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Ron Barnett, Independent Mail • Sat 2017 Dec 16, 12:50pm

…“I SMACKED the President hard on the back,” Burns exclaimed via text.

That must have given the Secret Service in the room a jolt. But when he explained to the president that he just instinctively smashed the arachnid without thinking, everybody laughed, and the photo shoot went on…

…a yellow sac spider – one of a handful of poisonous spiders that live in the Washington, D.C., area.… can cause symptoms similar to that from a brown recluse…

CBS News • Wed 2017 Dec 13, 12:41pm

(Dec 10) …three people… injured… 10… left homeless after a woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol at a multi-family home in Cincinnati. …damage is estimated at $250,000.…

(Nov 28) Eight people were left homeless …when a 13-year-old boy set fire to an apartment building after dousing a bed bug with alcohol.…

Related Story: Man sets himself, apartment ablaze trying to kill bedbugs

Time to bring back DDT!
Fox News / AP • Mon 2016 Aug 15, 8:46am

REXBURG, Idaho – A family camping in eastern Idaho scared off a mountain lion that tried to snatch their 4-year-old daughter away from a campfire. …cougar dropped the girl and left Friday evening after family members yelled at the animal. The child had a few scratches but no other injuries.… agency officials tracked the cougar to a tree a few hundred yards from the camp …Sheriff's deputies killed the animal.…

Lucky, lucky little girl
BBC News • Fri 2016 Jul 29, 12:03pm

A seven-year-old girl has died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at Rabat Zoo in Morocco.…

Merrit Kennedy, NPR • Mon 2016 Jun 20, 2:08pm

…she "reached into the animal's mouth and wrested her son's head from its jaws"…

Khaleda Rahman, Daily Mail UK • Wed 2016 Jun 15, 8:06pm

A two-year-old boy was playing in a foot of water at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Tuesday night when he was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon by an alligator… The boy's father tried to wrestle him away from the vicious gator but was not successful…

Alex Boese, • Sat 2015 Nov 21, 3:12pm

Imagine that you're walking along a road, minding your own business — or perhaps you're driving in your car — when all of a sudden, out of the blue, a cow comes hurtling out of the sky and lands on top of you. This situation, odd as it may sound, happens more often than you might think, often with tragic consequences both to the cow and the person struck.…

NewsOn6 / AP • Thu 2015 Oct 8, 10:52am

Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal's throat.…

Thanks, Gramma!
Breitbart • Fri 2015 Aug 21, 3:34pm

Apparently there are killer, crazy ants in Birmingham which are addicted to electricity, and can bite, sting, and spread salmonella.

UPI • Sat 2015 Aug 1, 3:21pm

The Cass County [Texas] Sheriff’s Office said the man told deputies he was shooting at an armadillo just before 3 a.m. Thursday when his bullet ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the head.…

Grunt of Monte Cristo • Sun 2015 Jun 21, 8:57pm
…[author speculated that] a recent drop in tuna prices indicates a surge in tuna harvesting, hence fewer tuna, which explains why 2 people were attacked by sharks at Oak Island, NC recently. And we can expect many more shark attacks, too! Because, tuna.

So, I spent a few minutes googling this and found out that even though tuna and sharks are at the top of the food chain, they stay pretty parallelized, and sharks rarely feed on tuna because they can’t catch them, anyway.…

Refers to item blogged Jun 15.
sundance, Conservative Treehouse • Mon 2015 Jun 15, 11:17pm
…So when you see the shark attacks this past weekend at Oak Island North Carolina you have a convergence of issues: ♦ The overfishing of their food source, tuna. ♦ The migration along the coast April – August. ♦ A Fishing Pier with bait and food source nearby putting scent in the water. ♦ Swimmers in the immediate vicinity, on body boards giving the appearance/profile of a food source…
See refutation to this on Jun 21
Reaganite Republican • Mon 2015 Mar 30, 8:51am

Another reason to not text while walking. [Animated GIF]

SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World / NewsOK • Thu 2015 Mar 19, 8:46pm

IDABEL — A Broken Bow man was arrested and charged this week with illegally importing 117 feral swine from Texas to Oklahoma, many of which had diseases that have been eliminated in Oklahoma's domestic livestock population…

KFOR • Tue 2015 Feb 17, 8:27pm

"…lieutenant was hiking with two classmates at the Wichita Wildlife Refuge when a rattlesnake, which was described as 6 to 8 feet long, bit the soldier on his calf. … flown to a nearby hospital where his leg was amputated. He remains in critical condition."

Derek Shore, CBS Sacramento • Mon 2012 Oct 15, 7:09pm

“The pig bucked, and the rifle went backwards, and it went off again a second time,” said Officer Chris Trim. The second shot would hit the younger brother directly in the face. “I heard it’s real bad,” the family member said.

KPTV • Wed 2012 Oct 3, 3:05pm

When he wasn't seen for several hours, a family member went to look for him, and found Garner's dentures on the ground in front of the hog enclosure… • Wed 2011 Aug 24, 4:16pm

BearCOEUR d'ALENE - A man charged with unlawfully shooting and killing a grizzly bear had so many supporters at his arraignment Tuesday in federal court that the judge had to move the hearing to a larger courtroom. Even there, every seat was taken as his family, friends and neighbors, young and old, squeezed in. Jeremy M. Hill, 33, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to killing the animal with a rifle on his 20-acre property near Porthill, Idaho, at the Canadian border. He lives five miles from the closest grizzly bear recovery zone. • Sat 2011 Jul 23, 12:14pm

SharkA three-metre great white shark breached into a vessel carrying marine researchers yesterday. While none were injured, they said it gave them "the fright of our lives". • Sun 2011 Jul 10, 9:49pm

Bearhelped the woman escape from the approaching bear Friday at a remote lake in the park. . ... was in a kayak with his young son and his father-in-law ... saw hiker ... coming down toward the lake with the large bear following her"We just thought, 'We've got to save this woman's life,' but then on the other hand I had my son in the kayak,so we were like, 'When do we go get her?' And when the bear got too close we decided we had to take some action.... We were afraid the bear was gonna come after us--and it was about 20 or 30 feet away--and we just real calmly stroked the kayak back," The ordeal played out before a CNN camera, as a news crew was interviewing a park ranger about the deadly grizzly attack days before. • Fri 2011 Jul 8, 6:37pm

SnakeA Colorado family has moved out of their house after discovering hundreds of snakes living inside. Their home was in the town of Maybell in northwestern Colorado. Now a bankruptcy court may sue the previous owner and real estate agent for failure to disclose the snakes were there. • Sun 2011 Jun 19, 12:16pm

A Montana resident says an energy company has identified the cause of a brief power outage as "deer with wings." ... a dead fawn on a power line. ... suspects that an eagle dropped its prey and couldn't retrieve it.... • Wed 2011 Jun 8, 2:49pm

ElephantAn eyewitness said: 'The two elephants entered our city and started stomping over everything that came in their way. 'One of them even entered a market place and crushed a man to death within minutes.' • Wed 2011 Jun 8, 2:48pm

BearPolice say a vehicle travelling eastbound near Luskville, Que. hit the 300-pound black bear at about 10:30 Monday night, sending the animal into the opposite lane. The bear was then struck by an on-coming car, sending the animal through the windshield and out the back window. • Sat 2011 Jun 4, 3:18pm

Wildlife officials are warning Northeast Philadelphia park visitors about rabid beavers after three people were bitten near a city creek in the past few days. • Tue 2011 May 24, 10:49am

Alligator"I'm right here, standing right here and I hear a yipe," says Murphy, standing behind his home which sits in a marsh along the St. Lucie River. "I look down. The gator's right here with Doogie in his mouth." Murphy didn't hesitate, after all Doogie is more than a dog, he's a constant companion. "I must have cleared this by a foot," says Murphy, referring to the rope railing that runs along the dock. "I had loafers on and I hit the back of that gator. It was like jumping on a pile of rocks. But when I did, I caught him right behind the head here, I hit him here and his mouth opened and Doogie took off and the gator turned around and went under the boat and out he went." Murphy found Doogie shaking with terror and bleeding from deep gouges the gator's teeth made. He's now receiving antibiotics through an IV. Veterinarian Andrea Pace thinks Doogie will be OK. • Mon 2011 May 9, 1:49pm

CatAt some point during the attack, the man and the cat reportedly were injured by a knife the man was holding.... [Cat "attacked" man. Man draws knife. Cat was mortally wounded, but man went to hospital. WIN, CAT!] • Sat 2011 May 7, 6:57am

... climbed over a four- to five-foot railing at the Sedgwick County Zoo and approached the Amur leopard, which then grabbed him with a paw or paws and tried to bite the boy... mauled on the head and neck.... enclosure is eight feet from the protective railing. A sign outside the enclosure reads: "DANGEROUS ANIMALS: Please respect their space by staying on your side of the guardrail." ... The Amur leopard, which lives in the Far East, is considered "critically endangered," with only 30 to 35 known to remain....