Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the.

Two-year-old Parker was on the back porch with his dad Trent, who was gathering firewood for s’mores. Out of nowhere, a snake attacked and bit Parker on the foot.

Parker didn’t so much as flinch or show he was in pain — but Trent and his wife Amy did exactly what they needed to do, and rushed him to the hospital.

One of the most crucial steps the parents took was to snap a photo of the actual snake that bit their son and bring it to the hospital, so doctors knew exactly how to treat the bite.

As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched , she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

A baby jackrabbit was found shivering in the cold by a Tracy woman walking her dog. The jackrabbit was badly malnourished when it was found, but Wildcare nursed it back to health in its first baby animal rescue of the year.  FULL STORY

A baby jackrabbit was found shivering in the cold by a Tracy woman walking her dog. The jackrabbit was badly malnourished when it was found, but

UC Berkeley students and staff were alerted that a man has been repeatedly depositing body lice in buildings across campus. FULL STORY

Two-year-old Parker was on the back porch with his dad Trent, who was gathering firewood for s’mores. Out of nowhere, a snake attacked and bit Parker on the foot.

Parker didn’t so much as flinch or show he was in pain — but Trent and his wife Amy did exactly what they needed to do, and rushed him to the hospital.

One of the most crucial steps the parents took was to snap a photo of the actual snake that bit their son and bring it to the hospital, so doctors knew exactly how to treat the bite.

As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched , she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

Two-year-old Parker was on the back porch with his dad Trent, who was gathering firewood for s’mores. Out of nowhere, a snake attacked and bit Parker on the foot.

Parker didn’t so much as flinch or show he was in pain — but Trent and his wife Amy did exactly what they needed to do, and rushed him to the hospital.

One of the most crucial steps the parents took was to snap a photo of the actual snake that bit their son and bring it to the hospital, so doctors knew exactly how to treat the bite.

As is obvious to anyone who has read her most e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage,? Amy Sutherland knows a thing or two about animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched , she takes readers behind the gates of Moorpark Community College, where students are taught such skills as how to train a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open wide for a vet exam. As she follows the faculty, student body, and four- footed teaching aides at Moorpark?s Exotic Animal Training and Management program, Sutherland produces a true walk on the wild side, filled with wonder, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.

A baby jackrabbit was found shivering in the cold by a Tracy woman walking her dog. The jackrabbit was badly malnourished when it was found, but Wildcare nursed it back to health in its first baby animal rescue of the year.  FULL STORY

A baby jackrabbit was found shivering in the cold by a Tracy woman walking her dog. The jackrabbit was badly malnourished when it was found, but

UC Berkeley students and staff were alerted that a man has been repeatedly depositing body lice in buildings across campus. FULL STORY

It's a Thursday night in a psychiatric unit in Melbourne and Jess Anderson is being bitten by one of her patients. The woman has latched onto her forearm with her top and bottom teeth, and is pulling as hard as she can.

But Jess' mind is on her colleagues. One of her workmates is sprawled on the floor after being thrown across the room. The other is doubled over in pain after being kicked in the groin.

The bite would require stitches and the scar is now covered with tattoo of a tree branch, to represent her family. "Putting something positive over something negative" is how she describes it.

Two-year-old Parker was on the back porch with his dad Trent, who was gathering firewood for s’mores. Out of nowhere, a snake attacked and bit Parker on the foot.

Parker didn’t so much as flinch or show he was in pain — but Trent and his wife Amy did exactly what they needed to do, and rushed him to the hospital.

One of the most crucial steps the parents took was to snap a photo of the actual snake that bit their son and bring it to the hospital, so doctors knew exactly how to treat the bite.

 
 
 
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