Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 - DEC - Animal Attacks

2014-12-30 - Two dogs attack and injure woman at bus stop in South Deering area of Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:

2014-12-29 - Shark attacks and kills 17-year-old boy at Cheynes Beach (Australia):

Quote: "The attack comes two weeks after an 18-year-old man was killed by a shark while spearfishing on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's east coast. Sharks are common off Australia's beaches, but fatal attacks are rare; the country has averaged fewer than two deadly attacks per year in recent decades."

Note: So they just blew past the ANNUAL average in two weeks...

2014-12-28 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man at Sand Spit Beach near San Luis Obispo (California):

2014-12-28 - Elephant attacks and kills person in Uhana on the island of Sri Lanka, again:

Quote: "Since August elephants on the island of Sri Lanka seems to be going berserk for some reason..."

2014-12-28 - Circus elephant attacks and kills 12-year-old boy in Duc Manh (Vietnam):

2014-12-28 - Two pit bulls attack and injure 10-year-old boy riding scooter in Enid (Oklahoma):

2014-12-28 - Family dog attacks and injures infant at home in Saanich on coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):

2014-12-28 - Wolves killing livestock and causing problems in Germany:

2014-12-27 - Tiger attacks and kills woman in Torahalli (India):

2014-12-27 - Coyote attacks three people in three incidents, lightly injures two, in coastal Fremont (California):

2014-12-26 - Pet pit bull mauls owner, man, 40, to death at home in Portage (Indiana):

Quote: "A pit bull mauled his owner to death on Christmas Day. According to WGN, 40-year-old Eddie Cahill was at home yesterday with his two 8-year-old dogs, Fay Boy and Keylo. Cahill’s wife, Bianca Rodriguez, was spend the day with her family. When she returned home around 5 p.m. she found Fat Boy with blood on his mouth and Cahill dead in the living room covered in dog bites."

2014-12-25 - Bear attacks on the rise in Annapurna (Nepal):

2014-12-24 - Hippopotamus attacks and kills woman at Lake Kazuni (Malawi):

2014-12-23 - Pit bull attacks and injures mother and son in Roseland area in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:

2014-12-23 - Two dogs attack and injure man in Harrison Township (Ohio):

2014-12-22 - Pack of dogs chases people, charges cop, in Kennett (Missouri), cop shoots one dead:

2014-12-21 - Bear attacks and injures 15-year-old girl in coastal Eastpoint (Florida):

Quote: "The attack happened near dusk Sunday in Eastpoint, Franklin County, on Florida’s panhandle. Mann told WMBB that her daughter was walking her dog when the bear attacked, dragging the teen into a ditch."

2014-12-21 - Green pit vipers exploding in population and attacking people in multiple areas in Vietnam:

2014-12-21 - Two pit bulls attack and injure man at marina in coastal San Leandro (California):

2014-12-17 - Elephants attack and kill 3 people in Satkania (Bangladesh):

2014-12-17 - Two pit bulls attack and injure man in Houston (Texas):

2014-12-15 - Shark attacks and kills 17-year-old boy at Rudder Reef off Port Douglas (Australia):

2014-12-15 - Dog attacks and injures man at home in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2014-12-14 - Javelina attacks woman, kills her dog, in Tucson (Arizona):

2014-12-13 - Packs of stray dogs menacing Kansas City (Kansas):

Quote: "Animal Control Director Michelle Angell acknowledged the city has a 'huge' problem with dog packs, saying residents fear jogging downtown and children are sometimes frightened by the animals, The Kansas City Star reported."

2014-12-12 - Cattle attack and kill man at farm in Knockmanoul (Ireland):

2014-12-10 - Man, 59, attacked and killed by male deer in Surovce (Slovakia):

Quote: "Police who opened a murder enquiry after a man died from more than 20 stab wounds have found the killer - a male stag that had speared him with its antlers."

Note: Okay, now I know: those antlers aren't just to impress the lady deers!

2014-12-10 - Wild boar attacks and injures two men in coastal Kakegawa, Shizuoka (Japan):

Quote: "Members of a local hunting association captured the 1-meter-long boar about an hour later on a riverbank and disposed of it."

2014-12-10 - Pit bull attacks and seriously injures woman and her dog in coastal San Diego (California):

2014-12-10 - Dog attacks and injures boy at Palmer Park in Janesville (Wisconsin):

2014-12-09 - Dog attacks and injures baby at home in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida):

2014-12-08 - Hippopotamus attacks and kills man at Makuleke Dam in Limpopo (South Africa):

2014-12-08 - Ram goes crazy and attacks home in Whitmore Lake (Michigan), man shoots it dead:

Quote: "A ram broke free from a neighbor's land and wanted very badly to be a part of the Richard's holiday gathering. 'It looked at us and I could see the aggression in its eyes,' Mike said. 'And started charging after us.' 'I slammed the door in its face and that's when all hell broke loose,' Paula said."

2014-12-07 - Two dogs attack and injure woman near Fountain (Colorado):

2014-12-07 - Deer breaks into home, ransacks bathroom, in Galloway (New Jersey):

Quote: "Responding officers found the glass on the front storm door shattered. They also found the frame on the main door damaged, indicating that the deer muscled its way through two doors to enter the home."

2014-12-07 - Wild boar breaks into university, smashes up stuff, in Wonju (South Korea):

2014-12-06 - Family dogs attack and kill 2-year-old child at home in coastal Crystal River (Florida):

2014-12-06 - Elephants trample man to death in Konganapalle (India):

2014-12-05 - Water buffalo goes on rampage, attacks people and cars in city in Sichuan Province (China), 14 injured:

Quote: "It finally took four police officers and 10 rounds to take down the buffalo and end the 40 minute long bovine panic."

2014-12-05 - Wild boar attacks and injures woman in yard at home in Adhivarahapuram (India):

2014-12-04 - Crocodile attacks and kills man at Lake Panic in Kruger National Park (South Africa):

Note: When they talk about 'hazards' at THIS golf course, they really mean it!

2014-12-03 - Swarm of rock bees attacks and kills 2 people, injures 23 more, in Devanahalli (India):

Quote: "Two people have died and 23 others were injured when a swarm of rock bees descended on a weekly market in Devanahalli, five kilometres from Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday afternoon."

2014-12-03 - Bear attacks and injures woman walking dog in Lake Mary (Florida):

2014-12-03 - Dogs attack and seriously injure woman in Plainfield (Connecticut):

2014-12-02 - Leopard attacks and injures four people in Badona (India):

2014-12-02 - Pack of dogs savagely attacks and injures woman in Denison (Texas):

2014-12-02 - Pit bulls attack and injure three people in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):

2014-12-02 - Pit bulls attack and injure two boys in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):

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