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  • August 27, 2013

    Wolf Attack on Teenager in Minnesota is Under Investigation-3

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    Minnesota is home to more wolves than any other state in the Lower 48 and there has never been a documented wolf attack there. However, that is about to change.

    Wildlife officials are investigating a reported wolf attack on a 16-year-old boy who was camping over the weekend in the Chippewa National Forest, according to the Pioneer Press. If the incident is confirmed by wildlife experts, it would be the first ever documented wolf attack in the Lower 48. There is only one case of a fatal wolf attack in Alaska and another in Canada.

    On the evening of Aug. 23, campers said a wolf tore through a U.S. Forest Service campground, ripping into two tents and popping an air mattress. The 16-year-old boy (whose name has not been released) was sleeping outside of a tent when the wolf snuck up on him and bit him in the head. The boy kicked the wolf off of him, but not before he suffered puncture wounds to his head and face. He was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at a hospital in Bemidji, Minn., according to the Pioneer Press.

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  • July 2, 2012

    Volunteer Violently Attacked by Chimpanzees in South Africa-0

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    Andrew F. Oberle, graduate student from the University of Texas at San Antonio, remains in intensive care after he was attacked by a male chimpanzee on Thursday at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in South Africa.The 26-year-old Oberle was lecturing visitors when the attack occurred.

    For reasons unknown, the first-time lecturer broke facility rules by going through the first of two security fences that separate humans from chimpanzees, according to Huffpost College. Oberle was attacked shortly after he entered the forbidden zone by two male chimps, who grabbed him and pulled him under the second, electrified fence.

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  • June 12, 2012

    Aussie Surfer Swims into Shark-Infested Waters to Save his Friend-1

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    What does it take to paddle into shark-infested waters to help a wounded friend? Ask Australian surfer Aaron “Noddy” Wallis.

    Wallis had been surfing only 10 minutes with his buddy Dave Pearson, 47, when Pearson was attacked. The shark tore the flesh from Pearson’s right arm and left him with deep cuts on his forehead. Despite Wallis’s survival instinct, it only took him a moment to decide to paddle into the deadly waters.

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  • December 8, 2011

    Help Us Pick The Prize for Our Next Caption Contest!-9

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    So Outdoor Life is part of a cool contest operated by Crown Royal, sponsor of Field & Stream’s Hook Shots show and maker of the whiskey that comes in a purple bag. The contest is called “Pass the Crown,” and it’s a variation on the Secret Santa gift exchange anyone who’s ever worked in an office is familiar with. Are you lucky enough to have never worked in an office? Then here’s how this works:

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  • January 10, 2011

    GAO Report: Public Lands Users Beware -5

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    A new report from the Government Accountability Office indicates that persons using public lands in the U.S. are faced with an increasing risk of harm from armed individuals involved in illegal border activity and marijuana cultivation.

    The report, states, “Some remote federal lands along the U.S. border are often used to smuggle drugs or humans into the country. According to officials, such illegal activities can damage sensitive wildlife habitat and threaten public safety.”

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  • December 14, 2010

    100 Years Later, 1911 is Still Shootin’-7

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    As we prepare to turn our calendars forward to January 2011, several prominent American handgun manufacturers have already introduced new commemorative models marking the historic 100-year anniversary of what is arguably the most famous, durable and imitated pistol design the world has ever known—the 1911.

    And while the centennial of the 1911 handgun will be met with great anticipation by shooters, collectors and gun marketers alike, it is not passing unnoticed in the state of Utah, where its inventor, John Moses Browning, lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • August 3, 2010

    Radioactive Hogs Storm Germany-8

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    You think Texas has a wild boar problem? Well the Lone Star State swine got nothing on the hogs in Germany. According to German newspaper Spiegel Online, wild radioactive boars are wreaking havoc in forests and towns. Recently, a man in a wheelchair was attacked by a boar in a park in Berlin, and in July a herd of two dozen hogs tromped through a town called Eisenach.

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