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Alligator suspected in post-Ida attack captured

Sep. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 12-foot-long alligator believed to have attacked a Louisiana man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters two weeks ago was captured and killed Monday, and authorities found human remains in its stomach. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said the parish...

Reno City Council backs ban on wildlife killing contests

Sep. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council is the latest to join the push to outlaw wildlife killing contests in Nevada. The council approved a resolution on a 6-1 vote this week urging an end to the practice. Mayor Hillary Schieve called the contests that often target...

Delaware health officials: Fox that bit person was rabid

Sep. 08, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Del. (AP) — A fox that bit a person in Greenwood last week has tested positive for rabies, Delaware health officials announced Wednesday. The person who was bitten has begun treatment for rabies exposure, the Division of Public Health said in a news release....

Court affirms death sentence for 2 dogs in horse attack

Sep. 06, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ROGERS CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two dogs blamed for an attack on a horse in the northern Lower Peninsula can be put to death, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The horse was attacked in a barn in Presque Isle County in 2019. The injuries were so severe that the owner...

Officials: Coyote attacks 2 children in Massachusetts town

Sep. 06, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Two toddlers were attacked by a coyote in separate incidents in the Massachusetts town of Arlington, officials say. The first attack was reported at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday when a 2-year-old girl in her Epping Street yard was approached, bitten on...

Surfer fatally bitten by shark off Australia's east coast

Sep. 05, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was fatally bitten by a shark off Australia's eastern coast Sunday as many locals went to beaches to celebrate Father's Day. Fellow surfers, bystanders and paramedics gave the man CPR but he had a critical arm injury and could not be revived, New...

Elderly suburban Detroit woman fatally mauled by dog

Sep. 03, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 91-year-old suburban Detroit woman has been fatally mauled by a dog that belonged to a family member, first responders said. The incident occurred Thursday evening at a home, Bloomfield Township Police Capt. James Gallagher said . ...

Search still on for man attacked by gator in Ida floodwaters

Sep. 02, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are still searching for a man whose arm was ripped off while being attacked by an alligator in Hurricane Ida's floodwaters. Search crews with a cadaver dog looked in vain for traces of Timothy Satterlee, 71, on Wednesday, St....

Report: Man attacked by alligator in Ida's floodwaters

Aug. 31, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A man had his arm ripped off by a large alligator while walking through floodwaters from Hurricane Ida and is now missing, a Louisiana sheriff said. The 71-year-old man’s wife told sheriff’s deputies that she heard a commotion around noon on...

Mountain lion killed after attacking child in California

Aug. 28, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mountain lion that attacked a 5-year-old boy and dragged the child across his front lawn in Southern California was shot and killed by a wildlife officer, authorities said Saturday. The 65-pound (30-kilogram) mountain lion attacked the boy while...