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Animal attacks

Man dies after multiple hornet stings near Cle Elum

CLE ELUM — Officials say a 60-year-old from North Bend man has died after being stung multiple times by hornets.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Seattle parks official warns public of seasonal owl attacks

SEATTLE — City officials say they’re not surprised that an owl recently went on the offensive at Seattle’s Discovery Park.Christopher Li says he was walking through the park on Wednesday evening when he suddenly felt sharp claws on the back of his head.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

State forms panel to review claims for wolf-related losses

OLYMPIA — Washington wildlife officials are forming a new panel to review claims for indirect livestock losses caused by wolves.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Northwest

Owners of pit bulls that attacked woman charged with felony

TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have charged two people with a felony after their two dogs mauled a woman on Puyallup tribal land.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Northwest

Man used phone to call 911 after attack by bear in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 62-year-old man used his cellphone to call 911 after he was mauled by a bear while walking a neighbor’s dog in Alaska woods, authorities said Monday.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Grizzlies may be killed if tied to fatal Yellowstone attack

BILLINGS, Mont. — Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if DNA tests determine they attacked the man, authorities said Monday.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Nation & World

Animal control detains pit bulls suspected of Tacoma attack

TACOMA — Two pit bulls suspected of attacking a woman in Tacoma have been detained.The News Tribune reported that Tacoma animal control officers detained the dogs Monday night. The dogs will be quarantined for several days to ensure they don’t present any dangers to public health.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Man attacked by bear at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A man was attacked by a bear at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, suffering minor injuries.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Northwest

Court rejects claim over fatal goring in Olympic National Park

SEATTLE — A federal appeals court panel has rejected Port Angeles resident Susan Chadd’s lawsuit over her husband’s fatal goring by a mountain goat that had been threatening visitors for years in Olympic National Park.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Northwest

Surfer fights off shark during South Africa competition

JOHANNESBURG — Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Nation & World

2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks in North Carolina

OAK ISLAND, N.C. — Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie “Jaws.”

Date: 06/14/2015 | Nation & World

Yellowstone urges common sense amid bison attacks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A pamphlet drawing of a man being gored and flung into the air graphically warns tourists in Yellowstone National Park not to get too close to bison: They're wild animals and can be very dangerous.Rangers distribute the flier to people as they enter...

Date: 06/04/2015 | Nation & World

Lakewood police sued again for now-retired police dog

LAKEWOOD — A 23-year-old Pierce County man is suing the Lakewood Police Department, claiming he was mauled in 2012 by a now-retired police dog.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Northwest

Dogs in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane in top 30 for biting postal workers

SEATTLE — Concerned about crime in Washington’s largest cities? How about postal worker dog bites?

Date: 05/18/2015 | Northwest

Family pit bull bites Thurston County boy, 4

LACEY — The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office says a 4-year-old boy was taken to the hospital with severe injuries after the family pit bull bit him in the face.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Northwest

Stanwood City Council moves to define ‘dangerous dog’

STANWOOD — City leaders are considering new animal control regulations that would define what makes a dog dangerous or potentially dangerous.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News

Florida again leads U.S. in shark attacks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida again led the United States in shark attacks last year, with 28 incidents and no fatalities, according to a report released Wednesday by the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.The vast majority of the Florida...

Date: 02/12/2015 | Nation & World

Surfer killed after shark bites off legs in Australia

SYDNEY — A Japanese national was killed Monday after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia’s east coast, not far from the area where another surfer was mauled by a shark a day earlier, officials said.

Date: 02/09/2015 | Nation & World

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