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Tiger Attack

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Gargoyle!, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. Gargoyle!

    Gargoyle! TS Member

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    I just saw on the news that the tiger may have gotten out to get the kids that tormented it from the railing. The police found a shoe print on the railing that they think will match one of the shoes of the kids. I have to say good for the tiger. If the kids were tormenting the tiger which they should not have been doing they got what they asked for. I'm just sorry that the tiger had to be shot.
     
  2. FarmerD

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    I agree with Tron, I haven't been able to go to a zoo in years because it makes me feel bad. Good for the Tiger and the gorilla. Ben
     
  3. Jim101

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    Too bad about the boys and the tiger. I sure would like to have the tiger skin.





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  4. grnberetcj

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    Bad things happen to stupid people!!

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  5. magnumthunder

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    I think the parents of the trouble makers should pay for all damages!! The cat was doing nothing wrong! Never a problem till the punks bothered it! I guess two of them been in trouble before! Wish they would of played with the crocs instead. Tigers are much prettier!!
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

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    On the other hand, were it not for zoos, some of these animals would be totally extinct. Many zoo breeding programs have provided enough animals to help keep wild populations from extinction. I don't like to see some of the magnificent animals caged up, but if the alternative is extinction....

    As for the tiger mauling, it looks like a comedy of errors all the way around. The moat and wall turn out to be inadequate for keeping the tiger in, and the distances shrink with every news report. There is a good chance the kid(s) were taunting the tiger. And there's a good possibility the tiger leaper and was able to hoist himself out using the leg of one of the kids.

    We had teenagers break into the Portland Zoo back in the early 1970's, and one of the kids taunted the lions and dangled his leg over the edge. A lion grabbed the kid's leg, pulled him in, and mauled him to death. The next night, someone else broke into the zoo and shot all the lions to death.
     
  7. School Teacher

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    A well managed Zoo is an asset to the community and a valuable educational resource. Simply put, many exotic animals may become extinct due to loss of habitat, poaching and other causes in the future. Zoo’s may very well become their only alternative for survival.


    I regret that children and the tiger had to die in this incidence. It is a tragic event from just about any angle you can imagine.


    “Kids will be kids” is a very old but true saying. That’s why proper supervision of children is necessary. To say that “they got what they asked for” is a little harsh. If some of us “got what we asked for” we probably would have a lot less people in the world.


    Many years ago I was at the Denver Zoo. A very large Siberian tiger was in an open air enclosure behind bars and separated from the viewing public by a wide and deep trench. I was escorting a group of foreign students and I had my back to the tiger. The tiger let out a scream like only a tiger can make and I just about wet my pants. I can still hear that tiger’s scream today.


    When I was a kid, I used to have a nursery rhyme book about “Little Black Sambo” being chased up a tree by some tigers. The tigers went around and around the tree until they turned into butter. Sambo’s mom then made pancakes and put the tiger butter on the pancakes. Sambo then “ate up” all of the pancakes. My mom and grandmother must have been read that story to me a hundred times while I was in a highchair. Later, they read that story to my three younger brothers.


    It is sad that in today’s politically correct world, that “Little Black Sambo” is no longer read and instead is used as an example of stereotyping Black people as primitive African children. Sambo was a happy little boy and his mother loved him. Whenever I see a tiger, I remember the tiger butter on Sambo’s pancakes and that his mother loved him.
     
  8. atashooter

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    Tormented or not the barrier should have been up to a standard the cat could not overcome. I too say that the troublemakers got what they deserved, but as a zoo, you have to make sure the wild animals can't get out. A lot of faults in this situation. One thing that does bother me... a woman on the news said " Tigers are so gentle, I can't believe this happened". I can't believe she is that ignorant. Wild animals have instinct to hunt, so how does she think a wild Tiger eats? Charms it's prey to death?
     
  9. Gargoyle!

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    You have to remember that the media and the movies make the wild animals as everyones friends. That they are happy to see you and that you can go up to them and hug them. That is in the dream world of mindless people who have never left the asfault or sidewalks of cities and towns.
     
  10. nomderf

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    I visited the Milwaukee Zoo back in the 70's. I will never forget the monkey cage.

    We were standing there just watching and then all of the sudden a monkey jumps for a rope that is suspended from the ceiling.

    I thought wow a swinging monkey on a rope and here he comes headed straight at us!

    Yep - flying monkey P*** and it was traveling fast. Thank goodness I had quick reflexes and missed the shower.

    Others were not as lucky!

    38-01615
     
  11. Post  2

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    The names indicate that maybe they were not legal citizens. Hmmm. Post-2
     
  12. ffwildcat

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    That Little Black Sambo story is a good one, I remember it from my youth. We had a pancake restaurant in my home town that had a mural of the Little Black Sambo story on the walls. I wonder if the management had the courage to keep it there in light of changing political sensitivity.
     
  13. YODA100

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    I am not a fan of zoo's in general but like Brian, feel that if not for a zoo that this generation and surely following generations would not know what some of God's creatures look like. The breeding programs and animal sharing makes it possible for the whole world to share in the beauty experience of endangered species. Newer zoo's are far removed from the older "cage" displays and treatment has improved greatly. Animals, both wild and domestic tend to become "humanized" and people forget that a wild animal is just that. Like most cases, it is the animal that suffers. Where I am, cougars and bears are a fairly common sight and, of course, the public is up in arms. They seem to forget that they (the public) are the intruders in the critters home.

    Wild animals are wild animals with instincts and genes which do not soften their attitudes much. Meat is food no matter what it looks like. I think the jury is still out on the taunting thing but it surely looks like the zoo was neglent in complying with safety regulations.

    POST2 .... I do not know what your last name is but your comment is irrelevant in all reality. Sousa is of Portugese extraction and I am thinking that not many illegals are from that part of the world. Could it be that John Philip Sousa had no right to give us patriotic music. That is a pretty brittle comment.
     
  14. T/C

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    Who remembers a "View Master' with the circle of pictures. Little Black Sambo was one of the best. I'm guessing I had my View Master in bout 1952-54.
     
  15. phirel

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    It was inappropriate to kill the tiger. I can think of many places in the USA and in other countries where a free roaming man eating tiger would be very useful. I could even help disguise one as a baby camel. That would be fun.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Gordy.....We took a secret poll and all agreed that you should be in a cage! Just kidding you Pussy cat you! Buttercup,munchie,sweetie Pie Pea!
     
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    I'd like to see all the illegal alien tigers be deported immediately.
     
  18. grnberetcj

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    and....Bad things happen to Stupid people!!

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  19. Dednlost

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    I consider myself an animal lover but to put the value of a tiger that has previously attacked its feeder above some kids, deliquent or not, is way way out there.

    Sure the kids may have, MAY HAVE, (it's far from being proven a fact) aggravated the animal, but they certainly didn't deserve to die or be chewed up. I can't help but believe some of you would have a different opinion if it were one of your loved ones.

    No I don't blame the tiger, that is what it does, kill and eat anything it can. That is why it must be kept away from the public.
     
  20. split shot

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    It's amazing how an incident like this can bring out the stupid in people. I wonder how many of you people have obnoxious or exuberant children.

    Then I wonder if you'd be blaming the kids for the attack if it were your children.

    No, you'd be screaming bloody murder that the enclosure wasn't up to spec and where is the nearest lawyer.

    The children killed and injured have my sympathies. The tiger is properly dead.
     
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