A look in photos at some brutal and not-so-brutal animal attacks.
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 [...]
Piranha in Argentina wound up having their own surprise Christmas treat, when they encounters scores of river bathers seeking relief from the heat wave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 5, 2013, former police officer, Daulet Tuyeshiev of Zhetybai, Kazakhstan, was attcked from behind by a wolf, which he fought with and killed with his bare hands. He strangled it to death with his bare hands. And then, bleeding from the bites, got himself to the hospital.
It’s questionable whether one can ever really know why a monkey would do such a thing, but it is probably relevant that despite zoo keepers feeding the monkeys three times daily, people often break the rules and bring food for them anyway. That being said, what happened next may not be a total surprise.
The 16-year mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, a cat named Stubbs, has been seriously injured in an attack by a local dog. It is not known what provoked the attack, but Stubb’s owner says that the mayor is in a lot of pain. It is not known if he was planning a bid for the White House in 2016.