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Vermont woman, dog attacked by coyote in Panton

Jun. 24, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

PANTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman is recovering after she said she was attacked by a coyote. The woman said she was walking with her young dog through a pasture behind her home in Panton last weekend when she saw what she thought was a dog running across the field. She then...

Coyote attacks 2-year-old at Southern California park

Jun. 23, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a coyote that attacked a 2-year-old child at a Southern California park this week, police said Thursday. The attack happened Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. at Mile Square Park in the city of Fountain Valley southeast of Los...

Swimmer injured by shark attack on central California coast

Jun. 22, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A swimmer was seriously injured in a shark attack on the central California coast Wednesday, police said. The attack occurred at midmorning at Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) south of San Francisco, the Pacific Grove...

Owner flees after pit bulls maul woman in South Dakota

Jun. 21, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A woman required stitches after she was mauled by four pit bulls in a southeastern South Dakota town and police believe the dogs’ owner fled with the animals to escape punishment. Authorities say the 55-year-old victim suffered 17 bite wounds when the...

Police: Coyote bites man on leg outside bank

Jun. 14, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — Animal control in a community north of Boston is looking for a coyote that bit a man outside a bank. The man was on the phone outside a bank at a busy Swampscott shopping area on Monday morning when the coyote approached him from behind and bit him on the...

Wolf pack kills calf, forcing decision on lethal control

Jun. 09, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A wolf pack in northeastern Washington state has killed another calf, forcing the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to determine whether to cull the pack, officials said. The Togo pack of wolves has attacked three calves over the past 30 days, surpassing...

Dog that defended California owner from mountain lion dies

Jun. 08, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A dog credited with defending her owner from a mountain lion attack in Northern California last month died unexpectedly on Wednesday. The 2½-year-old Belgian Malinois named Eva started having seizures last weekend at home in Trinity County, her owner, Erin...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 08, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. June 7, 2022. Editorial: Does your dog bite? A well-worn trope points out a dog’s natural “enemies” for comedic effect, and has for generations. Dog vs cat; dog vs. squirrel; dog vs. mailman – the situational gags always get a laugh. ...

Virginia officer kills coyote after several attacks

Jun. 05, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia police officer fatally shot a presumably rabid coyote that had bitten several people after the animal also attacked him, authorities said Sunday. The Fairfax County officer was searching a wooded area for the coyote, which had bitten...

Scherzer's dog bites pitching hand, Mets ace says no worries

Jun. 04, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Injured Mets ace Max Scherzer confirmed Saturday that his dog bit his pitching hand this week, but he says the wound won't slow his recovery from an oblique strain. The New York Post reported Saturday that the right-handed Scherzer was bitten by a dog on his left...