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  • Video Shows Rabid Bobcat Attacking Florida Wildlife Officer

    01/05/2017 3:38:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A frightening encounter between a rabid bobcat and Florida Wildlife Officers was captured on camera. Last week, the bobcat got into a North Port home from through an open front door and would not leave. FWC was called to the scene. Officers used a catchpole to try to get the animal out of the family's back porch, but it became aggressive and scratched one of the officers. The feline was eventually removed and later euthanized. Officials said the bobcat tested positive for rabies. Another bobcat attack took place nearby the home the same week. A rabies alert is in effect...
  • Rampaging squirrel hurts people at retirement home

    11/04/2016 12:56:03 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 51 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 04 November 2016 | WKMG
    DELTONA, FL (WKMG/CNN) - A squirrel got into a retirement home, injuring at least three people and prompting a call to 911 on Thursday. "It's jumping on people and biting them and scratching them," the 911 caller said. "It's still in there, and people are bleeding." People can be heard in the background asking each other if they are all right. The attack happened around 2 p.m., the woman telling dispatch people are bleeding and need help. "I don' t know if we need an ambulance, but we need some care for people here," the 911 caller said. "The people...
  • Idaho Health Officials Warn to Avoid Contact with Bats

    07/30/2016 3:18:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    klix ^ | 07/28/2016
    According to the South Central Public Health District five bats have tested positive for rabies since early June. Rabies can be fatal to humans and animals if not treated early. Bats are considered natural reservoirs for rabies. Tanis Maxwell with South Central Public Health District says in a news release, “the number of phone calls we have received about dead bats has increased recently”, however Maxwell noted “that no bats in south central Idaho have tested positive for rabies and the statewide numbers do not indicate an increase in the number of infected bats”. Laboratory testing is the only way...
  • Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Shoppers In Rhode Island

    07/06/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    At least two people were reportedly bitten by a small black mammal that might have been a ferret, mink or weasel, according to authorities. Those two people have not yet come forward to seek medical attention. The animal was not tested, and the concern is that it might have been rabid. Rabies is fatal in humans and animals once symptoms appear, according to the health officials.
  • First responders receive complaints of squirrel attacks in North Myrtle Beach

    05/19/2016 5:48:27 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 38 replies
    WIS TV ^ | May 18th 2016 | Brad Dickerson
    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Nuisance Wildlife Agency continued to search for a possible rabid squirrel that attacked some residents Tuesday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach. According to incident reports from the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, law enforcement responded to a home on Causey Drive, where a woman said a squirrel attacked her while she was walking to her car. Responding officers indicated the woman showed them scratch marks on her right arm and upper back, the report stated. A little more than an hour later, officers were sent to a Watson Drive address. There,...
  • Monterey Cat Dies in Rare Rabies Case

    07/11/2015 8:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | Claudia Meléndez Salinas
    Public officials are reminding animal owners to vaccinate their pets in the wake of a confirmed rabies case. A cat in the city of Monterey that became aggressive and later died was confirmed by health authorities to have been infected with rabies, only the second laboratory-confirmed case in at least 30 years. It’s difficult to determine how animals get rabies, and health officials are now focused on the health of the family where the animal lived, Monterey County Health Officer Edward Moreno said. “Our priority when we find an animal that has rabies is to identify humans that may have...
  • Norwood, NJ Man Bit By Coyote While Out Walking Dog, Discusses Attack

    04/20/2015 2:54:17 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 53 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Apr. 20 2015
    NORWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A coyote attack in Norwood, N.J. has residents on edge. Stephen Sinisi said he was walking his dog, Raleigh, near the woods on McClellan Street and D’Ercole Court after 9 p.m. Sunday when he saw what he thought was a stray dog approaching.“I was walking back and what looked like a dog approaching me,” Sinisi told CBS2’s Meg Baker. “Then we got closer I was like, ‘No, this is not a stray dog,’” he told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. Sinisi was attacked as he tried to get his dog back into the house.
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From wtvr.com: “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • Tina Brown Treats Republicans Like Dogs: 'They Had Their Rabies Shots'

    10/20/2014 6:50:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tart-tongued Tina Brown is at it again. On today's Morning Joe, seeking to explain why Republicans are doing surprisingly well with women voters this year, Brown said: "they had their rabies shots." Brown was responding to a Politico article reporting that President Obama is under water with women voters, and that this is spilling over into Senate races. In Colorado, for example, a poll shows Republican Cory Gardner leading Dem Mark Udall by nine points among women. And even Alison Lundergan Grimes [who may or may not have voted for Barack Obama], only leads among women by two. Brown's ugly...
  • Trapped, then poisoned: Kabul's ruthless dog cull

    09/03/2014 3:57:54 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Kabul - Cornered against a wall and with a steel hook pushed around his neck, the dog emits a savage howl in a desperate attempt to fight free, but poison will soon be forced into his mouth as Kabul's cull of strays claims another kill. About 17 600 dogs were poisoned last year by municipal workers in the Afghan capital in an effort to protect residents from disease and to control the rocketing population of canines that roam the city's streets and open ground. The method of killing is brutally effective. Teams of dog-catchers wearing orange suits use long steel...
  • Woman saves a puppy that turns out to be a coyote (RABID - short video)

    07/14/2014 10:55:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    Huffpost Live ^ | Caitlyn Becker
    Video at link
  • Beaver Savagely Attacks Kayaker

    06/17/2014 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | June 17, 2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    "A kayaker in Upstate New York was hospitalized after being attacked by a beaver in Irondequoit Creek last week. Michael Cavanaugh was knocked into the water when the beaver jumped out of the creek and started mauling him, biting him on his back and arm. "I heard my name called out from the shop and I ran out the door to see a guy getting pulled into the water," a trainer at BayCreek Paddling Center tells WHAM. "It was like watching a horror film." Cavanaugh was able to get to the dock, but the beaver wouldn't let go, so the...
  • (Illegal)Immigrant's Rabies Death Set Off Search for Others

    06/08/2014 4:51:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 6 replies
    AP via MyFoxHouston ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014
    The death of a Guatemalan immigrant from rabies last year at a Corpus Christi hospital set off a transnational search for others who may have been exposed. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1kIVAJt ) that more than 700 people were assessed for rabies exposure in what Ryan Wallace, a rabies expert for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called a very rare scenario. Federico Mendez-Hernandez began showing symptoms after Border Patrol captured him in South Texas following his illegal entry.
  • Immigrant's rabies death set off search for others

    06/08/2014 12:34:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    KHOU ^ | June 8, 2014 | Associated Press
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The death of a Guatemalan immigrant from rabies last year at a Corpus Christi hospital set off a transnational search for others who may have been exposed.
  • The Girl Who Survived Rabies

    05/27/2014 2:34:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 19, 2013 | Documentary
    The girl who survived rabies is about 15 year old, Jeanna Giese, from Wisconsin in the USA, who survived rabies thanks to an innovative and desperate treatment tried out on her by Dr. Rodney Willougby. His technique involved putting her into a deep coma allowing her body to begin an antibody response to the disease that let Jeanna gradually regained normal function. Subsequent testing of the same technique did not have such good results.
  • She-Wolf Attacks More Than 10 People in Tiberias Before Shot Dead (VIDEO)

    03/08/2014 6:20:29 PM PST · by fso301 · 62 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 7, 2014 | Staff Writers
    I didn't even know they had wolfs/coyotes in that part of the world.
  • DHEC: Puppy exposes 10 SC residents to rabies (SC)

    02/07/2014 9:58:40 AM PST · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    The State ^ | February 7, 2014
    ROCK HILL — Ten people will need treatment after one person was bitten and nine others were potentially exposed to rabies by a puppy that tested positive for the disease in Rock Hill, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Thursday afternoon. "About 275 South Carolinians must undergo preventive treatment for rabies every year, with most exposures coming from bites or scratches by a rabid or suspected rabid animal," said Sue Ferguson of DHEC's Bureau of Environmental Health Services. "Wild animals carry the disease most often, but domestic pets can contract rabies as well." Ferguson said state law...
  • ICE Detainee Succumbs to Rabies (South Texas)

    06/13/2013 6:12:54 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 12, 2013
    CORPUS CHRISTI - A Guatemalan national, who had been in the custody since May 12, died Tuesday at a Corpus Christi hospital. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said the man, Federico Mendez Hernandez, 28, was diagnosed with rabies. Health experts believe he contracted the virus prior to crossing into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested Mendez on May 9 on the Rio Grande near Hidalgo. He was transferred to ICE custody three days later. On May 18, Mendez was transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg in Kingsville after he reported symptoms compatible with rabies. The following day, he...
  • Rabid organ transplant kills Maryland man

    03/16/2013 1:57:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 15 March 2013 | BBC
    A man in the US state of Maryland has died of rabies, which he contracted from an infected kidney transplant more than a year ago, health officials say. The early March death has led officials to treat three other patients who received organs from the same donor. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say doctors did not suspect rabies as the cause of death in the donor and did not test for it. Typically no more than three cases of rabies are diagnosed in the US yearly.
  • Bobcat that attacked Massachusetts family was rabid, officials say

    01/09/2013 7:56:15 PM PST · by South40 · 31 replies
    USNews/NBC.com ^ | 1/9/2013 | Daniel Arkin
    The wild bobcat that attacked two people in Brookfield, Mass., leaving a man with severe gashes on his face and arms, had rabies, according to a town official. Stephen J. Comtois, chairman of the town council, announced at a council meeting Tuesday evening that the bobcat was infected with the neurological disease, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported. Comtois said the victims of the attack were being treated with vaccination shots. ((snip)) Amid the frenzy, Mundell and his wife managed to pin the animal to the ground with a walking crutch. While Mundell kneeled on the bobcat, his wife ran...