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Mountain Lion Attacks Hiker at Big Bend

November 29, 2012 - Lajitas, Texas (BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK) – A remote area of Big Bend National Park remains closed following a mountain lion attack on a hiker last Friday.

Andrea Pinero Cebrian was attacked by the wild cat while hiking with her traveling companions in an area known as the Mesa de Anguila near Lajitas, Big Bend National Park said in a statement. The three hikers were visiting Far West Texas from Spain. Full report

Elderly couple fends off bear attack

November 26, 2012 - British Columbia - An elderly couple survived a bear attack in rural British Columbia, and authorities are hunting for the animal.

B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house

August 28, 2012 - British Columbia, Canada - A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Full report

Hiker photographs bear just before fatal grizzly attack

August 26, 2012 - Alaska (Denali National Park) - A southern California man killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska's back country was shooting photos of the animal that killed him just moments before the attack, a National Park Service official said Sunday. Full report

AAF EXTRA: Attacks are rare, but humans should respect the mountain lion

August 04, 2012 - Ft. Worth, TX - Most Texans never have seen a mountain lion, but if you had lived in Fort Worth in the late 1800s seeing one lying in the streets or on display might have been a common occurrence. Read more here

When otters attack

August 3, 2012 - St. Paul, MN — Another Minnesota woman was attacked by an otter while swimming last weekend. It was the second attack in a month. An animal expert said the attacks could be due to pressures on otter habitats caused by development. Full Report

Ballston Beach swimmer likely victim of great white shark attack; first in state since 1936

July 31, 2012 - Truro, Massachusetts - The state's top shark scientist said this afternoon that the man bitten while swimming off Ballston Beach in Truro was the likely victim of a great white shark attack. It was the first confirmed great white shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936. Full report

Florida alligator attack prompts safety recommendations

July 11, 2012 - Tallahassee, Florida - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating an alligator attack that left a 17-year-old boy without part of his arm. Full Report

Horror as baby attacked by 2-foot pet PYTHON that slipped into the crib and tried to EAT his foot

July 7, 2012 - Matoon, Illinois - A baby from Matoon, Illinois, narrowly escaped death after being attacked by a neighbor's two-foot-long python that slithered into his crib. Full Report

Giant Crocodile Breaks Size Record—Suspected in Fatal Attacks

July 2, 2012 - Philippines - Lolong beats previous record-holder by more than two feet. Suspected of attacking several people and killing two, the giant reptile was captured alive in the Philippines' Bunawan township last September. Full Report with photos

Mountain Lion Attacks Man in Nevada County

July 2, 2012 - Nevada City, California - The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has confirmed a mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man who was camping northwest of Nevada City. The attack occurred in the early morning hours of July 1.

Texas student attacked by chimp in South Africa

July 1, 2012 - JOHANNESBURG — Doctors are reporting improvement in the condition of an American graduate student attacked by chimps he was studying in South Africa. Full Report

Sun City women bitten in rare coyote attacks

June 26, 2012 - Sun City, California - Two animals killed in area test negative for rabies, officials say. Full Report

Lion attacks raise animal awareness in Kenya

June 22, 2012 - LKEEK-LEMEDUNG’I, Kenya — Crouching at dawn in the savannah’s tall grass, the lions tore through the flesh of eight goats. Dogs barked, women screamed and men with the rank of warrior in this village of Maasai tribesmen gathered their spears. Full Report

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