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  • Las Vegas girl recovering from python attack

    09/02/2008 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Shermy · 63 replies · 671+ views
    KVBC ^ | September 1, 2008 | Maria Silva
    A local girl is recovering after being attacked by her own pet, a Burmese python. The father says he was forced to kill the snake to save his daughter. The family says they never imagined the pet they loved would attack. While they didn't want their faces shown, they told News 3 they're coming forward to remind others about the possible dangers. "She was wrapped around my ribs and every time I moved she'd squeeze them tighter so I couldn't breathe," 13-year-old Katherine said. Katherine's uncle and father came to her rescue. "As I was untangling, it was wrapping around...
  • Lake Havasu teen becomes sixth 2007 victim of brain-eating amoeba (NOT a joke)

    09/27/2007 5:06:32 AM PDT · by radar101 · 66 replies · 2,748+ views
    Examiner ^ | 27 SEPT 2007 | CHRIS KAHN
    It seemed like a headache, nothing more. But when pain killers and a trip to the emergency room didn't fix Aaron Evans, the 14-year-old asked his dad if he was going to die. "No, no," David Evans remembers saying. "We didn't know. And here I am: I come home and I'm burying him." What was bothering Aaron was an amoeba, a microscopic organism called Naegleria fowleri that attacks the body through the nasal cavity, quickly eating its way to the brain. The doctors said he probably picked it up a week before while swimming in the balmy shallows of Lake...
  • Fishing writer survives bite from deadly snake

    09/22/2007 11:18:58 AM PDT · by girlangler · 97 replies · 2,475+ views
    LAKE HAVASU NEWS-HERALD ^ | 9/22/07 | JOHN RUDOLF
    Fishing writer survives bite from deadly snake By JOHN RUDOLF LAKE HAVASU NEWS-HERALD LAKE HAVASU - It took only a split-second to turn an idyllic day fishing on Lake Havasu into an excruciating encounter with one of the deadliest creatures in nature. Early on the morning of Sept. 11, Doug Busey, 49, the Tahoe Daily Tribune's longtime fishing writer, stepped off of a friend's fishing boat to snap a few photos from a beach on the lake's California side. He knelt down to get a better angle on a cactus, and a dark blur jumped out at it him. Only...
  • Border collies help save man from attack by black bear

    07/22/2007 3:34:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 965+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | July 18, 2007 | Sunny Freeman
    Roy Klopp survived a shocking twist in his daily bike ride Monday after being bit in the behind by a black bear near Clinton. "It wasn't my day to die," said Klopp, who returned to his job at the sawmill last night after taking a day to recuperate from the attack. Around 11 a.m. Monday morning, Klopp, 56, and his border collies, Tippy and Chuckie, met an unusually aggressive black bear in the bushes near a curve in the walking trails above Clinton, a town of about 740 residents 380 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. Protected only by a pair of...
  • Angry Elephant Stomps Man to Death in Thailand

    07/21/2007 3:02:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies · 677+ views
    BANGKOK, Thailand — An angry circus elephant in eastern Thailand grabbed a man who had provoked him and then stomped on him until he was fatally injured, police said Saturday.Surat Kaenthip, a 30-year-old air conditioner repairman, had hit the six-year-old elephant while he was resting in an open field Friday in Rayong province, 90 miles east of Bangkok, said police Lt. Col. Thanit Saeniwong na Ayuddhaya.