Bear Attacks Hog
UMATILLA, Florida- Ronald R. Stanley, 51, was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson when a bear ran into his path, causing the bike to overturn, troopers said. Stanley, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Waterman Hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead. Sgt. Hank Barberra told reporters, "This stretch of road has seen dozens of bigger animals dash out and wipe out cyclists, recently. If I took a hog down this road I'd sure be wearing a helmet." It's not known if the bear was injured.
'Serial' Killer Whale Kills Again at SeaWorld Orlando
ORLANDO, Florida- An animal trainer at SeaWorld Orlando was killed in front of horrified theme park visitors by Tilikim, an orca, that was involved in two previous deaths. A witness interviewed by CBS affiliate WKMG Local 6 said she saw the whale leap out of the water and grab the woman, who was in the middle of introducing the orca. "She was giving the whale a real nice build up and it just jumped out and snatched her," said Kendra Saddlen. "Seeing this has ruined out vacation," proclaimed the upset mother of two. The first occurred in 1991 at Sealand Canada when Tilikum drowned a 20-year-old marine biology student and then in 1999, a 27-year-old homeless man also died after hiding in the park, and after hours, jumping into Tilikum's pool.
Mountain Lion Traps Man in Mountain Home
CASPER, Wyoming- Kelly McDonald wanted to retire to the mountains. So, he built a home on the Laramie range and the day he moved in a mountain lion trapped him inside for a week. "I left my cell phone in the car so I couldn't call for help or food or anything. This damn devil cat just camped out on my deck and wouldn't leave. Mr. Dinkly (McDonald's pet Chihuahua) wouldn't go outside so I had to let him ruin the carpets." McDonald has put his home on the market and moved back to Portland.
Dingle and Berry Open Dog and Cat Shelter
SAN DIEGO, California- John Dingle and Brad Berry are ready to give back to the community. The animal lovers and pro football players announced they will join forces to build the Dingle Berry Dog and Cat Home for abandoned pets. "We see a lot of pets go to shelters and if nobody takes them in six weeks, that's where we step in. We give them a home for another six weeks."
Woman Attacked By Raccoon Outside Church
WILMINGTON, Delaware- A mom in Delaware was attacked by a raccoon while leaving church Sunday morning. Witnesses said the raccoon appeared and charged the woman's child as they left Old Swedes Lutheran Church in Wilmington. The mom jumped in front of her child and was bitten in the leg. Parishioners say the animal may have been attracted to cat food that was left out for strays. Pastor Bryce Eichlersmith said, "It seems these beasts fear neither God, nor man."