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  • New Mexico man almost loses genitals in pitbull attack

    08/06/2014 1:37:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 8/4/14 | Joseph Kolb
    A New Mexico man almost lost his genitals to a dog bite when a 90-pound (40-kg) mixed breed pitbull attacked his eight-year-old daughter and he intervened to rescue her, police said on Sunday.
  • ‘But, My Pit Bull Would Never Attack’ May Be Wishful Thinking

    06/24/2014 10:17:25 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 154 replies
    boston.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Megan Turchi
    Pit bulls make up 6 percent of the dog population in Canada and the US, but they are responsible for 68 percent of dog attacks and 52 percent of dog-related deaths from 1982 to 2009, TIME Magazine reported. So, how does Boston stack up? According to data provided to Boston.com from Mayor Marty Walsh’s press office, there were a total of 661 dog bites in the city of Boston between January 2012 and June 2014, which included bites against animal, human and unknown victims. Pit bulls make up a little over 3 percent of the entire dog population of Boston....
  • Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls

    05/09/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Daily Times (Delaware County PA ^ | 05/01/2014 | Cindy Scharr
    A 4-year old boy was mauled to death by pit bulls Wednesday afternoon while playing outside in a friend’s yard. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was with his 24-year-old mother visiting a friend on Edwardsville Road at about 4 p.m. when the attack occurred. According to Delaware State police, the boy’s mother, who is several months pregnant, was inside of the house while the 4-year-old played in the yard near her friends three pit bulls. According to state police, the boy had been around the dogs several times in the past.
  • Black Bear Mauls Florida Woman, Drags Her Out of Garage

    04/13/2014 2:43:20 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-13-2014 | LIZ FIELDS
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head. Terri Frana of Lake Mary, Fla., went to her garage Saturday evening to grab bicycles for her children to ride down to their neighbor's house when the attack happened, according to her husband, Frank Frana. As soon as the children left, Frana, 45, saw two bears in the driveway. She walked to the patio area where there were...
  • Fighting dog attacked baby girl in pram ( Sweden )

    03/30/2014 12:58:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Mar 2014
    A 10-month-old baby girl was rushed to hospital after she was attacked and dragged out of her pram by an American staffordshire terrier in northern Sweden. The attack took place in Härnösand when the dog suddenly jumped into the child's pram and bit the infant. After managing to get a hold of the baby the dog then dragged the child down a hill before witnesses intervened.
  • 4-year-old La. girl killed by 'monster' family pit bull; mom hospitalized

    03/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Deborah Hastings
    Little Mia Derouen, who would have turned 5 next week, died from face and head injuries after the family dog attacked her as she watched TV. Her mom dragged off the beast and barricaded herself and Mia in a bedroom while screaming for help. A little girl in Louisiana was killed by her family’s pit bull, despite her mother’s frantic efforts to drag away the dog. Mia Derouen, whose 5th birthday was next week, suffered severe facial, body and head injuries from Tuesday night’s horrendous attack and died at a nearby hospital, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV.
  • Mickey the Pit Bull Won’t Be Killed After Mauling 4-year-old

    03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Epoch Times/AP ^ | March 26, 2014
    PHOENIX—A Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence. Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia. “There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again,” Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and can’t be adopted. The Lexus...
  • Campaign to save dog in Arizona mauling (Dogs of Peace-Facebook pro pitbull fans support dog)

    03/17/2014 1:47:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies
    ap.org ^ | March 16, 2014 | Terry Tang
    PHOENIX (AP) — A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate. A municipal court judge could rule at a March 25 hearing on whether Mickey, a pit bull that bit Kevin Vicente in the face, should be euthanized. Kevin received injuries that will require, according to doctors, months and possibly years of reconstructive surgeries. Since the Feb. 20 attack, Mickey has become the object of a Facebook page that has gotten more than 40,000 likes and an online petition to...
  • Pit Bull Attack Leaves One Toddler Dead

    02/18/2014 12:54:08 PM PST · by Arthurio · 60 replies
    A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old girl in critical condition Monday morning and after being admit to a local area hospital, the girl died as a result of her injuries. According to KWTX, the 2-year-old girl was from Temple Texas and has been identified as Je’vaeh Mayes. Corporal Christopher Wilcox told reporters that officers were dispatched at around 11:30 am Monday morning to a home in the 800 block of East Avenue E. with reports of a dog bite. KBTX stated that the dog which allegedly bit the girl was a pit bull that the family had been watching...
  • Woman killed in violent pit bull mauling, two others injured

    01/05/2014 12:44:26 PM PST · by eastforker · 57 replies
    click2Houston ^ | 1/5/14 | Ryan Jones
    A pack of pit bulls attacked and killed one woman and injured two other people in southeast Houston, according to HPD. Police said the group was near the intersection of Leonora and Glen Prairie when three pit bulls attacked them at around 2 a.m. on Sunday
  • A pony named Princess was mauled by two pit bulls and had to be euthanized as a result

    01/01/2014 6:20:55 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    abcactionnews ^ | 30 December 2013 | Jacqueline Ingles
    RIVERVIEW, Fla - Hillsborough County Animal Service officers say two pit bulls mauled a pony Monday morning in Riverview. The pony, named Princess, had to be euthanized. Officers are still looking for one dog but believe they have the other in quarantine. It happened around 10:30 a.m. at 13108 Melissa Court in Riverview. "It was trembling with shock," said James Baxley, a horse breeder. "I've been around horses forever and that is the most gruesome I've seen ever." Baxley rushed to the Riverview home to help but ended up having to euthanizing Princess. She suffered severe injuries to the head...
  • Pit bull likely ate owner's hands

    11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 114 replies
    sfgate ^ | November 14, 2013 | Frank Juliano and Wes Duplantier
    Two days after a dog bit off a woman's hand and her other arm, sources said her hands were likely eaten. And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog. Wilton's animal control officer had been called to the home of 65-year-old Anne Murray twice, both times on complaints that the pit bull had roamed off the property, police Lt. Don Wakeman said Wednesday. Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended...
  • Baltimore Woman Mauled To Death By Her Pit Bull Was Previously Attacked

    11/06/2013 10:20:10 PM PST · by Arthurio · 75 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/4
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s a horrific story of man’s best friend becoming a woman’s worst nightmare. A Northeast Baltimore woman was attacked and killed by her own dog. Rochelle Ritchie reports the pit bull had attacked before but was back in the owner’s custody. Advocates say the attack should not have happened. The woman had a huge gash on her face from a previous attack from her dog. Terry Douglass, 56, is the latest victim in Baltimore City to be killed by a pit bull, a dog she’s raised since it was a puppy.
  • Hiker Survives 3 Months in Wilderness Following Bear Attack [maybe ate his dog, who saved him]

    11/04/2013 12:09:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 1, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    A hiker was rescued after surviving a bear attack and spending three months, exposed to snow and freezing temperatures, in a remote corner of northern Canada, police said. Police located Marco Lavoie, 44, in the wilderness near Waskaganish, Quebec, on Wednesday, 10 days after his family reported him missing and nearly a month after the experienced outdoorsman was expected to return from a two month hiking expedition. Police believe Lavoie survived the bear attack uninjured, sometime in August, when his German shepherd got in between the man and the bear, Sgt. Ronald McInnis, spokesman for the Quebec Provincial Police told...
  • Swedish Goalkeeper Injured in Bear Attack

    10/26/2013 3:34:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Oct 2013
    A top Swedish bandy goalkeeper has been left badly injured after he was mauled by a bear when he was out elk hunting in eastern Sweden.Henrik Karlström, 20, who plays with Edsbyns IF in the elite series is more used to defending himself against bandy balls but was competing against a much larger opponent on Saturday - a bear. "It was like a wrestling match. I lay on my back and had the bear over me," Karlström told Aftonbladet. The attack left the shot stopper nursing deep wounds to one of his hands, injuries to his arms, a severe scratch...
  • 2 Arrested After Boy, 2, Mauled To Death In Colton Dog Attack

    09/24/2013 12:58:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | September 24, 2013 11:40 AM
    COLTON (CBSLA.com) — Two people were arrested Tuesday after a 2-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack in San Bernardino County. Samuel Eli Zamudio’s paternal grandmother and 22-year-old uncle were arrested early Tuesday morning. Police were called to a house in the 700 block of West Citrus Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday after Zamudio’s godmother Erica Vega and his grandmother reportedly found him naked and bloody in the backyard. “I still think it’s a dream, I want to wake up,” Vega said. “His face wasn’t him, he was all eaten out.” Zamudio, of Rialto, was in the care of...
  • Boys in snake attack asphyxiated, RCMP say (Preliminary autopsy results)

    08/07/2013 4:22:07 PM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    CBC News ^ | 7 Aug 13 | CBC News
    Preliminary autopsy results on two New Brunswick boys who were killed after an African rock python escaped its enclosure in Campbellton, N.B., show they died from asphyxiation, RCMP say. The pathologist completed the autopsies on Noah and Connor Barthe on Tuesday. "At least right now we have a cause of death. Even though we still need some reports from the pathologist to be forwarded, that's going to help the investigation to move forward," RCMP Sgt. Alain Tremblay told CBC News. Tremblay said in a statement that police are aware the case has "touched the hearts of people across the world"...
  • Python suspected in boys' deaths in Canada

    08/06/2013 6:39:02 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2013 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Police in Canada are looking into the deaths of two young boys who appear to have been strangled by a python. The boys, ages 5 and 7, were found dead Monday morning at an apartment in Campbellton, New Brunswick. They had been sleeping over at a friend's apartment above a reptile store, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Early indications suggest that a snake from the store escaped its enclosure, got into the ventilation system, then the apartment, and strangled the two boys, the statement said.
  • 2 boys killed after python escapes store in Canada

    08/06/2013 7:09:05 AM PDT · by arthurus · 72 replies
    AP via Drudge ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Rob Gillies
    Autopsies will be performed Tuesday on two young boys who were strangled in their sleep by a python that escaped from a pet store in Canada and slithered through a ventilation system into an upstairs apartment.
  • 2 children dead after python escapes N.B. pet store

    08/05/2013 2:12:20 PM PDT · by xzins · 140 replies
    CBC News ^ | 5 Aug 13
    Two children died after a python got into an apartment in Campbellton, N.B., RCMP say. "Police are investigating two sudden deaths of two young boys," Const. Julie Rogers-Marsh said Monday. It's believed the snake escaped from a pet store called Reptile Ocean. The victims were boys aged five and seven. They were visiting a friend in the apartment above the store, police said in a statement released Monday. Initial information indicates the snake got into the ventilation system and then into the apartment upstairs. "It's believed the two boys were strangled by the snake," she said, noting that autopsies are...
  • Pit Bull owner believes dog was shot because of its breed

    07/30/2013 1:47:20 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - A Bay St. Louis pet owner believes a neighbor shot her dog out of irrational fear, simply because it's a Pit Bull. But the neighbor told police the animal charged him, and he feared for his family's safety. Four-year-old Matty is the Pit Bull that was shot. She's recovering at home right now. Matty's owner, Yolanda Christophe, said the trouble started after she got home from work Saturday evening. "Usually, I let the dogs off the leash to go use the bathroom as soon as I get home," Christophe recalled. "Maybe five minutes after...
  • Young Boy Attacked By Dogs ( Colorado )

    07/27/2013 7:19:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    11 News ^ | Jul 26, 2013
    It's a disturbing story. A six year old mauled by three dogs in a Pueblo West neighborhood. Arynn Clements' father tells 11 News it happened Thursday afternoon when his son walked down the street to see a friend. " My six year old went over to play with his friend and nobody was home and their dogs had come around the corner and attacked him," Chester said. The boy somehow got away from the dogs and walked back home, his father says he was covered in blood when he got to them.
  • Washington man fights off vicious dog attack with knife

    07/10/2013 3:43:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Komo ^ | Jul 10, 2013
    WHITE CENTER, Wash. - A 66-year-old man pulled his knife in a fight for his life early Wednesday when three dogs, including a bull mastiff and a pit bull, viciously attacked him in White Center. Deputies say the man suffered bite wounds all over his body - including a severe bite wound to the neck - and is lucky to have survived the attack. ... the dog owner will not likely face charges because the dogs escaped from a locked yard. The dogs will be evaluated and checked for rabies before authorities decide whether to return them to their owner.
  • Bull Terrier 'Bites Head Off Harmless Pet' ( UK )

    07/10/2013 3:55:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jul 8, 2013
    Police have seized a Staffordshire bull terrier which allegedly bit the head off a family pet dog in a vicious attack. Gemma Antell claimed her pet Pomeranian, Elvis, was decapitated outside the home of her mother-in-law in Warrington on Saturday after the larger dog entered the front garden, dragging its handler behind it. After the attack on Elvis, a member of the public took a picture of the Staffordshire bull terrier and the woman holding its leash, whose arm was covered in blood. Gemma posted the picture onto Twitter in an attempt to identify the owner. "The dog literally ripped...
  • Woman Hospitalized by Dog Attack ( Stockton )

    07/10/2013 4:00:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    FOX40 ^ | 06/11/13 | Andria Borba
    Sitting in her hospital room at St. Joseph’s in Stockton, Samantha Williams can manage a smile despite the vicious Pit Bull attack that nearly killed her on Friday. Williams says she was sitting in her boyfriend’s bedroom while he was at the store buying a soda, when his roommate’s dogs, Rhino and Watters, walked in. “They had me. They had me. I was just trying to keep my arms up. My face away. They had me. They had my leg,” Williams told FOX40. She says the attack lasted only 20 seconds before another roommate heard what was going on. “If...
  • (Drunken) Alaska Man Feeds Black Bear Barbecue Meat, Gets Mauled for Dessert

    06/20/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Alaska man feeds black bear barbecue meat, gets mauled for dessert The drunken man could be charged with illegally feeding wildlife after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says he 'pretty much goaded' the beast into the attack. Beer, barbecue and black bears are never a good mix. An Alaska man learned that the hard way this weekend when he threw a hungry bear a piece of barbecued meat — only to be mauled by the same bear. "He'd been drinking," Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News of the man. The unidentified man was...
  • Pit Bull Mauls Child To Death In Union City

    06/18/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 6.18.13
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — A six-year old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull at a home in Union City Monday morning, according to Union City police. Fire crews and an ambulance were called to an address on Elizabeth Way about 11 a.m. Monday morning. The victim, identified as Dixon resident Nephi Selu, was taken to Stanford Hospital where neighbors of the family say the boy died. Police said the boy was visiting relatives and had been playing with the dog in the backyard when the dog attacked him, biting him on the top of his head....
  • 5-Year-Old Boy Who Survived Moore Tornado Dies In Dog Attack

    06/11/2013 6:43:20 PM PDT · by plain talk · 30 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | June 22, 2013 | unknown
    A 5-year-old boy who survived last month’s deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., was killed in a dog attack at a family friend’s home in Jessieville, Ark. KTHV-TV reports that a Bull Mastiff dog attacked the boy Saturday afternoon after he began throwing a temper tantrum. “The dog possibly attacked because he felt threatened,” Garland County Deputy Scott Hinojosa told KTHV.
  • Texas farmer stung to death by killer bees

    06/03/2013 7:10:10 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    A farmer near Waco, Texas, was killed by a swarm of about 40,000 killer bees after he drove by their hive on Saturday. The Waco Herald-Tribune reports that the victim, Larry Goodwin, was on his tractor and hit an unused chicken coop which housed the hive and the lethal Africanized honey bees attacked. Goodwin's family told NBC station KCEN of Waco that every bit of exposed skin was covered with stings. "He had thousands and thousands of bee stings on his face and arms," his daughter Tanya told KCEN. Goodwin of Moody, Tex., tried to save himself by running to...
  • Woman who lost both arms, eye, and ear in attack by her own pit bulls

    06/02/2013 11:33:57 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6.1.13
    A woman just released from the hospital after losing both arms, an eye, and an ear to her three pet pit bulls has now lent her voice in support of an ordinance that would toughen controls of the breed in her area. Linda Henry of Westwego, Louisiana, was nearly ripped apart May 12 when three of her four pet pit bulls, a breed commonly known for their ferocious temperament, brutally attacked her within inches of her life. Now out of the hospital, the still shell-shocked 54-year-old says she supports a Westwego lawmaker’s attempts to put stiff restrictions on the breed...
  • (Pit Bull) Dog owner charged with murder in woman's mauling

    05/31/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/30
    Pamela Devitt was taking a morning walk through her neighborhood earlier this month when a pack of pit bulls mauled her. The retired office manager suffered 150 to 200 puncture wounds in the fatal attack. When the first sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock, he saw Devitt on the ground with one of the dogs still mauling her. On Thursday, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office charged the dogs' owner with murder. Prosecutors could not recall ever filing a similar murder case, but said the incident warranted such serious charges because the...
  • Fisherman dies as increasingly aggressive beavers attack people in Belarus

    05/31/2013 5:42:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-31-13
    The fisherman wanted his photo shot with a beaver. The beaver had other ideas: It attacked the 60-year-old man with razor-sharp teeth, slicing an artery and causing him to bleed to death. It was the most serious in a string of beaver attacks on humans in Belarus, as the rodents have turned increasingly aggressive when confronted by humans after wandering near homes, shops and schools. "The character of the wound was totally shocking for us medical professionals," recalled village doctor Leonty Sulim. "We had never run into anything like this before." Once hunted nearly to extinction in Europe, beavers have...
  • Beaver kills man in Belarus

    05/29/2013 12:33:39 PM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 05/29/2013 | Associated Press in Ostromechevo
    A beaver has attacked a 60-year-old fisherman in Belarus, slicing an artery and causing him to bleed to death. It was the latest in a series of beaver attacks on humans in the country, as the rodents, who have razor-sharp teeth, have turned increasingly aggressive after wandering near homes, shops and schools. "The character of the wound was totally shocking," said the village doctor Leonty Sulim. "We had never run into anything like this before." Once hunted nearly to extinction in Europe, beavers have made a comeback as hunting has been banned or restricted and new populations were introduced. In...
  • Two day old baby attacked by pit bull

    05/26/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 90 replies
    kwch ^ | 5-24
    by Christina Taylor KWCH 12 Eyewitness News 3:08 p.m. CDT, May 24, 2013 (COFFEYVILLE, Kan.)— A brand new baby was attacked by a pit bull in Coffeyville. Police say the dog severely injured the two day old girl. The pit bull belonged to her family. She was initially taken to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. She was then transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and is listed in stable condition.
  • Horror as Bear on a Bike EATS a Monkey at the End of Sick Circus Cycle Race

    05/08/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    A monkey was mauled by a bear after a disturbing circus stunt went wrong. A video has emerged online of two monkeys and a black bear being forced to ride bicycles around a track in front of a large crowd. After two laps of the track, one of the monkeys crash and the bear then attacks it as it lies stuck under the bicycle.ok The gruesome video is believed to have been shot at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park, in China, which has hit the headlines in the past for its 'Wild Animal Olympics'. In the video, the audience can...
  • Beaver Bites Man To Death In Belarus Attack

    04/11/2013 6:12:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 107 replies
    Sky.com ^ | 04-11-2013 | Staff
    The beaver pounced as a man went to take its photograph after spotting the animal on the side of a road during a fishing trip. A fisherman has been bitten to death by a beaver after trying to take its photograph. The man was on a fishing trip at Lake Shestakov in Belarus with two friends when they spotted the animal on the side of the road. He stopped so that he could take a picture but as he approached the beaver it pounced on him, biting him in the thigh. His friends attempted to stem the flow of blood...
  • Woman Mauled to Death by Lion while Having Sex in Zimbabwe

    03/08/2013 10:13:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Torrance Daily Breeze ^ | 03/06/2013 | Ellen Connolly
    A woman was attacked and killed by a lion while having sex with her boyfriend in South Africa. According to My Zimbabwe, the woman, identified as Sharia Mawera, was in a secluded spot in the bush near the northern town of Kariba when the lion pounced. It is believed her boyfriend managed to escape, fleeing when the lion lunged forward. "Unfortunately the woman was mauled to death by the lion, but her boyfriend managed to escape naked," a source told the news website. The source said the man was a fisherman and his girlfriend worked at the local market. The...
  • Girl recovering after being attacked by pack of Chihuahuas

    03/07/2013 8:31:50 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 136 replies
    KPLC TV ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Kate Cagle
    SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A 6-year-old girl is recovering after she was attacked by a pack of Chihuahuas in Salem. The attack happened Wednesday night on 17th Street Northeast near Nebraska Street, according to Salem police. The girl was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK. Four of the Chihuahuas are now at the Marion County Animal Shelter under a 10-day quarantine. Once that is finished, a veterinarian will evaluate each dog for either adoption or euthanasia. William Van Aken, the victim's father, said he and his daughter were on a walk to her school. "We were...
  • Woman mauled to death by lion as she made love to boyfriend in Zimbabwe

    03/06/2013 5:35:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    TelegraphUK ^ | 12:35PM GMT 06 Mar 2013 | By Emily Miller
    Sharai Mawera died on Tuesday after the lion pounced as she enjoyed a romantic al fresco moment with her unnamed partner. The My Zimbabwe news website reported that the predator attacked the couple at a secluded spot in the bush near the northern town of Kariba. Ms Mawera's boyfriend, who has not been identified, is believed to have jumped up and fled in the nude when the lion lunged forward. A source told the newspaper the young woman died at the scene. He said: "Unfortunately the woman was mauled to death by the lion, but her boyfriend managed to escape...
  • Baboons Declare War On Humans in Saudi Arabia

    02/05/2013 12:19:43 PM PST · by Bratch · 55 replies
    The American Interest ^ | February 3, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead's Blog
    It’s a story Alfred Hitchcock would love. Baboons, extraordinarily social animals whose collective noun is appropriately “troop” are harassing a Saudi village, targeting houses in coordinated assaults while cleverly avoiding poison bananas the villagers have left behind. Arab News brings us the bizarre story: A minor war has broken out south of Qunfudah in the village of Kiad where large groups of hungry baboons from nearby valleys are attacking residences in search of food and drink. Residents have employed a variety of methods to combat the primates but it is still a daily battle from sunrise to sunset.Hussein Al-Barakati, a...
  • Monkeys Attack Village in Eastern Indonesia

    01/30/2013 4:15:37 AM PST · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    A mob of wild monkeys has gone on a rampage in a village in eastern Indonesia, entering houses and attacking residents. Seven people were injured, including one who is in critical condition
  • Bobcat attacks Massachusetts man in garage

    01/07/2013 6:07:09 PM PST · by Kansas58 · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/07/2013 | Daniel Lovering
    "A Massachusetts man and his nephew were attacked by a bobcat that had slipped into the man's garage before they captured and shot the 30-pound animal."
  • Man sentenced to life-term for '07 maul hammer triple murder

    01/07/2013 7:12:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    A man who was convicted of using a maul hammer to kill his wife, sister-in-law and mother-in-law in their West Rogers Park home because he felt disrespected was sentenced to a life prison term, prosecutors said. Daryoush Ebrahimi, 61, was sentenced today in connection with killings that happened on Feb. 17, 2007 at their apartment. Ebrahimi had been convicted of the three murders last August, prosecutors said in a press release. According to prosecutors, the Chicago Police and Fire Departments were called to Ebrahimi’s home in the 6400 Block of North Washtenaw Avenue after a relative called 911 after receiving...
  • California Man Mauled To Death By Four Pit Bulls

    12/16/2012 1:18:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 40 replies
    Selma, California — A 34-year-old man was reportedly killed by a pack of four pit bulls in or near the driveway of a home, with one of the bites puncturing his jugular vein according to the medical examiner. The incident in the Fresno, California, suburb occurred Tuesday night at about 7 pm. The name of the victim of the pit bull attack has not yet been released. Police found paw prints around the body and tracked the pit bulls to a nearby residence. KSEE 24 News in Fresno has further details on the fatal pit bull attack: “The attack happened...
  • SeaWorld Dolphin Caught on Camera Biting Girl in Orlando: Report

    12/02/2012 2:35:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Dec 2, 2012
    Jillian Thomas’ father, Jamie Thomas, captured the Nov. 21 attack on video with images of his daughter’s face contorting with pain as the girl suffered three puncture wounds the size of dimesAn 8-year-old Atlanta girl and her family say they got the fright of their lives at SeaWorld Orlando last month when a dolphin lunged toward the girl and bit her hand. Jillian Thomas’ father, Jamie Thomas, captured the Nov. 21 attack on video with images of his daughter’s face contorting with pain as the girl suffered three puncture wounds the size of dimes, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The cuts...
  • Pittsburgh Zoo official, witnesses discuss fatal mauling of child at African painted dogs exhibit

    11/04/2012 2:29:46 PM PST · by EinNYC · 51 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 4, 2012 | Don Hopey and Karen Kane
    A little boy was mauled to death today after falling into the African painted dog exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium. "The screams just kept coming and coming: 'Someone help. Someone has to do something,'" recounted Angela Cinti, 20, of Bethel Park, who was visiting the zoo today. Zoo President and Chief Executive Officer Barbara Baker said the child, who was about 3 years old, was on an outing with his mother when he fell over a wooden railing and off of a mesh barrier where the painted dogs were on display. A zoo spokeswoman said the wooden railing...
  • Bear mauling victim found on Alaskan island

    10/16/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ap ^ | October 16, 2012 | DAN JOLING
    Human remains found ravaged by one or more brown bears on a southeast Alaska island are likely from a Sitka man overdue on a boating trip ... They also found evidence of a struggle. They followed a trail of disturbed vegetation and articles of clothing to the human remains, which had been partially eaten. The remains had been cached within 50 yards of the beach.
  • Pit bull owner arraigned following attack on girl

    10/12/2012 10:51:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 11, 2012 | Kristy Wolski
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A woman faced a judge in a Chula Vista courtroom Thursday two days after her pit bull allegedly mauled a 4-year-old girl. Brittany Morgan Gardiner, 22, was arraigned on one count of having a dangerous dog that caused great bodily injury. It’s a felony charge with a maximum sentence of three years. ... Deputy District Attorney Mary Loeb Gardiner might be a flight risk and asked for her bail to remain at $25,000. “After this attack happened,” said Loeb. “This four year old girl is sitting there with her face torn up, bleeding everywhere and the...
  • San Diego man dies in Denali grizzly attack

    08/26/2012 11:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 25, 2012 | Casey Grove
    A grizzly attacked and killed a lone backpacker in Denali National Park and Preserve on Friday after the man encountered the bear next to a river and lingered there snapping pictures, according to the National Park Service. The death is the first fatal bear mauling in Alaska in seven years and the only one in the 6-million-acre park's recorded history, going back more than 90 years, the Park Service said. "It's an extremely rare event, and it's not common that we even have injuries related to bears," said park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin. "We don't see a lot, and we think...
  • Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Ala

    08/26/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/25/12 | daily mail reporter
    Full Title..Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Alaska's Denali National ParkA hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park photographed a grizzly bear for at least eight minutes before the bear mauled and killed him in the first fatal attack in the park's history, officials said Saturday. Investigators have recovered the camera and looked at the photographs, which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack, Denali Park Superintendent Paul Anderson said. A state trooper shot and killed the bear on Saturday, and investigators will examine its stomach contents...