The Water Bowl: Dolphin Terrorizing Louisiana Residents

Dolphin Terrorizing Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana
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updated 06/28/2012 at 11:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/28/2012 12:00PM

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A lone dolphin living in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain is terrorizing the residents of the Lakeshore Estates community, having already bitten three people. Residents are concerned for the welfare of people who enter the lake, as well as the dolphin itself. "Somebody's going to get bitten by this dolphin, they are going to get mad and they are going to shoot the dolphin," one unidentified resident said. –ABC News

Following his death, giant tortoise Lonesome George will be embalmed and put on display on Santa Cruz island. The tortoise, part of the Pinta Island giant tortoise subspecies, was the last of its kind. –Huffington Post

Hilary Swank traveled to Bucharest to advocate for the country's stray animal population last week, visiting projects set up by the animal welfare foundation Vier Pfoten to encourage spaying and neutering. "I believe in a 'No-Kill' policy," she said. "Hopefully [we are] getting to a place where we have 'No-Kill' universally and just a more caring attitude in general to all animals." –AP



Residents of Pennypack Park, Penn., are trying to capture and save a wolf dog wandering the town. Believed to have been someone's pet, law enforcement officials are calling for the owner to come forward and help catch the animal before it injures someone or has to be put down. It is illegal in Pennsylvanian to own a wolf dog without a permit. –Philadelphia Inquirer

After three rare coyote attacks were reported in 10 days, residents of California are trying to determine why the animal, who normally avoids humans, has become more aggressive. Experts believe that the lack of rain has led the coyotes to search for water closer to humans. –ABC News

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