Day Of The Animals: Tales Of Man Vs Beast (And Man Suffers)

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Five specimens of a reputedly mean canine breed are kept in a small Italian apartment. They maul their owner to death ...
Italian woman mauled to death by five pet Czechoslovakian wolfdogs

An Italian woman has been mauled to death by her five pet Czechoslovakian wolfdogs, prompting a debate over the danger posed by the increasingly popular crossbreed canine.

Mariangela Zaffino, a 74-year-old pensioner, was attacked by her five pet dogs in her apartment in the town of Grugliasco near Turin.

She was found by her daughter, who said the dogs, a cross between wild wolves and German shepherd dogs that shares many wolfish characteristics, had never shown any signs of being dangerous in the past. ...

Police are trying to ascertain what may have prompted the dogs, named Ares, Aylen, Artù, Aragorn and Apache, to attack their owner. ...

Massimo Penz, a local police commander, said the dogs had been legally registered with the authorities. “We had never had any complaints about the dogs’ behaviour,” he said. ...

The Czechoslovakian wolf dog, which is more slender than a wolf but shares many of its physical characteristics, is a legally permitted breed that has become popular in Italy in recent years.

The breed was created in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s, when an Alsatian was crossed with a Carpathian wolf in an attempt to produce an aggressive breed that could be used as guard dogs along the Iron Curtain.

It was recognized as a distinct breed in 1982. Wolf dogs are highly intelligent, hard to train and need a lot of exercise. They are not recommended for families with children. ...

Fabrizio Rondalino, a former owner of a Czechoslovakian wolf dog, said that while the breed was highly intelligent and full of energy, “it should not be allowed to exit. It is a man-made invention, one of the worst breeds created.” ...
SOURCE: https://www.yahoo.com/news/italian-woman-mauled-death-five-142219455.html
 

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Update ... More than 2.5 weeks later, the vulture problem in Marietta, Pennsylvania, hasn't abated. If anything, it's getting worse.
Has there been a significant decline in roadkill elsewhere, maybe? Due to people working from home? For even longer now than back in March?
 

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Was that supposed to be a rat?
Resourceful creatures, rats.
 

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Here's a near-miss on the 'human suffering' bit ... Luckily, this woman stepped out of the bathroom just before a swan came crashing through the window.
Swan crashes through window into woman's bathroom

Animal rescuers in Britain said a swan crashed through a window into a woman's bathroom just moments after she had left for another room.

The RSPCA said a resident of the home in Shamrock Lodge, Barton-in-Fabis, Nottinghamshire, had just left the bathroom moments earlier when the swan came crashing through the window around 8 a.m. Monday. ...

Animal rescue inspector Keith Ellis, who responded to the scene to collect the swan, said it was a highly unusual incident.

"I have seen them crash-land on to busy roads thinking they are rivers but nothing like this. It is so bizarre," Ellis said.

He said the swan underwent surgery at a local veterinary practice and is now recovering at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Center ... Ellis said the swan will be released back into the wild once it is back to full health.

Ellis said it was lucky that the bathroom was unoccupied.

"The lady was so lucky when this happened as she had just been in the bathroom," he said. "Had she still been there when this swan crashed through the window, I am sure the glass shattering and the impact of the bird hitting her would have caused serious injury -- or even worse."

He said the swan must have been disoriented at the time. ...
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...gh-window-into-womans-bathroom/6381611072063/
 

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Sounds like it was personal. Why else would the goat leave the EMTs alone?
 

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It seems the Australian livestock are now coordinating:

NSW man flown to hospital after sheep attack
A 43-year-old was flown to hospital suffering suspected spinal injuries in a rare attack, just days after a another man was attacked by a goat.

A man in regional NSW has been flown to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after being attacked by a sheep.

The 43-year-old was viciously struck by the farm animal at a property in Kenebri in the state’s north with paramedics attending the scene at about 9am on Sunday morning.
Shortly after, a rescue helicopter was called in and the man was flown to Tamworth Hospital in a stable condition.
“The patient was at a property at Kenebri when he was rammed by a sheep and subsequently hit a tree and fell quite heavily,” NSW Ambulance acting inspector Rebecca Medd said.
https://www.news.com.au/national/ns...k/news-story/eb1d87c2ed00d084e7dece2e08a18805
 

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Animals interrupting animal photographers: long Twitter thread.
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I'm sure that somewhere on this thread this will have already been posted, but the thread is currently 141 pages long and I'm not going to go through it all looking for a single link. So, just in case someone hasn't seen this before..

In similar vein as "Animals interrupting animal photographers":

Frisky New Zealand parrot
 

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Shagged by a rare parrot—so the poor thing was totally desperate for a date.
Too bad that man's head couldn't lay eggs. There'd be more parrots now.
 

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That's a lot of eggs!
 

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Koala rescued after 5-car pileup on Australian freeway
A koala has been rescued after causing a five-car pileup ...​

... while trying to cross a six-lane freeway in southern Australia.

Police said the crash in heavy Monday morning traffic in the city of Adelaide caused some injuries but no one required an ambulance.

The animal’s rescuer said she got out of her car to investigate what had caused the pileup. Nadia Tugwell ... teamed up with a stranger clutching a blanket in a bid to capture the marsupial. A concrete highway divider had blocked the koala’s crossing.

“The koala was absolutely not damaged in any way,” Tugwell said. “It was very active, but very calm.”

Once the koala was in her trunk, Tugwell drove to a gas station to turn the animal over to wildlife rescuers. In the interim, the koala was able to climb from the trunk into her SUV’s cabin.

“It decided to come to the front toward me, so I said, ‘OK, you stay here. I’ll get out,’” she said.

“It started sitting for a while on the steering wheel: (as if ) saying: ‘let’s go for a drive,’ and that’s when I started taking photos,” she added. ...

FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/koala-rescued-5-car-pileup-Australia-30f12bd3932203372c3076f3bfc2caca
 

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At least they were being released...

Chaos as bears turn on crowd after release into wild
An animal release ceremony descended into chaos as six bears being returned to the wild turned on a terrified crowd.
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People were forced to run for their lives when six bears being released back into the wild turned and charged into a crowd of terrified spectators.

The Syrian brown bears, some of whom had been rescued from captivity in people’s homes, had been taken to a site in the mountainous Gara region of northern Iraq.
In a special release ceremony, the bears were lined up inside steel cages on a wall surrounded by a crowd of camera operators, police, armed guards, reporters and onlookers.
Moments after the cages were opened, the panicked bears charged into the crowd.
Alarmed spectators scattered, running to escape the beasts as the ceremony descended into chaos.
https://www.news.com.au/world/middl...d/news-story/e4f8faa19ff6cfaa359db47981b671ba
 

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Cow invades hospital ... Pics / video at the link below ...
Escaped cow charges into hospital waiting room and attacks patients

An escaped cow ran inside a hospital and attacked patients, knocked over chairs and caused general panic. CCTV from the waiting room shows how the animal got inside and started running around, like a bull in a china shop on February 13. A group of people inside ran to a corner for safety but were followed by the cow that then slammed into them. In the video, the cow falls several times allowing some patients to escape, but leaves an injured woman trapped on the floor as two men manage to grab the animal’s lead and pull it away. ...

The bizarre incident occurred in Colombia’s Hospital San Rafael in the municipality of San Luis in the department of Antioquia. ...
FULL STORY: https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/15/esca...l-waiting-room-and-attacks-patients-14085439/
 

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Mad cow (versus) disease?
 

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Well, what did they expect?
lf only they could have predicted what might happen. Perhaps, you know, based on exactly the same ****ing thing happening last time:

“This was the third such release by the organisation over the past few years.

In 2018, reporters were attacked by three bears after they were released in the same mountain range.

The bears had been panicked by the surroundings with a large group of people including media crews. Two journalists were injured on the 2018 occasion.”

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Many folks have posted about their fears associated with an outhouse / privy. I humbly submit that nothing yet posted on this forum chock full o' WTF-ness comes close to matching this woman's Alaskan outhouse experience ...
Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear, from below

An Alaska woman had the scare of a lifetime when using an outhouse in the backcountry and she was attacked by a bear, from below.

“I got out there and sat down on the toilet and immediately something bit my butt right as I sat down,” Shannon Stevens told The Associated Press on Thursday. “I jumped up and I screamed when it happened.”

Stevens, her brother Erik and his girlfriend had taken snowmobiles into the wilderness Feb. 13 to stay at his yurt, located about 20 miles northwest of Haines, in southeast Alaska.

Her brother heard the screaming and went out to the outhouse, about 150 feet (45.72 meters) away from the yurt. There, he found Shannon tending to her wound. They at first thought she had been bitten by a squirrel or a mink, or something small. ...

Erik had brought his headlamp with him to see what it was.

“I opened the toilet seat and there’s just a bear face just right there at the level of the toilet seat, just looking right back up through the hole, right at me” ...

“I just shut the lid as fast as I could. I said, ‘There’s a bear down there, we got to get out of here now,’” he said. “And we ran back to the yurt as fast as we could.”

Once safely inside, they treated Shannon with a first aid kit. ...

“It was bleeding, but it wasn’t super bad,” Shannon said.

The next morning, they found bear tracks all over the property, but the bear had left the area. ...

They figure the bear got inside the outhouse through an opening at the bottom of the back door.

“I expect it’s probably not that bad of a little den in the winter,” Shannon said.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Management Biologist Carl Koch suspects it was a black bear based upon photos of the tracks he saw and the fact that a neighbor living about a half-mile away sent him a photo of a black bear on her property two days later. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/alaska-woman-outhouse-bear-attack-61a23fa15190c00e17a07bc152f9dabb
 

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Many folks have posted about their fears associated with an outhouse / privy. I humbly submit that nothing yet posted on this forum chock full o' WTF-ness comes close to matching this woman's Alaskan outhouse experience ...


FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/alaska-woman-outhouse-bear-attack-61a23fa15190c00e17a07bc152f9dabb
Can't blame the bear - how would you like being defecated on?

I'm wondering what sort of toilet it was - must be some sort of box with a seat on top.
 

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Can't blame the bear - how would you like being defecated on?

I'm wondering what sort of toilet it was - must be some sort of box with a seat on top.
It was a honey bucket.
 

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Many folks have posted about their fears associated with an outhouse / privy. I humbly submit that nothing yet posted on this forum chock full o' WTF-ness comes close to matching this woman's Alaskan outhouse experience ...


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