Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2013 - SEP - Animal Attacks

2013-09-29 - Shark attacks and injures man near coastal Ashdod (Israel):

Quote: "The man was in deep water some 7 km off the coast when the shark attacked him, leaving deep wounds from his forearm to his hand."

2013-09-29 - Shark attacks and injures surfer at beach in Melbourne (Florida):

2013-09-29 - Dog chases people, mauls deputy, at Spring Lakes Golf Club in Chatsworth (Georgia):

Quote: "Tankersley sustained multiple and serious deep lacerations and bite puncture wounds to his arms, chest, neck and face. In order to defend himself from more injuries Tankersley had to utilize his service firearm against the aggressive dog."

2013-09-28 - Swarm of bees attacks and stings about 20 people at birthday party for child in Tuscon (Arizona):

2013-09-27 - Dog attacks and kills 5-year-old boy in Baker City (Oregon):

2013-09-27 - Two dogs attack and injure woman in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2013-09-26 - In unusual spate of attacks, giant hornets kill 28 people, injure more than 100, in China:

Quote: "He said that a handful of people are killed every year in the region by hornets, especially in forested areas, but that this year has been unusually severe..."

2013-09-26 - Leopard attacks and kills 7-year-old boy in village in Kashmir (India):

Quote: "A seven-year-old boy was killed Thursday when a leopard entered a village in India-administered Kashmir and attacked him, local authorities said on Friday, raising the number of children killed by leopards in the region so far this year to at least six."

Quote: "Attacks by leopards and bears have been on the rise in India-administered Kashmir in recent years..."

2013-09-26 - Wild pigs terrorize Lithonia suburb of Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "Reuters reports that at least four feral pigs, which can grow up to 400 pounds, are running wild in Lithonia, Georgia, a suburb just 19 miles outside the city."

2013-09-25 - Shark attacks and injures boy at Panama City Beach (Florida):

2013-09-25 - Dog attacks and injures 11-year-old girl in Beechview (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Neighbors who live in the area told Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski that the dog is generally a nice dog."

2013-09-25 - Dog attacks and injures 8-year-old girl in Alton (Illinois):

2013-09-24 - Dog attacks and injures woman in Wausau (Wisconsin):

2013-09-23 - Pit bull attacks and seriously injures 3-year-old child in Faulkner County (Arkansas):

2013-09-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills man at home in Eden (Arizona):

Quote: "...a Meals on Wheels delivery volunteer found Juan Garcia deceased in his back yard with what appeared to be a substantial amount of bee stingers embedded in all of his exposed skin, including his arms and face."

2013-09-22 - Swarm of bees kills horse, stings woman, in Willcox (Arizona):

2013-09-22 - Dogs kill toddler, injure babysitter, in Gilbert (Arizona):

2013-09-21 - Shark bites and lightly injures woman in Ormond Beach (Florida):

2013-09-21 - Hungry elephants rampaging through homes in Maoist-hit Jhumra Hills (India):

Quote: "Poklal Rajwar of Pandnataad said the tuskers demolished a large portion of his house in the night. 'We were sleeping when tuskers demolished our wall in search of foodgrain,' he said. The other villagers ran outside to save themselves. Tuskers ate up several tonnes of rice and foodgrains stored in the houses of villagers."

2013-09-20 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills family dog in Plantation (Florida), near the coast:

2013-09-20 - Three pit bulls brutally attack poodle in coastal Washington DC, cops shoot one dead:

2013-09-19 - Two dogs attack young girl in Tulsa (Oklahoma), man sledgehammers them to death:

Quote: "Miranda says Robert used a sledgehammer because the family does not own a gun."

Note: I guess I can see both sides here, but still, pretty brutal...

2013-09-19 - Bulldog bites toddler in the face in Windermere (Florida), owners take off:

Note: Windermere is simply surrounded by bodies of water...

2013-09-19 - Two Labrador retrievers seriously maul assistant fire chief in Stokes County (North Carolina):

2013-09-18 - Three pit bulls attack and injure man and his dog in Waterloo (Iowa):

Quote: "Three dogs described as pit bulls attacked a 79-year-old man and his dog in in Waterloo, continuing a string of such attacks in the city."

2013-09-18 - Two pit bulls attack woman and her dogs in Union (Missouri), Ameren workers come to the rescue:

2013-09-17 - Vicious pack of dogs terrorizes neighborhood in Dothan (Alabama):

2013-09-16 - Pit bull bursts into home, attacks woman and her dogs, in Waterloo (Iowa), man beats it back with a table:

Note: I was gonna say 'man beats it off with a table' but that didn't sound quite right...

2013-09-15 - Dogs attack and kill 5-year-old boy in coastal Kotzebue (Alaska):

2013-09-15 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman and her dog in North Smithfield (Rhode Island):

2013-09-14 - Raccoons attacking people in Arlington (Virginia), near the Potomac River:

2013-09-14 - Dog attacks 9-year-old girl and others, near Santee Lakes in Santee (California), man kills it:

Quote: "Schaller said the man told deputies the dog had been acting overly aggressive in the past few weeks and had bitten a 9-year-old girl, two neighbors and his girlfriend."

Quote: "Deputies, after consulting with county animal control officers, decided not to cite the man for any crime. 'It’s not unlawful to dispatch your own dog if it’s done in a humane manner,' he said. As for firing a gun near a residential area, Schaller said, deputies 'cut him a break' for 'his basic ignorance of the law.'"

2013-09-14 - Two pit bulls terrorize neighborhood in Springfield (Massachusetts), cop shoots them both dead:

Quote: "When two officers arrived and exited their cruiser, the two pit bulls tried to attack them. 'One officer shot and killed both dogs,' Hitas said."

2013-09-14 - Shark or sting ray attacks and injures man at beach in Pensacola (Florida):

2013-09-13 - Swarm of hornets attacks and injures 30 people, mostly children, in Nanning (China):

Quote: "The teacher, Li Zhiqiang, said he was resting near a classroom when he heard children screaming that they were being chased by hornets. Failing to drive the hornets away, Li told them to hide under tables. He stayed outside to try to drive off the insects before he passed out."

2013-09-13 - Africanized bees attack and injure man in Glasgow Village, East Bank Berbice (Guyana):

2013-09-13 - Bear attacks and injures pet dog on deck of home in Dover (New Hampshire):

2013-09-12 - Shark attacks and lightly injures 13-year-old girl at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2013-09-12 - Hyenas reported attacking people in eastern Zimbabwe:

2013-09-12 - Sixty people stung or bitten by fish and stingrays at beaches in coastal Mumbai (India):

2013-09-11 - Pit bull mix bites five-year-old boy on the head in the Town of Lockport (New York):

2013-09-09 - Cougar attacks and injures woman on Flores Island near Vancouver Island (Washington), man spears it and kills it:

2013-09-08 - Woman attacked and injured by shark off Coffin Point at St. Helena Island (South Carolina):

2013-09-07 - Shark attacks and lightly injures two men at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2013-09-07 - Dog bites and injures 4-year-old girl in Courtland (Minnesota):

Quote: "The dog has never attacked anyone before, and no charges have been filed."

2013-09-07 - Coyotes attacking alpacas and peacocks in Washington Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Just be aware that in this area there’s obviously a rash of coyotes, very aggressive coyotes, attacking pretty much anything they can get their hands on..."

2013-09-06 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman, kills her dog, in Gainesville (Florida), near Newmans Lake:

2013-09-06 - Pit bull attacks and injures 11-year-old girl in Nashville (Tennessee):

2013-09-05 - Swarm of bees attacks and stings 12 preschoolers and 2 teachers in Castle Rock (Colorado):

2013-09-05 - Dog attacks and injures child at school in Bradley County (Tennessee):

2013-09-04 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 23 students and teacher at school in Fairfax (Virginia):

Quote: "It is unclear at this time on what may have caused the bee stings."

Note: My guess? Bees...

2013-09-04 - Three dogs attack two women, injure one, in Madison (Tennessee):

2013-09-03 - Group of 'jackal-like' creatures attacks and injures 18 people in Khanugaon (India):

Quote: "A group of wild animal resembling a jackal has led to panic in Khanugaon locality of the state capital after having attacked and injured over 18 people during past few days. So much so that people have stopped moving out during the night in the locality along the banks of Upper Lake at the VIP road side. A team of forest staff that was deployed to identify and catch the animal have failed and remain clueless."

Note: Maybe these are a completely new lifeform, possibly a genetic chimera, a blending of two species. In that case, they may be some type of jackal-dog chimera, or hyena-jackal, or something like that. There was a story a year or so ago (sorry, didn't save the link) where a hunter was shooting at some wolves or coyotes and one of them STOOD UP ON TWO LEGS AND RUSHED HIM. The pictures of that creature, if that was legit, and it may have been, looked like that may have been a wolf-human or coyote-human chimera. We may end up seeing all kinds of stuff that seem like creatures of legend. In fact, this process, occurring at a low level, may have been the basis for many legends and myths from the past: satyrs, werewolves, sasquatch, pixies, giants, minotaurs, mermaids, etc. The reason I think it's viruses that act as the genetic data transfer vehicle is because that's what WE use to deliver genetic information with gene therapy, so maybe nature does the same thing when the conditions are just right. This means new lifeforms - possibly partly human - can spring up anywhere at anytime now. Think about the implications...

2013-09-02 - Shark attacks and injures 17-year-old boy at Ormond Beach (Florida):

Note: A shark just attacked and injured a boy the day prior too, at a beach in St. Augustine (Florida). Hawaii is also being hit with an unprecedented number of shark attacks, as mentioned in the 2013-08-23 update. From the full hypothesis: "Predators will attempt to adapt to the changes in the biosphere and may turn to our pets or to us as an alternate source of nutrition." With all the worldwide fish die-offs, pickings are likely getting slimmer for sharks. We're not their ideal choice for a meal, but we're handy and they're getting hungry, and we're edible, soooo...

2013-09-01 - Shark attacks and injures 9-year-old boy at beach in St. Augustine (Florida):

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