Second bear attack in B.C. sends man to Victoria hospital

July 5, 2011 - Oweekeno, Canada - A man is in hospital in serious condition following a grizzly attack in northern B.C.

A spokeswoman for the Vancouver Island Health Authority says the attack happened in Oweekeno, about 480 kilometres northwest of Vancouver along the province's rugged Central Coast. Full Report

Police knew of problem bears before fatal mauling, but took no action

July 04, 2011 - Lillooet, Ontario (Canada) - Bear sightings are common in Lillooet, where berry bushes are abundant. But when black bears clawed at the door and windows of the remote hillside home of a Xaxli’p elder in June, the woman inside the house was worried enough to contact tribal police and the band council. One of those bears is believed to have attacked and mauled the woman last week, raising the question of why preventive action was not taken. Full report

Trained falcon attacks woman and dog

July 4, 2011 - Ontario, Canada - Peterborough County OPP are investigating after a trained falcon attacked a 67-year-old woman and her dog that were walking north of Trent University on Sunday (July 3). Full Report

Apparent B.C. mauling victim complained about bear

July 3, 2011 (UPDATE) A British Columbia woman in her late 70s, possibly mauled to death by a black bear, complained about an aggressive bear trying to get into her house shortly before she died. Read Update

B.C. conservation officers probe possible fatal bear attack

July 2, 2011 - Canada - Authorities are investigating what may be a fatal bear attack after finding a woman's fed-upon remains near Lillooet, B.C. on Thursday. Full Report

Black Bear Attacks Jogger

July 1, 2011 - Colville, Washington - Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers are searching for a black bear reported to have attacked a female jogger northeast of Colville Thursday. Read report

Baboon Loose In NJ Neighborhood

July 1, 2011 - JACKSON, NJ — Jackson residents are being warned of a large baboon on the loose in their neighborhood. Read report

Bear brutally mauls woman

June 29, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ — A Gilbert woman was attacked by an adult male black bear while walking her dog in Pinetop late Tuesday evening. The attack occurred near Sports Village Loop approximately 60 yards from a dumpster where the bear had been scavenging. The bear returned to attack the victim more than once, and a passing motorist was finally able to scare the bear away. Read report

Leopards don’t change their spots

June 27, 2011 - India: Not just leopards, forest rescue staff have noticed over 24% of wild animals repeatedly going back to where people stay inside or around the forest. Among these 'troublemakers', a large number of them are big cats that are caught too close to spots from where they had been rescued earlier. Read More

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


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

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