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  • Mountain lion kills transgender biker in Seattle

    The 32-year-old biker who was killed in a horrific cougar attack in Washington State, has been identified as SJ Brooks (right). His friend, Isaac Sederbaum (left), 31, survived with injuries.
  • $4.25 million award for pit bull attack––and the victim may see some of the money

    06/15/2018 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Norski · 9 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | June 14, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Landlord’s failure to respond or defend puzzles observers ATLANTA, Georgia––A $4.25 million default judgment issued on June 1, 2018 against Atlanta landlord Jonathan Kent Hart, 61, for an August 26, 2016 pit bull attack may be the biggest yet in which the victim is believed to be likely to collect at least a substantial part of the money. But further litigation is expected, while defendant Hart’s lack of response to the case perplexes observers. Victim Nakisa Shavon Hiles, 40, formerly Nakisa Hiles Wilkerson, had just rented a room at 1572 Montreat Avenue SW, Atlanta, according to court filings, and “was...
  • Fairfield Woman Severely Mauled By Own Dog In Backyard Attack

    06/14/2018 11:33:48 PM PDT · by Norski · 51 replies
    CBSSanFranciscoBayArea ^ | June 14, 2018 | Staff
    FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A 29-year-old Fairfield woman was severely mauled in her backyard by her own dog early Thursday before police shot it dead, authorities said. Fairfield police said the attack took place in the woman’s backyard in the 1600 block of Kentucky St. A next-door neighbor called 911 to report they had heard the woman screaming and looked over the fence and saw a large dog attacking her. Arriving officers could see the woman lying face down and bleeding profusely from both arms with a large dog standing over her. The woman’s house has an unusually large yard,...
  • Mountain Lion Attack Stopped by Man with Handgun ... in 2008

    06/13/2018 6:17:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Family photo of P.J. Schalow and lion that attacked him This attack from 2008 shows the utility of a handgun for defense against big predators. In this case, the mountain lion was found to have rabies. That accounted for its lethargic behavior. The lion ignored the adults in the group and went right for the children. P.J. Schalow was 10 years old at the time. The account in Today is the only one to identify the firearm used as a handgun. From today.com: “You could see he was definitely sizing [P.J] up,” Smith said. “He put his paw on...
  • Pit bull attacks owner in front of Animal Control officer at Dearborn home

    06/12/2018 10:40:23 AM PDT · by Norski · 69 replies
    ClickonDetroit ^ | June 11, 2018 | Steve Garagiola
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A pit bull attacked its owner in Dearborn as a horrified Animal Control officer looked on, according to officials. The incident happened after neighbors complained about the dog and an Animal Control officer was sent to the owner's home. Signs at the front of the home give a fair warning of what to expect, and neighbors said trouble with the owner's dogs is not a surprise. "I hate to say it, but it's been building up," neighbor Lela Warren said. "These dogs have gotten out several times. The neighbor right here's had that dog in his backyard,...
  • Brother Died Yesterday, Get a Heart Scan

    06/07/2018 2:14:13 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 103 replies
    No, this is not a boo-hoo thread. This is a thread to provide a little advice that may save your life. My brother died suddenly of a massive heart attack yesterday at age 65. He had no known heart issues and was under doctor's care at the time. He thought he had taken care of himself. He obviously hadn't. Two things that anyone should try to obtain: An EKG, and most importantly, a heart image scan. The heart scan is also known as a Calcium Heart Score and costs about $99. The heart scan takes about 5 minutes and produces...
  • 5 year old savaged in dog attack

    06/06/2018 10:13:01 PM PDT · by Norski · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 7 2018 | staff
    A little girl torn apart by savage dogs lay on her hospital bed as nurses pumped her full of painkillers and pleaded, "Mummy, please don't let them put me down,". Five-year-old Leah Preston heard the vicious animals who mauled her in Low Hill, Wolverhampton, had been destroyed and was worried she might be put to sleep, her family said. Doctors said the youngster was in a stable condition in Birmingham Children's Hospital after undergoing surgery for bite wounds to her leg, groin and arm on Friday. Onlookers watched in horror on Thursday afternoon as schoolgirl Leah was tossed around like...
  • UPDATE: Lawton dog shot after attacking man on Monday morning, victim recovering

    06/05/2018 12:00:13 AM PDT · by Norski · 88 replies
    ABC News 7 kwso ^ | june 4, 2018 | Caitlin Williams
    A man is recovering after he was attacked by his neighbor's dog. The attack happened near 35th and Gore around 8:00 a.m. Monday. An investigation is underway following the attack. Police said a man went outside and was bitten by his neighbor's dog, he then went back inside to get a gun and shot the Staffordshire Terrier, more commonly known as a pit bull. The dog was impounded and is now in quarantine at a local vet while its owner is facing charges. "The dog owner was cited for running at large," Lawton Animal Welfare's Field Supervisor Roy Rodrick said....
  • Bears vs. Lightning: Which is more Deadly?

    06/03/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In online discussions of bear attacks, it is not unusual for people to claim that a person is more likely to be killed by lightning than to be killed by a bear. That is true, in a gross sense. You are also more likely to die of a heart attack or to be murdered than to be killed by a bear when you use the entire United States population as a measure.This comparison is disingenuous. It is easy to avoid being killed by a bear, simply by staying out of areas where there are bears. Lightning strikes occur all...
  • Local 6 yr old boy killed by dog

    05/25/2018 8:52:19 AM PDT · by Norski · 41 replies
    WTAJ ^ | May 25, 2018 | John Clay
    Lakemont, Blair County, Pa. - The Blair County Coroner tells WTAJ at 6:18 Thursday night, a 6 year old boy in Lakemont, Blair County was killed by the family Pit Bull. Logan Township Police are investigating. The boy was killed by blunt force trauma at the home along Gesser Avenue. The boy went to Baker Elementary School. Counselors there have been called in to help students and staff Friday. WTAJ is currently withholding the name of the child out of respect for the family's wishes. Coroner Patty Ross wanted to thank the staff at UPMC for their compassion during this...
  • Mayor of Greek city hospitalized after mob attack

    05/20/2018 5:00:28 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, was treated in hospital after he was beaten up by nationalist extremists. Mayor Boutaris had been at an event commemorating the killing of ethnic Greeks by Turks.Boutaris was being escorted from an event that commemorated the massacre of Black Sea Greeks, when members of the crowd turned violent. Footage showed the 75-year-old Thessaloniki mayor being heckled by dozens of people as he left the event on Saturday evening. Bottles were thrown at Boutaris, who is known for his strong anti-nationalist stance, before he fell down and was kicked and punched in the head...
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Cougar Attack In Washington State

    05/19/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 142 replies
    KGW ^ | May 19, 2018 | Michael Crowe
    Two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. One person was killed and a second person injured in a cougar attack near North Bend Saturday. The attack happened in a very remote area northeast of Snoqualmie. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. A 31-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries; he was alert and listed in serious condition. The second man fled into the woods to escape the cougar, but the animal chased after him. Search crews...
  • “Pit bull roulette” killed 38,000 other animals in 2017

    05/18/2018 1:18:15 PM PDT · by Norski · 108 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | January 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    “Pit bull roulette” cost the lives of 38 humans, plus nearly 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats, and more than 20,000 farmed animals in 2017––and, only two weeks into 2018, has already killed Happy Hound Hotel boarding kennel worker Laura Williams Ray, of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, and three-year-old Rylee Marie Dodge, of Duncan, Oklahoma, along with many dozens of animals. Overall, pit bulls accounted for 68% of the human dog attack deaths in 2017, 88% of the human disfigurements, 92% of the dogs killed by other dogs, 94% of the dogs seriously injured by other dogs, 96% of the cats killed by...
  • Why do pit bulls attack? The answer is complicated.

    05/17/2018 2:49:31 PM PDT · by Norski · 119 replies
    SunHerald ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wesley Muller, John Fitzhugh And Anita Lee
    Pit bulls make headlines when they attack humans because the injuries they inflict are typically severe and sometimes fatal. Two pit bulls attacked a 76-year-old woman in Gulfport on Wednesday when she opened the fence and went into owner Emily Craft's yard. The woman, who many in the neighborhood describe as "the can lady," died from her wounds. That wasn't the first time one authorities were called about Craft's dogs. Craft was arrested Wednesday morning after the mauling on an outstanding warrant on charges of having a dog at large and having a vicious animal after an incident last summer...
  • How tabloids turned the pits who killed Tracy Garcia into “dachshunds”

    05/17/2018 10:40:53 AM PDT · by Norski · 43 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | May 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    ARDMORE, Oklahoma––Killed by a pit bull and a pack of pit mixes on the evening of May 10, 2018, Tracy Janine Garcia, 52, had by May 16, 2018 passed into legend via “hot-dogging” and flagrantly inaccurate tabloid headlines as the purported victim of an attack by dachshunds. Though the circumstances of the fatal attack near Ardmore, in rural Carter County, Oklahoma, are still unclear, Garcia was mauled outside her home by seven allegedly neglected and mostly pit dogs belonging to an unidentified neighbor, with little trace of any dachshund ancestry evident among them. Above: bull terrier. Below: the dogs who...
  • Owner of pit bulls in deadly attack arrested for 2017 dog attack

    05/16/2018 10:46:25 PM PDT · by Norski · 34 replies
    wmcactionews5.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Lindsay Knowles
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The woman who owns two pit bulls that attacked and killed a 75-year-old woman Wednesday in Gulfport has been arrested. Police say Emily Craft, 32, was arrested on a warrant for misdemeanor dog-at-large and vicious animal charges. Police say those charges stem from a July 2017 incident where Craft's two pit bulls entered someone else's yard and attacked that person's golden retriever. Officers were at the home on Deidra Court investigating the death of a 75-year old woman who was attacked by the same two pit bulls just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The victim has not...
  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    patch.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • Indonesia on high alert after yet another attack, this time on Pekanbaru police station

    05/15/2018 10:02:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    http://www.news.com.au ^ | 5/16/18 | Cindy Wockne
    FOUR suspected militants carrying machetes have been shot dead after they sped their vehicle into a police station on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. One officer has also died.FOUR men, suspected to be terrorists, have been shot dead after an attempt was made to attack a police station on the Indonesian island of Sumatra today using machetes. One police officer is believed to have died in the attack at the Riau police headquarters in Pekanbaru and several journalists, who were at the police station for an unrelated press conference, were injured. Two other police officers were also injured. A fifth...
  • Carter County officials identify dog attack victim

    05/15/2018 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Norski · 12 replies
    KTEN abc TEXOMA ^ | May 14, 2018 | Colton Thompson
    CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- The victim of a deadly dog attack in Carter County last week has been identified. The Carter County Sheriff said Tracy Garcia, 52, was mauled by seven of her neighbor's dogs Thursday evening near the intersection of Banyon and Mary Niblack roads, just east of Ardmore. She later died from her injuries. According to her obituary, Garcia is survived by a son and daughter. Her funeral was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Chris Bryant said all seven dogs involved in the attack were mixed breeds, and all were under 40 pounds. The initial report that a...
  • Indonesia blast: at least seven dead in attack on Surabaya police station

    05/13/2018 8:40:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    Police in Indonesian city are targeted a day after a string of suicide bombings on churches in area kill 13A bomb attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya has killed at least seven people, an Indonesian police official has said, a day after 13 people were killed in the city during coordinated suicide bombings targeting three churches. The blast occurred at 8.50am, said East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera, killing at least seven people. “There has been an explosion, we don’t know exactly what happened,” he said. CCTV footage from the scene appears to show a motorcycle driving up...