Latest Animal attacks News

Man hospitalized in Germany after camel bites him in face

Jan. 18, 2021 9:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 54-year-old man has been hospitalized in northern Germany after being bitten in the face by a camel, police said Monday. The employee of the Perleberg Zoo, located between Berlin and Hamburg, was cleaning the camel enclosure on Sunday morning and feeding the animals when one turned suddenly...

This Dec. 31, 2020 photo provided by Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara County shows Patches who had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, and believed killed along with her owner in the Montecito debris flow disaster is seen at the Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Patches a calico was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity. (Jillian Title/Animal Shelter Assistance Program via AP)

Missing cat turns up 3 years after California disaster

Jan. 12, 2021 7:24 PM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later. The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity....

A woman prepares to lay flowers on a beach following a shark attack at Bowentown near Waihi in New Zealand, Friday, Jan 8, 2021. A woman has died Thursday, Jan. 7, in what appears to be New Zealand's first fatal shark attack in eight years, police say. (George Novak/Bay of Plenty Times via AP)

Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Jan. 8, 2021 1:14 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight years, police said on Friday. Emergency services responded late Thursday afternoon to reports of a woman “injured in the water,” at Waihi Beach, a popular tourist spot...

Serial squirrel: Neighbors keep eye out for fierce rodent

Dec. 31, 2020 11:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat. Denizens of the New York City borough's Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks, WCBS-TV reported Wednesday. Micheline Frederick pointed to a bruise...

Florida man is bitten by shark, walks home bleeding

Dec. 16, 2020 10:14 AM EST

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was bitten by a shark and walked home bleeding where a woman called 911 and had him taken to a hospital. News outlets reported the man was swimming in the waters off Siesta Key, Florida, when the attack happened. WTVT reported a woman called 911 and said the...

Mother of child killed by family dog gets 1 year in prison

Dec. 14, 2020 4:41 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman was sentenced to a year in prison Monday in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family’s pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette also will spend four years on probation. Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Steve...

St. Martin reports fatal shark attack, 1st in recent history

Dec. 10, 2020 9:59 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A shark killed a 38-year-old female tourist in the French Caribbean territory of St. Martin on Thursday, shocking many in the eastern Caribbean region where experts say such attacks are extremely rare. Government spokesman Alain Rioual told The Associated Press that it was the...

Texas officials disagree on whether wild animal killed man

Dec. 6, 2020 6:51 PM EST

LIPAN, Texas (AP) — Texas wildlife officials on Sunday said there was no evidence that a mountain lion or any wild animal killed a 28-year-old man, disputing a medical examiner's preliminary finding in the case. “It appears we have two conflicting reports from two agencies that are experts in their...

Kashmiri girl Muskan, 14, displays outside her home an axe that the family carries with them when they go outdoors at night to protect themselves from wild animals, at Dardkhor village, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals. According to official data, at least 67 people have been killed and 940 others injured in the past five years in attacks by wild animals in the famed Kashmir Valley, a vast collection of alpine forests, connected wetlands and waterways known as much for its idyllic vistas as for its decades-long armed conflict between Indian troops and rebels. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

AP PHOTOS: Animal attacks taking their toll in Kashmir

Dec. 1, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Amid the long-raging deadly strife in Indian-controlled Kashmir, another conflict is silently taking its toll on the Himalayan region’s residents: the conflict between man and wild animals. According to official data, at least 67 people have been killed and 940 others injured...