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June 23, 2019 - 11:37am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, news, animals, animal rescue.

An injured skunk is reported in the driveway at 248 Liberty St., Batavia. An animal control officer is responding.

June 20, 2019 - 7:09pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Deer, animals, outdoors, Oakfield, news.

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Noah Toal submitted this photo today of a piebald deer in Oakfield, across from The Oak Grill and Cafe.

June 16, 2019 - 12:17pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, batavia, video.
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For the first time, we spotted a deer in our backyard at about 11 a.m., eating some birdseed that had fallen to the ground (at least it wasn't my roses). We live on the Southside, just off Jackson Street.

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May 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Bank Street, outdoors, animals, batavia, news.

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Rebecca LeFevre, a Bank Street resident, spotted this fawn in her backyard last night and shared the pictures with us.

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May 14, 2019 - 3:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, animals.

CSX has called dispatchers to report horses near the tracks at Wilkinson Road, Batavia.

A dispatcher has contacted several residents in the area who are known to have horses and the ones contacted say their horses are safe.

A trooper has been dispatched to another residence where dispatchers have been unable to make contact.

May 11, 2019 - 12:52pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in DeWitt Recreation Area, batavia, news, animals, outdoors, wildlife.

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Photo submitted by Dylan Brew.

March 7, 2019 - 4:19pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in horses, animals, Bethany, news.

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Horses in a snow-covered field off East Road in Bethany earlier this afternoon.

February 1, 2019 - 11:55am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, news, batavia.

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Nick Kabalan found this pooch in the area of Cedar Street and Ellicott Street, Batavia, this morning. He has the dog. If it's yours, call (585) 297-9642.

January 17, 2019 - 10:54am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, batavia, news.

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Bandit is on the run. He took off from his home on East Avenue around 4:45 p.m., Tuesday. He was last seen on Stringham Drive.

Tyler Fales would like him to come home. If you can help, call (585) 329-0035.

January 9, 2019 - 8:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, animals, outdoors.

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Here's something you don't see every day: A ring-necked pheasant in the city.

Joanne Fleming spotted the bird by Pizza Hut yesterday afternoon.

November 8, 2018 - 12:47pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pets, nets, batavia.

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A WBTA listener found this dog near Ellicott Street Road and Shepard Road, Batavia, and is hoping to find the owner.

The dog is described as friendly.

If you're the owner, the person who found the dog can be reached at (585) 813-2336 or (585) 356-3438.

UPDATE Friday, Nov. 9: Reader Doug Dielgelman wrote to tell us the "owner of awesome black and white dog located and is back home."

October 8, 2018 - 8:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, animals, Pully's Farm Market, Le Roy, news.

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Three goats at Pully's Farm Market in Le Roy this afternoon stick their heads through the fence of their pasture to chew on grass on the other side, which is apparently greener and tastier.

Below, a tractor on a little bump of a hill next to the parking lot at Pully's.

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September 18, 2018 - 11:04am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, news, batavia.

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Bryan Lazarony thinks this kitten is missing a home. He found it on Chandler Avenue, across from UMMC. It has no tags or collar.  

The kitten's owner can call or text (585) 813-5745.

September 16, 2018 - 4:36pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, turkeys, byron, news.

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Ed Glow shared this photo of a rafter of turkeys about 30 yards from his home on Merrill Road in Byron.

He said he first saw a tom and three hens and a few young birds about three weeks ago. They reappeared a couple of days ago and he figures the young ones have doubled in size since then.

He counted 21 birds total. 

"Almost makes me want to start hunting again," Glow said.

September 13, 2018 - 9:15am
posted by Howard B. Owens in pets, animals, corfu, news.

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Pistol has been missing from the Indian Falls Road area of Corfu since Tuesday.

He's a friendly pooch and greatly missed at home.

If you find him or know where he is, call Tom (585) 233-0095 or Danielle (585) 356-5592.

September 3, 2018 - 1:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pets, news, batavia.

A caller reports a dog locked in a car at Home Depot on Veterans Memorial Drive, Batavia.

The vehicle is a dark-color Suzuki.

Animal Control is responding. 

The current temperature is 87 degrees.

UPDATE 1:31 p.m.: An animal control officer spoke with the caller. The vehicle has left Home Depot.

August 23, 2018 - 7:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in photos, Oakfield, news, horses, animals.

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Driving through Oakfield this afternoon, I spotted this horse atop a hill and the Plymouth parked by a barn on Lockport Road.

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August 19, 2018 - 1:35pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in bear, animals, outdoors, Alabama, news.

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Reader Chris Brush says he and his family were heading to church this morning when they spotted a black bear off Judge Road, Alabama.

"We were passing by a cornfield on the north side of the road between Gorton and Maple when we saw the bear. Looked as though he was wanting to cross the road to the south side of 63. We turned around to see if he was still there, and found him about 10-15 yards from the edge of the road."

The map, he says, is of the approximate area where they saw the bear.  

August 10, 2018 - 2:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in animals, pets, news, batavia.

A dog was reportedly stuck under the foundation of a house at 3810 Pike Road, Batavia.

Town of Batavia fire responded and the dog was just extricated.

Apparently, some ground gave way near the foundation.

Animal Control was also dispatched.

July 20, 2018 - 6:03pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in 4-H, animals, agriculture, news, Livestock Auction.

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Corinne Rhoads was a big hit with the crowd when it came time to auction off the chickens she had raised during the annual 4-H Club Livestock Auction at the Genesee County Fair.  Bidders purchased 112 animals during the charity auction, usually at prices well above market value, which included not just chickens, but goats, lambs, beef steers, dairy steers, and hogs.

William Kent Inc. conducted the auction.

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Clare Mathers

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Madelynn Pimm

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Mya Grant

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Hunter McCabe

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Pete Broughton making a bid.

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Bob Bowen, Circle B Winery, holds up his bidder number so the auctioneer can record his winning bid on an animal.

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Audre Dorman

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