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www.LODINEWS.comLodi vet operates on 300-pound Bengal tiger
By Jennifer Pearson Bonnett/News-Sentinel staff writer
A tiger escape was narrowly averted Monday in an industrial area on North Sacramento Street in Lodi.
A 300-pound white Bengal tiger named Twix was being operated on at Arbor Pet Clinic by veterinarian Richard Turner, but the larger-than-house-size feline became just a little bit scared when the anesthesia started to wear off.
Handlers were able to get a grasp on the animal and safely move it back to the trailer that transported her to Turners office.
The 3-year-old female was driven from Cave Junction, Ore., by owner Robert Ringo to have a lump removed from her lower neck to determine if it was cancerous. Ringo is the owner of an endangered animal sanctuary.
The biopsy results are due back later this week. READ MORE HERE
www.LODINEWS.comLodi police officer rescues fallen Swainson’s hawk on Church Street
By Sara Jane Pohlman/Lodi Living Editor
A baby hawk was found on Church Street on Friday morning, with no sign of mama bird nearby.
Lodi Police Officer Raul Trevino was patrolling central Lodi during his morning shift when he saw a small, feathery cluster in the middle of the northbound lane of Church Street near Park Street. He shut down traffic to take a closer look.
Trevino found a baby hawk staring up at him with sharp eyes. It seemed only a few weeks old — too young to be out of a nest or away from its parents. He put in a call to Animal Control, and he and the small bird of prey waited patiently for Officer Brenna Defazio to arrive. READ MORE HERE