Raging kangaroo attacks woman, police in Australia

July 31, 3011 - Canberra, Australia - A 94-year-old woman struck an attacking kangaroo with a broom and managed to crawl to safety in her house in the Australian Outback before police subdued the animal with pepper spray. Full Report

Wild boars invade New York state; kill pets, chase people

July 29, 3011 - NY - Wild boar are invading the farms of central New York state, attacking livestock, killing family pets, chasing people and posing "devastating consequences" for the area. Full Report

Bear attacks on the rise

July 30, 2011 - Colorado - The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife warns Southern Colorado residents that hungry bears are causing problems in the region. A Wetmore rancher lost a llama this week — the third animal lost to bear attacks on the ranch this summer. On July 15, a bear bit the leg of a teenager camping near Leadville. Full Report

Russian circus goes unpunished after leopard attacks girl

July 28, 2011 - Smolensk, Russia - Russian police said on Thursday they would not be charging the owners of a circus where a leopard mauled a small girl, as the law failed to provide adequately for such an event. Full report

Row rages over calls for cull as wolves spread across France

July 26, 2011 - France - There have been 66 confirmed wolf attacks in France this year. The wolf, pursuing its lightning reconquest of France, has reached the Vosges Mountains on the Alsace-Lorraine border for the first time in 80 years. Full report

Boxing kangaroo turns on Phyllis Johnson at Charleville

July 24, 2011 - Charleville, Australia - A giant red buck bounded into her Charleville backyard as she was hanging out the washing on Sunday, knocking her to the ground and kicking her several times. Full Report

Camping teens mauled by grizzly bear in Alaska

July 24, 2011 - Anchorage, Alaska — A grizzly that was with her cub attacked a group of seven teens participating in a survival skills course, badly injuring two in the group. Full Report

5-year-old girl attacked by shark in Ocracoke

July 20, 2011 - Ocracoke, NC — Authorities say a 5-year-old North Carolina girl who was on vacation with her family was attacked by a shark in Ocracoke, North Carolina shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. Full Report

Woman eaten by escaped lion

July 19, 2011 - A WOMAN has been eaten by a lion after it escaped from a game reserve in Kenya. Full Report

Leopard strays into Siliguri village, attacks policemen, forest guards

July 19, 2011 - Siliguri, India - A leopard strayed into a village near Siliguri in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Tuesday and severely injured several policemen and forest guards when they tried to tranquilise it. Five villagers were also injured. Full Report

Buffalo Attacks, Gores Poacher

July 19, 2011 - Swaziland - An Nkonjaneni poacher on the foot of the Lufafa Mountain range in the northern Hhohho region has told of a near death experience when an enraged buffalo attacked and gored him after running him down during a hunting expedition that almost went awry. Full report

AAF EXTRA: Predatory Animals In Connecticut: A Historical Perspective

July 19, 2011 - By Philip R. Devlin - MeridenPatch - Wolves, rattlers, bears and cougars were once very prevalent but have never posed a major threat to humans even in colonial times; however, beware of the moose! Read Article

Jaws Redux: Great Whites Gathering in Vineyard

July 18, 2011 - Great white sharks are gathering in record numbers in the Northeast. Full Report

Wildlife officials kill bear that bit teen

July 16, 2011 - Leadville, Colorado - Wildlife officials in Colorado say they have killed a bear believed to have been involved in an attack on a teenage boy. Full report

Hawk swoops, attacks woman

July 14, 2011 - Franklin, Massachusetts - A woman was the victim of an aerial attack when a hawk swooped in, leaving her with a nasty cut. Full report

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