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Raccoon Bites 88-Year-Old Woman Who Mistook It for Cat

August 25, 2014 - Hamden, CT - An 88-year-old Hamden woman who opened her sliding door to let in her cat was attacked when the animal she was petting turned out to be a raccoon. Read Report

A big cat attacks tribal, villagers say it was a tiger

08/24/14 - MYSORE, India - A tribal has been injured in an animal attack in the Bandipur tiger reserve on Sunday. Tribals said a tiger had attacked the villager, but foresters countered this saying it could be a leopard. Full Report

Bear Attacks Man and Dog in George Washington National Forest

08/22,2014 - HARDY COUNTY, W.Va. - A man and his dog were attacked by a black bear Thursday afternoon in a wooded area of the George Washington National Forest in Hardy County, West Virginia, near Rt. 55. Full Report

Otter attacks, injures boy and grandmother on Pilchuck River

July 31, 2014 - LAKE STEVENS, WA — A boy and his grandmother were taken to a hospital with serious injuries Thursday morning after a river otter attacked them near Lake Connor Park in Lake Stevens.

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Deer lolling outside liquor store attacks Penn. woman

July 10, 2014 - Westmoreland Country, PA - Deer attacked a paint store manager after she tried to take a photo of the animal standing outside a liquor store in Pennsylvania Tuesday morning.
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Pregnant woman fends off rabid fox after animal attacks and repeatedly bites her

July 7, 2014 - Syracuse, N.Y. - A pregnant Nedrow woman is recovering after a rabid fox attacked and repeatedly bit her June 25.


Croc attacks man at Shoalhaven Zoo

July 7, 2014 - Australia - A crocodile has attacked a man at the Shoalhaven Zoo in front of school holiday onlookers.


Tiger leaps onto fishing boat, snatches man in eastern India

June 27, 2014 - Kolkata, India - A Bengal tiger snatched a man off a fishing boat in eastern India, dragging him away into a mangrove swamp as his children looked on in horror, the man's son said Friday.


Mountain Lion Attacks Hiker at Big Bend

November 29, 2012 - Lajitas, Texas (BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK) – A remote area of Big Bend National Park remains closed following a mountain lion attack on a hiker last Friday.

Andrea Pinero Cebrian was attacked by the wild cat while hiking with her traveling companions in an area known as the Mesa de Anguila near Lajitas, Big Bend National Park said in a statement. The three hikers were visiting Far West Texas from Spain. Full report

Elderly couple fends off bear attack

November 26, 2012 - British Columbia - An elderly couple survived a bear attack in rural British Columbia, and authorities are hunting for the animal.

B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house

August 28, 2012 - British Columbia, Canada - A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Full report

Hiker photographs bear just before fatal grizzly attack

August 26, 2012 - Alaska (Denali National Park) - A southern California man killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska's back country was shooting photos of the animal that killed him just moments before the attack, a National Park Service official said Sunday. Full report

AAF EXTRA: Attacks are rare, but humans should respect the mountain lion

August 04, 2012 - Ft. Worth, TX - Most Texans never have seen a mountain lion, but if you had lived in Fort Worth in the late 1800s seeing one lying in the streets or on display might have been a common occurrence. Read more here

When otters attack

August 3, 2012 - St. Paul, MN — Another Minnesota woman was attacked by an otter while swimming last weekend. It was the second attack in a month. An animal expert said the attacks could be due to pressures on otter habitats caused by development. Full Report

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