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Hiker kills coyote with his bare hands after attack; tests confirm the animal had rabies

Feb. 13, 2024 12:06 PM EST

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — A coyote that a hiker killed with his bare hands has tested positive for rabies, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced. The hiker was attacked on Friday and bitten on the leg while walking...

A stray dog attacks 11 people, mostly children playing at a park north of Tokyo

Feb. 07, 2024 06:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A stray dog attacked 11 people, most of them children playing in a park north of Tokyo, on Wednesday, causing minor injuries, fire officials said. Fire department personnel rushed to the site after receiving a call from police requesting an ambulance for a man in his...

Hyenas kill 1 person and injure 2 near Kenyan university, where students say they don't feel safe

Feb. 06, 2024 20:35 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marauding hyenas killed a man and wounded two people near a university outside the Kenyan capital, officials said Tuesday, prompting hundreds of students from the school to block streets to protest what they called a lack of security. One of the wounded was a...

85-year-old Indianapolis man dies after dogs attack him

Jan. 30, 2024 21:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An 85-year-old Indianapolis man died Tuesday after being attacked by two dogs, police said. Willie Mundine died at a hospital hours after the attack on the city's far east side, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. Officers found...

Floridians could kill black bears when threatened at home under a bill ready for House vote

Jan. 30, 2024 18:16 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could soon be able to kill bears threatening them on their property with no consequences — if they don't bait or provoke them first or turn them into meals or rugs later. A measure approved in its final House committee stop Tuesday would allow...

Family of woman killed in alligator attack sues housing company alleging negligence

Jan. 25, 2024 12:53 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The family of a Florida woman killed by an alligator last year as she walked her dog in her backyard is suing the housing complex's owner, alleging its employees fed the gator and didn't have it removed from the neighborhood retention pond. The family...

Police in Kenya suspect a man was attacked by a lion while riding a motorcycle

Jan. 01, 2024 15:08 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya on Monday recovered the body of a man believed to have been attacked by a lion while he was riding a motorcycle near a national reserve in the south of the country. Police were notified by community members of an abandoned motorcycle along a...

AP PHOTOS: Dancing with the bears lives on as a unique custom in Romania

Jan. 01, 2024 00:09 AM EST

COMANESTI, Romania (AP) — A small industrial town in northeast Romania may seem like an unlikely tourist destination, but Comanesti is where huge numbers of visitors from as far away as Japan choose to spend part of the winter holiday season. They converge here to see an annual...

15-year-old surfer dies in South Australia state's third fatal shark attack since May

Dec. 28, 2023 22:49 PM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer has died in the third fatal shark attack in the waters off South Australia state in recent months. Khai Cowley was attacked by a suspected great white shark Thursday while surfing with his father off remote Ethel Beach on the Yorke...

Belgian tourist dies in an animal attack at Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Zihuatanejo

Dec. 14, 2023 22:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Belgian tourist was killed in an attack Thursday by either a shark or a crocodile at Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Zihuatanejo, officials said. The civil defense office in the southern state of Guerrero said a man and a woman were bitten in the legs by an...