Category Archives: Animals

Cleveland Closes Park and Kills Coyote Mother After Attack on Dog and Bicyclist

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on the closure of North Chagrin Reservation after a pair of aggressive female coyotes bit a bicyclist and a pet dog over the weekend. Officials have killed one of the coyotes which is believed to … Continue reading

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2nd Degree Murder Charges Refiled in Arizona Trail Dog Confrontration

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Harold Fish has been charged again for the second-degree murder of unarmed Grant Kuenzli following a dog confrontration on a trail near Payson, Arizona

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Mountain Lion Stalking Incidents at Lava Beds National Monument in California

The NPS Morning Report says they are investigating mountain lion stalking incidents at Lava Beds National Monument in California.

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Bear Coming Out of Hibernation Swats Illegal Camper at Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania

The Morning Call a 21 year old woman was scratched by a black bear coming out of hibernation at Hickory Run State Park in northeast Pennsylvania.

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Denali’s Popular Alpha Toklat Wolf Killed 2 Months After Alpha Female’s Death

MSNBC and other news sources report that the alpha male Denali National Park Toklat wolf has been killed.

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Elephant Kills Off Trail Hiker at Murchison Falls National Park

Xinhuanet reports that an elephant with a calf attacked off trail hikers at Murchison Falls National Park,some 350 km northwest of Kampala.

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Hiker Survives Month With Leech in Nostril

News24 reports a leech lodged in the nostril of a Hong Kong woman after she washed her face in a stream.

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Canadian Student Survives Wrestling Match With Cougar

Canoe reports a 23-year-old student in Canada’s Kananaskis Country Sheep River Wildlife Sanctuary survived a wrestling match with a cougar by throwing it off of him. Peter Bysterveld said he was walking with his girlfriend when the cougar — about … Continue reading

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Man and Dog Begin Walk From Galveston to Elbert Summit

The Dallas News reports Jeff Robinson and his boxer dog Walker have started a 1,336 mile journey from Galveston, Texas, to the summit of Mount Elbert and the on to Denver.

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Murder Charges Refiled in Arizona Trail Dog Confrontation

Arizona Central reports prosecutors have refiled the second degree murder charges against Harold Fish who is accused of shooting an unarmed hiker in a dog confrontation at a Coconino County trailhead near Payson this spring.

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Judge Throws Out Murder Charge in Arizona Shooting Over Dog Confrontation

Azcentral reports a judge has thrown out the murder charge against a man who killed another hiker in a dispute over dogs on a trail in Coconino County.

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Pneumonia Kills Most of Custer State Park’s Bighorns

KELO reports an outbreak of pneumonia has killed 175 of Custer State Park’s 200 Bighorn Sheep. It is believed to have been contracted from domestic sheep (which don’t get sick). The state may transplant more bighorns to replace them and … Continue reading

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Denali Park Alpha Female Wolf Killed

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the popular alpha female in the Toklat wolf pack, which has delighted visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve for years, was killed by a trapper outside park boundaries. The radio-collared wolf was killed Feb. … Continue reading

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Fatal Fall as Woman Attempts to Rescue Dog in Olympics

The Olympian reports Natalie Ann Chambers fell 350 feet after attempting to rescue her dog who had fallen on the trail near Mud Mountain Dam. She fell onto the ledge with her dog 15 feet below the trail before falling … Continue reading

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Moose Stomps Iditaord Lead Dog and Jumps Into Sled

The Anchorage Daily News reports a moose on the Denali Highway stomped to death the lead dog of an Iditarod musher. Ramey Smyth’s as he zipped the dog into his sled basket with the early evening fading into a 50 … Continue reading

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