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    Chief says DEP failed in chimp case

    HARTFORD -- The failure of Connecticut environmental protection officials to act on a biologist's warning that a 200-pound chimpanzee posed a threat in Stamford highlights both a communications problem and a lack of expertise in exotic animals at the agency, its commissioner said.

    "We needed to really do a better job at tracking calls that came in, concerns that are raised and raising issues up to the highest level," Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy told the Associated Press in an interview.

    http://www.connpost.com/ci_12049081?source=rss



    McDonald: Taxpayers to pay in chimp attack

    HARTFORD -- A top legislative leader says Connecticut taxpayers will likely wind up paying a large sum to the woman mauled in February by a chimpanzee in Stamford.

    State Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, co-chairman of the legislative committee that handles legal claims against the state, says a recently revealed memo from a state Department of Environmental Protection biologist warning about the chimp could prove the state was negligent.

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    she's a little better...she's awake and communicating...completely blind tho.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...85871#30085871

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    UPDATE!!!

    http://www.wowowow.com/money/owner-c...-frozen-288158

    Owner of Chimp That Mauled Friend Gets $10M of Assets Frozen
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    Conn. chimp that mauled woman had Xanax in system
    By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN 7 hours ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A chimpanzee that mauled a Connecticut woman had the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in its system, toxicology test results show, but investigators haven't determined whether the drug played a role in the attack, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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    sounds like she was already trying to calm him..so either it wasn't enough,or he had a reaction to it,IMO.
    something to ponder:

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    I know wikkipedia isn't always the most reliable, but look at some of the side effects of Xanax (take special note of rage, hostility and agression):


    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphoria"]euphoria[/ame][27]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somnolence"]drowsiness[/ame] , [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizziness"]dizziness[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightheadedness"]lightheadedness[/ame] , fatigue, unsteadiness and impaired [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordination"]coordination[/ame], vertigo[28][29]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_rash"]skin rash[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_depression"]respiratory depression[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constipation"]constipation[/ame] [28][29]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disinhibition"]disinhibition[/ame] )[30]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicidal_ideation"]suicidal ideation[/ame] (rare)[31][32]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urinary_retention"]urinary retention[/ame] (infrequent)[33]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallucination"]hallucinations[/ame] (rare)[34]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ataxia"]ataxia[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slurred_speech"]slurred speech[/ame][35]
    • short-term memory loss and impairment of memory functions[36]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterograde_amnesia"]anterograde amnesia[/ame][37] and [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentration"]concentration[/ame] problems
    • decreased or increased [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libido"]libido[/ame][38]


    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_mouth"]dry mouth[/ame] (infrequent) [39]
    • increase in appetite[40]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaundice"]jaundice[/ame] (very rare)[41]

    Paradoxical Reactions
    Although unusual, if the following [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradoxical_reactions"]paradoxical reactions[/ame] occur, the prescribing physician or other healthcare profressional should be alerted and the medication gradually discontinued:

    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_twitching"]muscle twitching[/ame] and [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremor"]tremor[/ame][42]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aggression"]aggression[/ame] [43]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage"]rage[/ame], hostility[44]
    • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mania"]mania[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agitation"]agitation[/ame], [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperactivity"]hyperactivity[/ame] and [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restlessness"]restlessness[/ame][45][46]

    I wonder if a vet told her it was okay to use this on the chimp, or did she just have some and decided to give it a try. I know reports were that the chimp was already agitated when she called her friend to come over.

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    I find that interesting lizzybeth thank you.

    I have thought of this and I wonder if Xanax is ever given to animals during vet practices? I don't know if it is or not.

    I wonder because even though chimps are closely related to humans, they might have metabolic differences from us when given meds. I wonder if his caretaker, who by all description had an unnatural relationship with this chimp, decided what was good for her was good for him. She treated him as a human and basically denied him what it was that made him what he is...an animal.

    I'm curious to know if anyone with vet med experience knows if this drug is prescribed for animals? If so, what are the precautions when giving it to an animal and if not...is there a reason why?

    I would call this an accident but I just can't... I think that the chimp's owner is far more culpable than to explain the chimp got out of her control. She set up a perfect storm with her behaviors towards this chimp and quite possibly gave him meds that are not for animals...ever.
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_203253.html

    According to this blog, the owner admitted that Travis hadn't been prescribed Xanax, even though she gave it to him. It also says she gave contradicting accounts of whether she did or didn't give him the drug.

    http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/pet...p-attacks-why/

    "More key to the point is that the owner of the chimp (Herold, a 70 year old), supposedly put Xanax in the chimp's cup of tea, as he had been acting "rambunctious. Remember that drugs interact very different in humans vs. animals. While humans use Xanax, a benzodiazepine (valium-like) for panic attacks, it causes different side-effects in animals. In cats, toxicity causes "fly biting" or "striking for flies" type of neurologic behavior, irritability, and CNS agitation. In dogs, Xanax toxicity results in CNS stimulation AND AGGRESSION! Let's keep that in mind before we self-treat patients. When in doubt, call a PET POISON HELPLINE to find out about drug and animal interactions."

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    It is tragic that Ms. Nash's daughter is without her mother. As well, as Ms. Nash's life is forever changed... The "chimp crazed lady" and there are other's need to be held accountable for this tragedy.

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    My heart breaks for the poor victim and her daughter and family.

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    Post This is amazing!

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    Exclusive Interviews: The Woman Mauled by a 200-Pound Chimp and the Heroes of Fort Hood

    Today's Show

    The exclusive interview with the Fort Hood hero sergeants who took down the alleged gunman. Then, chimpanzee attack victim Charla Nash in her first interview.
    http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow...111-newsmakers

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    God bless her.

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    if you go on abcnews.com, it has an article about her being interviewed. It also has a picture of her without her hat/veil. I cried when I saw the pic. This poor woman......I don't think I would want to go on.............her poor family as well.

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    She seems in pretty good spirits all things considered. I was surprised that she looks "as good" as she does. I've seen worse, although that person had died... I'm not an Oprah fan but its probably an interesting interview...
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    This poor woman just found out recently that she doesn't have eyes anymore. Just writing that makes my heart ache for her. What a horrible tragedy to have befallen her.

    God bless her and her family. She has already traveled a long road and still has so much more ahead of her.

    I haven't followed this in awhile, do we know what happened to the chimp's owner? Has she been punished?

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    This woman is only suing for $50 million. In my opinion she's entitled to much more than that. The owner of the chimp claims it was one of her duties to help with the chimp and therefore is only entitled to workman's comp. This woman should be glad the victim is only asking for $50 million. If it had been my pet I would be so wracked with guilt that I would give this woman anything she asked for.

    I saw a note at the Oprah site that asked if the victim should be a candidate for a face transplant. I wonder if that's been looked into?

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    Wow, I had not heard that the owner now claims this woman WORKED with her and should only get workman's comp! OMG. You have got to be kidding me. How disgusting.

    If I remember correctly, when this took place it was originally reported that the owner called this woman to come help her because she was a friend and the chimp supposedly liked her and responded to her.

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    I think it was on the abcnews.com link. The owner of the chimp said that it was a workers' comp issue. She owned a tow truck company and the victim worked for that company. She said she had occasionally been asked to go over and feed the chimp when the owner was out of town. She didn't like to do it because the chimp was huge and frightened her.

    I'll see if I can find the exact words.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/victim-...9053544&page=3

    The chimp's owner claims that Nash was her employee at the time of the attack and is entitled only to file a workman's compensation claim, which would greatly limit the amount of money she could receive.


    Nash told Oprah that taking care of the ape was not part of her job and she was scared of even being around the animal.
    "I do remember going to feed him a couple of times," she said. "He was big and scary. He was huge."
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    There is a story coming up on Opera in a few minutes about a chimp attack case. I believe it is this one.

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    This is going to be a very sad sad story, I don't know if I can watch it.

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    I am watching it right now... she is such a brave/strong woman. Her disfigurement is shocking, but her beautiful spirit eclipses all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba View Post
    I am watching it right now... she is such a brave/strong woman. Her disfigurement is shocking, but her beautiful spirit eclipses all of it.
    I agree,and just like Oprah,after a the initial shock,you see beyond her face and "see" the real woman. I pray to God,she can live an independent and fulfilling life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba View Post
    I am watching it right now... she is such a brave/strong woman. Her disfigurement is shocking, but her beautiful spirit eclipses all of it.
    You and Hockeymom said it all. Very powerful story, but more importantly a very powerful woman in her own right.

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    Lawyers: Warnings Foresaw Berserk Chimpanzee

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/t/story/law...anzee-16934378

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    Charla Nash Wins 4 Million From Owner of Chimp

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...als-owner.html

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