Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

VIDEO: What to do in case of animal attack

An informative video posted in time for the warm weather, known to draw many humans to the great outdoors and many animals to human habitations, as in the recent case of a Florida woman, who was attacked by hungry bears in her own garage. When dealing with angry or possibly rabid animals, rest assured: None of this advice may actually work.

Naked man let hyena rip off and eat his genitals for wealth

They say that becoming rich requires sacrifice, like losing that special time with your kids and grandkids. One African man seems to have taken this truism to the extreme. Whether or not he will be rich is still an open question, but it’s for sure he won’t be having kids or grandkids anytime soon.

Python swallowed woman’s pet, chain and all, whole

A woman, who decided to protect the native Australian wildlife by chaining her Chihuahua-Maltese mix in its doghouse overnight, returned in the morning to find a carpet python with a dog-sized tummy bump and a chain dangling from its mouth. Ironically, the chain that held the dog for the snake, held the snake for animal control.

Slideshow: Beastly behavior

A look in photos at some brutal and not-so-brutal animal attacks.

911 caller terrorized by 22-pound cat

A man called 911 when he and his girlfriend’s cat went berzerk and attacked their baby and then held the family hostage in a bedroom. The cat, a 22-pounder named Lux, apparently had a “history of violence,” according to the caller. The caller begins, “my cat attacked our 7-month old child, and I kicked the [...]

70 people became feast for hungry piranha on Christmas Day

Piranha in Argentina wound up having their own surprise Christmas treat, when they encounters scores of river bathers seeking relief from the heat wave.

Pit bull attacks owner, rips her arms off

A Connecticut woman is recovering from a brutal attack by her son’s pit bull Tuxedo, that occurred outside the family’s rural home Monday. No one knows what provoked the attack, but the the victim was reportedly bitten from head to toe. In the end, she lost all of her left arm and part of her right in the attack.

Russian shepherd, 80, survives fight with bear, gets tossed off cliff

Do bears play with their food? Unknown, but Russian bear experts are saying the the scrappy shepherd who says he survived a bear attack last week, was merely the object of a wild bear’s attempts at play.

Well-Meaning Man Bitten by Rattlesnake While Rescuing Turtle

It seems that a 24-year-old man in Florida was so moved by the sight of a stranded turtle trying to cross a busy highway, that he jumped out of the car to help it avoid getting flattened. It seems, however, that no good deed goes unpunished, because as soon as he was done, he was bitten by a nearby Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake and wound up in the ICU for his trouble.

Renowned Embryologist Attacked by his own ‘Frankencow’

Like a scene right out of Mary Shelly’s nightmarish Gothic novel Frankenstien, Korean embryologist Park Se-pill was attacked by one of his own creations. Unlike Dr. Frankenstein, Park was not attacked by a hideous reanimation of criminals’ dead body parts, but by a cow he cloned from the cell of a dead cow. Still, the irony is there.