Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 - APR - Animal Attacks

2015-04-01 - Dog attacks up 357% since 2012 in Kent (Britain):

Quote: "Kent has seen an alarming 357% increase in dog attacks since 2012, according to figures obtained by KentOnline. The data from Kent Police shows that in 2012 there were 100 attacks in public places which resulted in injury; in 2014 this figure leapt to 457."

Note: That's just a dramatic increase...

2015-04-01 - Family dog attacks and injures 4-year-old boy in coastal Lacey (Washington):

Quote: "The bites to the boy’s face were so deep, parts of his skull were exposed."

2015-04-01 - Pit bull attacks and critically injures 9-year-old boy in Tuscaloosa (Alabama):

2015-04-02 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman and dog in Reeseville  (Wisconsin), motorist restrains pit bull to death:

Quote: "The pit bull died while being 'restrained' on the ground by a passing motorist, according to the release, which did not describe the nature of the restraint."

Note: I would describe the nature of the restraint as 'effective'...

2015-04-02 - Grey wolf attacks and injures woman's dog at home in Lake Forest (Illinois):

2015-04-02 - Elephant attacks and kills man in Kerala (India), 4th fatal elephant attack in two weeks:

2015-04-02 - Elephant attacks and kills border guard in coastal Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh):

2015-04-03 - Shark attacks and injures man at beach near Jupiter (Florida):

2015-04-04 - 3000 dog bite incidents in three months hit Hyderabad (India):

2015-04-04 - Crocodile attacks woman doing laundry, woman's mother beats it away with a bat, in Thikariya Mubarak (India):

Quote: "The mother began thumping the reptile with a wooden bat that’s normally used to beat the dirt out of laundry. Her bold assault prompted the creature to release her daughter’s foot, Ashok Pandya, the local forestry official, told CNN on Sunday."

2015-04-04 - Elephants attack and kill man at home in West Bengal (India):

2015-04-04 - Stray dogs attack and kill young girl in coastal Mumbai (India):

2015-04-05 - Shark attacks steadily on the rise in Florida:

2015-04-05 - Bees swarm kids as Obama reads to them outside the White House in coastal Washington DC:

Note: The kids gave Obama's reading a bee plus after they stopped screaming!

2015-04-05 - Swarm of bees attacks and stings four people in coastal New Port Richey (Florida):

2015-04-05 - Pit bull attacks and injures three women at home in coastal Bradenton (Florida):

2015-04-05 - Sea lion bites man, pulls him into the water, in coastal Mission Bay (California):

2015-04-06 - Dog attacks and injures 4-year-old girl at home in Hoxie (Arkansas):

2015-04-06 - Dog attacks and injures 4-year-old boy at apartments in Snellville (Georgia):

2015-04-06 - Jellyfish sting 17 people, and two more people drown, at beaches in Pangasinan (Philippine Islands):

2015-04-07 - Two dogs attack and injure woman in Grand Junction (Colorado):

2015-04-07 - Cow attacks and kills man in Hoschton (Georgia):

Quote: "Nichols said the victim owned the property and he owned the animal. He did not know what prompted the animal to attack. The bull was not euthanized; family members will decide what to do with the animal, according to Nichols."

Note: Anyone up for barbecued steaks and ribs?!

2015-04-08 - Dog attacks child, bites child on the head, in Julian (North Carolina):

2015-04-08 - Dog attacks and kills woman in Washington (Georgia):

2015-04-09 - Dog attacks and injures 8-year-old boy in coastal Miami (Florida):

2015-04-09 - Wild boar attacks and injures two people and dog in Gloucestershire (Britain):

2015-04-09 - Elephant attacks and kills man near Kazungula (Botswana):

2015-04-10 - Leopard attacks and kills little girl in Rampur (India):

2015-04-10 - Leopard attacks and injures man and boy in Dhar District (India):

2015-04-10 - Wolf dines on woman in Borovitsa (Russia):

Quote: "Shop owner Natalia Nekrasova, 56, said: 'It doesn't matter if it ate her when she was dead or whether it killed her and then ate her. What matters is that it now has a taste for human blood and could come back for more.'"

2015-04-10 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills horse near San Benito (Texas):

2015-04-10 - Elephants attack and kill woman in Chhattisgarh (India), eleventh fatal elephant attack in district:

2015-04-11 - Shark attacks and injures man at McKenzies Beach, near Batemans Bay (Australia):

2015-04-11 - Pack of dogs attacks and critically injures woman in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "A woman is in critical condition right now after getting attacked and bitten by a pack of dogs. It happened on Lewis street in South Nashville where we are hearing many dogs are on the loose."

2015-04-12 - Shark attacks and kills 13-year-old boy at Reunion Island (France):

Quote: "A 13-year-old boy has been killed by a shark off the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion."

Quote: "The shark tore off the boy’s limbs and part of his stomach as he was surfing early on Sunday morning..."

2015-04-12 - Swarm of bees attacks several hikers and two rescuers at Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale (Arizona):

2015-04-12 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures eight people in Nallamada (India):

2015-04-12 - Two dogs attack and injure 7 people in Plano (Texas):

2015-04-12 - Monkey attacks woman, womans falls off building and dies, in Vrindavan (India):

2015-04-13 - Two dogs attack and seriously injure boy at school in Glen Burnie (Maryland):

Quote: "Fire officials said the boy was suffering severe upper extremity trauma on his head, arm, face and chest."

2015-04-13 - Bear attacks and kills woman in the Kalvarayan Hills (India):

2015-04-13 - Monkey seeking vengeance attacks train drivers in Bihar (India):

2015-04-13 - Crocodile attacks and kills man at Bojorquez Lagoon in Cancun (Mexico):

2015-04-14 - Bees attacks mother, stroller rolls into canal, in Yuma (Arizona), 2 killed:

Quote: "A Phoenix news station reports the boys' mother was jogging when they were attacked by bees, causing the stroller to fall into the water. Yuma Police say the 18-month-old brothers were pronounced dead at the hospital."

2015-04-14 - Dog attacks and injures man near school in Summerlin (Nevada):

2015-04-15 - Pack of wild dogs attacks and kills 6-year-old girl in Kakumanu (India):

Quote: "In a shocking incident, a six-year-old girl was attacked and killed by a pack of street dogs at Kakumanu village panchayat in Guntur district on Wednesday. The girl, S K Kousar, was going to meet her aunt, who was working in the fields, around 10 am when a pack of 10 dogs pounced on her and bit her indiscriminately, resulting in her instant death."

2015-04-16 - Pit bull attacks and injures man, then attacks woman with baby, in Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "Police say the dog bit an 85-year-old man as he walked down the street. His daughter saw what happened and grabbed a chair to go after the dog. A short time later, the dog attacked a woman holding a baby. The dog continued until a neighbor hit it with a golf club."

2015-04-16 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman outside her home in Prince George County (Virginia):

2015-04-16 - Pit bull attacks and injures woman, kills her dog, in Lakeside area in Henrico (Virginia):

2015-04-16 - Pack of wolves attacks sheep, 12 sheep killed, more injured, in Roquebillière (France):

Quote: "The pack killed 12 sheep and injured many others in the attack early on Tuesday morning, the first time wolves have attacked so close to houses."

2015-04-16 - Elephant attacks and kills man in Zambezi Valley (Zimbabwe):

2015-04-17 - Cougar attacks woman's dog, boyfriend fights it off, in Alberta (Canada):

Quote: "And I sat on him about right here on top of the cougar and then just grabbed the cougar and threw it as far as I could."

Note: That's why women keep men around: throwing cougars and opening jars...

2015-04-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man outside his home in Green Valley (Arizona):

2015-04-18 - Family dog, Cane Corso, attacks and critically injures 3-year-old girl in Cobbs Creek, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2015-04-18 - Wolves attack pet dogs in the Duluth and Two Harbors area (Minnesota), 15 wolves trapped and killed:

2015-04-19 - Leopard enters home and kills boy in village in Junnar (India):

Quote: "It is strange that the leopard came near the humans, entered the house and dragged away the child but did not eat the flesh."

Note: Extremely abnormal...

2015-04-19 - Wild boar attacks and kills man in Tapah, Perak (Malaysia):

2015-04-19 - Pit bull attacks and kills infant, injures mother, at home in Dallas (Texas), dog shot dead:

Quote: "Police say a man left his son alone with the family pit bull as he went outside to turn on a sprinkler system. When he walked into the house, the dog was found attacking the child as he sat in a bouncing chair, police said. The pit bull then attacked the boy's mother, biting her twice."

2015-04-19 - Dog attacks and injures woman and her dog in Ann Arbor (Michigan):

2015-04-19 - Pit bull attacks woman's dog, woman shoots it dead, in Dayton (Ohio):

2015-04-20 - Dog attacks increase by more than 50% in five years in Monash (Australia):

2015-04-20 - Three dogs attack and injure 10-year-old deaf boy, sister saves him, in Moore (Oklahoma):

2015-04-20 - Dog attacks and injures woman at home in Madison Township (Ohio):

2015-04-21 - Bear attacks and injures man for second time in four years near Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Washington):

Note: The first attack he played dead and got mangled some. The second attack he fought back and got mangled some. So I guess there's no foolproof way to escape a bear attack...

2015-04-21 - Sloth bear attacks and seriously injures woman in Dahod (India):

2015-04-21 - Series of coyote attacks has residents on edge in Norwood (New Jersey):

2015-04-21 - Stray dog enters home, attacks baby, eats half her face, in Haimen (China):

2015-04-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 10 people in Arvalem (India):

2015-04-22 - Swarm of bees attack and kill 7-year-old boy hunting for rats to eat, in Ghana:

Quote: "Ali was reportedly stung to death by a horde of angry bees on Sunday morning whilst hunting for rats in a bush at Nebehi Apuoyem."

2015-04-22 - Coyote attacks and injures man's dog in yard at home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

2015-04-23 - Pit bull attacks and injures boy in LaPorte (Indiana):

Quote: "For the second time in less than a year a Rolling Prairie Elementary School student is recovering from a serious injury after being bitten by a pit bull in his LaPorte neighborhood. The attacks were by two different dogs with different owners."

2015-04-23 - Alaskan Malamute mix attacks and injures 3-year-old girl at home in Neyland, Wales (Britain):

2015-04-23 - Elephant attacks and kills two men near Nuakheta (India):

2015-04-24 - Bears attack and injure two men in Aralvoimozhi (India):

2015-04-25 - Shark attacks and injures man at Fishery Bay, near Port Lincoln (Australia):

2015-04-26 - Shark attacks and injures man at Residents Beach (Florida):

2015-04-26 - Family dog suddenly attacks and injures boy, face attack, at home in Lancaster (Ohio):

Quote: "Robinson told the Eagle-Gazette that the dog belongs to a family member and does not have a history of aggression. '(The dog) was a puppy and he grew up with my little boy,' she explained, adding that to her knowledge, her son did nothing to provoke the dog and she isn't sure why the dog attacked him."

2015-04-26 - Pit bull attacks and injures 12-year-old girl, cops shoot dog dead, in Chicago (Illinois):

2015-04-26 - Panther attacks and injures 6-year-old boy at home near Manawar (India):

2015-04-26 - Deer attacks and injures five people in Odisha (India):

2015-04-26 - Deer attacks and injures man in Hassa (India):

2015-04-27 - Pack of dogs goes on rampage near the Krishna River in Vijayawada (India), 25 injured:

2015-04-27 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man at coastal Patrick Air Force Base (Florida):

2015-04-27 - Wolf attacks on dogs escalating in Northern Minnesota:

Quote: "Six dogs have been killed by wolves in northern Minnesota in the last five weeks, outpacing last year's total for the entire state. Minnesota Public Radio News reports most incidents have happened near Duluth. Four other dogs have been seriously hurt."

2015-04-27 - Elephants attack and kill 2 people in three weeks in Botswana:

2015-04-27 - Bear attacks and injures two horses at property in East Brookfield (Massachusetts):

2015-04-28 - Leopard threatens people, man fights it off with a stick, in Indore (India):

2015-04-28 - Bear threatens man's dog, man punches bear in the face, bear leaves, in Placer County (California):

Quote: "Carl Moore is not a guy who scares easily. 'The man or beast that I run from ain’t been born, and his momma’s already dead,' he said."

2015-04-28 - Elephant attacks and kills doctor in Zambia:

2015-04-29 - Shark attacks and kills woman at beach in Maui (Hawaii):

2015-04-30 - Monkey enters two homes and attacks three children in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2015-04-30 - Dog attacks and injures 4-year-old boy in Newton Grove (North Carolina):

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