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Boy's First Beach Trip Ends in 'Horror Film Gore'

Family says 9-year-old Jay Weiskopf was attacked by shark off Miami Beach

(Newser) - "A shark tried to eat me at the ocean." That's 9-year-old Jay Weiskopf's description of what happened over the weekend during a family vacation in South Florida. Fox News reports that Jay, who has autism, was swimming in shallow water on the Miami Beach shoreline when...

Wolves Attack Worker at Center Where Lion Killed Intern

Injured keeper says she is 'doing just fine'

(Newser) - A worker has been injured by two wolves at the same North Carolina exotic animal center where an escaped lion killed a college intern in 2018. Authorities say animal keeper Hayley Quay was bitten on the elbows and thigh in the wolf enclosure at Conservators Center Saturday afternoon and was...

Owner Jumps in Car to Save Dog From Mountain Lion

California woman drove car onto lawn

(Newser) - Police say a California woman acted quickly to save her dog from the jaws of a mountain lion on Wednesday night. The dog's owners heard a noise in their yard in Woodside just before 10pm while their dog was outside. "When they looked out the window, they saw...

Skier Escapes Bear by Ditching Backpack
Skier Being
Chased by Bear
Pulls Off 'Pretty
Cool Move'
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Skier Being Chased by Bear Pulls Off 'Pretty Cool Move'

Tense incident took place in Romania

(Newser) - Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? In this case, what the brown bear saw was a skier trying to outmaneuver it down a ski slope in Romania. Per the New York Daily News , the frightening incident took place Saturday at the Predeal mountain resort, where an unlucky tourist...

The Crocodile Clamped Down on His Head. He Fought Back

Man managed to pry creature's jaws off his noggin during a swim in Cairns, Australia

(Newser) - A swim last week in a local lake known for its lurking crocodiles could have ended badly for an Aussie man. Instead, he's now recovering from just minor injuries after one of the reptiles attacked him and he was able to fight it off. First responders tell the Guardian...

'This Was an MMA Cage Match, and I Lost!'

A squirrel is attacking people in Queens

(Newser) - Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a squirrely threat, the AP reports. Denizens of the New York City borough's Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks, WCBS reported Wednesday. Micheline Frederick pointed to a bruise...

'Renowned Huntsman' Killed by Pet Deer

Gerard Withers was feeding the animal

(Newser) - A hunter in Ireland died Tuesday after a pet deer he was feeding attacked him, the Irish Examiner reports. Gerard Withers, described as a "renowned huntsman," was gored and trampled by the stag at the Duhallow Hunt Kennels in Liscarroll, per the Irish Independent , which notes that male...

Ranger Has Unusual Theory on Kangaroo Attack

Blames jogger's Sarah Jessica Parker perfume

(Newser) - An Aussie woman says she'll never wear her Sarah Jessica Parker perfume again, at least not while she's out for a run, after a frightening incident with a resident kangaroo over the weekend. Tracy Noonan tells the 3AW Breakfast radio program she was jogging Saturday in the Melbourne...

Mistake Leads to Mauling at Carole Baskin's Rescue

Male tiger attacked volunteer as she reached into cage

(Newser) - A tiger nearly ripped off a volunteer's arm Thursday at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue, made famous by Netflix's Tiger King. Candy Crouser had arrived to feed the male tiger, Kimba, around 8:30am when she noticed he was "locked in a section that was away...

Florida Man Explains Why He Wrestled Alligator for Puppy

Richard Wilbanks views 3-month-old Gunner as his own child

(Newser) - It's hard to describe the bond between human and dog, even for a guy willing to wrestle an alligator to save the puppy he'd only known for a few weeks. In viral footage, Florida's Richard Wilbanks is seen standing waist-deep in a pond before pulling up a...

He Paid $150 to Play With Leopard. It Doesn't End Well

Sanctuary owner facing charges, lawsuit in Florida and man is injured

(Newser) - A Florida man got more than he bargained for when he paid $150 to play with a leopard. Dwight Turner was mauled in the backyard of a home in Davie, near Fort Lauderdale, on Aug. 31, leaving his scalp "hanging from his head," according to investigators with the...

Deer Raised in Home Attacks Neighbor

'We can’t say it enough: Wild animals are not pets'

(Newser) - A Colorado woman's attempt to raise a deer at home ended with bloody antlers, scared neighbors, and a hefty fine. Authorities say 73-year-old Tynette Housley was cited for two misdemeanors after the buck deer gored a neighbor in Black Forest, El Paso County on Friday, Fox reports. Officials say...

Artist to Purge Vision of Gator Attack by Painting It

'He had green eyes. The teeth were pearly white, no stain or anything.'

(Newser) - Mark Johnson remembers his attacker in vivid detail. "He had green eyes," he says. "The teeth were pearly white, no stain or anything." Now, the Florida artist wants to paint the perp—an 8-foot-long alligator that mauled him earlier this month. The attack in Port St....

Orcas Are Acting 'Crazy' Off Spain

'I thought they could capsize the boat'

(Newser) - Orcas are curious mammals who sometimes play with boats. But playing doesn’t quite describe what endangered pods have been doing in the Strait of Gibraltar, a major shipping route, this summer. Boaters say hard-hitting whales have spun their vessels up to 180 degrees and caused extensive damage. For more...

Hunter Killed on Sunday by Elk He Shot Saturday
He Shot the Elk on Saturday.
It Killed Him the Next Day
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He Shot the Elk on Saturday. It Killed Him the Next Day

Mark David was bow hunting on private land near Tillamook

(Newser) - An Oregon man managed to hit a bull elk while archery hunting last Saturday—and in a terrible twist, be killed by the animal the following day. The Statesman Journal reports Mark David, 66, was on private land near Tillamook when he shot the elk, but darkness set in before...

They Were Camping in the Arctic. Then, a 4am Visitor

Polar bear kills one in Norway's Svalbard Islands

(Newser) - A polar bear attacked a camping site and killed a foreign national in the remote Svalbard Islands on Friday, authorities said, adding that the animal itself was killed as well. The man was rushed to the hospital in Longyearbyen, where he was declared dead by doctors, Deputy Governor Soelvi Elvedah...

Conservationist Killed by Own Lion as Wife Watched

West Mathewson had defended his lions as friendly and playful

(Newser) - West Mathewson rescued two white lion cubs from a facility where they were bred to be hunted when they were just days old. It was the start of a loving friendship. The South African conservationist raised the lionesses, keeping them in an enclosure at his safari lodge, Lion Tree Top...

Bison Ripped Woman's Pants Off. That Likely Saved Her

Biker attacked in South Dakota after approaching calf

(Newser) - A female motorcyclist was attacked by a bison Wednesday night in South Dakota's Custer State Park—and was likely saved because the animal ripped off her pants. Witnesses say the 54-year-old Iowa woman got off her bike and started approaching a bison calf when the adult bison charged her....

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,...

As Bison Charged, Woman Tripped
As Bison Charged,
Woman Tripped
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As Bison Charged, Woman Tripped

Montana woman escapes 'without a scratch' after playing dead

(Newser) - A woman narrowly escaped a charging bison at Yellowstone National Park, apparently by playing dead. A video viewed more than 1.7 million times since it was shared on YouTube on Friday shows a man and woman running from a pair of charging bison. One bison appears to slow, but...

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