 300 yards away, according to WTAJ citing Lees. “This is a heart-wrenching, unfortunate ac…
Child Shoots Relative Hunting In Pennsylvania In Head: Coroner Child Shoots Relative Hunting In Pennsylvania In Head: Coroner
Child Shoots Relative Hunting In Pennsylvania In Head: Coroner The first day of deer hunting season in Pennsylvania was off to a tragic start. William Tripp, 71, of Elizabethtown, was shot in the head by a juvenile relative on Saturday, reports WJAC citing the Cambria County coroner Jeff Lees. Tripp was hunting with a group of family and friends along a gas line off Buckhorn Road in Jackson Township when he was killed around 10 a.m., the coroner told the outlet. The child who shot Tripp was aiming at a deer but missed-- striking Tripp who was approximately 300 yards away, according to WTAJ citing Lees. “This is a heart-wrenching, unfortunate ac…
Nearly Half Of White Tail Deer Tested In PA Showed Antibodies For COVID-19 Nearly Half Of White Tail Deer Tested In PA Showed Antibodies For COVID-19
Nearly Half Of White Tail Deer Tested In PA Showed Antibodies For Covid-19 A recent study of white-tailed deer showed 44 percent of animals tested had antibodies for COVID-19. "Widespread human SARS-CoV-2 infections combined with human-wildlife interactions create the potential for reverse zoonosis from humans to wildlife," the abstract for the pre-print of the study said.  The scientist studied 500 deer in several northeast and Midwest states between Jan. 2020 and March 2021. "We targeted white-tailed deer...based on evidence these deer have ACE2 receptors with high affinity for SARS-CoV-2, are permissive to infection, exhibit sustained viral shedding, can …
PA Game Commission Employee Airlifted From Hit-Run Crash With ATV PA Game Commission Employee Airlifted From Hit-Run Crash With ATV
PA Game Commission Employee Airlifted From Hit-Run Crash With ATV An all-terrain vehicle hit a Pennsylvania Game Commission worker and took off, according to the commission. The hit-and-run happened along a gravel access road near the intersection of Malones and Beaver Dam roads in Butler Township on Monday around 10:30 a.m. A juvenile suspect was later apprehended and questioned by police. A maintenance supervisor for the PA GC in Schuylkill County was injured in the crash. He was standing next to his work vehicle when he was hit, according to the commission. The ATV driver was traveling at a high speed and did not appear to attempt to avoid hitting t…
Black Bear Spotted Roaming Streets In Bucks County Black Bear Spotted Roaming Streets In Bucks County
Black Bear Spotted Roaming Streets In Bucks County Police are urging residents in Bucks County to be aware of any black bear sightings as the animals have been spotted multiple times within the last day in the Perkasie area, authorities said. There were reported sightings of two bears in the area of Ridge Road beginning Tuesday, June 15 around 8:20 p.m., according to the Perkasie Borough Police Department. Not long after, one bear was seen traveling through the borough crossing Callowhill Street near 3rd Street in the direction of the creek, police said. Unconfirmed reports say a bear was hit by a car on Ridge Road Wednesday morning. …
Kayaker Rescued While Drift Towards Dam In Lancaster County Kayaker Rescued While Drift Towards Dam In Lancaster County
Kayaker Rescued While Drift Towards Dam In Lancaster County A kayaker was rescued after his boat overturned and he could not safely reboard on Saturday morning, according to Northern Lancaster County Regional Police. NLCRPD patrols were dispatched to a water rescue in the Middle Creek Waterfowl Refuge Impoundment where the kayaker was reportedly drifting towards the dam. Fire and rescue units were dispatched along with the Pennsylvania Gam Commission Game Wardens, in addition to the NLCRPD patrols. The man was able to reach shore by clinging to another kayaker who towed him to the shoreline. No injuries reported.
Bucks County Hunter Surrenders Months After Shooting That Killed 18-Year-Old Jason Kutt Bucks County Hunter Surrenders Months After Shooting That Killed 18-Year-Old Jason Kutt
Bucks County Hunter Surrenders Months After Shooting That Killed 18-Year-Old Jason Kutt Authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 52-year-old man in the deadly October shooting of 18-year-old Jason Albert Kutt in Nockamixon State Park. Kenneth Troy Heller, 52, of Warminster, surrendered to authorities on Dec. 30, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. "Clearly this isn’t a perfect ending,” he said. “Perfect would mean we have Jason back. But that’s just not how real life works, that’s not how criminal justice works, so this isn’t even really a happy ending, but it is a fair and a just and a final ending.” Kutt, of Sellersville, was sitting wit…