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Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

Apr. 6, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A shark fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Tuesday. Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 23-year-old victim worked for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. “Once again a family out there is...

Wyoming lion survives targeting by deputy, Game and Fish

Apr. 5, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Cooper Hadaway and a couple of friends were sitting around one afternoon last week, cloistered by coronavirus, when a mountain lion stepped into view through the back door of their Henry’s Road home. The cougar soon headed down a wooden walkway that led to an open-door garage...

Coyote attacks 5-year-old child in San Francisco-area park

Apr. 2, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized after a coyote attacked her in a San Francisco Bay Area park, officials said. The girl was walking with her family when a pack of five or six coyotes approached and one of them bit her. The girl’s family quickly intervened and the animals...

$3.5 million settlement in Ohio woman's dog mauling death

Mar. 28, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The estate of an Ohio woman fatally mauled by her neighbors' dogs will receive $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit against a county and its dog warden, a newspaper reported. The lawsuit was filed after Klonda Richey, 57, was killed outside her Dayton home by two Cane Corso mastiffs on Feb....

Montana ranchers learning to live with grizzly bears

Mar. 28, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are repopulating areas of Montana that haven’t seen them for decades, creating more conflict between livestock, people and bears. Some ranchers are learning they need to do something that doesn’t come naturally — change how they live on the land....

Game and Fish looking for suspect in deer killing in Tucson

Mar. 23, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in a deer killing case. They say deer remains were recently found near the El Camino Del Cerro Trailhead in Tucson. Game and Fish officials say the remains were dumped late at night on...

Southern Arizona man recovering after coyote attack

Mar. 13, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

SUN CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A southern Arizona man is recovering after authorities say a coyote bit him in the leg. The Arizona Daily Star reports the Sun City, Arizona, man was attacked Thursday while he was working on a bike or motorcycle in his garage. Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark Hart...

Police: Toddler dies after being bitten by family dog

Mar. 12, 2020 2:27 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A 2-year-old child who was bitten by a dog in Virginia has died. The dog, a 1-year-old pit bull, has been placed in quarantine since the bite Monday afternoon in Portsmouth, news outlets reported. The pit bull is a family dog, Portsmouth police Sgt. Misty Holley said. The toddler...

Mountain lion bites Colorado deputy responding to attack

Mar. 11, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A mountain lion attacked a person in northern Colorado on Wednesday and bit a sheriff's deputy who was responding to help, authorities said. Both victims were taken to a hospital and were expected to recover, Larimer County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Moore said. Officials...

Man accused of ordering dog to attack woman

Mar. 6, 2020 11:59 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been accused of ordering his 120-pound Rottweiler to attack a woman, police said. Matthew Flewelling, 47, of Manchester, was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, criminal restraint, criminal threatening and simple assault on Thursday night. He was...