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She Left Doggy Door Open for Her Pet. Something Else Got In
She Left Doggy Door
Open for Her Pet.
Something Else Got In
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She Left Doggy Door Open for Her Pet. Something Else Got In

Julie Loflin of Greensboro, NC, holds onto rabid fox for 12 minutes after it attacks her in bed

(Newser) - A North Carolina woman is shaken after a weekend encounter with an unwelcome visitor. WGHP reports Julie Loflin was settled in her bed last Sunday night when she saw a discomforting sight: a fox slip into her home from the patio through a doggy door used by her 9-year-old beagle,...

Under Attack, Woman Maneuvers Fox Into Pot

Animal charged gardener when she tried to scare it away

(Newser) - A fox that was attacking a Maine woman quickly found its goose was cooked when she wrestled into a pot meant for scalding chickens. Eliza Ruth Watson, 37, of Gray, tried to scare the fox away while she was gardening Thursday, the AP reports. Instead, the animal ran toward her....

'Croydon Cat Killer' Is No Killer at All

400 cats weren't killed by human hand, police say

(Newser) - For three years, Southern England has been in search of the Croydon Cat Killer , the seemingly macabre culprit behind a series of animal killings, mostly in the form of beheadings. Now, after the deaths of some 400 cats, police say the case has been closed—and that the killer wasn'...

A Rabid Fox Attacked Her in Her Yard: 'I Had to Do Something'

New Jersey's Tammy DuBois strangled it with one hand

(Newser) - A woman trying to fend off a rabid fox that was biting her in the leg reached down with one hand to hold shut its mouth and with the other strangled it, the AP reports. "I couldn't do anything else to get it away from me," Tammy...

Puppy Owner Gets Huge Surprise as Animal Grows up

'Other pet dogs seemed to be scared by my pet so I walked it with a leash'

(Newser) - A woman in China known only as Ms. Wang had a gnawing suspicion about her new pet. Wang spent $190 in July for what appeared to be a Japanese Spitz, reports Yahoo UK . But when the pooch turned 3 months old, its tail grew "long and fluffy." Wang...

Russians Secretly Domesticated Foxes in Just 50 Years

No one thought it could be done with this most-untamable creature

(Newser) - For more than 50 years, scientists have been gathering foxes from the Russian wilderness and breeding them, picking the most human-friendly to mate to domesticate the supposedly untamable animals, much as dogs once were, Phys.org reports. And it looks like the project the BBC says was started by Dmitry...

California's Island Foxes Make Amazing Comeback

They're now off endangered species list

(Newser) - The little island foxes of California are back, maybe for good. Three fox subspecies found only on the state's Channel Islands have made a big comeback since they were placed on the endangered species list in 2004 and have just been removed. No mammal on the list has made...

Study: 'Golden Wolf' Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

We just thought it was the African golden jackal

(Newser) - Africa, home to the Ethiopian wolf and the gray wolf, can now lay claim to the African golden wolf—the first new species of canid (which also encompasses jackals, foxes, and coyotes) to be discovered in 150 years, reports National Geographic . The new species has long been misunderstood to be...

Near-Extinct Fox Spotted at Yosemite

Sierra Nevada red fox hadn't been seen in park for a century

(Newser) - "They are extremely cute little animals," a Yosemite National Park spokeswoman says of the park's latest find. They're also extremely rare: The Sierra Nevada red fox hasn't been spotted in Yosemite in a hundred years, reports the LA Times . That's because they're shy...

Giant Foxes Stalking England
Giant Foxes
Stalking England

Giant Foxes Stalking England

Cat-snacking vixen prowling nabes

(Newser) - Maybe it's revenge for fox hunting. Nervous Brits are reporting neighborhood stalkings by new "giant" foxes, apparently growing fat on easy pickings like garbage and pets. A 27-pound, 4-foot-long fox was recently killed in one town after killing a cat. Some 34,000 urban foxes live in Britain, reports...

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