Not your average bear: The rabid, harrowing attack on Afton Mountain

April 20, 2012 - Running into a rabid bear can pretty much ruin your morning, according to two men who survived to tell the tale of Virginia's first-ever reported rabid bear, an encounter that occurred in the neighborhood of the hiker-heavy Appalachian Trail and the family-friendly Skyline Drive. Full Report>

Giant Shark Kills South African David Lillienfeld After Biting Off HIs Leg

April 20, 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa - David Lillienfeld was in the water with his brother, Gustav, when the shark struck, SkyNews reported. Although Gustav tried to pull his brother to safety, David died after the shark, who was estimated to be 16-feet long, bit off his leg. Full Report

Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island remains closed after raccoon attacks

April 16, 2012 - Kiwanis Island, FL - Aggressive raccoons are terrorizing visitors at Kiwanis Island Park on Merritt Island, which shut down this weekend after a pair of claw-and-fang attacks. Full Report

'Killer' swan attacks Illinois caretaker until he drowns

April 16, 2012 - Des Plaines, IL - Hensley had taken to a kayak Sunday morning to check on the swans in a Des Plaines-area pond when one of the larger birds turned on him, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Read Report

Wild boar attacks woman

April 5, 2012 - Singapore - Recalling the incident, Rubiah said she was busy collecting the mushrooms at about 100m from her house when she spotted a wild boar appearing out of nowhere.

AAF EXTRA: A Death in Yellowstone - On the trail of a killer grizzly bear.

April 2, 2012 - Lengthy account by Jennifer Grose (Slate) of how wildlife investigators found a killer grizzly in Yellowstone and the history of grizzly attacks in the park. Read it

Crocodile attacks woman in waist-deep water

April 3, 2012 - Australia - A crocodile has bitten a woman on the leg while she was swimming at a remote bay in Western Australia's Kimberley region. Full Report

Tiger attacks conservationist John Varty at South Africa wildlife park

March 30, 2012 - South Africa - A well-known conservationist was recovering Thursday after being attacked by a tiger at his wildlife park in South Africa. John Varty, whose work has appeared on the National Geographic Channel, was attacked at Tiger Canyons on Wednesday, his staff posted online. Full Report

Polar bear shot after breaking into homes and killing farm animals in Newfoundland town rampage

March 29, 2012 - Newfoundland, Canada - A tiny Newfoundland community was roused from its sleep early Thursday morning when a male polar bear began a rampage, breaking into a home and attacking farm animals. Full Report

Shandong sees another wild animal attack

March 26, 2012 - Shandong China - In east China's Shandong Province, there has been a stunning and sudden increase in the number of cases of people being killed or hurt by wild animals. Full report

Surfer Survives Bite After Falling On To Shark

March 21, 2012 - Nobby's Beach, Australia - A surfer has had a lucky escape after being bitten by a shark on Australia's Gold Coast - when he fell off his board and landed on the predator. Full report

Black bear attacks, bites Florida woman

March 16, 2012 - Longwood, Florida - Terri Gurley held on tightly as her dog Riley jerked at the leash and began to growl at the darkness early Friday morning. Full Report

Shark Attack: Three Mauled In Three Days

March 16, 2012 - Florida - A man has been savaged by a shark in Florida - just days after two other people were attacked in the same area. Martin County officials say a bull shark repeatedly bit the man on the arm in the attack on Thursday afternoon at Jensen beach. Full Report

Man-animal conflict on rise in Rajasthan

March 11, 2012 - Jaipur, India - In a sign of intensifying man-animal conflict in parts of Rajasthan, four persons were killed in animal attacks in less than one month, jerking the government into action. Full Report

Concern over man-leopard conflicts

February 29, 2012 - Kerala, India - The killing of a healthy female leopard that had strayed into the small hamlet of Angamoozhy in the Ranni forest division by an unruly mob on Tuesday was the latest in the series of human-leopard conflict in the State.

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