animal attack

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

He Returned From Jail to Find Wife's Mutilated Body

Ohio's Mary Matthews likely killed by her Great Danes

(Newser) - A man was released from jail Friday, only to find his wife had been killed the same day, likely by her own dogs, according to Ohio police. Dale Matthews says he called his son to pick him up from Warren County Jail, where he was held on a warrant for... More »

Screams as Circus Bear Attacks Its Trainer

Performance was taking place in Olonets, Russia

(Newser) - Spectators at a Russian circus performance got more than they bargained for this week when a bear abruptly attacked its trainer during the show. NBC News and the AP report the incident took place in Olonets on Wednesday, during what appeared to be a calm scene up until the moment... More »

Elk Goes Wild in Colorado Town

A supervisor at Estes Park rushes to the scene

(Newser) - A male elk in mating season is nothing to mess with—as two people learned after getting too close to one Thursday in Colorado, NBC News reports. Bystander video shows an elk throwing a woman down and attacking her in Estes Park as people nearby scramble to safety, including a... More »

Video Captures Girl's Narrow Escape From Coyote

It charged at her in Chicago-area front yard

(Newser) - After 5-year-old Christine came running inside with what her mom calls a "wild story" about being chased by a coyote, the Chicago-area girl's parents checked surveillance video and discovered that she had survived a terrifying close call, ABC News reports. Video of the encounter shows Christine, who had... More »

Stingrays Injure 500 in California

An unpleasant surprise at 4 local beaches over Labor Day weekend

(Newser) - Hundreds of beachgoers saw out the unofficial end of summer with sand, surf, and stings. That's the report from four local beaches in Southern California, where 500 or so visitors suffered injuries over Labor Day weekend when stingrays went on the attack. The Orange County Register puts the number... More »

In Kitchen Boxing Match, It's Man vs. Bear

Plus a bat-wielding heroine

(Newser) - "You would've thought I was a Louisville slugger." So says Colorado's George Ann Field, who was lucky to find a baseball bat close at hand as she came face-to-face with a bear in her kitchen. It was her 71-year-old husband, Jon Johnson, who first discovered the... More »

Grizzly Came as He Slept, Took Him Away

Julien Gauthier was collecting nature sounds for a music project in Canada

(Newser) - A highly rare unprovoked grizzly bear attack took the life of a 44-year-old French man in Canada's Northwest Territories last week. The BBC reports Julien Gauthier was asleep in his tent early Thursday when a grizzly bear came upon him and dragged him away. His body was found the... More »

After Seeing This, He's Thankful for Dull Pocketknife

Colorado's Richard Marriott escapes cougar attack with a scratch

(Newser) - A hunter has survived a cougar attack in Colorado by stabbing the animal in the face. Richard Marriott of Evergreen was returning from an elk scouting expedition in Kremmling's Big Horn Park—the site of a week-old cougar sighting—when the young adult male appeared after dusk on Aug.... More »

She Took Her Dog for a Stroll. Then, an Unwelcome Encounter

The incident happened in the Sun City retirement community

(Newser) - A 68-year-old South Carolina woman was walking her dog close to home near Hilton Head Island around 10pm Monday night when things went awry: She was attacked by an alligator. The woman lives in the Sun City retirement community, which features several ponds near the woman's house, CBS News... More »

A National Park First: 'Like Something Out of a Horror Movie'

Wolf went after family of 4 sleeping in their tent at Banff campground in Alberta, Canada

(Newser) - "It was like something out of a horror movie." That's not how you want to remember a camping trip with your husband and two young sons, but per a Facebook post by Elisa Rispoli, that's how things went down Thursday night in Banff National Park after... More »

A Teen Was Dozing on His Camping Trip. Enter the Bear

Sleeping 13-year-old bitten on face during attack by small bear

(Newser) - A camping trip near Moab turned into a frightening experience for a young teen Friday when a bear went after him while he was sleeping and bit his face. CNN reports the attack took place at the Dewey Bridge Campground, located on the banks of the Colorado River, around dawn.... More »

As Grizzly Attacked, He Remembered Dad's Gift

Canada's Colin Dowler thankfully reached his pocket knife

(Newser) - Facing down a grizzly bear, Colin Dowler decided to negotiate. "I know this is your territory, I'm just passing through—we don't have to do this," the Canadian recalls saying, per the BBC . It didn't help. Within moments, "I could feel the hot blood.... More »

Woman Who Put Octopus on Her Face: 'This Was Not a Good Idea'

Jamie Bisceglia was trying to win a photo contest. Then the octopus bit her.

(Newser) - We shouldn't have to tell people not to put octopuses on their faces, but here we are. It's a fact that Jamie Bisceglia herself now acknowledges, despite having done just that last week and suffering the consequences. HuffPost reports that the Washington state woman was participating in a... More »

Teen Gored in Thigh, Tossed in Air by Bison

The incident occurred in North Dakota national park

(Newser) - Last Monday, a 9-year-old girl was tossed in the air by a bison at Yellowstone. On Saturday, a similar incident in another national park. A 17-year-old Colorado girl who was visiting North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park was herself injured by a bison. The teen was reportedly walking on... More »

'Without Thinking,' Selfless Teen Saves Boy Attacked by Pit Bull

Texas' Grant Brown ran at dog, which chased him

(Newser) - Two children sprinted for safety as a loose pit bull lunged at a 6-year-old boy in the driveway of his Texas home Sunday. Hearing the boy's screams as he lay pinned on the ground in Conroe, neighbor Grant Brown instead ran directly at the dog. "I didn't... More »

They Went Looking for a Tiger. Then It Found Them

2 motorcycle riders got quite the scare in India

(Newser) - They found the tiger, all right. Two Forest Department officials sent to investigate a reported tiger sighting at India's Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary have produced hair-raising footage of a Bengal tiger briefly chasing their motorcycle. The tiger suddenly emerges from the jungle in the footage viewed more than 800,000... More »

Man Attacked by Bear Gives Her Mother's Day Gift

Alex Neumann didn't have the heart to immediately report grizzly attack he miraculously survived

(Newser) - "Never cross a mother bear with cubs" seems pretty intuitive, a fact that Alex Neumann experienced firsthand last month—and he's still dealing with both the physical and mental repercussions of the incident. The CBC reports that the 50-year-old Canadian was early for a job about 40 miles... More »

Poisoned Sea Lion Chomps on Girl's Leg

'I don't want to get near one or see one ever again'

(Newser) - Megan Pagnini was well aware of the sea lions swimming at California's Pismo Beach as she played in knee-deep waves. "I thought they were just the most adorable little things"—that is, until an adult female jumped up and bit her on the thigh. "It was... More »

8-Year-Old Attacked by Shark Off North Carolina

It's the state's 3rd shark attack this month

(Newser) - A late-afternoon swim off Bald Head Island, North Carolina, turned terrifying for an 8-year-old boy Sunday when a shark chomped down on his leg. It's the third such attack in the state this month. Village Manager Chris McCall tells WECT that EMS got a call around 4pm after something... More »

A Shark Grabbed His Daughter. Then, 5 Punches

Paige Winter, 17, is alive thanks to her dad after shark attack off North Carolina

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after a shark attack off North Carolina—and it looks like she has her dad to thank. Per the BBC , officials say Paige Winter, who was ambushed by the shark Sunday at Atlantic Beach, lost some fingers and her left leg all... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB