Animal attacks

September 24, 2020 - 3:29 pm
COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — The hunter killed by a grizzly bear last weekend in a remote part of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday by park officials as a 22-year-old man from Ohio. The death of Austin Pfeiffer late Sunday was the first recorded fatal...
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September 23, 2020 - 8:24 am
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff's deputy said. Andrew Eddy, 30, was on a private boat with his wife, Margot Dukes-Eddy and her family at...
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This undated photo provided by Carnegie Museum of Natural History shows the the 19th century "Lion Attacking a Dromedary" display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. The museum has covered up the popular diorama, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The diorama, which has been at the museum since 1899, has been put out of public view while officials at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History consider ethical and appropriateness issues. (Joshua Franzos/Carnegie Museum of Natural History via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 12:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for more than a century should remain out of public view while it considers ethical issues about its accuracy and appropriateness. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has covered up the popular “Lion...
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Surfers wade in the water waiting for waves off the Southern Gold Coast area of Greenmount Beach, Gold Coast, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. A shark fatally mauled a man on Tuesday on Australia’s Gold Coast city tourist strip, an official said. (David Clark/AAP via AP)
September 08, 2020 - 11:13 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities will investigate whether a dead tiger shark caught in a net off an Australian beach killed a surfer, an official said Wednesday. Nick Slater, 46, was fatally mauled on Tuesday off popular Greenmount Beach on the Gold Coast tourist strip in a rare attack off a...
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A horse stands in a box at a equestrian club in Les Yvelines, French department west of Paris, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Armed with knives, some knowledge of their prey and a large dose of cruelty, attackers are going after horses and ponies in pastures across France in what may be ritual mutilations. Police are stymied by the macabre attacks that include slashings and worse. Most often, an ear, usually the right one, has been cut off, recalling the matador’s trophy in a bullring. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 29, 2020 - 11:10 am
PARIS (AP) — Armed with knives, some knowledge of their prey and a large dose of cruelty, attackers are going after horses and ponies in pastures across France in what may be ritual mutilations. Police are stymied by the macabre attacks that include slashings and worse. Most often, an ear — usually...
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The Longyearbyen camp site after a polar bear attacked the site and killed a man in Norway's remote Svalbard Islands in the Arctic, Friday Aug. 28, 2020. The polar bear was killed. The man, who wasn't identified, was rushed to hospital in the main settlement where he was declared dead Friday. (Line Nagell Ylvisaker / NTB scanpix via AP)
August 28, 2020 - 5:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A polar bear attacked a camping site and killed a foreign national in the remote Svalbard Islands on Friday, authorities on an Arctic island said, adding the animal was killed. The man was rushed to the hospital in Longyearbyen where he was declared dead by doctors,...
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August 10, 2020 - 5:18 am
PARIS (AP) — Seven of the eight people killed by gunmen in a Niger giraffe park were aid workers working in the West African country, two European aid groups said Monday. The six French citizens and one Nigerien killed on Sunday were working for Paris-based NGO ACTED and Geneva-based IMPACT...
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July 11, 2020 - 4:49 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and at least the fifth in the country this year. Police said the boy was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South...
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July 06, 2020 - 7:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German man's bachelor party in the Austrian Alps ended with a snake bite on the tongue and a trip to a hospital. The Austria Press Agency reported Monday that the local Red Cross said the 38-year-old was dared to touch with his tongue a baby viper on the floor of an Alpine hut at...
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May 30, 2020 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn...
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