Alligator Case Headed To Supreme Court

October 19, 2011 - Savannah, Georgia - An alligator killed 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams of Savannah in a chilling 2007 attack. The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case testing the extent to which property owners are responsible for animal attacks. Full Report

AAF EXTRA (Tragedy in Ohio): Police Kill Dozens of Animals Freed on Ohio Reserve

October 19, 2011 - Zanesville, Ohio - 56 exotic creatures — a fierce menagerie that included wolves, monkeys and 18 Bengal tigers, an endangered species whose numbers total less than 3,000 in the wild — that had fled their cages on a 73-acre private reserve were hunted down. Most were killed. Full Report

Man Dies After Deer Attack

October 13, 2011 - New Brunswick, Canada - Wildlife officials on Wednesday shot and killed a herd of 11 deer that had been kept by a man in northern New Brunswick who died Sunday after being attacked by one of the animals. Full Report

Shark Attacks Attest to Environmental Sins of Suape Port

October 12, 2011 - Recife, Brazil - Sharks began attacking swimmers, and especially surfers on the beaches of Recife, as of 1992, after the port began receiving larger numbers of ships between 1989 and 1991. Full Report

Coyote Attacks 3-Year-Old Saginaw Boy

October 7, 2011 - Saginaw, Texas - Father says he killed animal when he couldn't frighten it off Full Report

Rhino attacks photographer in N Bengal forest

October 4, 2011 - India - A male rhino which strayed from Gorumara Reserve Forest on Sunday attacked a photographer and flung him in the air several times while he was trying to click the animal’s pictures. Full Report

Bear chases dog into home, attacks owners

October 03, 2011 - Oliver Township, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania couple was hospitalized Monday after they were attacked by a bear that got into their home. Full Report

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

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