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Search Result: Animals Gone Wild

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Colo. Deputies Seek 6-Foot Lizard

July 17, 2012
Teller County (Colo.) Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a six-foot, 25-pound Nile Monitor lizard that's been on the loose since midday Monday.

A Moose, a Cruiser, and One Lucky Officer

July 6, 2012
Those of us living and patrolling in the northeast understand the dangers of moose in the roadway. An adult moose can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and stand up to 7 feet tall. So it's no surprise that a collision with one can be deadly.

Michigan Cop Shoots, Kills 'Satan' Pit Bull

March 30, 2012
A Muskegon (Mich.) Police officer shot and killed an agitated pit bull who had charged him in an alley on Wednesday.

Ohio Sheriff Makes Tough Decision To Kill Escaped Animals On Sight

January 3, 2012

Sheriff Matt Lutz of the Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office has been recognized as the January Officer of the Month by NLEOMF for making the decision to shoot 56 wild animals let loose from a farm by a suicidal man.

Ohio Deputy Injured, After Deer Strikes Cruiser

November 16, 2011
Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy Jonathan Merry was injured Monday night after a deer hit his cruiser.

Zanesville Animal Farm: Wrecking Noah's Ark

November 9, 2011
When thinking about the Muskingum County tragedy, the natural question that needs to be asked is "could this happen again?" Most zoos have enclosures, fences, contingencies, and trained armed personnel to deal with this possibility. What about private animal farm that operate without oversight, regulations, or precautions?

Editorial: Lions and Tigers and Bears

November 7, 2011

The sheriff of Muskingum County, Ohio, Matt Lutz, and his officers went to work on Oct. 19, probably expecting the usual routine operations of a rural sheriff's department. But before the day was over they became reluctant big game hunters.

Video: Ohio Cops Cope with Wild Animal Escape

October 19, 2011
Deputies and officers near Zanesville, Ohio, have mostly contained an outbreak of wild animals including 300-pound Bengal tigers, grizzly bears, and wolves released by a suicidal man. All but one of the animals have been recovered. Deputies used night-vision equipment to track and kill them.

Wild Animals Escape In Ohio

October 19, 2011

About 48 wild animals including Bengal tigers, grizzly bears, and wolves escaped from an Ohio man's 46-acre farm. Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies arrived on-scene to shoot and kill the animals. Watch Sheriff Matt Lutz's media briefing about the incident.

N.Y. Man Accused of Releasing Pit Bulls on Officers

September 6, 2011
Officers responding to a domestic dispute at a Rochester, N.Y., home faced two charging pit bulls, allegedly released by a man who refused to respond to repeated attempts to contact him.

Angry Crows Dive-Bomb Washington Officers

June 13, 2011
A trio of crows who have nested near the Everett (Wash.) Police Department's north precinct station have been waging a fowl war on officers as they leave their patrol cars.

Video: Cops Called to Corral Bear at Oregon Grade School

June 2, 2011
Once police arrived at the scene, they surrounded the animal from every angle. The bear was shot with a tranquilizer dart after it ran across the street and climbed a tree.

Video: Gator Takes Bite Out of Deputy's Patrol Car

May 3, 2011
A 10-foot alligator ran afoul with the law in Florida, after attaching its jaws to the front bumper of an Alachua County Sheriff's deputy's Crown Victoria. After the gator affixed its jaws to the front bumper, the deputy reversed the vehicle to loosen the animal's grip.

Gator Chews On Patrol Car

May 3, 2011

An Alachua County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy had to reverse his Crown Vic to detach a 10-foot alligator from his front bumper.

Missouri Deputy Resigns, After Shooting Chihuahua

April 5, 2011
Dep. Kelly Barks was responding to a domestic disturbance call in February, when she encountered three growling dogs, including the Chihuahua. Barks fired at the dog, left the home, and returned to fire two more shots at the dog.

Texas Deputy Succumbs to Injuries From Cow Attack

March 28, 2011
Smith County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy Robert Britton has died as a result of injuries he sustained when an injured cow charged him while he directed traffic.

Charging Cow Critically Wounds Deputy

March 24, 2011
Smith County Sheriff's Department Deputy Robert Britton Jr., 54, suffered massive head trauma after being struck by the cow, which had been hit by two vehicles.

Moose Shakes Off TASER Attempt In Alaska

February 16, 2011
Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game deployed a special TASER designed for wildlife on the animal on Feb. 4, yet they were unable to stop the hulking animal. Both probes from the electronic control device failed to stick in the moose because of its thick winter coat.

St. Louis Deputy Fatally Shoots Pit Bull

December 21, 2010
A St. Louis Sheriff's deputy shot and killed one of two pit bulls who approached him in a threatening manner on Monday. The deputy was leaving his home, when the shooting occurred.

Owner Warned After Florida Deputy Shoots Charging Pit Bull 'Hoss'

October 12, 2010
The deputy didn't ticket owner Angela Minacapelli, yet animal control officers warned her about securing the animals, which had reportedly charged nearby residents.
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