Bizarre Ways People Have Been Killed By Pets

Pyromaniac Parrot

In September 1947, 66-year-old Fannie Stewart’s pet parrot, Dolly, landed on the kitchen stove and turned on the gas jets.

Bacterial Bite

In 2016, a 68-year-old Toronto man arrived at Toronto General Hospital after suffering weakness, abdominal pain, chills, and sudden weight loss.

Husky Head Wound

On her daily walks on the Los Alamitos Creek Trail in 2011, San Jose resident Beverly Head saw many bicyclists riding with their dogs leashed beside them.

Hot Spring Hound

On July 20, 1981, 24-year-old David Allen Kirwan arrived at Yellowstone National Park with his friend Ronald Ratliff and Ratliff’s large dog, Moosie.

Bird Dog Blast

Perry Alvin Price III was an avid hunter who loved his tracking dog, a chocolate Labrador retriever named Arthur. On January 5, 2008, Price and Arthur went hunting with Price’s friend Daniel Groberg.

Pedal-Pushing Pooch

A Florida man, 68-year-old James Campbell, was returning to his home with his wife, Iris Fortner, in their van.

Deadly Deer

Many people are drawn to exotic pets, as was the case with 67-year-old Waskom, Texas, resident Gerald Rushton. He kept several exotic animals in pens behind his house, including a red stag he had raised from a fawn.

Medicine Mishap

A Virginia Beach woman, 25-year-old Amanda Ruth Black, worked at Pet Paradise in the reptile department.

Llama Trauma

Florence Lenahan, a 74-year-old woman in Delaware, Ohio, devoted her time and property to helping horses, llamas, cows, cats, and dogs.