Southold, NYPosted by
CBS New York

2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long Island

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two rare, black swans that were abandoned have been rescued in Southold. As neighbors in kayaks worked to corral the birds from a creek, John Di Leonardo of Long Island Orchestrating Nature tried to scoop them up with a net. Di Leonardo said the black swans are native to Australia and he believes these two were hand-raised. In fact, the swans were being beaten up by much larger white swans before the rescue. Di Leonardo eventually got the black swans out of the water. They will likely head to a sanctuary.
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Groton, CTPosted by
The Day

An egret on Beebe Pond

Groton — An egret was chilling on a rock Friday at Beebe Pond Park. The park has 97 acres of woodlands with a salt pond, remnants of an old mill, stone walls, a swamp and stream. Rock outcrops, ledges and large glacial boulders also can be found throughout the property.
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Southold, NYNewsday

Abandoned Australian black swans scooped up in Southold

Two starving Australian black swans, likely doomed after being abandoned in Southold, were rescued by kayaking volunteers and neighbors, a rescuer said Friday. The pair of swans, so striking, at least in this hemisphere, with their midnight plumage and red, white-tipped beaks, were caught Thursday by John Di Leonardo, president of the nonprofit Long Island Orchestrating for Nature in Malverne.
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Cat rescued from Haddam house fire

HADDAM — Firefighters rescued a cat from a house fire over the weekend, according to fire officials. Crews with the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to a Chamberlain Hill Road home around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday for a reported structure fire. Arriving units confirmed a working fire, with flames and...
East Lyme, CTPosted by

Bear destroys acre of corn in East Lyme

EAST LYME, Ct. (WFSB) - Farmers are used to battling pests, but not ones that can get up to 660 pounds. Collin Scott suspects a black bear has destroyed nearly an acre of his corn, and the culprit was spotted on his neighbor's Ring camera. His neighbor, Dolores Scott, said,...

Denise Dudak: Do Lions Eat Lobster?

Madison native Denise Dudak originally started studying to be a nurse, which led to a career in occupational safety and now proprietor of her own construction firm. (Photo by Rita Christopher/The Courier) Do lions eat lobster? Maybe not on the plains of Africa but in here in Connecticut they will,...
Groton, CTNew Haven Register

'I always have backup': Groton police dog reassigned to new handler

GROTON — A police dog who has been with the department for more than three years was recently reassigned to a new officer after his handler was promoted, and has been handling the transition smoothly, according to police. Saber, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, was recently reassigned to Officer Ryan Brouwer...
East Hampton, NYEast Hampton Star

The Mast-Head: Signs of Hope

“Knowing the town code is a curse,” an old friend and former colleague said the other day. We had been talking about how difficult it was to drive almost anywhere in East Hampton Town and not become rapidly incensed at the blatant, or perhaps, intentional ignorance. I said that I...

Final PZC Approval Sought for Old Clinton CVS Reuse

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, Aug. 9 for an application to allow the old CVS property on Main Street to house an animal grooming and boarding business in addition to a veterinary hospital. At its June 14 meeting, the PZC approved an application...
AnimalsBoston Globe

More sharks spotted near Block Island

PROVIDENCE —Guess they heard it was Shark Week. Four new great white sharks were detected swimming off Block Island recently, “pinging” the acoustic receivers placed around the island, the Atlantic Shark Institute announced Monday. These newcomers have raised the total to 14 different great whites detected off Block Island since...