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Girl bitten by shark along Florida coast known for bites

Aug. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A newspaper reports that a young girl has become the 10th person bitten by a shark in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, this year. The Daytona Beach News Journal quotes authorities as saying 9-year-old Margaret Crum of Canton, Ohio, was bitten in the right leg Friday while wading...

Parks Canada says American camper injured in wolf attack

Aug. 15, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A wolf attacked campers at Banff National Park and tried to drag an American tourist away before being driven off, the agency overseeing Canada's national parks says. Parks Canada said this week that the very rare attack by an older wolf in poor health occurred Aug. 9 at the Ramparts Creek...

Shark takes bite out of teen's surf board off Hawaii

Aug. 15, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A teen surfing off the Hawaii island of Oahu escaped a shark encounter uninjured, but his board didn't. KHON-TV reports 16-year-old Max Keliikipi was waiting for a wave Sunday evening near Makaha Beach when he spotted what he thought was a turtle fin. It wasn't. The teen says the shark...

Slovenia reports 2nd bear attack amid debate over culling

Aug. 14, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A hunter in Slovenia has been slightly injured when a bear attacked him in a forest in the Alpine nation's southwest region. Tuesday's attack is the second this year in Slovenia, where a heated debate is going on over a government order to cull dozens of bears and wolves amid...

South Carolina woman attacked by alligator while walking dog

Aug. 14, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home in Hilton Head Island. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman David Lucas tells news outlets that it happened in the Sun City retirement community on Monday night. Lucas...

Boy, 16, dies after attack by 3 dogs in Dallas-area backyard

Aug. 11, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old boy has died after being mauled by three pit bulls inside the fenced backyard of a Dallas-area home where the dogs lived. Irving police on Sunday announced the boy's death. One officer was treated for a dog bite. A police statement says officers responded...

Wayne Newton sued over monkey biting girl visiting his home

Aug. 8, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a Las Vegas woman who claims the veteran crooner's pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during an invited visit to Newton's showpiece mansion nearly two years ago. Jocelyne Urena seeks at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter,...

US gives initial OK to predator-killing sodium cyanide

Aug. 7, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken an initial step to reauthorize a predator-killing poison that injured a boy in Idaho and killed his dog. The federal agency on Tuesday announced an interim decision involving sodium cyanide that's used in M-44s, devices embedded in the...

2 people bitten by sharks minutes apart at Florida beach

Aug. 4, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two people were bitten by sharks minutes apart at the same Florida beach. Volusia County Beach safety officials told news outlets the two bites occurred Saturday afternoon at New Smyrna Beach. Authorities say a 23-year-old woman was bitten on the left hand and...

Alabama cats that escaped deadly dog attack head to Ohio

Jul. 30, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A no-kill shelter in Ohio is taking in about 30 cats that survived a deadly dog attack at an Alabama shelter. WEWS-TV reports the Northeast Ohio SPCA No-Kill Pet Shelter in Parma is taking the animals to help them escape danger and find forever homes. About 29 cats were found dead at the...