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Fake Cougar Tasered in Michigan

I usually tend to side with law enforcement on Taser use. Typically you have the cases of belligerent, drunk or otherwise unruly individuals resisting arrest or failing to obey the simple orders of a police officer. Then they get tased and wonder why. Don’t Tase me, Bro!
But this story out of Warren, Michigan leaves [...]

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“Neither snow nor rain… nor gloom of night…”

You’ve heard that old US Postal Service slogan “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”, or whichever other variation applies.
I suppose weather conditions are one thing, just don’t add a dog in the mix. Especially a 20-pound Jack Russell terrier.

Apparently a [...]

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Farm Worker Defends Himself by Fighting Python in a Tree

Talk about a rough day at work…
Ben Nyaumbe, a Kenyan farm worker in the Malindi area of Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast went to work like any other day last Saturday.
“I stepped on a spongy thing on the ground and suddenly my leg was entangled with the body of a huge python,” Nyaumbe says.
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Kangaroo Intruder Terrorizes Family in Australian Home Invasion

Only in Australia…
An unsuspecting Australian couple thought they were being attacked by an intruder this past Sunday night. It turned out that it was a kangaroo that crashed through their bedroom window and started bouncing on their bed.
Only half awake, Beat Ettlin and his partner Verity Beaman had no idea was going on in their [...]

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Get the Bear Necessities

If you are going to venture anywhere near bear country, you may be safer carrying a 9 oz. canister of Guard Alaska Bear Repellent or Bear Pepper Mace than you would relying on a gun. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
How about the recommendation of Thomas Smith and Stephen Herrero?
Thomas S. [...]

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More Runaway Amphibians

Following the lead of the 10 rare turtles missing in Singapore, two snakes in San Luis Obispo, California decided to take in the sights Sunday night and stroll out of their terrarium.
This time, one big python and another freaking huge python escaped from their owner’s home and wandered away. Luckily the smaller, 12-foot python got [...]

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Pepper Spray for Bears - Hunters, Hikers, Campers be Warned

We have been saying it for awhile, but another grizzly bear expert is urging hunters and hikers to carry bear pepper spray when entering the woods. It just makes sense.
This time, Mike Madel, a bear management specialist from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reported an increase in hunter bear encounters over the past [...]

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Score 1 for the Puppy, 0 to the 3 Bears

An 8-month-old cockapoo (cocker spaniel-poodle mix) scared three bears out of his back yard this past Sunday. The mere 15-pound puppy named Pawlee was let out for his normal morning rituals and immediately started to bark his tiny little head off.
With all the fuss the dog was causing, the family’s 9-year-old son went to investigate [...]

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Fake Coyotes cause a stir, Geese are unimpressed.

A bunch of fake wooden cutout coyotes are fooling motorists on the islands in Wolf Lake near Hammond, Indiana. However, the ducks and geese that they are supposed to be scared off are not discouraged. These islands in Wolf Lake are protected wetlands, and two-dimensional phony coyotes were set up to try to prevent the [...]

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Woman Mauled by Bear, Yogi has Alibi

There are plenty of good-natured bears in the world. Yogi Bear and Boo Boo do steal picnic baskets, but I’m not scared of getting physically mauled by them. Winnie the Pooh is harmless, unless you choke on one, Gummi Bears are fine. Who else? Paddington Bear and Corduroy from the children’s books are nice. Bear [...]

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Dog Bites Boy, Boy Bites Dog. Take That!

An 11-year-old boy in San Paulo, Brazil is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull dog as he played in his uncle’s back yard. But this isn’t just one sided, the boy actually retaliated and bit the aggressive canine back. A group of stonemasons were working nearby and intervened, chasing the dog away [...]

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Not All Bears are Cute and Cuddly

A man claims he killed a black bear in self defense but he has to defend himself in court as he has been charged with shooting an endangered animal.
John Tanksley says his dog attempted to chase the animal off his property at Newcomerstown, Ohio but the 165 lbs bear kept coming back. While trying to [...]

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Beware: Attack Python on Duty

A man in Bridgeport, CT as arrested after he attempted to order his 9-foot-long albino python to attack two police officers. Lucky for the cops, pythons rank near goldfish on the pet obedience scale. None-the-less, the 21-year-old man was charged with disorderly conduct and threatening the police after the incident.
The cops were called to [...]

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More Tips for Encountering Aggressive Dogs

Being a lead animal services worker for Public Health
in Wisconsin, Pat Comfert has a number of suggestions
on what you should consider if ever confronted by an
aggressive dog.
If approached by a dog and you are not sure of its
intentions, Comfert advises “stand like a tree”. Offer
the animal a decoy, such as a jacket, backpack or
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Grizzly Bear Attacks and Kills Trainer

A 7 1/2 foot tall, 700 lb. grizzly bear killed one of
his trainers with a bite to the neck yesterday. “Rocky”,
the 5 year old bear was recently seen in the movie
“Semi-Pro” where he wrestled Will Ferrell’s character.
At the time of the attack, 3 experienced animal handlers
were working with Rocky in a training center in
California. Pepper [...]

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Spring is in the Air, Bears are in the Woods.

Even up here in frigid New England, Spring has finally sprung. I know the first day of spring was a few weeks ago, but now that most of the snow has melted around the house, I am much happier and actually feel like Spring is here.
Of course most of my neighbors have less shade and [...]

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When Hedgehogs Attack!

Hedgehogs in New Zealand are getting a bum rap. Ok, well it wasn’t actually the hedgehog’s fault. Some guy grabbed one and chucked it at a teenager, hitting him in the leg.
“It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks,” police say. The teen did not require further [...]

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Dogs Trap Postal Worker, Attack Car Tires

A mail carrier is already the perfect candidate for
carrying an electronic dog repeller and Mace Muzzle
canine spray.
In Hanover, PA, a female mail carrier ended up trapped
inside her vehicle for nearly two hours as two dogs
attacked her tires. Two dogs, one a rottweiler and the
other a pit-bull mix, flattened three of them.
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Bah, It’s only a 16 foot Python. No Worries Mate.

A 16 foot scrub python devoured a family dog in front of the
children, ages 5 and 7, who were playing in their yard. The
110 pound snake quickly squeezed the life out of the much
smaller silky terrier-Chihuahua crossbreed before swallowing
it whole at their home near Kuranda in Queensland state in
Australia.
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Rest In Peace Crocodile Hunter

The first anniversary of the Crocodile Hunter’s death is
upon us. Steve Irwin, environmentalist and television
“crocodile hunter” was killed one year ago by a stingray
barb that pierced his chest during filming on Australia’s
Great Barrier Reef. More lethal than any stun gun or
taser could ever be accused of…
Irwin, who was 44 when he died, became world-famous for [...]

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