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A Man Was Bitten by a Cat. 6 Weeks Later, He Was Dead

4-inch-wide aneurysm was caused by bacteria common to pets' mouths

(Newser) - A Toronto man is dead after a cat bit him on the right thumb—but the cause is so rare that doctors wrote up a case study in the World Journal of Clinical Cases warning other physicians to be on the lookout for the unusual cascade of events. Animal bites... More »

Stoned Man Calls Cops on Dog That 'Shot' Him in Butt

The tale of the phantom gunshot

(Newser) - We suppose many different kinds of injuries inflicted upon one's fleshy backside can feel like a gunshot—especially if that someone is stoned out of his mind and possibly suffering from pot-induced paranoia. That's apparently what happened to a man Thursday in Groesbeck, Texas, who called the cops... More »

Cops: Woman Bites Wendy's Worker Over Wrong Order

She apparently didn't want the spicy chicken

(Newser) - A Wendy's order that was either changed at the last minute or wrong ended up with a wounded manager and an arrested customer Monday night in Richmond, Va., WTVR reports. According to what the worker told cops, 25-year-old Lovely Robinson had placed an order at the drive-thru and was... More »

Woman's Ill-Advised Halloween Stunt: Petting a Tiger

She might lose parts of her fingers as a result

(Newser) - Halloween really did involve horror for an Omaha., Neb., woman who reportedly slipped into a zoo and stuck her hand in a tiger cage. Police say Jacqueline Eide, 33, jumped a fence into Henry Doorly Zoo as early as 4am on Sunday and headed for Mai, an 18-year-old Malayan tiger.... More »

Day Care Shuttered After Baby Bitten 27 Times

Parents say unlicensed Texas operator waited 4 hours to call them

(Newser) - When John and Jeanette Betancourt were alerted Friday that their 4-month-old son had been bitten at his San Antonio day care, Jeanette went to pick him up and noticed the day care operator was holding the infant close to her body. "She finally turns my son around and the... More »

World Cup Star Accused of Biting Rival (Again)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez in another controversy

(Newser) - Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup today, but headlines about the win are being overshadowed by a high-profile bite. Video shows Uruguay's Luis Suarez looking for all the world like he's chomping down on the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini reports USA Today . Chiellini got... More »

Dogs Really Do Attack the Mailman; 6K Times Last Year

USPS releases list of cities with most canine-on-letter-carrier violence

(Newser) - Dogs biting the mailman: It doesn't just happen in the movies. The USPS reports that a not-exactly-insignificant 5,879 letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year. And as one of the forces behind National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 19-25), the USPS has released a list of the... More »

Family Mad After Dolphin Bites Girl at SeaWorld

But spokeswoman says 8-year-old broke the rules

(Newser) - An Atlanta family is at odds with SeaWorld today after a playful dolphin leaped up and bit the family's 8-year-old girl on the hand, CNN reports. The Thomases say they posted a video of Jillian being bitten in Orlando, Fla., because they weren't satisfied with SeaWorld's response... More »

My Cat Tried to Kill Me

'All I heard was rrwwwrrrr hiss'

(Newser) - A pet cat freaked out after giving birth and "tried to kill" its owner, the woman reports. Jackie Ostermiller of Idaho was sleeping when she heard a strange noise. She saw her cat, Renesmee, and went to pick her up. "All I heard was rrwwwrrrr hiss," she... More »

Snakebites Surge in Texas, Calif.

(Newser) - Poison control centers have witnessed a steep rise in snakebites in parts of the country this summer, USA Today reports. Authorities in central Texas say bites are up 35%, and southern California has seen many more serious cases than usual. Some experts suspect more snakes are developing powerful toxins in... More »

China Orders Chicken Killed By Snakes Off Menus

(Newser) - China is cracking down on restaurants that serve chicken killed by forced snake bite, Reuters reports. A recent Internet video of a chef urging a snake to repeatedly bite a bird inspired the move. “Snake-bite chicken” is popular in Guangdong and Chongqing provinces. “Not only is it cruel... More »

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