New Delhi (CNN)An Indian man has died after a tussle with his rooster — on their way to a cockfight.Saripalli Chanavenkateshwaram Rao, 50, was hit in the neck with a blade tied to the rooster’s claw on January 15. A police spokesman told CNN the father of three was taken to hospital, where he later died from a stroke.Rao, who lived in Pragadavaram village in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh state, was a regular at local cockfights, and was on his way to enter the rooster in a competition when it tried to break free, station house officer Kranti Kumar said.Cockfighting has been illegal in India since 1960. However, animal fighting continues to be a problem in the country, according to Gauri Maulekhi, trustee for India’s People for Animals foundation.
KENSINGTON, N.H. — A man killed a coyote with his bare hands Monday after the animal threatened his child on a hiking trail in Exeter, officials said.
The attack was one of three coyote-related incidents reported in the area Monday.
Ian O’Reilly said he, his wife and their three children were taking a walk on an Exeter trail when the animal came up and grabbed his 2-year-old son by the jacket, pulling the boy to the ground.
O’Reilly and his wife managed to separate the coyote from their son. O’Reilly said he tried kicking it and getting it to run off, but it wouldn’t. He was bitten on his chest and forearm but managed to get on top of the animal and cut off its air supply.
Laguna Beach Lifeguards and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are investigating whether Gary Golding, host of The Discovery Channel’s “Naked and Afraid: Alone,” violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act when he ate a dead baby dolphin at Aliso Beach.
“We’re looking into the details of this incident,” said Laguna Beach Lifeguard Capt. Kai Bond. “We are in a Marine Protected Area and he may have violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act.”
Bond said his department became aware of the incident after the celebrity news website TMZ published a story Sunday, Jan. 12, a day after the airing of the “Naked and Afraid” episode in which Golding eats the dolphin.
Knoxville Police said an investigation is underway after officers rescued a puppy which had been thrown from an overpass on Alcoa Highway.
According to records, an officer was parked beneath the overpass near Tyson Skate Park in his cruiser when he heard “a deep male voice grunting and cursing.” The officer said he heard a loud impact and a dog whining.
Upon investigation, the officer reportedly found a female puppy bleeding from her mouth with abrasions on her paws. The officer said the dog appeared to have a broken leg.
The officers measured the drop from the bridge and determined the fall to be 29 feet and 9 inches.
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Surrounded by three coyotes in the backyard of his family’s Los Angeles home Monday night, a brave cat named Max held his own and tried to fight them off all by himself — and the tense standoff was captured on video.
Maya Gurrin and her husband were watching a movie in their Highland Park home when they noticed a shadow of a tail through the window.
They went outside to check it out and were stunned to find a group of coyotes in their yard.
SPRING VALLEY, Rockland County (WABC) — A loose pit bull attacked a 1-year-old boy and bit a good Samaritan trying to free the child in Rockland County Tuesday, according to police.
It happened around 4 p.m. on Hoyt Street in Spring Valley, where officers responded after receiving several 911 calls reporting a dog attack.
Authorities say the child’s coat was already in the grips of the pit bull’s jaws when several good Samaritans jumped in to try and physically remove the animal from the child.
The man began kicking the dog, and luckily, the thick winter jacket protected the child from being badly wounded.
After struggling with the dog, police say it then bit the 29-year-old man, causing significant injury to his arm.