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Louisiana Officer Attacked by Owl, Crashes Patrol Car

December 29, 2015
A police officer in Covington, LA, crashed his patrol car on Christmas Eve after being attacked by an owl.

Video: Officers Rescue Store Owner Crushed by 125-Pound Python

October 8, 2015
The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man.

Officers Rescue Store Owner Crushed by 125-Pound Python

October 8, 2015
The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man. More Here.

Missouri Officer Pulls Constricting Python Off Woman's Arm

September 28, 2015
A Mount Vernon, Mo., police officer is being hailed as a hero for calmly removing a 5-foot python that sank its teeth into a woman’s arm and began to squeeze tightly Friday.

Escaped Pet Monkey Damages Florida Patrol Car

September 28, 2015
A resident of Sanford called police shortly after 8 a.m. Monday to report there was a monkey eating their mail, police said.

Ore. Police Respond to 'Massive Freaking' Spider

September 3, 2013
A teenage girl told a dispatcher that the baseball-sized spider was likely a tarantula and was sitting on the back of her couch. "I've never seen a spider this big," she said.

Fla. Officer Saves 100 Sea Turtle Hatchlings

August 8, 2013
Officer Derek Conley was on patrol at 1 a.m. Saturday when he stopped at the Lido Beach Resort. As he was leaving, he saw the hatchlings crawling toward the front door.

N.H. Officer Captures Alligator

July 10, 2013
A Newmarket (N.H.) Police officer captured a rogue alligator Friday, after a resident reported the reptile climbing up the banks of the Lamprey River.

3 Officers Taken Off Street After Dog Shooting

July 5, 2013
Three Hawthorne (Calif.) Police officers appearing in a video in which one shoots and kills a dog as they arrested its owner were pulled from street duty on Wednesday following numerous death threats against them and their families, police said.

Video: Calif. Officer Shoots Lunging Dog

July 2, 2013
A Hawthorne (Calif.) Police officer shot and killed a man's Rottweiler after the dog lunged at a fellow officer who was arresting his master. The graphic incident was filmed by onlookers and posted to YouTube.

Ala. Handler Forced to Kill K-9 Who Attacked Him

July 1, 2013
A Hanceville (Ala.) Police K-9 handler shot and killed his canine companion late last month after the dog attacked him and began biting his head.

Video: Monkey Bites Texas Cop

June 21, 2013
A trained monkey pounced on the hand of an Aransas Pass (Texas) Police officer as he moved to get a signature from a traffic violator at a Wednesday traffic stop.

Monkey Bites Officer at T-Stop

June 21, 2013
A trained monkey pounced on the hand of an Aransas Pass (Texas) Police officer as he moved to get a signature from a traffic violator. Read the full story here.

Fla. Cop Shoots, Kills 10-Foot Gator

June 11, 2013
A Daytona Beach (Fla.) Police officer shot and killed an aggressive alligator in a retention pond, after children began throwing things at it and poking it with sticks.

Fla. Deputies TASER Escaped Llama

June 3, 2013
Leon County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies used a TASER to subdue an adventurous llama Saturday morning after the large animal escaped his Tallahassee plantation.

Video: Fla. SRO Wrestles Gator at Middle School

March 25, 2013
A Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy captured a seven-foot alligator that had crawled on to the grounds of the middle school where she was assigned as a school resource officer.

Fla. Deputy Wrestles Gator

March 25, 2013
A Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's Deputy Jessica McGregor captured a seven-foot alligator that had crawled on to the grounds of the middle school where she was assigned as a school resource officer. Read the full story here.

Cat Group Slams R.I. Cops

March 4, 2013
An international cat fancier organization threatened to move next year's convention out of Rhode Island on Monday following a dispute with police over missing feline health certificates.

Video: Ill. Cop Shoots Antlers To Separate Deer

February 18, 2013
Police used a handgun to blast apart the antlers of two tangled bucks that were unable to separate themselves after a bitter duel. Footage shows Illinois police taking aim three times at the duo, which they feared would otherwise die from starvation if they were not split up.

Ill. Cop Shoots Antlers To Separate Deer

February 18, 2013
Footage shows Illinois police officer using a handgun to blast apart the antlers of two tangled bucks, which they feared would otherwise die from starvation if they were not split up. Read the full story here.
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