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Surfer attacked by shark off Salmon Creek Beach, California

Authorities did not know what type of shark it was but said the beach would be closed for at least two days (stock image)

Authorities did not know what type of shark it was but said the beach would be closed for at least two days (stock image)
A surfer has been left in a critical condition after being attacked by a shark off a California beach.

The surfer, identified by friends as Eric, was bitten on his thigh while in the sea near Bodega Bay around 9am on Sunday.

The man, in his 30s, was with a group of surfers off Sonoma County's Salmon Creek Beach when the shark bit him on the thigh, according to the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District.

His fellow surfers helped get him to shore and bystanders applied first aid until emergency crews arrived and he was airlifted to hospital, KTVU-TV reported.


Attention

Bear kills pedestrian in Nepal

bear print
A bear which had attacked and killed a pedestrian in Guthichaur Rural Municipality-5 of Jumla district has been killed. The bear had attacked and killed Hima Lama of Guthichaur-3.

"The bear hid in a nearby bush after the attack," said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dan Bahadur Thapa. As the incident spreaded panic in the village, the authorities are trying to calm the people and normalize life in the area, according to DSP Thapa.

The bear had entered the villages of Kumdi and Phai. A team of security personnel had reached the spot as soon as they got the news that a bear had killed a person. The locals had demanded immediate control of the bear and killing it.

Doberman

16-month-old girl fatally mauled by pit bull in Akron, Ohio

PIT BULL ATTACK
A 16-month-old girl died after she was mauled by at least one pit bull at an Akron residence Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Westmoreland Street shortly after 10:30 a.m. on a report that a child was attacked by a pit bull, according to an Akron police media release.

When they arrived, officers found the little girl critically injured.

She was rushed to Children's Hospital, where she died, the release said.


Question

Hundreds of birds suddenly drop dead from the sky in cemetery on Bali, Indonesia

Hundreds of dead sparrows have been found dead in a cemetery
© CEN
Hundreds of dead sparrows have been found dead in a cemetery
On September 9, 2021, footage was released of hundreds of sparrows falling from the sky and dying in Bali's Gianyar regency, with authorities initially dumbfounded by the whole situation.

The incident occurred in a cemetery, and was recorded by a local who could be heard being extremely puzzled at the sight of hundreds of dead (or nearly dead) avians on the ground.

Reports coming from the area indicated that the mass die-off happened immediately after a period of rainfall and heavy wind, and some social portals even guessed that it was the weather conditions that had caused the phenomenon.


Question

Mysterious 'bird flu' feared to have wiped out 7,000 seabirds in the north-east of Crimea, Russia

Dead birds scattered along the Sivash Bay in Crimea
© Grigory Prokopov
Dead birds scattered along the Sivash Bay in Crimea
A mysterious suspected 'bird flu' is feared to have wiped out thousands of seabirds.

Scientists are urgently investigating the cause of up to 7,000 deaths of black-necked grebes, sea doves, and gulls.

Disturbing videos show the dead birds along the Arabat Spit and Sivash Bay in the Azov Sea.

Harrowing footage shows one tragic bird still alive but with evident damage to its nervous system, losing its orientation.


Attention

Man killed in bear attack in South Kashmir's Kokernag

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A 50-year-old man was mauled to death by a bear in Kokernag area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.

Official sources said that the man identified as Abdul Rasheed Bhat was attacked and grievously injured by the bear in his native village of Soafshali Kokernag, reported news agency GNS.

Soon the locals shifted him to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.

A police official confirmed the death of the man due to attack by the wild animal.

Comment: Also in Kashmir 4 days earlier a woman was seriously injured in another bear attack.


Cloud Lightning

7 horses killed by lightning strike in Maarheeze, Netherlands

DEAD
Seven horses were killed by a lighting strike in Maarheze on Wednesday afternoon. According to vet Carolien van der Ploeg, the lightning likely struck an electric fence near which the horses were at the time, BN De Stem reports.

The owner of Paardenrusthuis Ogier, a kind of retirement home where old horses spend their last years, happened to be in the pasture when it happened. The weather suddenly turned bad at around 2:00 p.m., he said to the newspaper. The horses, some 26 in total, gathered together and walked into the meadow. "Horses usually stand with their behinds against the wind so that their heads don't get wet," the owner explained.


Doberman

Dogs mauled intruder found dead by homeowner in Coweta County, Georgia

Photos of two dogs seized by Coweta County animal control as investigators worked to determine how a man died at the home.

Photos of two dogs seized by Coweta County animal control as investigators worked to determine how a man died at the home.
Investigators say a possible intruder at home in Coweta County was mauled to death by the homeowner's dogs. They say the resident returned home Friday morning and discovered a dead man on his front porch.

An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as a dog attack. Investigators say the evidence indicates the man was inside where the dogs were located at some point but died outside the home.

Investigators say the homeowner doesn't know the man or why he would be in his home.

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Another dead dolphin found on ​​Kuakata beach in Bangladesh - 22nd for the locality this year

Locals spotted the dolphin's body on Kuakata beach on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
© Dhaka Tribune
Locals spotted the dolphin's body on Kuakata beach on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The dolphin death toll reaches 22 this year

The body of a seven-foot-long dolphin was found floating on Kuakata beach in Patuakhali on Wednesday.

Locals spotted it in the second Jhaoban area, about five kilometres east of the Kuakata Zero Point.


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Federal, state officials launch investigation after 6th rare monk seal found dead on Molokai, Hawaii

Federal and state officials are looking into the 6th monk seal death on Molokai.
© Department of Land and Natural Resources
Federal and state officials are looking into the 6th monk seal death on Molokai.
Federal and state officials are investigating the death of another endangered Hawaiian monk seal on Molokai.

It is the sixth monk seal found dead on the island since the start of this year.

NOAA said this is an unprecedented number of deaths and a joint state and federal investigation has been launched.

Officials said a young female monk seal was found dead on the south shore of Molokai on Sunday. The seal was identified as "L11,″ which was one of the pups that was born on the island in 2020.