Cairns, Australia - 11 Dec 2004: Shark Kills Spear Fisherman

A 38-year-old Australian man died Saturday after being attacked by a shark while spear fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, police said. Link and also here.

Salem, OR - 10 Dec 2004: Ranchers Expect Reintroduced Wolves To Attack Livestock

Ranchers say reintroduction plan is overly restrictive because it requires that ranchers actually observe a wolf attacking livestock before it could be killed. OregonLive link.

Yosemite, KY - 09 Dec 2004: Cat Missing, SUV Damaged In Apparent Bear Attack

The vehicle was attacked at a residence in Casey County, Kentucky (near Evansville, IN.) One of the resident's three cats is now missing. Link.

Boston - 09 Dec 2004: Winter Moths Attack Trees


A plague of winter moths is attacking trees in suburban Boston. Link and also here.

Minneapolis - 08 Dec 2004: Yow! Police Dog Bites Nude Man in the Genitals

The dog bit the man while he was being arrested for running nude and entering homes in a Minneapolis neighborhood.
Link referred by AAF Correspondent ANCYM.

Dunedin, NZ - 08 Dec 2004: Leopard Attack Victim Returns Home

The film producer had been in a Johannesburg Hospital for most of the past three weeks after being attacked by a leopard while filming in a Namibian game park. Link.

Lancaster County, PA - 07 Dec 2004: Officials Deny Coyotes Represent Threat to Livestock

Game officials and veterinarians in the area say there are no confirmed cases of coyotes attacking pets and aside from one sheep attack, no evidence that Canis Latrans is preying on livestock. Lancaster New Era link.

Hesperia, CA - 07 Dec 2004: Six Goats Killed; Mountain Lions Suspected

Five pet goats were killed in an apparent attack by a cougar on Lime Street, and a goat was apparently mauled in a separate attack by a pair of the mountain lions. Link.

Albuquerque - 06 Dec 2004: Dogs Attack 2 Children In City Park

Two children are recovering after they were attacked by a Rottweiler and a mixed breed dog at a southwest Albuquerque park. Stories here and here.

Williamsport, PA - 1 Dec 2004: Penna. Game Commission Doubts Man, 97, Was Victim Of Bear Attack

Game Commission says injuries to man, 97, don't look bear-related. Link.

Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI - 1 Dec 2004: Ranger Spots, Identifies Mountain Lion On East Shore of Lake Michigan


The June, 2004 sighting indicates that the Mountain Lion (puma concolor, also known as the cougar, puma, panther and catamount) may have begun to repopulate its historic ranges east of the Mississippi River. USA Today Link.

San Francisco, CA - 1 Dec 2004: Mountain Lions Spotted Near San Francisco

Mountain Lion sightings in South San Francisco and nearby Moss Beach were reported on Monday. Link.

Spring Creek, NV - 1 Dec 2004: Mountain lion attacks horse

A mountain lion has attacked a yearling colt in its pen. The horse suffered torn hide and some deep scratches to is hindquarters, but should recover. Link.

Palo Alto, CA - 1 Dec 2004: Mountain Lion Seen Near Stanford Dish

The cat, a young cub, was seen on Nov. 12 near the Stanford Avenue gate to the Dish. Stanford Daily Link.

Johannesburg - 30 Nov 2004: Producer for Animal Planet recovering after Leopard Attack

Judith Curran, 46, was attacked by a hand-raised four-year-old leopard, Akira, at Harnas guest farm near Gobabis in Namibia. Link.

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