Animal attacks

July 30, 2018 - 7:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities are defending the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away. Police spokesman Ole Jakob Malmo says Monday that two members of the 12-...
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July 28, 2018 - 9:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Norwegian authorities say a polar bear has attacked and injured a man leading tourists off a cruise ship on an archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway tweeted Saturday the incident occurred when the tourists landed on...
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July 20, 2018 - 1:20 am
ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Officials have confirmed one of two children bitten in the leg off New York's Fire Island was bitten by a shark. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says a tooth fragment removed from a 13-year-old boy's leg is consistent with a shark's tooth, but it could not...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide. Mark and Theresa Mansfield of Pocatello filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S...
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Law enforcement officers gather at the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Davie, Fla. Someone called police after seeing a woman who was walking her dog in the park being dragged into a lake by an alligator. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 08, 2018 - 10:39 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who disappeared while walking her dogs near a Florida lake Friday was bitten and likely killed by an alligator that was later captured, wildlife officials said. A necropsy confirmed the gator bit Shizuka Matsuki, 47, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
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May 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Recordings of emergency calls about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state Saturday detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. Isaac Sederbaum was mountain biking with friend S.J. Brooks on...
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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's office on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, Wash., following a fatal cougar attack, Saturday, May 19, 2018. One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran...
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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cougar attack. Saturday May 19, 2018. One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 1:28 am
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead...
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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cougar attack. Saturday May 19, 2018. One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP)
May 20, 2018 - 1:23 am
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and his friend injured when a cougar attacked them during a morning mountain bike ride outside Seattle. The cougar was later found up a tree near the dead man's body, where agents for the state's Fish and Wildlife police shot and killed it...
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Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner's and a King County Sheriff's deputy on a remote gravel road above Snoqualmie, WA., following a fatal cougar attack. Saturday May 19, 2018. One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. (Alan Berner /The Seattle Times via AP)
May 19, 2018 - 9:08 pm
NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred. The town...
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