Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 - MAY - Animal Attacks

2013-05-31 - Two dogs burst out of yard and viciously attack postal worker in Saskatoon (Canada), cops shoot one dead:

2013-05-30 - Shark bites man's foot at Wategos Beach in Byron Bay (Australia), 1 lightly injured:

2013-05-29 - Dog bites 5-year-old boy on the face in Wausau (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The incident was the second report of a dog biting a child in Wausau this month. A pit bull bit 7-year-old Lilliana Lopez in the face on May 12, for which she needed reconstructive surgery."

Note: Dogs gettin' kinda face-eaterish there in Wausau recently...

2013-05-29 - Bear tries to chase dog into home in West Hartford (Connecticut), bear euthanized:

2013-05-28 - Police dog seriously mauls man helping police track fugitive, in North Yorkshire (Britain):

Quote: "A father-of-three fears he could lose the use of one of his arms after being savaged by a police dog as he helped officers track down a suspected criminal. Surgeons treating Mark Smith said the injuries to his left arm were like those from a shark attack following the mauling by the German Shepherd."

Quote: "The matter has been passed to the force’s Professional Standards Department who will investigate should a complaint be forthcoming."

Note: He may lose the use of his arm! I imagine a complaint WILL be forthcoming...

2013-05-28 - Two pit bulls attack man and two boys in Kansas City (Missouri):

2013-05-28 - Mystery animal killing pets in Tazewell (Virginia):

2013-05-28 - Bear attacks man's dogs, threatens man, man shoots it dead, in Klamath County (Oregon):

2013-05-27 - Shark bites 11-year-old boy on the foot at Ormond Beach (Florida), boy lightly injured:,0,952014.story

2013-05-27 - Pit bull suddenly attacks woman's black lab, man gets rifle and shoots it, in Rib Mountain (Wisconsin):

2013-05-26 - Swarm of bees chases family with children down mountain at Papago Park in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The family dropped everything and ran, a fire official said."

Note: Smart family!

2013-05-25 - Dog attacks and kills pensioner in Liverpool (Britain):

Quote: "Mr Clarke's death comes after a 14-year-old girl died in March when she was attacked by a pack of dogs at a house in Greater Manchester."

2013-05-25 - Dog attacks and seriously injures elderly woman at home in Seminole County (Florida):,0,4972480.story

Quote: "All I could see was foam and teeth..."

2013-05-25 - Bees swarm tree and start stinging people in Huntington (West Virginia):

2013-05-24 - Pyrenees dog viciously attacks and injures woman in Lebanon (Tennessee):

Quote: "'I've never heard about them attacking people; I've heard of them attacking coyotes coming in on sheep or vultures getting the baby lambs, but as far as them attacking people, no,' said Animal Control Officer Stephanie Cox."

2013-05-24 - Coyotes attack and kill pet dog at home near Bozeman (Montana):

2013-05-22 - Bees attack and injure 7 people at business campus in Mysore (India):

2013-05-22 - Cougar attacks and injures dog then teenager outside home in Belcarra (Canada):

Note: That's one brave teenager. Clearly he loves that dog, risked his life to save her...

2013-05-22 - Coyote attacks and kills dog at home in neighborhood in Reno (Nevada):

Quote: "The coyotes are not looking to harrass humans, but they are looking at humans as a source of food, whether it be dog food left on a porch, whether it be a small dog alone in a back yard..."

2013-05-22 - Pit bulls runs up to woman on porch and bites her on her face and legs, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2013-05-21 - Pit bull mix dog attacks cat and man in Hialeah (Florida), man goes Rambo on dog with machete, dog dies, cat does too:

Quote: "Luciano Molina says a stray dog’s attack on him and his cat all happened so fast. After he grabbed a machete-style knife, it ended with blood splattered everywhere."

Note: And this year's award for Badass Geriatric goes to Luciano Molina of Hialeah, Florida!

2013-05-21 - Boxer attacks cop in coastal Hampton (Virginia), cop shoots it, dog injured:,0,7615112.story

2013-05-20 - Two donkeys attack and kill man in Magyarszecsod (Hungaria):

Quote: "It happened May 13 in the western Hungarian town of Magyarszecsod, when Sandor Horvath, a 65-year-old retired firefighter, was apparently pulled off his motorcycle by the donkeys kept on a lot neighboring his small farm. The animals likely dragged him some 50 meters (55 yards), biting and trampling him."

Note: First fatal donkey attack I've seen so far...

2013-05-19 - Pit bull attacks 3-year-old girl's face, seriously injures her, in Hazel Dell (Washington):

Quote: "[There] wasn’t a whole lot of bleeding going on; it was just a lot of scarring on the face, or a lot of ripping in the face, really bad looking."

2013-05-18 - Two dogs attack and injure father and two young children on Greenbrook Drive in Douglas County (Georgia):

Quote: "The dogs ran into the road where the group was walking and began biting the children."

Note: Not pit bulls this time, for a change. A boxer and a Boston terrier...

2013-05-17 - Pit bull attacks and seriously injures 3-year-old boy at home on Penny Tew Mill Road in Newton Grove (North Carolina):

Note: I highlight the word 'mill' because mills are virtually always built near bodies of flowing water like streams or creeks or rivers, to provide free energy for millwork...

2013-05-17 - Two pit bulls escape, attack and injure 3 people in coastal Holly Hills (Florida):,0,6231705.story

Quote: "They actually took turns biting me. When I was trying to fight one off, the other one would attack me..."

Quote: "Those dogs were vicious. They were in it for blood, and once they tasted it, they would not stop..."

Quote: "All three victims were bitten before the sun rose and all three had to go to the hospital."

Note: So this occurred during the wee hours...

2013-05-16 - Bee swarm engulfs home in San Benito (Texas), 1 critically injured:

2013-05-16 - Bees attack and sting two people in Tuscon (Arizona):

2013-05-15 - Woman's pit bull attacks and injures her at home in Belmont (Pennsylvania), near the Schuylkill River:

Quote: "Police responded and fired 11 shots at the pit bull, killing the dog."

2013-05-15 - Two pit bulls attack and injure man on Lyman Street in Brockton (Massachusetts):

Quote: "The dogs came up, knocked him to ground and started biting him..."

2013-05-15 - Pit bull attacks man, 63, and boy, 16, in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan, cops shoot it dead:

Quote: "The teen was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital with bite wounds to his feet and legs. He needed 19 metal staples to close his wounds."

2013-05-15 - Two pit bulls enter family's home and kill their cat in Longview (Washington):

2013-05-14 - Four dogs attack and kill wheelchair-bound amputee in Harleyville (South Carolina):

2013-05-14 - Coyotes snatching dogs off the street in Westchester Count (New York):

Quote: "Unfortunately they seem unusually aggressive this year..."

Quote: "I'm here 22 years and have never seen anything like what is going on..."

Note: Could be whatever they normally eat has died off, so they're now looking for alternative food sources, like our pets...

2013-05-14 - English mastiff attacks and seriously injures owner at home in coastal Brick (New Jersey):

Quote: "The English mastiff can weigh between 150 to 250 pounds, according to Wikipedia."

Note: With a neurotoxin floating around the atmosphere and driving people and animals crazy (as well as sickening and killing them), I don't think I'd voluntarily want to have a 150-250 pound dog anywhere near me...

2013-05-13 - Pit bull attacks and seriously injures 5-year-old child at home in Colonial Heights (Virginia):

Quote: "The attack was so brutal the child's front teeth are gone. His neck is stitched from end to end."

2013-05-12 - Swarm of bees attacks five hikers on the Linda Vista Trail near Tuscon (Arizona):

Quote: "Five hikers, including a 6-year-old boy, were attacked by bees Sunday morning as they hiked Linda Vista Trail, near North Oracle Road and East Calle Concordia. The boy was stung more than 100 times by the bees, and the other four hikers, all male, were estimated to be stung more than 150 times..."

Quote: "It appears the bees came out of nowhere and attacked them..."

Quote: "This is among several bee attacks in the Tucson-area and Southern Arizona in recent weeks. One climber died last week from a bee attack."

2013-05-12 - Dog attacks and kills one miniature horse, wounds another, in coastal Edgartown (Massachusetts):

2013-05-12 - Dog attacks and injures 8-year-old girl in Progress Village (Florida), near the coast:

2013-05-11 - Pit bull attacks and injures girl, 15, who nearly loses ear, in Corona (California), near Lake Mathews:

Quote: "Cuevas’ right ear had to be re-attached with seven staples and stitches."

2013-05-11 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman in her front yard at home in North Knox County (Tennessee):

2013-05-10 - Dog attacks toddler in stroller then man who came to help, in Exeter (New Hampshire):

Quote: "It looked like she tried to nip at the baby's head. For some reason that dog wanted that child..."

Quote: "At one point, the agitated dog went after Kondrat. 'It lunged at me and caught my hand and started biting. He really got a hold of me,' he said."

2013-05-09 - Four pit bulls maul woman to death in Littlerock (California):

2013-05-09 - Swarm of bees kills dog, injures woman, in San Antonio (Texas):

2013-05-09 - Man flees cops, gets attacked by alligator in Pinellas Park (Florida):

2013-05-08 - Shark attacks and kills man on his honeymoon at Reunion Island (France):

2013-05-08 - Plague of flies breaks out in Sarajevo (Bosnia):

Quote: "Serbian press said that the insects cleared streets and squares of people in just a few minutes after they descended on the central town of Kraljevo on Monday night."

2013-05-07 - Bees attack and kill hiker at Mt. Hopkins (Arizona):

2013-05-07 - Two dogs attack and injure 7-year-old boy in Elkhorn (Nebraska), near Two Rivers State Recreation Area:

2013-05-07 - Dogs attack and injure runner, woman, in Tuscon (Arizona):

2013-05-06 - Irukandji jellyfish stinging people in unprecedented numbers at beaches in Ningaloo (Australia), scientists baffled:

2013-05-05 - Five dogs attack and injure woman while she walks with daughter in coastal Flagler County (Florida):

2013-05-04 - Shark attacks and lightly injures teen at beach in Sebastian (Florida):

2013-05-04 - Pack of dogs kills 9 goats near Tonasket (Washington), near the Okanogan River:

2013-05-03 - Dog attacks woman, bites off chunk of her nose, her husband bites dog's nose to save her, in Madrid (Iowa):

2013-05-02 - Swarm of bees attacks and seriously injures woman in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Allen said the woman had bees in her hair and was running down the street. She said landscapers had sprayed water on the woman to try and help."

2013-05-02 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures three people in Tuscon (Arizona):

Note: I'd give this story a Bee Plus...

2013-05-02 - Swarm of bees attacks and seriously stings woman in Tuscon (Arizona):

Quote: "It was the second serious incident involving bees in Tucson on Thursday..."

2013-05-02 - Bees swarm, trap students inside junior high school in Estacada (Oregon):

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