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Deminski's oldest son draws a sketch of the mysterious animal he saw
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Deminski’s son saw this mystery animal: Any clue what it is?

Last week, Jeff Deminski spoke about a mysterious animal his son saw one morning. No one could put a finger on what it was. Maybe this sketch will help.

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Coyote
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Coyotes Spotted in Monmouth County Neighborhoods

A series of coyote sightings have Monmouth County health officials on full alert. 

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Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick (Photo By Getty Images)
Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick (Photo By Getty Images)
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Summer Brings Sun and Insect-Borne Diseases

The summer is almost here and while many New Jersey residents are looking forward to some fun in the sun, it's also a time when insect populations transmit diseases that can and should be avoided.  Among the insects are ticks that transmit Lyme Disease and mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile Virus.

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Cicadas
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Cicadas are Coming to NJ with Heat Wave [AUDIO/PHOTOS]

New Jersey's invasion of the 17-year cicada has been delayed by the recent rain and cooler temperatures, but the weather today and over the weekend may be exactly what these red-eyed critters need to make their grand entrance.

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Falcon Chicks Living on George Washington Bridge Banded

Four falcon chicks living on the bridge spanning the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey have gotten identifying bands around their legs.

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Flickr User Bods
Flickr User Bods
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State Officials Warn of Black Bear Dangers [AUDIO]

Thousands of black bears have come out of hibernation in New Jersey, and they've started roaming the Garden State, looking for food, mates and territories.

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Wetlands Institute - Terrapin Outreach, wetlandsinstitute.org/conservation
Wetlands Institute - Terrapin Outreach, wetlandsinstitute.org/conservation
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Jersey Shore Guide to Nature and Wildlife Centers

Here in the Garden State you'll find great marine and nature centers, bird observatories and recreational areas that offer tours, guides and other fun activities for the whole family!

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Black vulture (Nancy Nehring, Getty Images)
Black vulture (Nancy Nehring, Getty Images)
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NJ Communities Trying to Get Rid of Buzzards

New Jersey communities from one end of the state to the other have strung up vulture carcasses this winter to drive away flocks of the damaging buzzards.

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Atlantic Ocean During Hurricane Sandy
Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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Sick Whale Euthanized After Beaching on Egg Harbor Twp. Beach

Officials say a pygmy sperm whale was euthanized after it washed up on a beach in southern New Jersey.

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NJ Preserves More than 5,000 Acres in Atlantic County

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation Resources, Inc. has preserved 5,079 acres of woodlands and wetlands in Atlantic County's Great Egg Harbor River watershed at a cost of $9.7 million.  The Christie Administration made the announcement today.

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