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Day Of The Humans: Tales Of Beast Vs Man (And Man Prevails...)

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After a broadcast of Opsporing Verzocht, thirteen tips have been received about the shot wolf at Stroe.
Tuesday night, the police drew attention to the case in the TV program, because it is still not clear who the shooter is. The wolf is a protected species and therefore it is forbidden in the Netherlands to kill such an animal.

The wolf was found dead early last month in a ditch in the Gelderland village. The police assume that the animal has been laid there. The animal may have been shot by someone "who is less enthusiastic" about the wolf in our country.

The Fauna protection awards a reward of 16,000 euros for the tip that leads to finding the shooter. The organization is afraid of more shootings on wolves if the hunting crime is not solved, reports Omroep Gelderland.
Initially, it was thought that the wolf had been hit by a car. Research at Utrecht University showed that the animal had been shot.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2405983-dertien-tips-over-dode-wolf-bij-stroe-na-opsporing-verzocht
 

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Bear shot dead by 70-year-old hunter in France​

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A 70-year-old man has shot dead a brown bear in south-western France after it attacked and injured him while he was out hunting wild boar, officials say.
The man reportedly fired two shots with a rifle at the female bear, who was wandering with her cubs at the time, killing the animal instantly.
Local media report that the man suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to a hospital in Toulouse.
Police are now investigating the Saturday afternoon incident.
The man, part of a local hunting association in the Seix region of Ariège, had been bitten by the bear several times, causing damage to the arteries in his legs, police said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59362845
 

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When feeling besieged by a number of javelinas (peccaries) this Arizona man needed help in scaring the animals away, so he called ...
... his Tesla.
A Tesla helped a Valley family escape a home surrounded by javelinas

A confrontation between a squadron of javelinas and a Valley family was narrowly avoided on Nov. 15.

Kimberly and Jeff Weeldreyer were showing one of their friends their under-construction, newly-built home ... when Jeff spotted the animals.

With two babies in the squad, Jeff knew they could become protective. He quickly suggested to his wife and their friend, Carolyn, to retreat back inside the home. ...

However, these little desert dwellers weren’t automatically scared to leave the area when the Weeldreyer’s or their friend began making noises.

“We would open the window and make a loud noise like this (clapping) and they would just freeze for a second," Jeff said. "Then they would just go back to what they were doing.”

After about ten minutes or so, Jeff thought “Ok, ... but after five or six minutes, I’m like we're trapped inside of the house. ...”

Now it was time to get creative, with Jeff’s ... Tesla sitting in their driveway with the ability for autopilot and to be summoned via the Tesla app.

“Ok well, let’s see what happens if I move this big car right behind him and see how they will react,” he said.

As he moved the vehicle, the squadron of javelinas took to formation and with lightspeed, bolted away from the area. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.12news.com/article/news...linas/75-bb782fe0-6b9f-411c-80ee-c73bae854d16
 

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A leopard made off with an Indian boy. His mother and other villagers chased down the leopard and recovered the boy.
A leopard snatched this mother's child. She chased it down and rescued him

A boy snatched by a leopard is lucky to be alive after the animal let go of him when his mother gave chase.

The unnamed child, believed to be around 5 years old, was sitting in his hut with his mother and siblings when the big cat approached, according to local authorities.

The woman, who has been named locally as Kiran Baiga, jumped up and chased the animal while screaming, according to Y P Singh, field director of the Sanjay-Dubri National Park and Tiger Reserve in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ...

As in other national parks in India, Sanjay-Dubri has a core where most of the wildlife resides. This is surrounded by a buffer zone where some people live alongside free-roaming animals.

Singh said the family live in the village of Badi Jhiriya, which falls within the reserve's buffer zone, which is not fenced off.

Recounting the episode, which took place on November 30, Singh told CNN: "The lady was sitting in her hut with her children when the leopard came. It took the child and started to run away when the lady chased him, screaming, and more people showed up, so the leopard let go of the child and ran away."

The boy suffered minor injuries but is now fully recovered, according to Singh.

"He wasn't very injured but the leopard's teeth had sunk into him. He was admitted to a hospital and he is completely fine now," he said. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/03/asia/mother-chases-leopard-scli-intl/index.html
 

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It's just a big cat...

For the record ... It was her lion, which had been recovered after a temporary escape.
Woman carries lion down Kuwait street after animal's escape

... The video, which circulated widely online after being shared on social media, shows a young woman carrying a young lion in her arms Sunday in the Sabahiya area, south of Kuwait City, while the animal appears to struggle. ...

Environmental police said the lion belongs to the woman and her father. Officers helped capture the big cat when it was spotted wandering the streets, and it was returned to the woman's custody.

Exotic animals, including lions, are legal to be kept as pets in Kuwait.
FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...-on-Kuwait-street-after-escape/8091641321684/
 

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Lost dog lured to safety by sausages dangled from drone

The Jack Russell had slipped through her lead and ran off while out walking at Farlington Marshes near Portsmouth with owner Emma Oakes, 40.

She was missing for two days and Emma received several reports of her being sighted scared and alone, running near to main roads.

After several attempts to rescue her with kayaks, the Denmead Drone Search and Rescue (DDSAR) decided to take a new approach.

They attached sausages to one of their drones and flew it close enough to Millie so she could get a whiff and follow it.
It worked to a point and the dog ran away from the water but refused to cross a muddy patch, even for sausages.

‘We came up with the idea to hang sausages on the drone to lure her towards the team, as it was high tide and we didn’t want to risk her drowning.

‘But Millie wouldn’t cross the mud and would only stay on the grassy bits.’

Although the plan had secured her immediate safety, Millie then disappeared again.

Emma, a manager for a care agency, spent another two nights worrying whether she’d be alright.

The pet was then spotted again in Havant, near Portsmouth, on Monday and Emma’s father, Tony Oakes, and his border collie Jasper rushed to the scene.

The Jack Russell ran towards the pair upon recognising them, and jumped into Tony’s arms
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A Pennsylvania game warden freed a frantic buck (deer) from a net entanglement by shooting off one of its antlers.
Pennsylvania game warden frees stuck deer by shooting off antler

A Pennsylvania game warden used his sharpshooting skills to free a deer found with its antler entangled in vineyard netting.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said in a Facebook post that Game Warden Ryan Zawada responded to a property in Berks County where a resident reported finding a deer with its antler caught in a vineyard net. ...

The post said Zawada was concerned that tranquilizing the deer could cause a heart attack due to the animal's state of distress, so he decided to remove the entangled antler.

Zawada used his sharpshooting skills to shoot off the antler without any injury to the deer. The buck ran off after being freed from the net ...
FULL STORY (With Photos): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...n-frees-deer-shoots-off-antler/9691648054708/
 

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This Florida kitten is lucky to be alive, and it is probably traumatized against automobiles for life ...

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Police in Florida came to the rescue of a kitten that had taken refuge inside the rim of a driver's tire.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that deputies and Palatka Police Department officers were flagged down by a driver in Palatka who requested help finding the source of a "weird noise" coming from their vehicle. ...

"When they looked under the car they found a small scaredy cat that was too petrified to come out" ...

The sheriff's office said its fleet manager responded to the scene and removed the tire, allowing the kitten to be safely extracted. ...
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...County-Sheriffs-Office-Florida/7501649692130/
 

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Bears apparently don't like the sound of trombones ...
Music teacher plays trombone to scare bear away from school

A British Columbia music teacher who saw a bear lurking outside the school where he works managed to drive the animal away by playing the trombone.

Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John's Academy in Shawnigan Lake, said he was alerted to the presence of a bear sniffing around the wooden structure that houses the trash cans outside the school. ...

Clausen said another teacher attempted to scare the bear away by banging on a door.

"I thought: 'Well I can do better than that,' and reached for my trombone and went out," he told Pique News.

A video recorded by a student shows the bear become startled by Clausen's playing and hurriedly leave the area. ...
FULL STORY (With Video): https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/0...British-Columbia-bear-trombone/6281654284144/
 

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Hero zookeeper jumps into moat to rescue drowning orangutan and gives animal CPR

An orangutan nearly drowned after it leapt into water to find food thrown in by a visitor before a zookeeper jumped in to save its life, administering CPR to the ape

The ape had fallen into the water to reach food thrown in by a visitor after scrambling down a concrete ramp.

To the horror of those watching on, the orangutan started to panic and disappeared into the water.

Moments later a keeper hurls a life preserver into the water and jumps in, repeatedly diving until he finds the ape and pulls it back up to the surface.

He swims with the ape in his arms until they reach the concrete ramp and then he drags him back up to the enclosure.

The drama was not over however as he then performs CPR to revive him.

Happily, a spokesman from Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, confirmed the ape survived the ordeal and is currently in a stable condition.
Video at link.

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An 8-year-old Indian boy was attacked by a cobra. A fatal bite ended the fight. It was the cobra that died ...
Cobra dies after being bitten by eight-year-old boy in India
  • Deepak, 8, was playing in his backyard when he was attacked by an adult cobra
  • The snake wound itself around his arm and sank its fangs into Deepak's flesh
  • He desperately tried to shake the serpent off, before biting it back and killing it
  • Forunately the snake never injected its venom into his arm and he escaped alive
  • A new study released last month said more than 85 per cent of deadly snake bites recorded in 2019 happened in India
FULL STORY: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11390517/Cobra-dies-bitten-eight-year-old-boy-India.html
 

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Wild animals more sensitive to human presence than previously thought


We have a people problem.

That was the message Laura Prugh received from the National Park Service in Glacier Bay, Alaska, several years ago. For Prugh, who studies human-wildlife interactions in the relatively crowded state of Washington, the claim seemed a bit overstated. After all, only 40,000 people visit the 3.2-million-acre park annually.

In fact, Glacier Bay is only accessed by boat or plane and 94% of visitors come via cruise ship. Yet, park service employees reported increasing numbers and they wanted to know how — or if — that trend was impacting native wildlife. So Prugh, an associate professor in the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, visited.

“I was just shocked at how few people there were,” she said. “And I thought ‘Wow, these people have really lost perspective on what a lot of visitors are.’ “

Still, she agreed to conduct the study. Over the course of two summers, she collected images from 40 motion-activated cameras across 10 sites focusing on wolves, black bears, brown bears and moose. She fully expected to find little to no “difference in animal activity between the high-use sites and the low-use sites.”

She was wrong.

In a study published this month, Prugh and her co-authors found that if humans were present, the cameras detected fewer than five animals per week across all four species studied. In most cases, this likely meant that animals avoided areas where humans were present. Second, in backcountry areas, wildlife detections dropped to zero each week once outdoor recreation levels reached the equivalent of about 40 visitors per week.

“Our study indicates that if people want to recreate and minimize their impact on wildlife, it would actually be better to go hiking on busier trails because those sites are disturbing wildlife anyway,” she said. “I think, unfortunately, there is a trade-off with the human’s experience and the impact on wildlife.”

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattl...ve-to-human-presence-than-previously-thought/

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Raccoon attacks girl; her mother intervenes

A young girl in Ashford, Connecticut was attacked by a raccoon on the morning of Friday, December 2. A front porch surveillance camera recorded the animal attacking the left leg of a young girl as she was leaving the house. Immediately after the attack ensues, 5-year-old Rylee MacNamara stomps and kicks at the raccoon.

Thankfully, the video also shows mom quickly coming to the rescue—and she means business. Kelsey MacNamara flips her daughter upside down over her thigh with one arm. With her other arm, she grabs the raccoon on the back of its neck and picks it up. She then urges her daughter back into the house. This all happens in a span of fewer than 20 seconds.

Now, Kelsey is alone on the porch with the culprit in her grip. Using a back-and-forth swinging motion to generate momentum, she throws the attacking animal as far as she can—which is actually quite far. Kelsy then rushes back into the house and slams the door as the raccoon waddles off.


Following the unexpected attack, both Rylee and Kelsey went to a local hospital for treatment. They received rabies shots, though officials were not able to immediately tell whether or not the raccoon was rabid. As of Friday evening, animal control was still looking for the critter.

https://www.fieldandstream.com/survival/mom-saves-daughter-raccoon-attack/

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