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While on a hike in northern California, Robert Biggs stopped to watch a bear and her cubs.  He was suddenly attacked from behind by a mountain lion and the sow black bear came to his rescue.

Bear Saves Robert Biggs From Mountain Lion Attack In California.
The Huffington Post

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We hear this from wolf supporters all the time. The Oregonian checks to see if it is true-

We also hear from many of those who didn’t want wolves reintroduced that an attack and human death, probably of a child, is imminent. There are also sometimes hints in stories and rhetoric that sound as though […]

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Two injured in what could have been fatal attack on road between local cornfields-

Although most wild animal attack accounts seem to involve bears, autumn is a time when the behavior of male deer, elk and moose can become problematic.

A resident of Whitney, Idaho, which is just southeast of Preston and near the Utah […]

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Area of recreational sprawl in the Mogollon Rim country is full of elk that often mix with people-

The elk said to still be “at large.” It is not clear what prompted the elk to stomp the woman, but elk mix frequently with people in this area of forest, grassland, tourists and second homes. “Elk […]

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Unprovoked attack leaves grandma dead while protecting one year old grandson-

I wonder if the cows will be showing up at bus stops sizing up which children (or seniors) they can stomp to death 😉 For sure, cows kills far more people than wolves do. Maybe shelters should be built for the children.

Family […]

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Motorist saves woman as she was being stomped by the buck-

Florissant, Colorado area deer gores woman who tried to pet it. By Daniel Petty. The Denver Post

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A “scrawny” coyote bit two people at Old Faithful within 15 minutes. It was later shot. Story: Coyote killed in park after biting 2. by The Billings Gazette Staff.

How come wolves seem to be the only predatory large animal that don’t bite anyone?

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Update: I was surprised […]

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~ Edward Abbey