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Leopard on the Loose in Indian City

LUCKNOW - A northern Indian city stayed on alert on Tuesday after a wild leopard strayed into a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block, officials said. Credit: Associated Press Authorities had closed schools, colleges and markets on Monday in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of the Indian capital, after the leopard was discovered prowling the city's streets. Wildlife officials backed by police have fanned out across the city of 3.5 million people to try to tranquilise and catch the animal, although there were no sightings on Tuesday. "It is quite possible that the leopard has retreated to the jungle by now, but we can't take chances. We are on the alert," senior local...

60 Hurt in Argentina Piranha Attack

BUENOS AIRES - Piranhas on a Christmas Day feeding frenzy injured some 60 people in the Argentine city of Rosario, officials said Thursday. Piranhas. Credit: Thinkstock. Those injured in the attack Wednesday by the ferocious fish included a girl who lost part of a finger, Health Undersecretary Gabriela Quintanilla told reporters. Quintanilla said the attack occurred Wednesday off the coast of Rosario, some 310 kilometers (200 miles) north of Buenos Aires. A medical official, Gustavo Centurion, said the attack which began at mid-morning on Christmas Day was "very aggressive." "There were some people that the fish literally had torn bits of flesh from," he said. The region has been hit...

Biologists say that a highly aggressive species of python is threatening to invade South Florida in a major way, adding its numbers to those of the Burmese pythons that already plague the state, the Associated Press reported. African rock python. Credit: Thinkstock. The snakes in question are African rock pythons, which are the largest snakes in Africa, reaching 16 feet in length. Experts describe these pythons as among the most aggressive snakes in the world, willing to eat anything they can manage to swallow. Wildlife officials conducted a survey on Friday to locate some of the pythons in an area of South Florida where several have been seen and captured in recent years. The survey...

A woman in Melvin, Mich., fell victim to a vicious cat attack after she attempted to shoo away a stray feline that was bothering her mother's dog. She kicked snow at the aggressive cat, hoping it would stop confronting the dog. Instead, the cat responded by charging at the woman baring its teeth and claws, according to WJBK-TV. A security camera captured footage of the attack. The victim reported that she had taken in the stray during the summer. She said the cat, whom she named Buddy, had been "sweet as pie." But Buddy appeared to be anything but sweet when he leapt at the woman, sinking his teeth into her forehead and clawing at her face. Along with a trip to the hospital, the victim...