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Feb 8th

Video has emerged that shows a leopard attacking a man after entering a school.

The incident occurred in Bangalore, India, where the eight-year-old male cat injured six people.

The rescue effort lasted 10 hours before the animal was cornered and eventually tranquilised.

Senior police official, S Boralingaiah, described why the operation lasted so long.

"It was a long struggle to capture the leopard,” he said. “Although it was injected with tranquilisers it could be captured only around 20.15 local time when the medication took full effect."The BBC reported that the animal was then moved to a national park, while the six injured people have been treated for minor injuries. Fortunately no students were in the school at the time of the leopard’s arrival, with no classes being held over the weekend. India’s leopard population is estimated to be between 12,000 and 14,000. Such incidents become more frequent as residential or urban areas expand into animal habitats.

Feb 2nd 2016

A British tourist has been killed after being trampled and gored by an elephant in front of his daughter.

Gareth Crowe was taking part in a trek on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand when the animal turned on its handler after he got down to take photographs.

He and his 16-year-old daughter, Eilidh, were thrown by the elephant which is then said to have trampled Mr Crowe and stabbed him through the chest with his tusk - killing him instantly.

Eilidh was admitted to hospital with minor injuries but is believed to have escaped with her life after the elephant ran off into the forest.

Mr Crowe, 36, was on holiday with his partner Catherine Hughes, 42, and their two children.

The family are believed to originally be from the Isle of Islay in Scotland but moved to the Scottish mainland two years ago.

The local newspaper, the Samui Times, suggested Mr Crowe - who worked as a diver - had teased the animal with a banana but Eilidh denied this on Facebook from her hospital bed, according to the Scottish Sun.

Ms Hughes said: "We were all here on holiday. My son and I didn't go on the elephants. I've been given no information as to what happened or how it happened. Eilidh is OK but I don’t know exactly what happened."

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are offering support to the family of a British national who has sadly died following an incident in Koh Samui, Thailand, and are making contact with the local authorities to seek further information."

The local provincial governor, Wongsiri Phromchana, said an investigation had been launched into the incident.

A spokeswoman for World Animal Protection said her thoughts were with Mr Crowe’s family but the incident "was a stark reminder" that elephants are wild animals which are not supposed to be ridden.

She explained most tourists do not know the cruelty elephants on these tours are subjected to in order to make them tame enough to give rides.

She said: "If you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with a wild animal, then the chances are it is cruel and the animal is suffering."

Jan 12th

Recent animal attack reports talk of a woman trying to kiss a snake in a zoo, which ended up with the Python sinking its teeth into her nose, pythons have no venom so just stitches were required.

Almost all Animal attacks can be avoided by you          taking these simple precautions.

You should read the warning notices relating to the area that you are in and consider very carefully whether it is wise to continue, some creatures can be particularly dangerous if they have their young with them.

Our four legged friends are unpredictable and usually equipped with claws and teeth that can do serious damage to humans and others.

Even good pets can turn bad sometimes and we advise you to be very cautious at all times, especially the children should be told not to tease the family pets.

ANIMAL ATTACKS INVOLVING DISEASE

Rabies is a very nasty infection that can be passed to humans not only by dogs but by a range of other creatures so if you see anything with foam around the mouth stay well clear and report it to the authorities.

You should also consider whether you are at risk from poisonous insects and reptiles few of these bites are fatal but can be very damaging and should be treated immediately, seek medical advice straight away, anti-venom could save your life.

If you suffer from any wound that breaks the skin you should seek medical advice, you may need tetanus and anti-rabies injections, they are readily available from most medical facilities.  It is very important that you do this as soon as possible after the wound has been inflicted.

If you are in an area strange to you, do your research, ask the locals and read the warning signs carefully, if you are in an area where there is a possibility of an attack think again do you really want to be there.

Fortunately with modern communication systems these dangerous situations can be monitored easily and warnings issued by local government, civil defense, police, local radio and television,


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