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  • VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog ( Maine )

    09/30/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    WABI TV5. ^ | September 29th, 2014 | Adrienne DiPiazza
    Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis. “When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday. Neighbors across the street and next door came running when they heard the commotion. One of the pit bulls was shot and killed. “If they hadn’t been here, we wouldn’t have Elvis. There’s no doubt in my mind that Elvis wouldn’t have survived that attack,” she said. It’s not Elvis’ first encounter with the dogs. We’re told they’ve gone...
  • Bats lured to deaths at wind farms ‘because they think turbines are trees’

    09/29/2014 9:41:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00PM BST 29 Sep 2014 | Emily Gosden, Energy Editor
    Bats may be lured to their deaths at wind farms because they think turbines are trees in which they can find shelter, food and sex, according to new research. The creatures fly towards slow-moving turbines, only to be killed when gusts of wind spin the blades, scientists investigating “unprecedented” numbers of bat deaths at wind farms suggested. Flashing red lights may need to be installed at wind farms to help prevent the animals making the potentially-fatal mistake, they said. […] About 600,000 bats are estimated to have been killed by wind farms in the US in 2012. …
  • President Blames Congress For Intelligence Failure (Satire)

    09/29/2014 7:16:29 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 5 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 9-29-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    President Obama clarified his accusation that DNI James Clapper was the cause of the intelligence failure about ISIL. Obama claimed that, in the short term, Clapper was at fault for general incompetence but that Congress was ultimately responsible because they confirmed him for the position. Clapper could not have performed his job with criminal negligence had he not been confirmed for the job by Congress. Obama stated that Congress has a history of confirming total incompetents after which he has had to work with them in his administration. Who can forget "Turbo Tax Timmy", or Hillary "Benghazi" Clinton, or "Stuck...
  • DNR Talks Safety After Hunter Attacked By Bear, More Details Released

    09/29/2014 6:05:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    wdio ^ | 9-29-14 | Laurie Stribling
    Family members said a hunter is undergoing a second surgery after a bear attack in Pine County. Brandon Johnson is from North Branch and was attacked by a wounded bear early Saturday morning. The 9-1-1 call came in after 3:30 a.m. in a remote part of the county called Duxbury. Pine County deputies said Johnson was alone at the time of the attack, but was with a group scattered in the woods. Johnson told deputies he was tracking the wounded bear after bowhunting. Johnson told deputies the animal knocked him to the ground clawing and biting him. Officials with the...
  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/28/2014 3:34:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    When Charlene Warner walks her dog each morning in her neighborhood in upscale Seal Beach, California, she’s terrified she’ll be attacked—not by muggers or gangs, but by coyotes. “They are killing our animals. They are scaring us. I go out every morning with rocks in my pockets, tennis shoes on, mace on my neck, a whistle on my neckand a foghorn on my leash, and I still don’t feel safe,” Ms. Warner said last week in comments before the Seal Beach City Council. She has reason to be nervous. Stories abound in nearby Orange County of dogs and cats snatched...
  • Toronto Police shoot and kill a pitbull after batons are not enough to release its ‘lock-jaw grip’

    09/28/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    National Post ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rachel Surman
    Police received a call for an “unknown trouble” at a Toronto Community Housing Corp. home at Winchester Street and Rose Avenue in Cabbagetown, where they saw bystanders “screaming and yelling” while trying to pry the pit bull away from the shih tzu. “The policeman was hitting the dog so hard with his baton that it flung out of his hands but the pit bull would not let go,” said Samantha Thornton, a resident in the area. She said the owner of the shih tzu was in “hysterics.” According to Ms. Thornton, police shot the dog twice in the leg and...
  • No proof that elks get drunk

    09/28/2014 9:39:10 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Radio Sweden ^ | Sep 24, 2014
    Swedish Radio Science News asked about a dozen researchers, and many say the 200-550 kg animals are simply too large to get drunk on the amount of fermented apples they are reported to eat. Professor Petter Kjellander, expert on wild animals at the agricultural university SLU, says that neither he nor the colleagues he asked has ever come across a test confirming high blood alcohol in an elk. Despite thousands of people all over the world reading about the aggressive "drunk" Swedish elks Petter Kjellander speculates the animals might simply be protecting their stashes of tasty fallen fruit. One elk...
  • Cat is not happy about being called an [CENSORED] by owners

    09/27/2014 10:37:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 27 Sep 2014 | Ellen Stewart
    <p>Never has a family pet been more unimpressed than this cat.</p> <p>In one of the many, many cat photos uploaded to Reddit on a daily basis, this grey moggy can be seen looking pretty darn miffed at his/her owner’s decision to invest in such a damning sign.</p>
  • Pomeranian watermelon love

    09/27/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/13 | kyle chun
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgsTgkxGTQo
  • North Dakota driver killed as car hits moose

    09/27/2014 7:22:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-26-14 | Forum News
    MICHIGAN, N.D. -- A Fort Totten man is dead and three children are hurt after the car they were in hit a moose late Monday night in northeast North Dakota. North Dakota State Patrol Sgt. Joe Knowski said the 2003 Chevy Cavalier was headed east on U.S. 2 about a mile east of Michigan about 10:05 p.m. when it hit the moose, which was in the middle of the highway. The Cavalier rolled numerous times before coming to rest on the south edge of the roadway, ejecting the driver and all three children, who are 10, 5, and 2, from...
  • Snake slithers out of dashboard, forces driver off I-95

    09/26/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    CBS 6 WTVR.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    JARRATT, Va. — A man on his way from New Hampshire to Florida got quite a scare driving down Interstate 95 in Virginia on Friday morning when a snake slithered out from the dashboard of his U-Haul truck. The driver and his passenger pulled off I-95, entered the town of Jarratt, parked the U-Haul at a car dealership and asked for help. “I was sitting at my desk,” Owen Ford employee Jason Lowery said. “A traveler came in and hollered at one of the service technicians ‘I got a snake coming out from behind the dashboard.'” When Lowery jumped up...
  • Massive Herd of Elk in Montana

    09/26/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 24 replies
    1Funny.com ^ | Sept. 13, 2014 | N/A
    This video shows a huge herd crossing the road near Yellowstone. It’s located at Bozeman, MT. We have never seen such a big herd before. Poor little guy at the end. Luckily he finally caught up.
  • Police Kill a Bear Cornered at Urban New Jersey Home

    09/26/2014 6:04:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies
    ny times ^ | May 11, 2006 | TINA KELLEY & RONALD SMOTHERS
    — To Alexis Simms, a custodian at Augusta Elementary School, it was "just a cub, the cutest thing you had ever seen." But to animal control officers and the local police who had tracked it for more than an hour through the closely packed backyards of this Essex County town, it was an addled and frightened black bear that had reared up as if to charge. Taking no chances, the police shot and killed the 218-pound bear about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was the second bear in five days to be killed after wandering into an urban area where a...
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:14:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Geographic Magazine, a publication heretofore not noted for satirical excellence, has published an article that easily could have appeared in The Onion. In fact, it begins by quoting that satirical publication as an authority. In Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color , author Martha Hamilton engages in hand-wringing and navel-gazing (yes, they can be done simultaneously, and for all I know, this might be good exercise) over the relative lack of “people of color” (as opposed to the colorless majority) out looking for exotic avian life. I kid you not: According to the...
  • Spokane Man Attempts to Pet Bull Moose in Cemetery, Big Trouble Ensues

    09/26/2014 8:20:06 AM PDT · by Rio · 37 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 9/23/2014 | Matt Alpert
    A Washington man was arrested on assault and drug charges after trying to pet a bull moose in a cemetery in Spokane over the weekend. On Sunday, a bull moose wandered into the Holy Cross Cemetery, attracting a crowd of onlookers. According to KXYL, Wildlife officers arrived on the scene and tried to disperse the crowd. Most everyone was cooperative. Everyone except for Joshua Patterson. Patterson, 33, tried to pet the moose even after officers ordered him not to. When an officer told Patterson he was under arrest, he refused to comply. Instead, he blew smoke in the officer’s face,...
  • Dog Swimming With Dolphin

    09/26/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    A yellow Labrador from local hotel, called Ben, goes to the pier, jumps off and swims to see his very unusual friend every day. Their friendship has melted hearts of millions and made the island known all over the world.
  • Woman, 65, is attacked by 300-pound bear, fights back and survives

    09/25/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-25-14 | Veronica Rocha
    <p>One minute, Emily Miles was walking her dogs in a Santa Barbara County avocado grove, the next, a hulking 300-pound black bear was sinking its teeth into her left thigh after tackling her to the ground..</p> <p>"Looking at him, I knew he could kill me in an instant," Miles, 65, said in an interview aired by KTLA.</p>
  • Groundhog dropped by de Blasio died a week later

    09/25/2014 3:07:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/2014
    Mayor de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands! A week after Hizzoner dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the coverup began, The Post has learned. Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female imposter, sources said Wednesday.
  • Deadline set for Southeast wolf listing decision [ Alaska ]

    09/24/2014 9:48:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Raven Radio ^ | September 23, 2014 | Joe Viechnicki
    The Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace and the Boat Company sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this year seeking a timely decision on their petition to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf under the Endangered Species Act. ... The petitioners want greater protection for wolves and their habitat on the Tongass National Forest. They argue that populations are declining and are vulnerable to hunting and trapping pressure along with loss of habitat from logging on the 17-million acre national forest. In particular, they cite past and future logging on Prince of Wales Island
  • 5 myths surrounding adopting a Greyhound

    09/24/2014 7:09:39 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 15 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/10/213 | Linda Weber
    When you think of a Greyhound, what comes to mind? Possibly a fast dog racing around a track? Greyhounds make great companions although this is probably not the first breed that comes to mind when thinking of adopting a dog. Perhaps it is because there are some erroneous myths surrounding greyhounds that keep people from considering adoption. Examiner.com must be excerpted per their complaint.
  • Greyhounds versus the Dos Equis Man

    09/24/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT · by LAGreyhound · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 07/07/14 | Linda Weber
    Dos Equis Beer created a promotional character touted as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” While he certainly has some fascinating attributes, Greyhound owners might be able to give him a run for his money.
  • The leopard and the honey trap: How predator didn't find this honey badger the sweet treat it was

    09/24/2014 6:32:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2014 | Sam Webb
    An unlucky leopard got more than it bargained for after trying to catch and eat a honey badger. These pictures show the leopard lamenting its overconfidence when the smaller beast lived up to Mark Twain's old adage: 'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.' After spotting the badger from a distance, the leopard managed to rush down inside its burrow and drag it outside for what it thought was going to be an easy meal. But despite catching its prey by the neck, the tough mammal managed to...
  • Watch The Moment This Cat Realizes He’s A Cat. At :15, I Laughed Out Loud!

    09/24/2014 4:45:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    At first, I thought the baby boy was going to be the star of this show… then Dad pans the camera over to the curious cat, and as soon as he looks at himself in the mirror, I was done for.
  • Don't abandon man's best friend! (Budweiser commercial)

    09/23/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by envisio · 17 replies
    mail ^ | 23 September 2014 | TREVOR QUINN FOR MAILONLINE
    It is not the usual route for adverts making a statement about drink driving, but this Budweiser commercial has been already been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube. Featuring the bond between a young man and his adorable labrador, the advert focuses on worried loved ones when someone doesn't make it home from a night out. Entitled 'Friends Are Waiting', the commercial features a montage showing the bond between man and dog, before showing him leaving the house with a pack of beer and the words: 'I'll see you later buddy'.
  • Rhinorex Condrupus: 75-Million-Year-Old Huge-Nosed 'Jimmy Durante' Dinosaur Discovered in Utah

    09/23/2014 11:59:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    International Business Times (UK) ^ | September 22, 2014 11:01 BST | By Lydia Smith
    Palaeontologists have discovered what they are calling the "Jimmy Durante" of dinosaurs, a type of hadrosaur with a distinctive nasal profile. Named Rhinorex condrupus, the fossil was found by researchers from North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University, and lived in what is now Utah approximately 75 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. According to National Geographic, the date places the creature in the middle of a major dinosaur radiation, the process by which species adapt to new ecological niches. Rhinorex, which translates roughly into "King Nose", was a plant-eater and a close relative of other Cretaceous...
  • FrogTV (video)

    09/23/2014 9:46:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 17, 2014 | Uploaded by Joe Myers
    This is how frogs are entertained by watching their favorite channel :-)
  • SEE IT: German Shepherd throws tantrum when she has stop swimming

    09/23/2014 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Gennie · 28 replies
    PIX11 ^ | September 21, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Bella just wasn’t ready to go home. A YouTube video posted by Laura Gibbs shows her German Shepherd Bella’s hilarious reaction when her owner tries to get her out of the water. Bella’s cries that she didn’t want to leave were ultimately successful.
  • New Jersey hiker killed by black bear: police

    09/22/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 22, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered... Four of them regrouped but Patel was missing and they contacted police, it said. Patel's body was found about two hours later. "Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear. ... In New York state, a bear killed a 5-month-old girl in 2002 after knocking her out of a stroller and dragging her into the woods of the Catskills Mountains.
  • Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs

    09/22/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 11:40 EST, 21 September 2014 | By May Slater
    Full Title: Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of 'alien eggs' on a Sydney beach this weekend. Locals in Dee Why, on the city's North Shore, reported seeing a large number of the strange objects which had washed ashore overnight. But rather than the green spheres being something from another planet, scientists explained they were a type of sponge-like seaweed that forms egg shapes possibly to...
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • You won’t believe what the Reykjavik police department post on their Instagram account

    09/21/2014 2:00:58 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Friday 19 Sep 2014 | Pejman Faratin
    OK, calm down everyone, nothing to see here. Au contraire in fact, plenty of cuteness here. Not only do they post cute images of themselves with cute kittens, they also aren’t afraid to show their more jovial side like skateboarding down the street and showing off their ‘Hello Kitty’ cuffs. As one viewer in Imgur put it ‘Fudge the police. Seriously, that’s a very attractive police force’ whilst another wants to know ‘Why are their clothes so tight fitting?’
  • Our beloved country has gone to Hell, but here's what a cat looks like from under a glass table

    09/19/2014 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Maceman · 58 replies
  • Which Breed Of Dog Are You?

    09/19/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    brainfall ^ | staff
    Which Breed Of Dog Are You? Dogs, like people, come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Ever wonder what breed you'd be? Now is your chance to find out!
  • Agent ‘Fifi’: The stunning British spy who seduced secrets of war from her ‘prey’

    09/18/2014 3:53:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-18-14 | Terrance McCoy
    It was a late March day when notice arrived that Fifi’s services would be required. She would have two days to prepare — two days to travel from her London apartment to Liverpool, two days to memorize the physical details of her “prey.” His name was Quinaux. He was 28. Black hair. Brown eyes. Dimpled chin. He would be waiting at the State Cafe. And she was to charm every secret she could out of him. Of course, Quinaux didn’t know this. He was training to be a British spy and, according to a letters dated March 22, 1943, he...
  • Kitten to Cat! - Cute Compilation

    09/18/2014 3:19:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Cole the Black Cat
    Kitten to Cat! - Cute Compilation
  • U.S. Marine helps bag record alligator

    09/18/2014 11:24:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Grind TV ^ | 9/18/14 | Pete Thomas
    Swamp training will never be the same for Sgt. Jesse Phillips, a mortarman for the U.S. Marines, who recently participated in his first-ever alligator hunt and helped bag a Mississippi state record. The massive gator weighed 792 pounds and measured 13 1/2 feet from nose to tail. It was the largest male gator bagged in the state, with a belly girth of nearly 70 inches.
  • This is a well-trained dog.

    09/18/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ihor Ivan
    Canadian firefighter and dog trainer Ihor Ivan demonstrates how well-trained his Doberman is by having the dog follow a series of commands. While the Doberman's listening skills are impressive, it's the dedication and bond between them that really shines.
  • Dog Hit By Suspect’s Vehicle In Police Chase In Stable Condition, Will Undergo Surgery

    09/18/2014 6:43:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 18, 2014 5:25 AM
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — A dog hit by a suspect’s vehicle during a high speed chase was in stable condition Thursday, but will undergo surgery to determine if the canine will lose his leg. The wild police chase began around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in South LA. The A man in a stolen van led authorities through city streets before eventually hitting Gordo, a 1-year-old Maltese mix, around 9 p.m. One of Gordo’s hind legs was injured, but the white puppy managed to make his way back to his owner’s front door, yelping to come in. The dog was rushed to...
  • Lethal Violence in Chimps Occurs Naturally, Study Suggests

    09/17/2014 8:09:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | JAMES GORMAN
    Are chimpanzees naturally violent to one another, or has the intrusion of humans into their environment made them aggressive? A study published Wednesday in Nature is setting off a new round of debate on the issue.
  • Golf ball thief

    09/17/2014 7:46:42 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | September 17, 2014 | Roger Evans
    Roger Evans of Fairbanks sent in this photo. He writes, "This fox has stolen an approach shot, and is waiting on the green for golfers to chip on so he can make off with another, which he did. He chose a pretty orange one next. This is the fourth ball thieving fox to steal hundreds of balls at North Star Golf Club on Old Steese Highway. He has the black legs of his most recent predecessor from a few years ago. What they do with them is anyone's guess, but we hope they don't think they are storing food for...
  • Cats vs Kittens - An Epic Cat Tree Battle

    09/17/2014 3:01:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    Cats vs Kittens - An Epic Cat Tree Battle
  • Dog that went missing in New York found 2 years later in Florida

    09/17/2014 2:18:12 PM PDT · by ru4liberty · 24 replies
    Yahoo/CBS ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A dog that went missing in New York more than two years ago turned up alive and well this week — in Florida. According to Giuseppe DiBella, his 6-month-old toy fox terrier, Nika, vanished from the backyard of his Newburgh, New York, home in May 2012. “It was one of the most horrible days of my life,” DiBella told New York's CBS 2. DiBella spent a year searching...
  • Cow Born with 3 Eyes in Tamil Nadu Worshipped as Shiva's Incarnation

    09/17/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 37 replies
    ibtimes ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mangala Dilip
    Animals, especially cows, have been traditionally considered sacred in the Hindu culture and have symbolic significance as the vehicle of gods. They are believed to have great connection with the gods and occupy great importance in Indian myths, with some temples devoted just for their worship. Cows have always remained at the top of the holy animal hierarchy and are respected as "Go matha" or mother cow, who fulfills all the needs of her children; a gift of the gods. 'Gopujas' are also performed in various parts of India during festival seasons to worship cows. Recently, with an additional eye...
  • Angola Prison Rodeo tickets on sale for 50th year; opens every Sunday in October

    09/16/2014 4:27:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/16/14 | Chelsea Brasted
    Tickets are now on sale for the return of the Angola Prison Rodeo, which celebrates 50 years of sending its prisoners out into an arena spotlight to ride bulls, play "convict poker" and tame bucking broncos. Only the most well-behaved inmates have the opportunity to either attend or take part in the biannual rodeo, which is open to the public every April and October.
  • Lorna Weafer, bear attack victim, aspired to be a psychologist ( Canada )

    09/16/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 09, 2014
    Lorna Weafer, the 36-year-old Suncor instrument technician who was mauled and killed by a black bear ... Weafer was on her way back to work from a washroom when she was attacked by a large, male black bear while working at a Suncor oilsands site north of Fort McMurray, Alta., around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She was declared dead on the scene. ... Mike Ewald, an investigator with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, said Weafer’s co-workers tried to scare the bear off using fire extinguishers, a water cannon and air horn — “all general things that should scare it off,” Ewald...
  • One in 88 Minnesota drivers will hit deer this year

    09/16/2014 10:32:02 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 50 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | John Myers
    Minnesota drivers will face a 1-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report released Monday by the nation’s largest auto insurance company. State Farm’s annual report estimates that Minnesota drivers will collide with 37,549 deer in 2014. Minnesota drivers have the 8th highest odds of hitting a deer among the 50 states, according to the report, down from 6th highest in last year’s report.
  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    09/16/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 15 2014 01 | Brett Prettyman
    Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. ... A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan "indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite." Evidence collected at the site is being analyzed to try to determine if the bear that attacked Stewart was a grizzly or a black bear. ... Hunter said there are high densities of grizzly and black bears in the drainage where the body was found and there were...
  • Dog Hit By Car Gets A Second Chance Hours Before He’s Scheduled To Be Put Down

    09/15/2014 8:12:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 15, 2014 6:07 PM
    TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — A stray dog scheduled to be put down after being hit by a car is now getting a second chance at life. Volunteers from the Bichon Rescue Brigade picked up Maverick from an Orange County shelter after a July 3 collision left him with multiple fractures. Dr. Sam Park, a local veterinarian known to discount his services for animals in need, offered to help. He operated on Maverick at Anaheim Animal Care in July, giving him bone plates and pins. It was a three-hour surgery which required more than 50 sutures. The operation came not a moment...
  • Greyhounds: Ownership or Cult?

    09/15/2014 6:39:15 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 39 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 15 September 2014 | Linda Weber
    In a cult, you have a group of people with the single purpose of furthering an agenda or purpose. An exclusive club so to speak. That got me thinking. Having rescued many different breeds of dogs in my life, I thought I was pretty savvy on dog ownership. But when I adopted an ex-racing Greyhound, I found things to be very different and life-changing. When you adopt an ex-racing Greyhound, it opens up a whole new world of dog ownership that most people never experience. You gladly give your life over to your Greyhound, but who really owns who?
  • ‘There was blood everywhere': Axe-wielding man saves Edmonton woman from vicious pack of dogs

    09/15/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | Cailynn Klingbeil
    Police are praising a brave man who intervened and saved a woman being viciously attacked by four dogs Sunday morning. The 54-year-old woman was walking her dog in an alley in the central Edmonton neighbourhood of Spruce Avenue, when she was surrounded by a pack of several medium to large-sized dogs. She was seriously injured and taken to hospital with multiple bite wounds to her legs, back and arms. Animal Care and Control seized the four dogs believed to have attacked the woman. Three Akita cross breeds and a Great Pyrenees will be held until the investigation is complete. Depending...