Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 - OCT - Animal Attacks

2014-10-31 - Pets attacking people in Cumbria (Britain):

Note: The Cumbria region is located on Britain's western side, e.g. the side most apt to get hit by hydrogen sulfide and methane blowing in off the Atlantic Ocean...

2014-10-31 - Shark attacks and lightly injures woman at beach in North Kohala (Hawaii):

2014-10-31 - Pit bull attacks children and woman in Toledo (Ohio), dog shot dead:

Quote: "Police said the dog, which was owned by Denise Johnson of North Ontario Street, had attacked small children belonging to the woman who was being attacked when officers first saw the animal."

2014-10-31 - Pit bull attacks and lightly injures man, man shoots it dead, in Salt Lake City (Utah):

2014-10-30 - Four pit bulls attack and critically injure woman in Rowland (North Carolina), woman taken off life support, dies:

Quote: "The dogs, which were kept inside a fence that included her house, dragged her down concrete steps and into the yard where they ripped off her ears, tore out her hair and mutilated her arms and legs, her daughter-in-law said."

2014-10-30 - Dog attacks and injures 5-year-old girl in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

2014-10-30 - Black bear attacks pet dog, dog dies of heart attack, in Golden Gate Estates area in coastal Naples (Florida):

2014-10-29 - Shark attacks and injures surfer at Wallabi Point (Australia):

2014-10-29 - Family pit bull attacks and injures young boy at home in Clearfield (Utah), near the Great Salt Lake:

2014-10-25 - Pit bull crashes through screen window, attacks and injures toddler, in Caldwell County (North Carolina):

Quote: "Channel 9 talked to the owner of the dog off camera, who said the dog has never been aggressive before."

2014-10-24 - Dog attacks and kills 7-year-old child in Hustisford (Wisconsin), near Sinissippi Lake:

2014-10-24 - Dog menaces woman and attacks deputy in Burke Canyon area of Wallace (Idaho), dog shot dead:

2014-10-23 - Swarm of Africanized bees attacks and kills dog, injures man and second dog, in San Luis (Arizona):

Quote: "'It is really unusual to have this kind of call,' Moreno. 'It is extremely rare.' The homeowner, Moreno said, told police that he had seen a large swarm of bees circling around his backyard and that they suddenly attacked him."

2014-10-23 - Dog brutally attacks and injures young girl in Collinsville (Oklahoma), hundreds of stitches:

2014-10-23 - Four pit bull mix dogs attack and injure boy and girl on street in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

2014-10-22 - Shark attacks surfer, bites board, woman okay, off Waipuilani Beach Park in Kihei (Hawaii):

Quote: "The shoreline from the old Suda Store to Kalama Beach Park was closed Wednesday, following the third encounter between a surfer/paddleboarder and a shark in a four-day period on Maui."

2014-10-22 - Man attacked and injured by his own pit bull, in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

Quote: "The attack happened on Lucas Lane in Cocoa and eyewitnesses claim the dog bites left the man bleeding heavily, officials said. The dog mauled both of the man's arms, leaving large amounts of blood in several places in the yard and in the street, investigators said. Paramedics said the man had blood coming from at least one artery."

2014-10-22 - Bear attacks and kills man in the Bieszczady Mountains (Poland):,Bear-to-be-shot-after-man-found-dead

Quote: "GOPR has stressed that this is the first such incident in the Bieszczady region in 50 years."

2014-10-21 - Swarm of bees attacks at least 23 children at school in Saginaw (Michigan):

2014-10-21 - Police dog gets aggressive and attacks cops in Great Falls (Montana), euthanized:

Quote: "According to Chief David Bowen, Shep had to be euthanized last Friday after the dog began showing aggressive and uncharacteristic behavior. In recent weeks, two incidents occurred where officers were bitten in unprovoked attacks and had to be treated at the hospital emergency department."

2014-10-21 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman in Valle Vista (California), euthanized:

2014-10-20 - Swarm of bees attacks people at funeral in Shahpur (Pakistan), 15 injured:

2014-10-20 - Shark attacks and injures 7-year-old girl at beach on Hilton Head Island (South Carolina):

2014-10-20 - Shark attacks surfer, knocks him over, damages board, in Maui (Hawaii):

Quote: "It was the second encounter with a shark on Maui in three days. On Saturday, a surfer surf site known as Freight Trains off Maalaea shoved his surf board into a shark's mouth to fend it off."

2014-10-20 - Three dogs attack and injure woman in her yard in Damascus (Arkansas):

2014-10-19 - Spider crawls under man's skin, burrows up scar tissue on his chest, in Bali:

Note: Then his chest started heaving at dinner, and a spider head burst out of his chest, squealed, and the spider ran into the darkness. Okay, I added that part!

2014-10-18 - Shark attacks surfer at beach in Maalaea (Hawaii), man okay, board injured:

2014-10-18 - Two pit bulls attack man and woman at 7 AM, face attack on woman, in Lubbock (Texas), dogs shot dead:

2014-10-18 - Dogs attack cars at dealership in Modesto (California), cars injured:

2014-10-16 - Shark attacks and injures teen girl at Avoca Beach (Australia):

2014-10-16 - Dog attacks and injures woman at home in Silver Spring (Maryland), dog charges officers, dog shot dead:

2014-10-15 - Dog or coyote attacks man out for a walk, bites him on the face, in Clinton (Connecticut):

Quote: "According to police, all the man was doing was going for a walk by himself when the animal came out from the woods and bit him in the face."

2014-10-14 - Four pit bulls viciously attack man and woman in Modesto (California), man killed, all 4 dogs shot dead:

Quote: "Juan Fernandez, 59, died of multiple traumatic injuries suffered in Tuesday’s attack at his home in the city of Modesto, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said. His mother, Maria, remained hospitalized in critical condition."

2014-10-13 - Pit bull attacks man, man stabs the hell out of it, in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Animal cruelty investigators say a fight between a neighbor and a pit bull mix that left the dog in need of hundreds of stitches may be a case of self-defense. 'The investigation is revealing this is a case of self-defense by a person faced with a dog who was at-large and in attack mode,' the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release Monday evening."

2014-10-13 - Two cows run amok, shot dead, in Norwich (Britain), near the River Wensum, third cow found dead, unknown cause:

Note: They might have gotten hit by a cloud of hydrogen sulfide, which killed one outright and drove the other two insane with neurological damage. Pretty much the same as how it's affecting people: some people die, some people go insane...

2014-10-12 - Shark attacks and lightly injures woman at Melbourne Beach (Florida):

2014-10-11 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 22 engineers at power plant in Uran (India):

Quote: "Twenty-two trainee engineers were hospitalized after being attacked a swarm of bees at a gas turbine power station plant in Uran on Saturday. The youths, all in their early 20s, are under treatment at Indira Gandhi Rural Hospital."

2014-10-11 - Shark attacks inflatable boat off the coast near Castle Rock (Australia), 2 aboard okay:

Quote: "Several beaches were closed in Western Australia Sunday after a suspected shark attack on an inflatable boat, officials said, just a week after a surfer had parts of his arms bitten off in a separate mauling."

2014-10-10 - Crocodile attacks and kills woman as she mows grass in Bihar (India):

2014-10-08 - Swarm of bees attacks dignitaries and crowd in Maddur (India):

Quote: "Hundreds of people who had gathered on the premises scattered as the bees started attacking the crowd. Some were seen taking refuge in the classrooms and toilets."

2014-10-08 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills one man, injures others, in Tucson (Arizona):

2014-10-08 - Swarm of bees attacks and critically injures man in Hearne (Texas):

2014-10-08 - Three dogs attack and injure man and his dog, cop shoots two dogs dead, in coastal Cocoa (Florida):

2014-10-07 - Shark attacks and injures woman near Cape Canaveral (Florida):

2014-10-07 - Possible coydogs attacking peoples' pets in Seymour (Tennessee):

Quote: "The fact that they stuck around even after the humans came out and harassed them a little bit is very strange. So, it leads me to believe that maybe it's a cross between a dog and coyote. That happens in nature if a coyote can't find a mate it will breed with a domestic dog..."

2014-10-06 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman on street in Wilmington (Delaware), dog shot and killed:

Quote: "Reddick said he did exactly what he saw in a YouTube video about how to get a dog to stop attacking somebody: 'I pushed everybody out of the way and took off my belt, wrapped it under the dog's throat and lifted up hard to cut off his air supply.' The video said that would cause 'a gag reflex', like they're going to throw up, he said."

Note: Thanks, Aaron, I'll remember that, especially since I always wear a belt. Even if it doesn't make the dog gag, it should knock the dog unconscious or kill it. Not that I'm in any way hoping to encounter a rampaging dog!

2014-10-06 - Alligator attacks and injures man in the Indian River in Brevard County (Florida):

2014-10-05 - In separate incidents, sharks attack and injure two people within 30 minutes at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2014-10-04 - Great white shark attacks kayak near Santa Barbara (California), kayakers rescued:

Quote: "The shark encounter was the second in two days in this same area. A surfer was also attacked by a shark on Thursday forcing officials to close beaches to surfers through the weekend."

2014-10-04 - Dog attacks and kills baby girl at home in Daventry, Northamptonshire (Britain):

2014-10-03 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 20 children on Apple Island (Michigan):

2014-10-03 - Swarm of bees or yellow jackets attacks 7 people in Marietta (Pennsylvania), near the Susquehanna River:

Quote: "The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on North Decatur Street between Wasp Street and Essex Street. The group was walking in the block when the bees came out of the ground and attacked them..."

2014-10-03 - Swarm of giant hornets attacks dozens of runners near Highclere Castle in Hampshire (Britain):

Quote: "A swarm of deadly giant hornets have attacked runners taking part in a charity race in the grounds of the mansion where Downton Abbey is set. Dozens of competitors were stung and one man was taken to hospital after the insects struck during a six-mile race in the shadow of Highclere Castle in Berkshire, where the hit ITV show is filmed. They were feared to be lethal Asian giant hornets which have winged their way to Europe and are turning up in ever-increasing numbers in Britain after crossing the English Channel."

Note: These giant hornets are really scary, like something out of a nightmare!

2014-10-02 - Shark attacks and injures man at Jacks Point near Vandenberg Air Force Base (California), 3 beaches closed:

Quote: "Three beaches along coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base have been closed through the weekend after a 28-year-old surfer survived an attack by a shark, authorities said Friday."

2014-10-02 - Shark attacks and critically injures man, man loses an arm, at Wylie Bay near Esperance (Australia):

Quote: "The man, believed to be Bunbury man Sean Pollard, suffered devastating injuries, including the loss of both arms, while he surfed 150m offshore at the remote surfbreak at 11am. He is believed to have been with his girlfriend when the shark struck."

2014-10-02 - Pack of 12 dogs attacks and injures naked man in Detroit (Michigan), man loses both hands and both feet:

Quote: "The unnamed 40- to 50-year-old victim lost both his hands and his feet in the attack. Friday afternoon, he remained in critical condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital. At this time it’s unclear what led to the attack. Woody said police don’t know what the man was doing on the property or why he was unclothed."

2014-10-02 - Fox attacks family dog in North Reading (Massachusetts):

2014-10-01 - Woman attacked and injured by her own dog at home on Dry Creek Road in Mt. Pleasant (North Carolina):

2014-10-01 - Pit bull attacks and injures 7-year-old girl, face attack, at home on Spring Street near Perris (California):

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