Tuscon - 22 Dec 2004: Pima County Records Over 2200 Dog Bites A Year

Annual Pima County statistics since 1998 indicate dog bites outnumber other animal bites by about 4 to 1. Tuscon Citizen link.

Marshall, NC - 22 Dec 2004: Coyote Attacks Dogs, Tests Positive For Rabies

A state lab confirmed this week that the animal that attacked neighborhood dogs did have rabies. According to state statistics, the rabies case is the first in North Carolina this year involving a coyote. Asheville Citizen-Times link.

Theni, India : - 22 Dec 2004: Leopard Mauls Couple In Forest

The couple were rescued by villagers who took them to hospital. Link.

Fargo, SD - 22 Dec 2004: Horse Attacked, Mountain Lion Suspected

"I've seen a lot of lacerations, but I've never seen something like that before," said the Fargo, SD, vet. "It's got to be some type of cat." IN-FORUM.COM

Bhandup, India - 20 Dec 2004: Water Workers Demand Insurance Against Leopard Attacks

Hydraulic department officials are living in fear of leopard attacks and have now demanded life insurance. Link.

Anchorage, AK - 19 Dec 2004: Bear Ate Victim - But Did It Kill Him?

Analysis of bear scat found along the shores of a remote lake in the Yukon Territory has confirmed that an experienced Alaska woodsman and predator scientist Bart Schleyer was eaten by a grizzly bear. It is not clear whether he was killed by the bear, or whether his remains were scavenged.
Anchorage Daily News Link.

Rajkot, India - 20 Dec 2004: Leopard 'visit' Causes Panic At Temple

While the leopard did no harm on this visit, last year a leopard killed a boy in an area near the same temple. That animal was captured and taken to a local zoo. ExpressIndia.com link.

Marshalltown, IA - 16 Dec 2004: Mountain Lions Move East

A major story from the Washington Post documents the re-establishment of the mountain lion's historic range in the East of America. Link, registration required.

Bomet-Narok, Kenya - 16 Dec 2004: Farm Worker Mauled by Lion

A farm watchman is in hospital in critical condition after he was mauled by a lion near the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Meanwhile elephants are also marauding near the park. AllAfrica.com link.

Bay St Louis, MS - 16 Dec 2004: Pit Bull Mauls, Kills Infant

From the sheriff's report: “The dog dragged the baby into the living room and bit the infant numerous times." Sea Coast Echo link.

Rift Valley, Kenya - 16 Dec 2004: Buffalo Kills Wildlife Artist

The well-known British artist Simon Combes, 64, was killed when he was charged by the one-ton animal, probably a Cape Buffalo. It threw him to the ground, stamped on him and then ripped open his torso with its horns. Electronic Telegraph link. Guardian link (with picture.)

Elbert County, CO - 16 Dec 2004: Woman Sentenced to 6 Years in Fatal Pit Bull Attack

"I'm bleeding severely," the victim's husband says on the 911 tape. "I've been attacked and I can't find my wife. One dog has blood all over his face. My wife is a lot smaller than me. I've got huge bite marks on my arm." Douglas County News-Press link.

Adelaide, Australia - 16 Dec 2004: Two Great White Sharks Pursue, Kill Teen Surfer

Witnesses described the sharks as being "as wide as the boat". Link and also here.

Cairns, Australia - 15 Dec 2004: Croc Bites Head, Boy Fights Back And Lives

The teen failed to notice the 8-foot croc until it attacked and seized his head in its jaws. UPI link. Herald Sun link.

Tri-cities area, TN -14 Dec 2004: Man Saves 4yr old From Pit Bull Attack

The 4 year old girl was playing near a relative's home when the dog broke free from its chain and attacked. WJHL News Channel 11 link submitted by AAF Correspondent Tacberry.

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