Update: Bear to be shot after man found dead in Bieszczady Mountains, Poland

An order has been given to shoot a bear after a missing 61-year-old man was found dead having apparently been mauled by the animal in the Bieszczady Mountains south east Poland.

The dead man was found on Monday after two members of a rescue team were allegedly attacked by a bear on Sunday evening.

"According to initial findings, the wounds found on the victim's body indicate that he may have died after being attacked by a predator," commented police spokesperson Katarzyna Fechner.

"However, this will only be verified after the autopsy by doctors," she stressed.

The 61-year-old, a resident of the village of Olszanica, had been reported missing on Saturday.

Comment: See also: Bear attacks search party in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland


Wild boar attacks man in Inarajan, Guam

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A 57-year-old man was taken to Guam Memorial Hospital today following an attack by a wild boar at around 9 a.m. in Inarajan, according to Guam Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ed Artero.

The man was conscious and alert when he was taken to the hospital, Artero said.

At around 1 p.m., GMH spokeswoman June Perez said the man was undergoing treatment, but was in stable condition.

No further details of the incident were available.

Wild boar savagely attacks man in Imphal, India

In a bizarre incident, Ngakuipam (26) of Langdang village, Ukhrul was treated at the unit hospital, 41 Assam Rifles of 10 Sector AR under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) following multiple injuries sustained from a wild boar attack.

The victim had gone to his paddy field to oversee the harvesting when he was attacked by a rogue wild boar inflicting multiple deep lacerated wound over his left thigh and buttock. The Medical Officer and medical team of the unit hospital attended to the injured man with utmost care.

The village authority of Langdang expressed gratitude to the Assam Rifles for the humanitarian service rendered to the poor villager in dire need of medical aid.

Strange-looking "elephant" pig born in China

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Despite the apparent trunk and floppy ears, that is not a picture of a baby elephant, but a very unfortunate (and maybe a little bit cute?) piglet born in northeastern China last week.

The piglet was the second to be born out of eight siblings. He really stood out from his brothers and sisters as the only one with grey skin, big ears, and a trunk. Unfortunately, he was also the only one to be born without a mouth.

Mouths are pretty essential, so the piglet sadly died just two hours after its birth. The farmer has since frozen the carcass so that he can prove to his friends that the pictures he took are totally not photoshopped.

We've seen pigs with two mouths and two noses, we've seen pigs with two heads and three eyes, but we've never quite seen something like this.

All hail the glorious "elephant" pig!
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Extremely rare white rhino dies in Kenya - his kind nearly extinct

The 34-year-old Suni was one of two breeding males of his subspecies left on Earth.

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Suni, seen here at Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy in November 2010, died at age 34.
The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni, one of only two breeding males left of his kind.

The 34-year-old animal was found dead October 17 in his enclosure in Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, possibly from natural causes, the reserve said in a statement. White rhinos are thought to be able to live up to 40 or 50 years. An autopsy is under way, but officials are certain poachers did not kill Suni, as the animal was monitored around the clock.

The death of the rare creature, which had not fathered any offspring, leaves only six northern white rhinos left on Earth, including just one male of that subspecies. The southern white rhino, a related subspecies, is considered near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Born at the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic, Suni had been an emblem of hope: He was one of four of the world's eight remaining northern rhinos sent to the Kenyan conservancy in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save the critically endangered subspecies.

Vicious dog attack by her own pet leaves woman with horrendous injuries in Lichfield, UK

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Air Ambulance at Whittington Barracks where woman attacked by dog.
Air Ambulance called to horrific scene at Whittington Barracks

A woman was airlifted to hospital with horrific injuries after being attacked by her of Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog.

The dog owner, believed to be in her 20s, sustained serious arm injuries after the daylight attack outside Whittington Barracks in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

After hearing her terrified screams, cadets at the barracks, who were training outside, scaled the 12 foot high perimeter fence to rush to the woman's aid.

With the help of army medics, they tended to her wounds before an air ambulance rushed the badly injured victim to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

In the wake of the incident the Midland Air Ambulance tweeted: "HMed09 have airlifted a patient from near Lichfield. Thanks to the men & women from Whittington Barracks for their help."

Man killed in tusker attack in Nepal - 5th fatality in 2 months

An elderly man was killed in an elephant attack in Parsa district on Friday.

Bash Tamang, 55, of Ram Nagar, Nirmal Basti-1 died in the tusker attack in the Parsa Wildlife Reserve.

His body was found on Saturday morning, police said

He was returning home while he was attacked.

Since Tamang did not arrive home till the late evening, a police team had started the search operation from Saturday morning.

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Elephant kills man in Bara, Nepal


Rats invade ground outside Wal-Mart & McDonalds in Baton Rouge

Share this video so something can be done!! An army of rats are living between a Walmart and Mcdonalds in Baton Rouge. Both businesses are located near the intersection of Old Hammond hwy and Airline hwy in Baton Rouge, LA. Numerous rat holes are visible and tons of rats were roaming around before we and other people noticed them. After that, they began to scatter into the holes. View and be grossed out!


Starving and desperate: Man repelled Siberian bear attack with computer

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A man in a Siberian village was suddenly confronted by a bear apparently looking for food. The man, however, kept his cool and repelled the attack by throwing a computer component at the animal.

The incident happened in a village near the city of Tomsk in Western Siberia, Russia. A local man decided to walk to a dump apparently in search of non-ferrous metals when he suddenly saw a bear, the district's regional game commissioner told RT.

A medium-sized bear rushed, or maybe just moved, towards the man. But the man kept his head and shouted at the bear, furiously. He picked what was near at hand at the dump - a computer part - and threw it right at the predator. The move evidently confused the bear.

"The bear rushed to one side, the man to the other," added Sergey Yelnikov who arrived at the scene to investigate the incident and later tracked the animal.

Bear attacks search party in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland

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A one-way ticket for humanity to quit the planet, please...
The search for a missing 60-year-old man was suspended on Sunday evening after a bear attacked members of a rescue team in the Bieszczady Mountains of south east Poland.

According to the Bieszczady branch of Poland's Mountain Rescue Voluntary Service (GOPR), the incident marks the first such bear attack in the region in 50 years.

Two members of GOPR were searching the national park on a quad when the bear struck.

The two men managed to flee unharmed, but when they returned to the vehicle, traces of blood indicated that the bear was injured.

GOPR has stated that the animal could be highly dangerous if wounded, and accordingly, no access to the area is allowed until the bear has been tracked down.