AAF EXTRA: Cougars Return to Eastern Canada

October 1, 2011 - Quebec, Canada - In 1938, Quebec’s last known cougar was caught by a trapper along the Maine-Quebec border. According to local wildlife researchers, the big cats were not seen in the province for at least 60 years after that, leading people to believe that by the 1980s cougars were either extinct in Quebec or close to it.

But, numerous sightings in recent years – including a cougar attack on a horse near Lac Brome in July – have researchers’ attention. Full Report

Man-Animal Conflicts in India

AAA EXTRA - September 23, 2011 - India - Report issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (Government of India) states that "Man-animal conflict is seen across the country in a variety of forms, including monkey menace in the urban areas, crop raiding by ungulates and wild pigs, depredation by elephants, and cattle and human killing by tigers and leopards. Full Report

Coyote attacks 3-year-old girl in Broomfield

September 20, 2011 - Broomfield, Colorado - For the fourth time since July a coyote has attacked or tried to attack a young child in Broomfield’s Anthem neighborhood, and wildlife officials are concerned the coyotes may be teaching the highly unusual behavior to each other. Full Report

India's holy cows turn violent

September 201,2011 - New Delhi, India - New figures show seventeen cases of attacks on people in the first half of this year – more than the total number of bites since 2004. Full Report

Grizzly bear wounded by hunters in Montana bites back, in fatal attack

September 18,2011 - Idaho-Montana Border - A bear hunter was killed by a wounded grizzly after trying to lure it away from another hunter — part of the group that shot the bear — on the Idaho-Montana border. Full Report

Humboldt County surfer escapes shark attack

September 15, 2011 - Samoa Beach, California - A shark attack at a popular Humboldt Bay surfing spot left a surfer shaken but unhurt and underlines that it is the time of year that white sharks begin showing up in greater numbers along the North Coast. Full Report

No rabies in raccoons from midtown attack

September15, 2011 - Sacramento, California - Lab tests for rabies were negative on three raccoons that were shot last week by animal control officers after attacking a woman and her dog. Full Report

AAF EXTRA: Coyotes Becoming More Common in W.Va.

September 14, 2011 - West Virginia - Coyote sightings across West Virginia are on the rise, and predator hunter Tom Bechdel said that’s not good news. Full Report

Trapped in tree, man shoots attacking mother bear

September 13, 2011 - Michigan, Upper Peninsula - A 49-year-old hunter in the Upper Peninsula's Mackinac County was attacked in his tree stand Sunday evening by a female bear, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries before shooting and killing his attacker, state wildlife officials said Monday. Full Report

Wild boar attacks people in Mudigere

September 13, 2011 - Mudigere, India - A huge tall single-horned wild boar appeared in the town at 10 am on Monday and injured passers-by before fleeing. The boar injured milkwoman Ganganamakki Sarojamma. When she started screaming, office boy Kiran came to rescue her but, in the attempt, he was also attacked. Full Report

AAF EXTRA: Mountain Lion sightings on the rise in the Ozarks

September 12, 2011 - Missouri - Review Mountain Lion sightings in the Ozarks. Also bears and wolves. Full Report

Magpie to be shot after attack

September 6,2011 - Tweed, Australia - Police have been directed to shoot a magpie responsible for an attack on a schoolgirl. Full Report

Newborn fatally mauled by family dog near Houston

September 4, 2011 - Houston, Texas - A two-week-old Houston-area boy has died after being mauled by the family dog. Full Report

Hyena mauls girl to death, attacks father and other men

September 4, 2011 - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl was last week mauled to death while three men were seriously injured after being attacked by a hyena which is terrorising villagers in Buhera district. Full Report

Shark bites legs off bodyboarder in Australia

September 4, 2011 - Sydney, Australia - A shark bit the legs off a bodyboarder at a popular surfing spot in western Australia on Sunday, killing the man, police said. Authories were reportedly searching for the shark as well as the man's missing limbs. Full Report

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