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Police body camera footage captured the moment a Naples police officer fatally shot a tiger attacking a cleaner at the Naples Zoo, according to DailyMail.com.

Police say the cleaner, River Rosenquist, was supposed to be cleaning the public restrooms when he entered an unauthorized area of the zoo and attempted to feed or pet Eko, an 8-year-old Malayan tiger.

Rosenquist, who works for a third-party cleaning service, stuck his arm through the fence of Eko's enclosure and nearly lost his life and limb when Eko clamped down on it.

A police officer responding to the 911 call from a zoo employee arrived to a horrific sight. "Oh my god, is that real?" he asked a zoo employee.

The graphic video shows Rosenquist lying outside the fence, screaming in pain as Eko attempted to pull his mangled arm through the fence.

"Please help me! Please help me!" Rosenquist cried.

After kicking the fence, the officer asked if anyone had a tranquilizer gun to sedate the large animal.

Rosenquist screamed, "I'm gonna die! Shoot him! Shoot him! Shoot him!"

"You're gonna have to shoot it man," said a medic. The officer fired a single gunshot into Eko's head, as the wounded tiger grunted and fled into the darkness.

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As medics tended to Rosenquist, a zoo veterinarian arrived and entered the enclosure to find Eko deceased.

Rosenquist was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown. It is not clear if he will face criminal charges.

"Our deputy did everything he could do in that situation and he ultimately made the only possible decision he could in order to save this man's life," Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk said in a press release.

"This was a tragic encounter at our world-class zoo facility. We value our community partnership with the Naples Zoo and their focus on conservation and education."

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Roc Nation singer, Maeta, was bitten by a snake while filming a music video this week. The 21-year-old "Habits" singer shared a video clip of her scary moment on Instagram and Twitter.

She captioned the clip: "What I go through to make videos for y'all." In a follow-up post, she wrote: "never again."

In the video, the R&B singer lay on the floor while 2 exotic snakes slithered on her chest. One of the snakes mistook her for a warm furry mouse -- a snake's preferred meal -- and bit her on the chin.

Maeta screamed and threw the reptile off of her. The SoundCloud singer signed to Jay-Z's label back in April.

Domestic pet snakes typically only bite humans when they feel threatened or they are mistreated (abused) by their handlers.

Meata released her debut EP "Do Not Disturb" in 2019 and "Habits" in May of this year.

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A lawsuit alleges Cesar Millan's pit bull severely injured an aspiring gymnast and mauled one of Queen Latifah's dogs to death.

Lidia Matiss, who filed the lawsuit, alleges Cesar's dog not only has a history of extreme violence, but it allegedly attacked and killed Queen Latifah's pup, and he then tried to cover it up.

According to TMZ, Lidia claims she went to an office building owned by Millan in Van Nuys, CA in 2017. Lidia says she was visiting her mom, who worked for Cesar.

She says she encountered Cesar's pit bull, Junior, who was roaming the halls unsupervised and off his leash.

Lidia claims the dog attacked her, repeatedly biting her and seriously injuring her left calf. She went to the ER for treatment of severe dog bites.
 
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The lawsuit says Lidia was a "star gymnast" who was being actively recruited by the University of Pennsylvania. However, everything changed after she was attacked and she could no longer compete due to the extreme pain.

Lidia's suit claims Cesar knew Junior had a history of violence yet regularly allowed the dog to roam free. She says the dog had bitten several people and mauled several dogs, including one dog owned by Queen Latifah.

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According to the lawsuit, Queen Latifah brought 2 of her dogs to Cesar's Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, CA. She says Junior mauled one of her dogs to death, and Lidia claims Cesar covered it up by telling his staff to tell Queen Latifah the dog was hit and killed by a car.

The 52-year-old celebrity dog trainer filed an answer to the lawsuit, claiming Lidia assumed the risk of being bitten because she knew of the danger. He also claims Lidia herself was negligent, although he doesn't say how.

Lidia says the bite left her impaired, wounded, disfigured and she continues to suffer physical and emotional pain. She's suing for unspecified damages.

The lawsuit is ongoing.

Cesar, who is best known as the "Dog Whisperer", stars in a new National Geographic series, "Cesar Millan: Better Human Better Dog."

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A zoo worker owes her life to a heroic zoo visitor who leaped into action when an 8-foot alligator attacked her.

The incident happened during a children's party at Scales and Tails reptile centre in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday, Global News reports.

With the children watching behind a plexiglass barrier, the alligator grabbed a zookeeper's hand and dragged her into the tank.

Chilling cell phone video recorded by Theresa Wiseman shows her husband, Donnie Wiseman, shout, "We've got trouble here in here! We've got trouble!" He dived into the tank and threw himself on top of the alligator.

Wiseman wrestled the alligator as it attempted a death roll with the zookeeper's hand clamped in its powerful jaws.
 
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Other parents rushed the children away from the glass barrier. The gator thrashed around, then released the zookeeper's hand while a bystander pulled her out of the tank.

The gator continued to thrash around while the injured zookeeper gave Wiseman instructions on how to get away.

He then leaped off the gator and escaped from the tank enclosure.

Wiseman later told KUTV he was glad the zookeeper was there to instruct him.

"She was so professional and trained and knew what to do in a situation like that, I'm glad she was there," said Wiseman.

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A pit bull mauled a man like a chew toy when he climbed through a window in his family's New Orleans home. The fatal dog attack occurred at a residence on South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. on Sunday.

New Orleans Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the 66-year-old man suffered deep lacerations on both arms and died of severe blood loss. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was a relative of the family that resided in the home. The pit bull was the family pet.

The Louisiana SPCA took control of the dog as police continue the investigation.

Pit bulls are an aggressive breed that are trained to fight to the death. They kill by locking their massive jaws on the victim and shaking the victim like a rag doll.

The DailyMail.com reports there have been at least 11 fatal pit bull attacks so far this year, with 31 people killed by pit bulls in the first nine months of 2020. A majority of the victims were infants and toddlers.

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A housekeeper who was allegedly mauled by Chris Brown's dog is suing him for unnecessary pain and suffering.

The woman, identified in court papers as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit after failing to reach an out-of-court settlement with the troubled singer.

According to court documents, Doe was emptying Brown's trash when his dog attacked her outside his Tarzana, California home in December 2020.

She said she raised her arm to defend herself as the dog mauled her arm and face. She was lying in a pool of blood when Brown emerged from the house and told his crew to take the dog away.

Graphic photos in the court filing shows facial lacerations and a large chunk of flesh taken out of her arm.

Hades was reportedly euthanized weeks after the attack. The woman accused Brown of euthanizing the dog to destroy evidence.

She is seeking unspecified monetary damages related to the incident, citing loss of wages due to being unable to work, medical bills, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

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Joe Biden's dogs were shipped back to his home in Delaware after they reportedly terrorized the White House and took a chunk of flesh out of a staffer.

The White House will not comment on reports that the two German shepherds, Major and Champ, were shipped back to Wilmington after three-year-old Major showed aggression and bit a staffer.

One source told CNN that there was a "biting incident" involving a White House staffer that drew blood. There is also a report that the dogs ran wild off their leashes and that the staff was afraid of them.

The Bidens adopted Major in November 2018 from an animal shelter. Champ, pictured above with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, is 13 years old.

The dogs moved into the White House soon after Biden was inaugurated on Jan. 20. Like children with no home training, they began making a nuisance of themselves.

In addition to the recent biting incident, the staff complained that Major was barking, jumping, and "charging" at the White House staff, according to the Washington Examiner.

During his presidential campaign, Biden criticized Donald Trump for being the first president in more than a century not to bring any pets to the White House.

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Squirrels who regularly feast on culinary delights tossed out by upscale restaurants in New York City are starving now that restaurants have shut down.

Aggressive squirrels have been terrorizing and attacking New Yorkers for three weeks now. Residents say the squirrels are drawing blood.

Residents of a Queens neighborhood are ducking and running to avoid flying squirrels who jump on them and sink their teeth into them.

"We're wrestling in the snow and there's blood everywhere and my fingers getting chewed and it won't let go," Micheline Frederick tells WCBS-TV. "Eventually, it just stopped and there I was a big bloody mess."

Fredrick produced a photo that showed the bloody aftermath of the squirrel assault. "This was an MMA cage match and I lost!" she said.

Two other neighbors shared their own horrific tales of unprovoked squirrel attacks.

"These squirrels are aggressively going after people," Vinati Singh said.

The city's health department advised Queens residents to call a licensed trapper to deal with the pests. Small squirrels rarely test positive for rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
 

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Texas authorities confirmed an attack by a pack of feral hogs killed a 59-year-old woman on her way to work on Sunday, Nov. 24.

Christine Rollins bled to death after she was attacked by feral hogs in the front yard of a home in rural Anahuac, according to the medical examiner and Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne.

The Jefferson County medical examiner's office ruled the cause of death as "exsanguination due to feral hog assault."

"We can kind of tell that from the different sizes of the bites," Hawthorne said during a news conference Monday, according to CBS Houston.

Rollins was one of three caretakers who provided around-the-clock care for an elderly couple who lived in the home near where she was attacked. The 84-year-old homeowner and his 79-year-old wife have severe dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

When she didn't show up to work that morning, the 84-year-old man went outside and found Rollins laying between her vehicle and the home's front door in the 400 block of State Hwy 61. Sheriff Hawthorne called it one of the most horrific scenes he's ever seen.

No one heard the attack on Rollins. Neighbors in the rural area told ABC13 they have complained about the roaming packs of feral hogs, also known as feral pigs, swine, wild boar, razorbacks, or Eurasian wild boar.

"As soon as I seen the news report on that, my heart goes out to the family," said "Cajun Bob" Thornberry, of Sweeny. He said he's used trees to escape from charging packs of hogs.

"If you walk up on a bunch of these hogs, don't try to run because they can outrun you," Thornberry warned. "Try to get close to a tree and if you can't get close to a tree, at least carry a gun with you. Like any wild animal, feral hogs attack when they feel threatened."

Residents say hogs in that rural part of Chambers County are becoming a bigger problem.

"We've got individuals that hunt hogs with dogs. They put Kevlar on these dogs for a purpose because those hogs are vicious," said neighbor David Bennett. "And when they feel threatened, they're coming after you."

Rollins would have turned 60 years old on Christmas Day. She leaves behind one adult daughter and two adult grandchildren.