Dudley, raptor center’s owl ambassador, dies at 30

Dudley was 30, more than double the expected lifespan of an owl in the wild. (Carolina Raptor Center photo)

Dudley was 30, more than double the expected lifespan of an owl in the wild. (Carolina Raptor Center photo)

Carolina Raptor Center announcement
HUNTERSVILLE – Long-time resident of Carolina Raptor Center, Dudley, the Great Horned Owl, passed away Sunday morning from complications from a tumor.

The tumor was found in a routine exam by staff on Thursday. Emergency surgery was performed by Dr. Dave Scott. After the initial procedure, Dudley showed some improvement. It was clear, however, early Sunday that he was declining quickly and staff gathered to say their goodbyes. Read the full story

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Pit Bull found on Jetton Street – yours?

Found on Jetton Street in Davidson.

Found on Jetton Street in Davidson.

Davidson Police are looking for the owner of a brown male Pit Bull found Thursday night, Nov. 13, around 8:15pm. A person who found the dog said it was originally spotted in the 700 block of Jetton Street.

The dog has a rabies tag 03-5234 from Westshore Animal Hospital in Denver. Police were unable to reach the hospital to check an ID. If you recognize this dog, call Davidson Police at 704-892-5131.

UPDATE: Dog and owner reunited as of Friday morning.

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Carolina Raptor Center unveils PhotoWILD winners

Best Composition “Naturally Shy” by Michael Trznadel, Charlotte.

Best Composition “Naturally Shy” by Michael Trznadel, Charlotte. Other photos below.

Four local photographers have won awards in the Carolina Raptor Center’s 2014 PhotoWILD Photo Contest. Winners were announced at the annual GoWILD Benefit Concert and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Photographers who participate in the Raptor Center’s bi-annual PhotoWILD photo shoots are eligible to participate in the event. Winners are: Read the full story

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Get face-to-face with a North Carolina snake

Black garter snake. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)

Black garter snake. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)

Check out the live snakes at a free nature program Thursday, sponsored by the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. in Mooresville. The program will start at 7pm in the Youth Room. Read the full story

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Jovian, lemur star of PBS’s ‘Zoboomafoo,’ dies at 20

Jovian, with the Kratt Brothers. (Duke University photo)

Jovian, with the Kratt Brothers. (Duke University photo)

Remember that PBS Kids’ show “Zoboomafoo” of about 15 years ago? It starred brothers Chris and Martin Kratt, and a lemur named Jovian. That furry co-star passed away Monday of kidney failure at Duke University. Read the full story

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Dog found on greenway near Robert Walker

Found on the greenway, near Robert Walker Drive, Davidson.

Found on the greenway, near Robert Walker Drive, Davidson.

A medium, tan, male dog was located along the Davidson greenway off Robert Walker Drive around 9:30 Friday morning. The dog was taken to the town kennel and scanned for a microchip with negative results. The dog was wearing a black collar with multi-colored peace symbols. If you know this dog, contact Davidson Police Department at 704-892-5131.

UPDATE: This dog has been reunited with its owners.

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