Animal attacks

July 11, 2020 - 5:49 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and at least the fifth in the country this year. Police said the boy was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South...
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July 06, 2020 - 8:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German man's bachelor party in the Austrian Alps ended with a snake bite on the tongue and a trip to a hospital. The Austria Press Agency reported Monday that the local Red Cross said the 38-year-old was dared to touch with his tongue a baby viper on the floor of an Alpine hut at...
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In this Friday, May, 22, 2020 photo released by the Woodland Park Zoo shows a 2 1/2-month-old male gorilla, Kitoko, with mom Uzumm. Kitoko was injured Saturday, during a skirmish among his six-member family group in Seattle. Animal health experts say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to bite his mother, Uzumma. Kitoko sustained a fractured skull and a severe laceration, but zoo officials say the 2 1/2-month-old gorilla underwent surgery and may survive if he doesn't develop an infection. (Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo via AP)
May 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said. Animal health experts at the Woodland Park Zoo say little Kitoko was bitten on the head, likely by accident when another gorilla tried to...
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A closure sign reading "Closure, Shark Attack, Do Not Enter" is posted at Manresa State Beach near Watsonville, south of San Jose, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2020. A surfer killed Saturday in a shark attack off the Santa Cruz County beach has been identified as a 26-year-old man who lived in the area, officials said Sunday. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)
May 10, 2020 - 6:37 pm
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach was an avid surfer who customized surfboards for a living. The Santa Cruz County coroner's office identified the victim of Saturday's attack as Ben Kelly. Kelly was surfing near Manresa State Beach...
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May 09, 2020 - 9:26 pm
APTOS, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach, state park officials said Saturday. The 26-year-old man was surfing off Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay around 1:30 p.m. when he was attacked by an unknown shark species, the...
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February 21, 2020 - 5:06 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A disputed effort to help native bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park was scheduled to start Friday with a helicopter buzzing over rugged peaks with sharpshooters aboard tasked with killing nonnative mountain goats. Park officials closed off a large portion of the Teton...
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In this undated photo provided by Cassandra Carpenter, handler Cassandra Carpenter poses with Titus, a bullmastiff. Cassandra says Titus was bitten by a snake on his back left leg in March 2019 in North Carolina. Titus went through extensive treatment and recovery and still has a scar from the episode. He is entered in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. (Amber Jade via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Snakebit no more! Titus the bullmastiff has won best of breed at the Westminster dog show, and will advance to the working group stage at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. That capped a remarkable...
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January 23, 2020 - 11:09 am
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy investigating a burglary in South Carolina had to use a stun gun on his K9 after the dog bit a cow, which then charged at the homeowner and the officer, the sheriff's office said. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary call in the...
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January 17, 2020 - 8:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience. German news agency dpa reported Friday that a regional court in the western town of Kleve concluded the...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, a toy ape is placed between candles at the entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Authorities said rescuers found a gorilla and a female orangutan still alive amid the charred remains of the primate house after the fire on the new year morning. Vets were able to euthanize the orangutan but struggled to do so with the gorilla. After getting permission from a senior officer, a 34-year-old policeman killed the gorilla with shots from his submachine gun. ( Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 7:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a gorilla that was seriously injured in a zoo fire at New Year's had to be shot dead by a police officer after vets were unable to euthanize it. The dpa news agency said Wednesday that an official report detailed the previously unreported drama in the wake of...
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