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Followed by a Brown Bear, this is One Calm Kid

An Italian boy showed amazing composure while being followed closely behind by a large brown bear, and the heart-stopping encounter was caught on camera. According to CNN , 12-year-old Alessandro was on a mountain hike with his family in Trentino, Italy, when the bear began following him. Loris Calliari, the...


Alligator Discovered at Kentucky Lake

From deer and turkeys to elk, Kentucky has an abundance of wild critters. But alligators aren't on the native species list. That's why folks enjoying Kentucky Lake a couple of weeks ago got quite a surprise when they encountered a 3-foot gator near Kentucky Dam. Conservation Officer Lee Cope with...


Watch this Mother Bear Rescue Her Cubs in South Lake Tahoe

Mother bears are known to be fiercely protective of their young. That protective instinct played out on camera recently when a black bear sow was filmed rescuing her young cubs. According to CBSN Bay Area , firefighters responded to a call about three bear cubs that had become separated from...


Bear Breaks Into Cabin, Steals Junk Food, Beer, Allergy Medicine

Spotting a black bear can be a treat for those visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, but two women vacationers recently experienced a black bear encounter that was a little too close for comfort. Michelle Eberhart and a friend were enjoying their morning in a Gatlinburg, Tennessee, cabin when the friend...


Wyoming Shed Hunter Recovering from Grizzly Attack

Spencer Smith didn't get a chance to discharge his can of bear spray when a grizzly attacked him a couple of weeks ago, but it may still have saved his life. According to Cody Enterprise , Smith, 41, was hunting sheds in Sunlight Basin, Wyoming, on May 1, when he...


South Carolina Woman Killed by Alligator

South Carolina deputies have shot and killed an alligator that fatally attacked a woman last Friday. CBS affiliate WCSC-TV reports the victim was Cynthia Covert, 58, of Johns Island. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said officers responded to a call about an alligator encounter at a pond on Kiawah Island...


Southern California Mountain Lions Given Temporary Protection

The California Fish and Game Commission has voted to explore the candidacy of Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions for the state’s Endangered Species Act. In a 5-0 vote on April 15, the state Commission granted mountain lions in six regions from San Francisco to San Diego “candidate status”...


Are Wild Mountain Lions Preying on Zoo Animals?

San Diego Zoo Safari Park has lost several animals to likely mountain lion attacks since park doors have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mountain lions have always inhabited areas surrounding the North County zoo, but since there are no visitors, the big cats have been getting bolder and...


Coyote Attacks 5-Year-Old Girl

A 5-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after being attacked by a coyote while at Dublin Hills Regional Park in California last week. According to SF Gate , the girl was bitten by the animal around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, and was transported to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland...


Mountain Lion That Attacked Deputy Tests Positive for Rabies

Earlier this week, I wrote about a mountain lion that attacked a Colorado deputy and civilian . Both escaped with minor injuries, but now they must undergo additional treatment because the mountain lion tested positive for rabies. According to Denver.cbslocal.com , both bite victims have been notified and the Larimer...


Mountain Lion Attacks Deputy at Colorado RV Park

When you're a police officer, danger can come in many forms. One Colorado deputy was lucky to escape with minor injuries after a mountain lion knocked her down and lunged for her neck while she was on duty earlier this month. According to Fox5Sandiego , the attack came after deputies...


Women Film "Playful" Coyote Encounter

Giggles. Whistles. Baby talk. You wouldn't expect to hear such sounds from people being followed by a wild coyote, but the two women who filmed their coyote close encounter say they never felt threatened. In fact, they believe the coyote acted as if it wanted to play. Once posted, their...


Coyote Pack Surrounds Woman and Her Dog

Despite his intimidating bark and large size, a German shepherd / rottweiler mix named Storm was unable to scare away a pack of coyotes that surrounded him and his owner last week. Dianne Andre and her husband, Keith, had just returned to their Southborough, Massachusetts, home when the coyotes approached...


Video: Coyote Snatches Dog from Yard

A Massachusetts family thought they'd never see their beloved dog again after a coyote carried it off into the darkness, but they were in for quite a surprise. According to WCVB , Danielle Byrne let her dogs, Cece and Brodie, out of the house early one morning last week, but...


Mountain Lion Attacks 6-Year-Old Girl in California Park

A 6-year-old girl is recovering from injuries suffered from a mountain lion attack that occurred at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve on Sunday. According to CBS SF , a park ranger administered first aid to the child at around 10 a.m. on a dirt trail about 2 miles...


Get Paid to Trap Wolves in Idaho

Depending on who you talk to, there are either too many wolves or not enough of them in the lower 48 states. But The Foundation for Wildlife Management (FW4M) says there are definitely too many wolves in Idaho, and they are paying trappers up to $1,000 per kill to help...


Mark Zuckerberg Still Hunts, but Has Loosened Meat Eating Rules

In 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg challenged himself to only eat meat that he killed. In fact, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed in a Rolling Stone interview that Zuckerberg once served him a goat that he'd killed himself. Zuckerberg has since stepped away from that challenge, but says he still...


Colorado Voters to Decide on Wolf Reintroduction

Colorado voters will decide this fall whether or not to reintroduce wolves into the state, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe the canines may already be there. CBSDenver.com reports a likely sighting of wolves earlier this month, which has spurred both supporters and opponents of wolf reintroduction to speak...


Chicago Authorities Capture Coyote After Two Reported Attacks

Chicago authorities have captured a coyote, but it's not clear if it's the same one that attacked a 6-year-old boy and a man last week. They've been on the hunt for coyotes in downtown Chicago after the two reported attacks, including one where a couple of runners said they had...


Authorities Kill Mountain Lions Feeding on Human Remains

Arizona authorities killed three mountain lions that were found feeding on human remains near a popular Tucson, Arizona, hiking trail last week. The Arizona Game and Fish Department said in a statement that they did not believe the adult female and two cubs killed the person, but the cats were...


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