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Yi! A lot of stories about animal attacks in the news!

First, A 12-year-old girl in Michigan played dead as she was attacked by a bear. The girl got away from the bear after it had initially knocked her down while she was jogging in the woods. The bear found her a second time.  She fell on the ground and played dead. She went to a hospital to fix some deep cuts she had in her thigh. She is expected to be fine and out of the hospital within a few days.

And, a black bear broke into a home in Ketchum, ID, in the middle of the night.... to snack on leftovers. The homeowner woke up to his dog barking and went to see what was going on. He walked into his kitchen to find a black bear on his hind legs with his paws on the stove licking a cast iron skillet that was used to make stir-fry. The bear looked at him and the guy slowly backed away, woke his wife up on the couch, and walked her back to the bedroom. He shut the door and walked back to the kitchen to find the bear had taken off. It looks like the gate to the yard was left open and the bear came inside to check out the recycling area. The kitchen door is next to that and is kind of loose, so the bear just pushed it open and waltzed in. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Finally, a 91-year-old man was brutally attacked by a duck, in Fort Walton Beach, FL. A Muscovy duck attacked the man while he was walking with his grandson at a local park. The male duck was "quacking and carrying on" and then jumped on the man's back. The duck jumped down but got a talon caught on the man's calf. Muscovy ducks have sharp talons on their webbed feet they use to protect themselves. The duck was with a female duck and they may have been guarding a nearby nest. Animal control finally captured the ducks and removed them from the park. The man has been to the doctors three times so far for his injuries.

Have you ever been attacked by an animal? What happened?

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Locations : KetchumMichigan

08/19/2013 7:39PM
Animal Encounter
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