Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by wfgodot, Mar 6, 2013.
Founder: Worker killed by lion was female intern
more at the link
A friend and fellow cat-love once said about our pets: "The only reason they don't kill us and eat us is they aren't big enough."
Cat instincts are lightning quick and they don't disappear in one, captivity-raised generation. Unfortunately, those instincts are somehow turned against their caretakers.
Here we go again ...
... Wild african dogs, lion ...
"A female intern-volunteer was killed Wednesday by a lion at a private wild animal park in Central California, and state and local authorities were trying to determine what might have caused the fatal attack."
BBM: Pretty sure I know what caused it - it's a WILD ANIMAL fgs!!! Sheesh.
I agree with comments below the article that a tranquilizer gun should have been used and been on hand. The article didn't seem clear about if workers ever go into the enclosure or not.
Deadly lion attack occurred after animal escaped cage, coroner says
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/0...imal-sanctuary/?test=latestnews#ixzz2MuTQO2O7
From the OP link:
Her father said:
It seems like this could end up in a huge liability battle in court. Meanwhile this young woman (and the lion) are both dead. :sigh: :sigh:
There is a show called "Deadly Attractions" or something like that about folks that keep dangerous exotic pets. The big cat people especially seem to have this fixation/belief that "they are special" and because "they are so special" they won't ever be harmed by the cats.
It is some weird egocentric thing that unfortunately ends up with their animals being killed.
Heard two news reports.
One I've heard she was on her cell phone.
Another stated she was killed by one swipe of the lions paw, broke her neck.
I'm not too happy with accurate news reports lately so take it until confirmed.
Here's another to add to the list of "it can't happen to me."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A self-taught bear expert who once called Alaska's brown bears harmless was one of two people fatally mauled in a bear attack in the Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Another country, another woman, another lion, another death:
A woman has reportedly been killed by a lion as she made love to her boyfriend in the African bush.
Separate names with a comma.