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Tourist Exits Car to Take Photos, Is Killed by Elephants

The Spaniard died Sunday morning in a national park in South Africa

(Newser) - A 43-year-old tourist was trampled to death by elephants Sunday morning while attempting to take photos of them at a South African national park. The AP reports the Spaniard was with his fiancee and two other women at Pilanesberg National Park in North West province when officials there say he...

Teen in Lifeguard Training Has Run-In With a Shark

Boy, 14, bitten by shark while doing water entries in Florida's Volusia County

(Newser) - A shark bit a Florida teen on the leg during a lifeguard training camp on Monday morning, officials said. The attack occurred near the Ponce Inlet lifeguard tower shortly before noon, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said, per the AP . The 14-year-old boy had been practicing water entries when he...

Man Critically Hurt in Florida Shark Attack

Nassau County incident is the latest in a series of shark attacks in Sunshine State

(Newser) - Earlier this month, three people were injured in shark attacks along Florida's Panhandle. On Friday, another person in Florida, this time in the state's northeast, was bitten by a shark, leaving him seriously injured. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said Friday that shortly after 11am local time that...

'I Just Felt It and Ran. Then I Was Screaming'

Blayne Brown, 14, is bitten by shark off North Carolina coast in 'extremely rare' attack

(Newser) - A West Virginia teen is recuperating after being attacked by a shark over the weekend off the coast of North Carolina. Police say 14-year-old Blayne Brown, who was on vacation in North Topsail Beach, was in waist-deep water just after noon on Sunday when he was bitten twice. He sustained...

Surfer Who Was 'Loved by All' Killed in Hawaii Shark Attack

Pro surfer Tamayo Perry was 49

(Newser) - A professional surfer and lifeguard who appeared in movies including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was killed in a Sunday afternoon shark attack off Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii. The AP reports Tamayo Perry, 49, died in an attack near Goat Island. Honolulu Ocean Safety and city...

Secret Service on Working Near Bidens' Dog: 'Have a Safe Shift!'

Report from right-wing Judicial Watch claims more biting incidents from German shepherd Commander

(Newser) - It's well known that President Biden's dogs have been busted biting , but a new report from a right-wing activist group suggests there may have been more bites than previously reported. TMZ was one of the first outlets to report on Secret Service records obtained from the Department of...

Shark Attacks Hit Florida Coast, 4 Miles Apart

Walton County incidents injure 2 teens and a woman, who had part of her arm amputated

(Newser) - Three people in Walton County, Florida, were attacked by sharks Friday within a couple of hours of each other, including two teens. South Walton Fire District Chief Ryan Crawford tells ABC News that around 1:20pm local time, a 45-year-old woman was swimming near a sandbar with her husband off...

Teen Acts on 'Instinct' During Texas Shark Attack

Oklahoma's Damiana Humphrey should make a full recovery after incident in Galveston

(Newser) - An Oklahoma teen vacationing with her family in Texas last week got quite the shock while swimming at a beach in Galveston. Per FOX 26 , Damiana Humphrey, 19, her siblings, and another family member were in water up to their waists off of Jamaica Beach on the evening of May...

The Takeaway From Orca Boat Strikes: 'It's a Game'
The Takeaway From Orca
Boat Strikes: 'It's a Game'

The Takeaway From Orca Boat Strikes: 'It's a Game'

With full bellies, bored juveniles find fun in the risky play of bumping boats: study

(Newser) - Killer whales known to ram and sink boats off the Iberian Peninsula aren't bent on destroying humans. Rather, they're likely bored teenagers who find ship rudders incredibly entertaining, according to a new report from more than a dozen orca experts who sought to explain hundreds of boat strikes...

Plantation Worker Mauled to Death by Tiger

He was reportedly 3rd person in Indonesia killed by Sumatran tiger in 5 months

(Newser) - Screams were heard on Indonesia's Sumatra island before a man's body was discovered Thursday, with one of the hands torn off. Authorities say the 26-year-old, found dead on a plantation in Riau province, was attacked by a tiger. "The area is within the tiger habitat," said...

Tourist's Attempt to Take Photo With Bear Goes Very Badly

Scotland's Moira Gallacher is lucky to be alive after ursine encounter while vacationing in Romania

(Newser) - Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? In this case perhaps, "I see a tourist bothering me." That's after a vacation in Romania's Carpathian Mountains went horribly awry for one woman after she tried to take a picture of one of the resident omnivores. Per...

Brothers in Fatal Cougar Attack Fought Ferociously

Family describes heroic efforts by Taylen and Wyatt Brooks

(Newser) - One of two brothers who were searching for shed deer antlers in Northern California on Saturday became the first person to be killed by a mountain lion in the state since 2004—and authorities described how fiercely the pair fought back during the attack. The Guardian reports Taylen and Wyatt...

Bloody Scene of Shark Attack Was 'Completely Surreal'

Woman suffers serious leg injuries after rare ambush in Australia's Sydney Harbor

(Newser) - A rare shark attack in Sydney Harbor has a victim recovering from serious injuries. The AP reports that the woman was swimming off of Elizabeth Bay on Monday evening when she encountered a suspected bull shark. The woman, identified by Sky News as 29-year-old Lauren O'Neill, was in the...

As Man Walked His Dog, the Moose Charged 'Without Notice'

Both owner and canine appear to be fine after tussle with creature along an Alaskan trail

(Newser) - Man's best friend has proved its worth once again, this time in the Last Frontier. A local man taking his dog for a walk in the Tsalteshi Trails system in Soldotna was attacked by a moose on Dec. 18, though his injuries were thankfully non-life-threatening, Alaska State Troopers say...

Woman Killed in Shark Attack Off Mexico

26-year-old was swimming with her daughter in Melaque

(Newser) - A Mexican woman died after she was severely bitten in the leg by a shark in the Pacific Ocean off the beach town of Melaque, authorities said Sunday. Rafael Araiza, the head of the local civil defense office, said the attack occurred Saturday a short distance from the beach in...

Man Uses Unusual Method to Fend Off Crocodile Attack

Australian farmer survives mauling after biting his predator on the eyelid

(Newser) - "Hey, whatever works" is an Australian cattle farmer's apparent M.O. when it comes to fighting off crocodile attacks. ABC Australia reports that Colin Deveraux, in his mid-60s, was set to be released from the Northern Territory's Royal Darwin Hospital this week after spending almost a month...

After Decade Without Fatal Bear Attacks, a Chilling Shift in Japan

College student among at least 5 people thought to have been killed by bears this year

(Newser) - Prior to this year, no fatal bear attacks were reported in Japan for more than a decade. Now, police in the country are investigating what's thought to be at least the fifth such attack of 2023. Police on the northern Hokkaido island, where brown bears roam, say the body...

Feeding Elk May Have Been Her Final Act

Woman trampled in what's now considered the first fatal elk attack in Arizona history

(Newser) - An Arizona woman has died eight days after she was apparently trampled by elk she may have been feeding outside her home. It's thought to be the first fatal elk attack in state history, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, which describes five known attacks in as...

Surfer Fatally Mauled by Shark 'in the Blink of an Eye'

Police are now hunting for body of man off coast of South Australia after Tuesday attack

(Newser) - A surfboard with a bite mark is all that remained after a surfer off of South Australia's Eyre Peninsula was dragged under the water Tuesday by what witnesses believe was a great white shark. Police confirm they're now looking for the 55-year-old man's body, per 7NEWS , which...

Women Sue After Airbnb Turns Into 'House of Horror'

Suit against rental site, Michigan homeowners comes after women say they were attacked by bats

(Newser) - According to its Airbnb listing, the "Castle House" in Alpena, Michigan, is an "incredible historic home" that's "bursting with charm." According to a group of eight women who rented the abode earlier this year, the place is actually like a "horror movie," complete...

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