Monday, August 1, 2016

2016 - JUL - Animal Attacks

2016-07-01 - Two dog attacks injure 5 people in coastal New York City (New York):

2016-07-01 - Coyote snatches woman's dog near country club in Wichita (Kansas):

2016-07-02 - Seagull attacks increasing along Lake Michigan:

Quote: "Jeff Schukow, owner of Greatlakes Avian Pest Control, has been working to keep communities safe from aggressive birds. He said he has received more calls from new clients and more reports of seagulls swooping down on the heads of innocent pedestrians, in 2016 than any year past."

2016-07-03 - Grizzly bear repeatedly attacks people at Denali National Park (Alaska):

2016-07-03 - Mountain lion attacks and injures hiker near Waynesboro (Virginia):

2016-07-03 - Normally docile cow tramples 8-year-old boy to death in Georgetown (Massachusetts):

2016-07-04 - Retired police dog attacks and injures man in Eastvale (California)l, dog euthanized:

2016-07-05 - Bear attacks and kills man, injures seven more people within an hour, in Ballari District (India):

2016-07-05 - Black bear attacks and injures man near Sudbury, Ontario (Canada):

Quote: "As the bear took a swing at him, Nelson responded with a right-hand jab, grazing the bear’s lips and teeth and tearing up his knuckles in the process. The bear struck back, carving inches-long gashes into Nelson’s face and chest."

Note: Black bear? That's racist!

2016-07-05 - Pit bull attacks and injures 6-year-old boy, face attack, at home in Carson City (Nevada):

2016-07-06 - Shark attacks and injures woman at Melbourne Beach (Florida):

2016-07-06 - Pit bull attacks and injures 10-year-old boy at home on Stony Creek Road in Augusta Township (Michigan):

Quote: "Rittenhouse was on the phone with a neighbor when she discovered the 10-year-old boy about 3:30 p.m. in the 8800 block Stony Creek Road in Augusta Township. Officials believe he escaped an attack from his own dog inside his home."

2016-07-06 - Two dogs attack and injure woman and her dogs in the Bear Creek area in Denver (Colorado):

2016-07-07 - Bear attacks and injures man in Kashmir (India), unprecedented surge in attacks reported:

Quote: "Pertinently, there has been an unprecedented surge in the cases of bear attacks in Mattan area from last couple of months."

2016-07-07 - Two pit bulls attack and injure two people in Spring (Texas):

2016-07-08 - Alligator attacks and injures woman in Geneva (Florida):

2016-07-08 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures 24 students at school in Karasanur (India):

2016-07-09 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures mother and son in Cuero (Texas):

2016-07-10 - Group of bears attack and kill two people, two more jump off cliff and get hurt, in Eskige├žit (Turkey):

Quote: "According to reports, they were attacked by bears when they saw a dead baby bear as they were walking and were trying to figure out what happened."

Note: Maybe the baby bear dropped dead and the adult bears got pissed and blamed whoever was closest...

2016-07-11 - Great white shark attacks fishing boat near coastal Capitola (California):

2016-07-11 - Wedge-tailed eagle attacks and lightly injures young boy in Alice Springs (Australia):

2016-07-11 - Beaver attacks and injures woman at Beaver Lake in Asheville (North Carolina):

2016-07-12 - Man stops to take selfie with elephant, elephant kills him, at Parsa Wildlife Reserve (Nepal):

2016-07-13 - Woman's pit bull attacks and seriously injures her at home in Modesto (California):

2016-07-13 - Pit bull attacks and injures girl in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:

2016-07-14 - Leopards now entering homes and attacking people in Uttarakhand (India):

Quote: "Man-leopard conflicts in Uttarakhand are increasing as the latest trend shows desperate leopards are now venturing into houses in villages and brazenly attacking villagers. There have been two incidents of leopards entering the inner rooms of houses and attacking people fast asleep."

2016-07-14 - Seagull attacks and injures man, almost knocks him out, in coastal Bispham, Blackpool (Britain):

2016-07-15 - Stray dogs attack and kill 10-year-old girl in Srikakulam (India):

2016-07-15 - Bear attacks and injures horse in Cocke County (Tennessee):

2016-07-15 - Bear attacks and injures woman at Conkle Lake Provincial Park southeast of Kelowna (Canada):

2016-07-16 - Woman's pit bull attacks and kills her at home in Detroit (Michigan):

2016-07-16 - Bear attacks and critically injures two men in Kathiripalli (India):

2016-07-17 - Two coyotes attack and kill pet dog in Richmond (Virginia):

2016-07-17 - Swarm of bees attacks players at soccer match in Ecuador:

2016-07-18 - Wild boar attacks people at beach in coastal Karwia (Poland):

2016-07-19 - Lemur attacks and injures woman at home in coastal Miami (Florida):

2016-07-20 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures woman near the Ghost River west of Calgary (Canada):

Quote: "It was, in bear talk, more of a warning, a gentle warning ... It happens quick, that's what people need to understand. You don't have time to get your bear spray out or take your time, it happens right now, they're already on top of you, they're fast."

Quote: "Coleman Blair said he was driving on a nearby road when he saw the couple being chased by the bear through the river. He jumped out of his vehicle and rushed to help, saying by the time he got to her the bear had the woman's arm in its mouth. He said he was able to pry the bear's jaw open."

Note: Wow, that guy is brave! Grizzly could've taken his head off with one swipe!

2016-07-20 - Shark attacks and lightly injures man near the Gold Coast (Australia):

2016-07-21 - Brown bear attacks and injures woman near Canmore (Canada), second bear attack in two days in the region:

2016-07-22 - Crocodile attacks and injures man at tourist beach in Costa Rica:

2016-07-22 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures woman, kills dog, injures another dog, in Pueblo (Colorado):

2016-07-23 - Shark attacks and injures man in the Bahamas:

2016-07-23 - Pack of dogs attack and kill 3-year-old boy in Dilkon (Arizona):

2016-07-23 - Coyote jumps wall and kill's woman's dog at home in Henderson (Nevada):

2016-07-25 - Dog attacks and injures three people in Cadillac (Michigan):

2016-07-26 - Pit bull attacks and injure postal worker in coastal Miami (Florida), someone beats it with 2x4 to save her:

Quote: "One of those people hit the dog on the head with a 2-by-4 several times in order for the dog to release its bite, Bohorquez said."

2016-07-27 - Leopard goes on rampage and attacks and injures ten people in Uttar Pradesh (India):

Quote: "An Indian village was plunged into fear when a runaway leopard attacked and injured 10 people. Dramatic footage caught the moment the beast mauled two men as it ran through a courtyard. The big cat reportedly emerged from the fields in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and entered a house where it savagely tried to drag away a 3-year-old child sitting in his uncle's lap. Thankfully the man, known as Suraj, managed to hold onto the tot and raised the alarm, although the child sustained severe injuries from the mauling. The animal fled to a neighbouring village where it hid in a heap of husk in a house and attacked two unsuspecting women."

Quote: "According to Forest department officials the animal died of cardiac arrest."

Note: Say, that's exactly what's happened to numerous people too - they've gone berserk, rampaged, then dropped dead. Well, leopards aren't immune to hydrogen sulfide any more than people are. So, sounds like this was a neuro-zombied leopard, probably out of its mind and hallucinating...

2016-07-27 - Shark attacks and injures retired football player Warren Sapp in the Florida Keys (Florida):

2016-07-27 - Three pit bulls attack and injure woman in Prince George's County (Maryland):

Quote: "Prince George's County firefighters and paramedics who responded to the scene said it was the worst dog attack they had ever seen."

2016-07-28 - Elephant throws rock at 7-year-old girl and kills her at zoo in Morocco:

Quote: "The girl was with her family in a visitors' area when a female elephant picked up a rock 'nearly the size of half a brick' with her trunk, and threw it, hitting the girl in the back of the head, the Guardian reported. The girl died hours after the incident at a hospital."

Note: I knew they could pick stuff up, but it never occurred to me that they could throw things, much less with that kind of deadly accuracy. I'll remember that if I ever tussle with an elephant, which will hopefully be never!

2016-07-28 - Baboon attacks man and his dogs in Nyanga (South Africa):

2016-07-29 - Shark attacks and injures man at beach on the Costa Blanca (Spain):

2016-07-29 - Dog menaces woman, attacks and injures man, in Raeford (North Carolina):

2016-07-30 - Eagle attacks Coast Guard officer, snatches his cellphone, in coastal Unalaska (Alaska):

Quote: "An eagle tore a Coast Guard officer's hoodie and chased him down a mountain with multiple aerial attacks as he ran, causing him to stumble and lose his cellphone. The big bird pecked at the phone a few times, then flew off with the device, which hasn't been seen since and was probably dumped in the ocean, according to the victim, Lt. Andres Ayure."

2016-07-31 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures mother and child at home in Springfield (Ohio):

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