Animal attacks

April 30, 2018 - 1:22 pm
THORNWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — An off-duty police officer jumped on a coyote and throttled it as the animal attacked a 5-year-old girl on a suburban New York playground. Kasey King-Petrellese (peht-rehl-EE'-see) tells WNBC that the coyote appeared out of nowhere and ran "like a cheetah" toward her daughter...
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Dead sheep lie in a forest in Bad Wildbad, Germany, Monday, April 30, 2018. More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa Monday that a lawn in the southwestern community of Bad Wildbad looked “like horror” after a wolf there apparently killed 32 sheep, while more of them drowned in a nearby river when they tried to escape. Other sheep had to be shot dead because of their injuries. (Christoph Schmidt/dpa via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, officials said Monday, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa that a field in...
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April 30, 2018 - 11:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — More than 40 sheep have died in an apparent wolf attack in southwestern Germany, adding fervor to an ongoing debate in the country on how much protection wolves should get. Sheep farming official Anette Wohlfahrt told the German news agency dpa Monday that a lawn in the southwestern...
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April 11, 2018 - 9:58 pm
BELLPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 7-year-old girl has been seriously wounded in a pit bull attack. It happened just after 5 p.m. Wednesday inside the girl's home in Bellport. Newsday reports the girl was mauled in the arm and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. Her...
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In this 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture a Kangal dog greets Ben Hofer of the Hutterite Rockport Colony near Pendroy, Mont. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently completed a four-year study to see how they'd react to their old nemesis on a new continent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture supplied Cão de Gado Transmontanos, Karakachans and Kangals that can weigh 150 pounds (68 kilograms) to guard sheep in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. (Julie Young/U.S. Department of Agriculture via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal scientists are trying to decide if it's time to let the big dogs out. Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how they...
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March 08, 2018 - 10:04 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy was seriously mauled and his mother was bitten by a pit bull on Long Island. It happened at about noon Thursday in the front yard of a home in Elmont. Nassau County police say the 36-year-old mother was carrying the infant in a car seat and knocked on...
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March 03, 2018 - 6:04 pm
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A coyote that is believed to have bitten several people and killed a dog in Westchester County has tested positive for rabies. The Journal News reports that the coyote was tested after it was captured and killed at a golf course in Yonkers. One or more coyotes attacked several...
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FILE - In this Wednesday March 15, 2017 file photo, Kevin Richardson, known as the "lion whisperer", takes two of his lions for a walk in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, near Pretoria, South Africa. A lion, who mauled a young woman to death, was under the care of Richardson, known for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
February 28, 2018 - 6:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his refuge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on...
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February 28, 2018 - 6:20 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his refuge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, said on...
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February 28, 2018 - 4:41 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that mauled a young woman to death in South Africa was under the care of a man known as the "lion whisperer" for his close interactions with the predators in his animal sanctuary. Kevin Richardson, who keeps lions at his refuge in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, says on...
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