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Man Admits Sneaking Snakes Over Canada-U.S. Border in Socks

Man Admits Sneaking Snakes Over Canada-U.S. Border in Socks

By Michelle McQuigge, The Associated Press

U.S. Border
The United States border crossing is shown Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Lacolle, Que., south of Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

An Ontario man who was caught trying to smuggle snakes into Canada in his socks has pleaded guilty in an American court.

Chaoyi Le, 28, is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to violating wildlife regulations, according to prosecutors in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Dog Shot, Killed During Robbery Near Teulon

Dog Shot, Killed During Robbery Near Teulon

Boomer Dog Dies
Boomer, a French mastiff, was shot and killed by a robbery suspect at a home near Teulon, Manitoba. (RCMP HANDOUT)

An 18-year-old man is in custody following a botched robbery in which a dog was shot and killed at a home near Teulon, Manitoba.

RCMP say the man entered the rural residence September 26 through a window and gathered several items, including five firearms. Upon leaving, the suspect came across Boomer, a French mastiff.

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Rare Chicks Rescued in Manitoba Catch Flight to Ontario Before Flying South

Rare Chicks Rescued in Manitoba Catch Flight to Ontario Before Flying South

By The Canadian Press

Chimney Swift Chicks
Four chimney swift chicks were rescued in Manitoba and flown to Ontario for rehabilitation. (@WILDLIFEHAVEN / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG – Four rescued chicks that tumbled from a chimney in Manitoba have been flown to Ontario to join a flock that will hopefully lead them south for the winter.

The Manitoba government says the chimney swift chicks fell from a heritage building at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site in St. Andrews in August.

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Who’s a Good Boy? RCMP Canine Helps Makes Second Arrest in a Week

Who’s a Good Boy? RCMP Canine Helps Makes Second Arrest in a Week

Portage la Prairie Guns
RCMP in Portage la Prairie recovered guns and ammunition following the arrest of two teens on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (RCMP HANDOUT)
Ozzy - RCMP Canine
Ozzy, a member of the RCMP canine unit, is being credited with helping officers arrest five suspects in Portage la Prairie within the last week. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Ozzy, an RCMP canine with the Portage la Prairie detachment, should be in store for plenty of belly rubs this week.

For the second time in as many days, the police pooch has apprehended suspects in the Portage area.

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Winnipeg’s ‘Loose Moose’ Dies Before Release Back into the Wild

Winnipeg’s ‘Loose Moose’ Dies Before Release Back into the Wild

Loose Moose
Conservation officials tranquilize a moose on the University of Manitoba campus, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (MANITOBA CONSERVATION OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION)

WINNIPEG — A loose moose that was the talk of Saturday’s Banjo Bowl and social media didn’t survive to be released back into the wild.

The young calf died from stress and exertion of running through an urban area combined with high temperatures at the time, according to the province.

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Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

Loose Moose Tranquilized Near Investors Group Field

Loose Moose
Conservation officials tranquilize a moose on the University of Manitoba campus, Saturday, September 9, 2017. (MANITOBA CONSERVATION OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION)

Winnipeg police and conservation officials were trying to herd a loose moose near Investors Group Field on Saturday afternoon.

As thousands of fans attempted to get themselves to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Banjo Bowl, police were forced to temporarily close Chancellor Matheson Road at the University of Manitoba.

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