…and they are out to get us. I’m talking, or course, about every animal in the world. They have finally realized that there are more of them than there are of us, and they are organizing. Soon, they will come for you, too.

Don’t think what I’m saying is possible? I’ll bet that’s the way that Charla Nash felt before she was attacked and nearly killed by a friend’s supposedly tame pet chimpanzee in February of this year. Nash was stabilized, and underwent surgery this week in hopes of restoring some normalcy to her life after the 200 pound animal assaulted her, but doctors have said that she will be blind for life.

The late Robert William Goldbrach didn’t get off so easily from his encounter with animals possessed of ill intent – the 55 year old Dutch tourist was trampled to death by elephants during a tour of India’s Kaziranga National Park.

Back in the U.S., Fairfax, Virginia found itself under siege by rabid raccoons this week. Meanwhile, in Nevada, the parents of a 3 year old boy plead down to misdemeanor neglect charges after their child was nearly killed in January by the 18 foot long pet boa constrictor the family was caring for.