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16-year-old girl on boogie board bitten by shark in Florida

Jul. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl has been bitten by a shark while vacationing in Florida. Nassau County Sheriff's officials say the 16-year-old girl was boogie boarding outside her hotel in Amelia Island on Friday morning when she was bitten. The Florida Times-Union reports she had...

75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog

Jul. 13, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog. Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot (2.44-meter) gator came from a retention pond near his Palm Harbor condominium earlier this week and grabbed the dog while they were out for an early morning...

Man dies after suffering seizure, attacked by his dog

Jul. 12, 2019 6:34 AM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man died after he suffered a seizure and his dog bit his neck. WPXI-TV reports Homer Utterback's girlfriend heard what sounded like something falling in their Uniontown home on Thursday. She found the 52-year-old on the floor with the dog, Petey,...

Family dog bites West Virginia girl, 12, in face

Jul. 12, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

KENOVA, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia say a 12-year-old girl was severely injured when her pet dog bit her in the face. Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Control Shelter Director Courtney Cross on Thursday says the dog attacked the girl in Kenova on Wednesday. She says the Labrador mix has since...

Man charged with attempting to drown police dog

Jul. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SHIRLEY, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man is facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly trying to drown a police dog after being served with a warrant. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said officers went to a camp site near Shirley on Tuesday to apprehend a suspect wanted on two felony warrants. ...

Family dog attacks, kills 3-week-old girl in Georgia

Jul. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia say a dog fatally bit a 3-week-old girl while she was resting in a bedroom. News outlets report the husky, a family pet, bit the infant Tuesday afternoon at a home in Gainesville. Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zach Brackett says the girl was taken to a...

Pennsylvania man recovering from rabid bobcat attack

Jul. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is recovering after he was attacked by a rabid bobcat that was hiding under his home's front porch. Alex Fink tells KDKA-TV he was reaching into the crawl space outside his home last weekend when the animal attacked. He says the bobcat's face was covered in porcupine...

Police in Iowa investigate report of off-duty K-9 attack

Jul. 10, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Charles City Police Department has confirmed it's investigating a report of its police dog attacking someone at the home where the dog lives. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that the department issued a news release Monday saying the incident happened on June 25 involving...

State OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle

Jul. 10, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Wednesday authorized killing some members of a wolf pack that are preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state. Agency director Kelly Susewind said the state will kill part of the OPT pack, for the second year in a row, in...

Sheriff: Georgia deputy shot, killed K9 during sudden attack

Jul. 10, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff's deputy shot and killed his K9 partner of four years after the dog suddenly attacked him. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson tells news outlets that this isn't the first time the dog named Rocky has attacked Deputy Corey Griffin. A statement by...