Category: Animal Mayhem!

Rooster Attacks A Boy

Posted by – November 17, 2013

The Latin Reader – March 28, 1895



Would Have Killed the Lad But For a Speedy Rescue.
Womelsdorf, Pa., March 28

A large rooster to-day attacked little Sammel Illig, and the boy was only saved by his family. He is a son of S. W. Illig, and had gone into the yard to feed the chickens. The ferocious rooster flew upon his back and began to sink his beak in the lad’s neck. The angry fowl was also using his sharp spurs, and the boy was unable to dislodge his assailant. He screamed in pain and another member of the family rushed out, and with a club beat off the savage bird.



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A Baby’s Foot Bitten Off

Posted by – November 17, 2013

July 22, 1885

A Baby’s Foot Bitten Off.

PITTSBURG, Pa., July 22.—Two ferocious bulldogs attacked the nurse and three-year old child of John Haening, of Allentown (a city suburb), yesterday afternoon while out for an airing. The nurse was badly bruised and scratched. One of the dogs seized the baby by the foot, biting it off at the ankle. The child will probably die.


From the Steele Scrapbook
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