Animals

9 Times Animals Were Terrorizing A Town Near You

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We might be the dominant species on the planet, but that doesn't mean we are the baddest creatures in the world. We share the Earth with thousands upon thousands of different species of animals, and even though we are "smarter" than all of them, sometimes they just get fed up with human bulls**t and end up taking matters into their own hands.

Here are 9 animals that actually decided it was time to fight back against their human oppressors.  

1. Meanie the Peacock

His name says it all, Meanie is one cold SOB. The pet from Houston, Texas is known to peck at the feet and legs of any women who happen to cross his path. Some people assumed his attacks had something to do with mating season, but because Meanie had a life-mate this theory was squashed. After being unable to stop Meanie from attacking using a taser, his owners decided the animal had to be put down. Every member of the family took home a feather to remember Meanie by.

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2. Seal the surfer hunter

A male seal from the waters around Australia ended up going on a bit of a rampage. He bit one surfer so hard that the man required surgery. The seal than proceeded to go after three other surfers before beaching itself. Experts say that the seal would only attack if it felt threatened, and if it was going after surfers, something happened to rile it up.

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3. You've heard of angry birds, how about an angry goat?

If you have ever been to a petting zoo, you know that goats can get pretty intense if they so choose to be. A goat from Londrina, Brazil was terrorizing residents by knocking them down while they were walking down the street, going after people on motorcycles with his horns and just causing utter chaos. Strangely enough, this goat had a bell around its neck so people on the street would get a little warning if the goat was approaching.

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4. The Chupacabra?

Livestock in and around Shelby County, Kentucky had been getting mutilated by an unknown creature that no one seemed to be able to capture the beast. Although no animals were outright killed, several goats were mauled so bad that they had to be put down. One Kentucky resident shot and killed an animal that he had never seen before because it had encroached on his property. Zoologists have yet to identify it, but people are assuming it was responsible for the animal mutilations.

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5. The Biting Squirrel of Brooklyn

Next time you think that squirrels are adorable little creatures that go out of their way to avoid humans at all costs, think again. In July of this year, a squirrel went on a rampage biting at least 5 people in Prospect Park, including one young child. Experts think that it likely has a hate on for humans because it was adopted by a human before being released into the wild, meaning that it thought that these people were going to feed it or give him treats.

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The next few animals are actually a serious danger if you come across them out in the wild.

6. Dave the Kangaroo

Kangaroos might look cute and adorable, but they are actually very dangerous if crossed. One such kangaroo that Brisbane, Australia residents have nicknamed Dave made several public visits in 2015. He was recognizable because of a tear in one of his ears, but he showed up at playgrounds, on golf courses, and in the streets of North Lakes. Though he never attacked anyone, people recognized the danger of having such a powerful animal wandering the neighborhood and were right to be cautious.

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7. Gustave the crocodile

In the country of Burundi in Africa, there is a legendary crocodile that the locals have named Gustave. He weighs in at around 2000 lbs, and instead of hunting down easier prey like most of his brethren, he goes after hippos and wildebeest. It is also said that he has killed roughly 300 people. No one has successfully been able to capture him or kill him. His last known sighting was in 2015.

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8. Canadian Moose

In Alberta, Canada, the parks department is warning people to be wary of a moose that has been enjoying himself in the parking lots surrounding a couple of nature trails. The moose has been appearing regularly to lick the salt off of cars. While you might ask, what's the big deal? The moose is. These creatures are massive, unbelievably strong, and can be quite aggressive if provoked.

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9. The Los Angeles Mountain Lion

Though they might pale in comparison to their African cousins, a North American mountain lion is still a damn lion. One such lion that has been named P-45 by researchers has gone on a killing spree over the last two years near the Santa Monica Mountains. It has killed over 60 animals, most of which were pets or livestock, but that isn't the scary part. It isn't eating the animals, it is just killing for the fun of it.

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