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File photo of an alligator. Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Fisherman Catches Alligator in Missouri Pond

The Missouri Department of Conservation says it was a pet that had been released.

07/29/2014

Osage copperhead photo by Tom R. Johnson, herpetologist, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Is Missouri Known For Snake Attacks?

Conservation Department spokesman says deadly bites are rare in the state

07/11/2014

Photo: Getty/Scott Olson

Asian Carp Spreading Through Local Waterways

Carp are in Creve Coeur Lake and have been for a few years.

06/18/2014

File photo of a venomous rattlesnake. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Rattlesnake Bites 5-Year-Old Girl

A five-year-old girl is recovering from a rattlesnake bite.

06/04/2014

Photo: AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

Missouri’s Bear Tracking Effort Focuses on Females

Bear experts and advocates are working to educate Missouri residents about black bears as the number of the species increases in the state.

06/03/2014

Photo: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images

State Investigating Fish Kill after Chemical Spill

State officials are investigating to determine if a massive fish kill and a bad odor that hung over a southwest Missouri town was caused by a chemical from a Tyson Foods plant that disrupted a wastewater treatment plant and fouled a stream.

05/29/2014

Deer, CWD, Getty Images, photo by Mark Hirsch

Disease Rules For Some MO Deer Could Be Costly

The key to keeping Chronic Wasting Disease at bay in Missouri’s white-tailed deer population is prevention, and that could mean more expensive regulations for deer breeders.

05/17/2014

Tyler Goodale of Poplar Bluff, Mo. caught a state record spotted sucker fish in early April 2014 at Duck Creek (courtesy: Missouri Department of Conservation)

Spotted Sucker Is A Record-Breaker

Mo. Department of Conservation says Tyler Goodale caught the fish at Duck Creek.

05/07/2014

Getty Images/Jeff J. Mitchell

Christmas Trees Become Fish Habitat In St. Louis Lakes

Officials say man-made lakes do not have much fish habitat, and the trees provide woody cover.

12/26/2013

Photo: endangeredwolfcenter.org

DNA Testing to Determine If Animal Shot is Wolf

In Missouri, the last documented native wolf was killed in Taney County in 1950.

12/18/2013

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