Latest Animal attacks News

Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks

Jul. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts citizen's group is calling for eliminating federal protections for seals as Cape Cod officials seek ways to protect beachgoers from great white sharks. Peter Howell, a founder of the Seal Action Committee, says the Nantucket-based group wants Congress to amend the federal...

Teen says she was 'so scared' when shark bit her on the foot

Jul. 17, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old who was bitten by a shark while boogie boarding on Florida's Atlantic Coast says she was "so scared" but tried to stay calm. Jackie Jozaitis tells the Herald-Tribune she and her friend got up early on Friday to ride the waves on Amelia Island. They were in thigh-deep...

75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog

Jul. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog. Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot (2.44-meter) gator came from a retention pond near his Palm Harbor condominium earlier this week and grabbed the dog while they were out for an early morning...

Family dog attacks, kills 3-week-old girl in Georgia

Jul. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say a dog fatally bit a 3-week-old girl while she was resting in a bedroom. News outlets report the husky, a family pet, bit the infant Tuesday afternoon at a home in Gainesville. Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zach Brackett says the girl was taken to a...

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

Jul. 10, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Wednesday authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state. Agency director Kelly Susewind said the state will kill part of the OPT pack, for the second year in a row, in...

Family of shark victim says company offered little help

Jul. 9, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a California woman killed in a shark attack while snorkeling in the Bahamas says the tour company did nothing to rescue her and staff lacked even a basic first aid kit. In a statement Tuesday, relatives of 21-year-old Jordan Lindsey called on tour companies to change their...

Jury sentences Navy SEAL for posing with Iraq war casualty

Jul. 3, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq but convicted over posing with the corpse was given a demotion by a military jury Wednesday after the Bronze Star recipient acknowledged making ethical and moral mistakes. Special Operations...

Zookeeper hurt in tiger attack back to work at Kansas zoo

Jul. 3, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A zookeeper who spent two months recovering from a tiger attack at a Kansas zoo is now back to work. Topeka zoo director Brenden Wiley told KSNT-TV that Hayden-Ortega returned to work Tuesday. She was seriously injured in the April 20 attack by a 7-year-old Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv....

Acquitted Navy SEAL thanks Fox News, Trump for their support

Jul. 3, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The decorated Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive in Iraq thanked Fox News, President Donald Trump and two congressmen for their support during his trial. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher also told Fox & Friends on Wednesday...

The Latest: Navy SEAL acquitted of murder says he's grateful

Jul. 3, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder case of a Navy SEAL accused of killing a war prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A Navy SEAL acquitted of killing a wounded war prisoner in Iraq says he's "happy and grateful." Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher spoke briefly...