AAF EXTRA: Experts offer tips on how to fend off dog attacks

June 24, 2011 - PA - 4.7 million people per year bitten by dogs in the US. Some tips in case it happens to you. Read more in the Pennsylvania Republican

Rattlesnake bites man in NJ Pinelands

June 17, 2011 - Tuckerton, New Jersey: A man is in stable condition after he was bitten by a timber rattlesnake in New Jersey's Pinelands. Read Full Report

Parents charged after ferret chews off baby's fingers

June 15, 2011 - KANSAS CITY, MO: A Missouri couple was charged on Wednesday with endangering the welfare of child after a pet ferret allegedly chewed off most of their four-month-old son's fingers while he was left home alone. Read full report

Rabid BAT bites woman on neck in terrifying attack

June 15, 2011 - Michigan: Ann Clark desperately tried to fend off the animal when it started attacking her in the middle of the night, but it swooped down on her and plunged its fangs into her neck. Read full report

Putnam County man mauled by pit bulls dies

June 15, 2011 - Putnam County, New York: McSweeney, who was 74, had suffered brain damage after severe blood loss from attack. This attack should never have happened. Read full report

AAF EXTRA: WILD HUMANS & ANGRY ELEPHANTS

June 11, 2011 - Commentary by Vikram Muthanna on human-animal conflict with summary of recent elephant, leopard and monkey attacks in Mysore, India. Published by Star of Mysore Online

Possible mountain lion spotted around Greenwich, Connecticut

June 10, 2011 - Greenwich, Connecticut: Authorities believe a large cat that has been spotted around the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, is a mountain lion that either escaped or was released from captivity. Full report

Attack victim now scared of monkeys

June 10, 2011 - Fremont, Ohio: Three attacks occurred in three hours Thursday afternoon, as the Grivet monkey escaped its owner and ran roughshod through a Fremont neighborhood before the owner recaptured the small primate. Three kids were hurt, and now at least one's afraid of what she once thought were cute and cuddly animals. Full report

Stevens County wild dog pack 'killing for fun'

June 9, 2011 - Deer Park, Washington: After the latest attack by a pack of wild dogs killed a 350-pound llama at Deer Park, the Stevens County sheriff's office is warning residents in the southern part of the county to protect their animals and families. Full Report

Young tusker goes on the rampage in Elephant City

June 8, 2011 - Mysore, India: A young wild elephant rampaged through the heart of Mysore early on Wednesday, trampling a man to death and injuring four others. Two head of cattle also died in the elephantine fury. Full report here (WARNING - Gruesome photos)

Panthers & Bears on the rise in Florida

June 8, 2011 - Naples, Florida: Program started to reimburse farmers when panthers kill cattle Read report

Also from Naples, Florida: Officials capture bear this morning in Naples neighborhood. Full report

Coyote Attacks Springs Woman In Her Backyard

June 7, 2011 - Colorado Springs, Colorado: A Colorado Springs woman is still shaken up after being attacked by a coyote, right behind her westside condo near Fillmore and Mesa. Full report here

Wild Beavers Terrorize Philadelphia

June 6, 2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania game wardens remained stumped Sunday about a spate of "truly bizarre" rabid beaver attacks in and around Philadelphia. Read more

Rabid beaver attacks couple, child in Philly; officials warn residents to be alert to others

June 3, 2011 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a rabid beaver attacked three people in Philadelphia. Report here

Woman injured, dog killed in coyote attack

June 2, 2011 - Laguna Woods, California - Animal services is trying to trap an aggressive coyote that is believed to have killed a small dog and injured a woman last week in the Laguna Woods Village retirement community. Read Report

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