Judie Johnson was swimming alone at Hahei Beach last week when three orca sidled up to her.
State wildlife officers took custody of the lemur and other exotic animals including a tortoise, a goat, a parrot and a wallaby.
Four dolphins stranded on Tokerau Beach and were refloated, but dozens remain in shallow water near the shore.
"The likelihood of a venomous snake coming into a dwelling to escape the heat is probably a lot more than it used to be."
"If a worker had been following behind those girls there's no doubt they would have been struck," said Clem Newby.
The same bear attacked Valerie Theoret's boyfriend, but he was able to shot and kill the animal.