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2011-06-13 13:03:00

Caution continues to be urged if encountering wildlife HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As monitoring efforts continue, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that no further suspected rabies cases involving wildlife have been found along Pennypack Creek in northeastern Philadelphia.

2011-06-02 16:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what wildlife officials are calling a "truly bizarre situation," Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jerry Czech today announced that a beaver suspected of having attacked three individuals over the past two days, June 1 and 2, in the Pennypack Creek area between Bustleton Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard in northeast Philadelphia, was captured and killed.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.