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Woman who brought raccoon to North Dakota bar is charged

Sep. 22, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MADDOCK, N.D. (AP) — A woman who brought a wild raccoon into a North Dakota bar, which prompted state health officials to issue a warning about potential rabies exposure, is facing criminal charges. Erin Christensen, 38, of Maddock, is charged with misdemeanor counts of providing...

Alabama woman charged in 2 dog-mauling deaths

Sep. 21, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacqueline Summer Beard, who worked for the state health agency, drove to a home in rural northwest Alabama to investigate a deadly dog attack and wound up herself being fatally mauled by the animals, authorities say. The same pack even went after neighbors as they...

San Diego to pay $600K to woman attacked by police dog

Sep. 20, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego officials on Tuesday were expected to approve a $600,000 payout to a woman who was severely injured when a police dog attacked her in her own yard after escaping from its trainer's home nearby. A lawsuit filed by Jenna Cole in March called the bite a...

Elderly woman dies after pit bull attack at Denver-area home

Sep. 19, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — An 89-year-old woman has died after she and her 12-year-old grandson were attacked by two pit bulls last week at a home west of Denver, family members said. Golden police say the two were attacked Wednesday afternoon, and both dogs have since been euthanized....

Moose seriously injures archery hunter in Colorado

Sep. 14, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities say an archery hunter sustained life-threatening injuries when he was gored and trampled by a moose in a remote area west of Fort Collins. The rare moose attack happened Tuesday as the adult male hunter prepared to shoot the animal...

Sheriff: Man attacked, killed by family's dog

Sep. 14, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

BENTON, Tenn. (AP) — A man in Tennessee was attacked and killed by a dog owned by his family, a sheriff said. Polk County deputies responded Saturday to a home after a report that a dog attacked Rusty Shane Burris, 32, Polk County Sheriff Steve Ross told WTVC-TV. ...

Australian man killed by kangaroo in rare fatal attack

Sep. 13, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A man who may have been keeping a wild kangaroo as a pet was killed by the animal in southwest Australia, police said Tuesday. It was reportedly the first fatal attack by a kangaroo in Australia since 1936. A relative found the 77-year-old man with...

Michigan man suffers punctured arms in Alaska bear mauling

Sep. 07, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Michigan man suffered serious puncture wounds to his arms during a bear mauling in Alaska, but he was able to stop the attack using pepper spray on the grizzly, officials said Wednesday. Nicholas Kuperus, 33, was able to contact Alaska State Troopers via...

Bear that attacked woman in southern Oregon killed

Sep. 07, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A bear that attacked a woman in southern Oregon Monday night has been killed, police said. Police in Medford, Oregon, said officers responded to a bear sighting on Tuesday night in a yard in an area near the Monday attack. Officers set up a...

Police: Shark kills US tourist snorkeling in Bahamas

Sep. 06, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A shark attacked and killed a U.S. cruise ship passenger who was snorkeling in waters around the Bahamas on Tuesday, according to authorities. The incident involved a 58-year-old woman from Pennsylvania and occurred at a popular snorkeling spot near...