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Shots fired after three bears raid rural Placer County chicken coop

Three bears were shot at after rampaging through a Loomis-area chicken coop but escaped into the darkness Thursday. While a state Fish & Game Department spokesman said the adult f ...

Goose survives his injured caboose

There are lots of geese in the Loomis Basin, and Mike and Janet Virgil, of Penryn, are used to seeing them in the pond on their property on Brennans Road. But Memorial Day weekend ...

Bobcat spotted in Penryn

Liisa and Jim Chandler have nicknamed the new visitor to their Penryn home “B.C.” That’s short for bobcat. Liisa Chandler said they saw the animal several times earlier in t ...

Close encounters of a bear kind

A mama and baby black bear made a Loomis appearance Monday afternoon near Folsom Lake. “I was really excited,” said Del Oro High School senior Ryan Raynal, 18, who photographed ...