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August 08, 2008


Kurt Gottschalk

Susan Sarandon Recalls Dolphin Attack

Sarandon was nearly killed when she was attacked by a jealous female dolphin. In the 1970s the star was invited by writer Timothy Leary to interact with dolphins in a San Francisco, California, lab and she struck up a bond with a friendly dolphin called Joe. The Oscar-winning actress was enjoying holding onto Joe's fin when the mammal's jealous mate suddenly lunged, taking a chunk out of her wrist.

She tells, "After he trusted me more, I took hold of Joe's fin and we glided around the tank together. Then Joe stopped swimming horizontally and pushed up against me. I thought the whole experience was just groovy until I felt this horrible pain on my wrist, which was holding Joe's fin.

"I could hear them (researchers) shouting, 'No, Rosie! Don't!' I looked over and Joe's mate, this huge dolphin I hadn't even noticed before, was virtually standing up right out of the water, towering over me on its rear fins. She seemed to be 12 feet tall, emitting this loud, high-pitched noise. The attendants were screaming, 'We've got to get you out!' I was afraid I was going to get my other arm broken."

Later, researchers told Sarandon that Rosie's bite, which took months to heal, was a "warning nibble," and that "if she had made that plunge toward me, I would have been killed instantly as surely as if Rosie had been a shark.

"Apparently, an enraged, jealous dolphin is incredibly dangerous. What a way to die! Who would have believed it?"

Paris Hilton's pet kinkajou, Baby Luv, bit Paris on the arm early Tuesday morning while the two were playing.

The wound was superficial and Paris spent a few hours at the hospital and received a tetanus shot.


In an odd bit of foreshadowing, an MTV special focused on Paris -- that aired the same day of the incident -- actually featured Baby Luv in a segment, during which the animal tried to bite her.

Although history has unfairly described King Alexander [of Greece] as a careless pet owner who died from a bite "from his pet monkey", the 27-year-old monarch actually died after defending his pet dog from an attack during a walk through the Royal Gardens, and he suffered wounds from two of the monkeys. The attack occurred on 2 October 1920. In the report dispatched from Europe, it was stated that the King had been walking in the park with a pet dog, when the dog was attacked by a monkey. The King beat off the monkey with a stick but in the fight the monkey bit him on the hand slightly. "Another monkey rushed to the defense of his mate, and in beating it off, the King received another bite which severely lacerated a gland. The infection which set in following the bites gradually poisoned the King's entire system..." Both animals were found to have been diseased after they were destroyed. Within days, he developed a severe reaction to the infection, and after initial signs of improvement, became critically ill on 12 October.

Plus there was that whole Siegfried and Roy thing, not to mention all the celebrities attacked by PETA...

Dave the Spazz

One time Bingo the Chimp bit Lou Costello and that was the reason why he was fired from the Abbott & Costello TV show.

When Johnny Cash was attacked by the ostrich if he would've shouted out the anagram of ostrich ("O Christ!") the ostrich would've turned to dust. There's no way to prove this. I just think that's the way it would've gone down.

Gaylord Fields

Leave us not forget the low-flying bird who dumped some avian waste product directly into Cyndi Lauper's agape mouth while she was singing at an outdoor concert a few years ago.


Whoah Gaylord, that's what I'm talking about! I had no idea, thanks.


Whoah viewing this after I just saw Darryl Pandy singing "Animal Magnetism" on YouTube. What attacked his hair?

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