Latest Animal attacks News

River otters attack, injure family dog in Anchorage park

Oct. 14, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man rescued his family's dog from an attack by river otters in a small lake at an Anchorage park, he said. Kenny Brewer waded waist-deep into Taku Lake and suffered a bite on his hand while pulling the dog away from the river otters that converged on the pet, Alaska...

Police: 2 Maryland men hospitalized after dogs mauled them

Oct. 12, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland say two men have been hospitalized after they were mauled by two dogs. Prince George's County Police say the attack happened Saturday in District Heights. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan says responding officers found two dogs...

That was no bobcat! Tests show a raccoon attacked couple

Oct. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida couple who believed they were attacked by a bobcat earlier last week were actually attacked by a raccoon. The Sun Sentinel reports Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carol Lyn Parrish says DNA tests of hair confirmed the...

Mom charged after dog bites daughter in the face twice

Oct. 11, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a child abuse charge against a Utah woman accused of bringing her dog back into her home after the pit bull twice bit her daughter in the face. The Daily Herald reports the 8-year-old girl received 27 stitches on her cheek, chin and around her eye after the...

Florida couple out of hospital after suspected bobcat attack

Oct. 10, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple is out of the hospital and recovering from injuries suffered when an animal suspected to be bobcat attacked them at a suburban apartment complex. The Fort Lauderdale SunSentinel reported Thursday that 71-year-old Rupert Fray said he suffered a fractured hip in...

Bald eagle euthanized after being shot in northern Michigan

Oct. 8, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say a bald eagle was euthanized after being shot by hunters in Manistee County who said they mistook it for a goose. The Department of Natural Resources says local fishing guides saw the shooting Saturday in a wooded area on the Manistee River and called the...

Elderly Connecticut woman bitten by raccoon while gardening

Oct. 8, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — An 84-year-old Connecticut woman has received medical treatment after being bitten by a raccoon. Hamden Police said Tuesday the unnamed woman's daughter contacted them on Monday afternoon, reporting her elderly mother had been "attacked" by a raccoon and bitten on the hand while...

Police: Connecticut woman attacked by 4 of her own dogs

Oct. 8, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after being attacked by four of her own large dogs, three of which were shot and killed by police. WTNH-TV reports that Plymouth police received a 911 call from a neighbor reporting the attack at about 4 p.m. Monday....

Coyote attacks reported in New Jersey park

Oct. 6, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and a dog were injured in separate coyote attacks in a New Jersey park. The Bergen County sheriff's department says the unidentified woman was attacked Saturday in Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah Township. Hours later, a dog was attacked in the same...

Inslee seeks to reduce number of wolves killed in Washington

Oct. 5, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is seeking ways to reduce the number of wolves killed by the state. Inslee sent a letter Tuesday to the Department of Fish and Wildlife saying the statewide wolf management plan does not appear to be working in the Kettle River Range area of Ferry County,...