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Bobcat that attacked golfer, horse, had rabies

Apr. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut shortly after scratching a horse has tested positive for rabies. The bobcat was shot and killed by state environmental police shortly after it attacked a man Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in Sprague, Connecticut. The state...

Rescuers: Dad saved toddler from dingo attack in Australia

Apr. 19, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Rescue personnel said a father fought off several dingoes to save his 14-month-old son from one of the wild dogs that was dragging the boy from their campervan on an Australian island early Friday. The boy had deep cuts on his head from the attack on Fraser Island in Queensland state,...

Man admits to exhibiting extreme rage following bear killing

Apr. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has admitted to taking extreme measures when he retaliated against a hunter who legally killed a bear. The Aspen Times reports 69-year-old Thomas Andersen pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony attempted arson and misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Pitkin County District Court...

Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

Apr. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and killed it, authorities said. The bobcat attacked the golfer at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on the Mohegan Sun Golf Course in the Baltic section of Sprague,...

Woman kills dog that attacked her nephew

Apr. 18, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman in Chicago shot and killed a pit bull that after it mauled and seriously injured her 9-year-old nephew. Police say the boy was at a relative's home on Chicago's South Side shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday when the dog attacked him. After the attack, the woman fatally shot the...

Pet deer kills man and injures wife in rural Australia

Apr. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man was killed and his wife critically injured on Wednesday when they were attacked by their pet deer on a rural Australian property, police said. The 46-year-old man entered the stag's enclosure in the morning at Moyhu in Victoria state, Police Sergeant Paul Pursell said....

Police: Goose attacks 2 people in suburban Indianapolis

Apr. 16, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — Suburban Indianapolis police are warning people to give plenty of room to geese after one attacked two people in a parking lot. The Fishers Police Department says the two people suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the city's Walmart. Sgt. Tom Weger says one...

UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 9-year-old boy

Apr. 14, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A dog owner in Britain is being investigated for manslaughter after her pet mauled to death a 9-year-old boy at an English vacation park. Police said Sunday the woman has been released but is under investigation for manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. She has not been...

Baby deer rescued after his mother killed by car in Florida

Apr. 12, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters say a baby deer has been rescued after his mother was hit and killed by a car in Florida. News outlet reports cite a Facebook post from Alachua County Fire Rescue. Firefighters say the fawn was saved by a fire department employee who found him while on her morning...

Massachusetts man charged with using pit bull to attack girl

Apr. 11, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged for allegedly ordering his pit bull dog to attack a 13-year-old girl. South Coast Today reports that 28-year-old Jerry Chery, of New Bedford, is charged with assault and battery and other offenses. The victim, from New Bedford, was bitten four...