Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 - SEP - Animal Attacks

2015-09-01 - Pit bull attacks and injures man and animal control officer, dog shot dead, in Lakeland (Florida):

2015-09-01 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures man near Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2015-09-01 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures man in Ghost wilderness area in Alberta (Canada):

2015-09-01 - Elephant attacks safari truck in Hwange (South Africa):

2015-09-02 - Shark attacks woman, severs tendon, in Phuket (Thailand):

2015-09-02 - Dog attacks person, charges cops, gets shot dead, in coastal Neptune (New Jersey):

2015-09-03 - Shark attacks and injures man at Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2015-09-03 - Hungry bears besiege Luchegorsk (Russia), one man killed, others attacked:

Quote: "People warned not to walk outside as eight bears shot in the streets..."

2015-09-03 - Bear attacks and injures man in Nicholas County (West Virginia):

2015-09-04 - Shark attacks and injures man at Black Head Beach (Australia):

2015-09-04 - Bear attacks and injures man near Norris Lake in Campbell County (Tennessee):

2015-09-05 - Hammerhead shark attacks and injures man near Malibu (California):

2015-09-05 - Dog attacks and injures man, state senator, in Springfield (Tennessee):

2015-09-05 - Three raccoon attacks reported this year in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

2015-09-07 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man at North Shelly Beach (Australia):

2015-09-07 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures two hunters near the Besa River in British Columbia (Canada):

Quote: "The men have injuries to their heads and necks, said West. Their conditions have been described as serious and critical."

Note: At least they got oot alive!

2015-09-07 - Elephant attacks and injures man at restaurant in Zimbabwe:

2015-09-08 - Two dogs attack and kill man at 6:15 AM, injure woman, in North Shore (California), near the Salton Sea:

Quote: "A dog attack has killed a man and seriously injured a woman near the Salton Sea in the Southern California desert. Riverside County sheriff's deputies were called to the community of North Shore on Tuesday morning and found a man dead in the front yard of a home. Deputies said they then heard a cry for help from a woman who was being attacked by two dogs nearby."

Note: The Salton Sea has regularly been spewing hydrogen sulfide, last mentioned in the 2015-09-06 update...

2015-09-08 - Dog attacks and injures woman in Houston (Texas):

2015-09-09 - Three pit bulls attack and injure woman in Thonotosassa (Florida), dogs shot dead:

2015-09-10 - Swarm of bees attack and kill man at golf course in Dover Township (Michigan):

2015-09-10 - Coyote attacks dog as woman walks it, woman's dog euthanized, in Wauwatosa (Wisconsin):

Quote: "This is the first incident in the city of Wauwatosa that we've had reported to us in which a coyote has actually attacked an animal or had that close interaction with a human in that regard..."

2015-09-10 - Pit bull attacks and injures lawn service worker, dog shot dead, in Delta Township (Michigan):

2015-09-10 - Boar attacks and kills man near Frosinone, south of Rome (Italy):

2015-09-11 - Number of dog attacks doubles in just two years in Cambridgeshire (Britain):

2015-09-11 - In separate incidents, bears attack and injure two men in two days in New Mexico:

Quote: "State Game and Fish Department officers are searching for a black bear that attacked a 60-year-old man from Missouri who was elk hunting west of Wagon Mound, the second bear attack on a person in two days in Northern New Mexico, officials said Friday."

Quote: "The attack, which occurred Thursday near the tiny village of Ocate, marked the seventh time a black bear has attacked a human in the state this year, the highest number in the past 16 years, according to Lance Cherry, a spokesman for the Game and Fish Department."

2015-09-11 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills two dogs at home in Tucson (Arizona):

2015-09-12 - Coyote attacks and kills pet dog in Wauwatosa (Wisconsin):

2015-09-12 - Magpies attack people, steal food, in Canberra (Australia), magpies culled

Quote: "One incident involved a magpie trying to get food from a child's mouth..."

2015-09-13 - Coyotes attack and kill 3 pet dogs in a week in Wauwatosa (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The last week has taken an awful toll on some dog owners in the Wauwatosa area. Their pets were killed; three of them, all attacked by coyotes. People have taken to carrying whistles, pepper spray, sticks, anything they think they could use against the wild animals. They're also walking their dogs at different times of day, avoiding the early morning and evening when coyotes are more likely to attack."

2015-09-13 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures family at home in San Antonio (Texas):

Quote: "The North Side homeowner said he was watching his 4-year-old son inside his home in the 2900 block of Burnt Oak around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when he suddenly heard screams from his wife and a hired cleaning woman who were out in the garage. 'This whole area was just filled with bees. It was, like, out of a horror movie. I couldn't believe it,' he said, recalling the scary scene."

2015-09-14 - Bear attacks and injures man near Funny River (Alaska):

2015-09-14 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures man near Sparwood (Canada), fourth bear attack in BC in 10 days:

2015-09-14 - In separate incidents, bears attack and kill woman and injure boy, in Kashmir (India):

Quote: "A 19-year-old girl was mauled to death by a wild bear in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said today."

Quote: "In a similar incident, a 16-year-old boy was critically injured in a bear's attack at Kandiwara-Sundernar village in Kokernag area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir last evening."

2015-09-14 - Coyote snatches and kills pet dog in Madison (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The time on the security camera video shows Chopper had only been outside for 67 seconds before being attacked by a coyote. The video shows the Braunds running desperately to save their dog. They were unable to catch the coyote as it ran away with Chopper. 'We heard Chopper squeal and that was kind of the end of it,' Joanne Braund said. A leading expert on coyote behavior, Marc Bekoff, said attacks like this are not the norm."

2015-09-14 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures two dogs at home in Yuma (Arizona):

2015-09-14 - Elephant attacks two motorcyclists near Jalpaiguri, West Bengal (India):

2015-09-15 - Three dogs attack and kill cat, injure woman, in Colonial Heights (Virginia):

2015-09-16 - Bull attacks and kills one farmer, injures another, in 'freak attack' in Toulette (Ireland):

2015-09-17 - Wolves attack and kill two sheep dogs at farm near Butternut (Wisconsin):

2015-09-17 - Hammerhead shark rams and bites kayak near Dana Point (California):

2015-09-18 - In separate incidents, boy collapses and foams at the mouth during track meet, and swarm of bees attacks runners, in Algonac (Michigan):

Quote: "During the middle school race a beehive caused a stir that led to kids running out of the forest with up to a dozen stings on their body."

Quote: "A runner collapsed to the ground, but the two running veterans didn't think much of it as that's due to happen in almost every meet. Then it got really serious – the runner started foaming at the mouth and choking. He was having a seizure right in front of the two Saints."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2015-09-19 - Pit bull viciously attacks and injures boy and man in Chicago (Illinois):

2015-09-20 - Shark attacks and injures man in Kohala (Hawaii):

2015-09-20 - Shark attacks and lightly injures 14-year-old boy at New Smyrna Beach (Florida):

2015-09-20 - Shark attacks and injures 12-year-old boy at Fernandina Beach (Florida):

2015-09-20 - Shark attacks and injures 16-year-old boy at Vilano Beach (Florida):

Note: Sounds like it was a great day at the beaches...for the sharks!

2015-09-20 - Pit bull attacks and injures 5-year-old girl in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):

2015-09-21 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills two children, injures three more, near river in Chhattisgarh (India):

Quote: "The victims were near the Bamhani river on the outskirts of the village when the bees attacked them, leaving the two-and-half years old Shankar Pando dead on the spot. The other four managed to reach the village and were taken to a local community health centre. Shankar's sister Rajni died during the treatment, Kispotta said. "

2015-09-21 - Cougar attacks toddler, dad punches cougar away, on coastal Vancouver Island (Canada):

2015-09-21 - Thousands of jellyfish invade beaches and sting swimmers in Russia:

2015-09-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures four people in Gilbert (Arizona):

2015-09-22 - Yellow jackets attack and sting two horseback riders in Forbes State Park (Illinois):

2015-09-22 - Dog attacks and kills woman at home in coastal Miami (Florida):

2015-09-22 - Dog attacks and injures 4-year-old boy at home in Rochester (Minnesota):

2015-09-22 - In separate incidents, bears attack and injure two people near Revelstoke, British Columbia (Canada):

2015-09-24 - Black bear attacks and injures man in Powell River (Canada):

2015-09-25 - Pit bull attacks and seriously injures UPS driver, postal worker saves him, in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Witnesses say they don’t think the dog-attack victim would be alive if it weren’t for the postal worker’s actions. The postal worker jumped on the dog and pulled it off the UPS driver. He held onto the dog for 15 or 20 minutes until help arrived."

2015-09-25 - Swarm of bees attacks and stings several people in Coolidge (Arizona):

2015-09-25 - Wolves attack ranch dogs in Wallowa County (Oregon):

2015-09-25 - Wolves kill 4 large dogs in beach country north of Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada):

2015-09-26 - Pit bull jumps 6-foot fence and attacks and injures 9-year-old boy at home in Ensley (Alabama):

2015-09-27 - Shark attacks and injures 7-year-old girl at island near Babinda (Australia):

2015-09-27 - Swarm of bees attacks and kills two men, injures another, near Kharsota (India):

2015-09-28 - Black bear attacks and injures woman near lake west of Kalispell (Montana):

2015-09-28 - Black bear attacks and injures hunter in Dry Valley (Idaho):

Quote: "Black bear attacks on humans are unusual. Records show this is the first such attack by a black bear in southeast Idaho since 2002."

2015-09-28 - Dog attacks and kills 2-year-old boy near Martinsburg (West Virginia):

2015-09-29 - Swarm of hornets traps man on tower in Keys (Oklahoma):

2015-09-29 - Dog attacks dog and woman in Brentwood (California):

2015-09-29 - Elephants and crocodiles kill seven people in seven weeks at park in Malawi:

2015-09-29 - Elk attacks car, gouges holes in it, in Estes Park (Colorado):

2015-09-30 - Shark attacks and injures man at Vilano Beach (Florida):

Quote: "This is the fifth shark attack on our local beaches in the last two weeks. Two occurred at Vilano Beach and one each at Fernandina Beach, Big Talbot Island and Jacksonville Beach."

2015-09-30 - Pit bull attacks and injures 8-year-old girl in Roosevelt (Utah):

2015-09-30 - Three dogs attack and injure woman in Covina (California):

2015-09-30 - Swarm of bees attacks workers in Pembroke Pines (Florida), near the coast:

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