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August 4, 2011 - Teaneck, New Jersey - A wild raccoon attacked and seriously injured a Rensselaer Road woman on July 6. Denise Pierce was about to move an oscillating water sprinkler in her backyard at about 8 p.m. when she saw something stirring in a bush. Full report
August 3, 2011 - Branchville, NJ - Authorities are still searching for a bear that attacked two boys earlier this morning in Stokes State Forest, said a state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman. Full Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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