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(BBC)   Zoo keeper enters pen to feed the lions, succeeds   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 80
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2012-02-14 02:44:09 PM
"The 11-year-old lioness was tranquilised after the incident."

That's nice. The whole ordeal must have been terribly traumatizing for her.
 
2012-02-14 03:02:36 PM
His name obviously wasn't Daniel
 
2012-02-14 03:20:42 PM
I'd applaud this headline more if it wasn't a copy of this one

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2012-02-14 03:21:35 PM

ArkAngel: I'd applaud this headline more if it wasn't a copy of this one

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Seconded. I mean jeez, we just had the HOTY contest a couple months ago. Is everybody's memory that short?
 
2012-02-14 03:25:50 PM
He was delicious.
 
2012-02-14 03:29:42 PM
Lions being lions.
 
2012-02-14 03:42:59 PM
Montecore approves.
 
2012-02-14 03:45:18 PM

Osomatic: ArkAngel: I'd applaud this headline more if it wasn't a copy of this one

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Seconded. I mean jeez, we just had the HOTY contest a couple months ago. Is everybody's memory that short?


I think that one was a rerun of an old one. It's still funny.
 
2012-02-14 04:07:59 PM
FTA: "...the incident may have been down to human error..."

Really? May? You have put yourself in the same area as a huge wild animal. I don't think the lioness made an 'animal error'
 
2012-02-14 04:09:48 PM

Osomatic: ArkAngel: I'd applaud this headline more if it wasn't a copy of this one

Link (new window)

Seconded. I mean jeez, we just had the HOTY contest a couple months ago. Is everybody's memory that short?


Evidently
 
2012-02-14 04:21:52 PM
Male lions have it made in the shade. Bunch of females around to do all the hunting while you lay around, you get first bites of whatever they kill, every now and then you screw the lionesses, one after the other.
 
2012-02-14 04:25:15 PM
The pen is meatier than the sward
 
2012-02-14 04:25:19 PM
"Police are have opened an investigation into the death."
Baffled.
 
2012-02-14 04:27:33 PM
Of course, Africa. Those guys work too closely with lions. I saw a video online where they were out in the bush with lions just strolling along untethered like dogs next to some tourists.

In American zoos, there's always TWO chain link or barred barriers between you and big predators. You can talk to them, see them, hear them, but not reach them. Their movements from enclosure to enclosure are controlled by gates opened with pulleys, not your own arm. Worst case scenario: one fence fails and the animal has to be lured out of that area with some horse meat while humans come in and repair it.

Lions, bears, etc are bigger, faster, and stronger than humans. It's never not a risk to be in proximity because even if they don't mean to do so they can seriously injure you on accident. If they do mean you harm, you've got .5 seconds to live.
 
2012-02-14 04:34:52 PM
It's Kevin James, right?
 
2012-02-14 04:52:15 PM
Oooh my first copycat headline. I feel so proud.
 
2012-02-14 05:57:56 PM

SJKebab: Oooh my first copycat headline. I feel so proud.


That's when you know you struck gold, mammajamma.

*fistbump*

(Not subby, by the bye.)
 
2012-02-14 06:11:28 PM

doglover: Of course, Africa. Those guys work too closely with lions. I saw a video online where they were out in the bush with lions just strolling along untethered like dogs next to some tourists.

In American zoos, there's always TWO chain link or barred barriers between you and big predators. You can talk to them, see them, hear them, but not reach them. Their movements from enclosure to enclosure are controlled by gates opened with pulleys, not your own arm. Worst case scenario: one fence fails and the animal has to be lured out of that area with some horse meat while humans come in and repair it.

Lions, bears, etc are bigger, faster, and stronger than humans. It's never not a risk to be in proximity because even if they don't mean to do so they can seriously injure you on accident. If they do mean you harm, you've got .5 seconds to live.


.
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The article did refer to an "unsecured gate" within the enclosure, the reasonable inference being that they do, in fact, have double fencing in place.
 
2012-02-14 06:13:58 PM
Did anyone catch the other linked article about a man being murdered by some bad guys who threw him into a lion enclosure?

***shudder***
 
2012-02-14 06:25:25 PM
Little early for Caturday isn't it?
 
2012-02-14 06:26:37 PM

SJKebab: Oooh my first copycat headline. I feel so proud.



Lion 'eats man to death.
 
2012-02-14 06:27:02 PM
"The 11-year-old lioness was tranquilised after the incident."

Food coma, you know.
 
2012-02-14 06:28:22 PM

GAT_00: Osomatic: ArkAngel: I'd applaud this headline more if it wasn't a copy of this one

Link (new window)

Seconded. I mean jeez, we just had the HOTY contest a couple months ago. Is everybody's memory that short?

I think that one was a rerun of an old one. It's still funny.


maybe they're trying to start a meme
 
2012-02-14 06:29:00 PM
it's not the lioness' fault people are delicious
 
2012-02-14 06:29:13 PM
Well at least he died doing a job he loved.
 
2012-02-14 06:29:35 PM
What a zoo keeper might look like.

www.arcade-history.com

/Obscure
 
2012-02-14 06:31:29 PM

some.old.lady.: Did anyone catch the other linked article about a man being murdered by some bad guys who threw him into a lion enclosure?

***shudder***


Gruesome. This paragraph from that story, however, is sublime:

"Why should employers feed troublesome farmworkers to the lions?" said spokesman Snuki Zikalala.
 
2012-02-14 06:32:25 PM
breakthematrix.com
www.roadandtrack.com
Unavailable for comment.
 
2012-02-14 06:35:08 PM
It's the Circle of Life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life
 
2012-02-14 06:35:56 PM
i40.tinypic.com
Thus proving that the deadliest animal of all is the Zookeeper.
 
2012-02-14 06:36:11 PM
Lion - flawless victory!
 
2012-02-14 06:36:43 PM
So what song should they play at his memorial service, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." "The Circle of Life" or "The Circle of Poo" ?
 
2012-02-14 06:37:43 PM
Copy of a previous headline, but still enjoyable.

At least it's not a repeat of a shiatty, unfunny headline.
 
2012-02-14 06:39:31 PM

doglover: Of course, Africa. Those guys work too closely with lions. I saw a video online where they were out in the bush with lions just strolling along untethered like dogs next to some tourists.

In American zoos, there's always TWO chain link or barred barriers between you and big predators. You can talk to them, see them, hear them, but not reach them. Their movements from enclosure to enclosure are controlled by gates opened with pulleys, not your own arm. Worst case scenario: one fence fails and the animal has to be lured out of that area with some horse meat while humans come in and repair it.

Lions, bears, etc are bigger, faster, and stronger than humans. It's never not a risk to be in proximity because even if they don't mean to do so they can seriously injure you on accident. If they do mean you harm, you've got .5 seconds to live.


I used to have to go to Lion Country Safari and fix their junk.
There was an old male lion that just flopped on the floor in the office, soaking up some air conditioning.
The only time I ever saw him move was once when he rolled over for a belly rub from a cutie in Safari like hot pants.

And now for something completely different;

Okay, so this penguin was coming across the Mojave desert when his air-conditioner quits working, so he pulls into Indio and finds a repair shop.
The mechanic is cool, so he tells the penguin he will slip his car in front of everybody else's, but it's gonna be a while before he is through with the one he's working on right now.
The penguin says "thanks bro", and the mechanic says "Hey, while you are waiting there is a really nice Ice Cream place across the road."
The penguin is very happy, and thanks the mechanic and waddles across the road to the ice cream joint where he orders a big bowl of vanilla ice cream.
The waitress brings him a bowl of beautiful home-made vanilla ice cream.
He looks at the ice cream, then notices the spoon, but he can't use the spoon, because he's a penguin, and has flippers instead of hands, so he can't get hold of the spoon.
The little penguin finally just dives right in, making a mess, getting ice cream all over the table and himself, when he finishes he leaves a big tip for the waitress because he knew she'd have to clean up after he left.
When the penguin gets back to the mechanic's shop, the mechanic looks up from working on the penguin's air conditioner and says;
"It looks like you blew a seal."
The penguin hurriedly replies "No man...it's ICE CREAM...ICE CREAM!".
 
2012-02-14 06:41:08 PM
SNOWFLAKE!
?Dead Rising 2: Off The Record farking rocks!
 
2012-02-14 06:43:55 PM

Bermuda59: So what song should they play at his memorial service, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." "The Circle of Life" or "The Circle of Poo" ?


"Cat Scratch Fever"?

"Lovecats"?

Something by "Cat Power"?

Maybe the soundtrack to "Cats"?
 
2012-02-14 06:44:53 PM
Go Detroit!
 
2012-02-14 06:46:17 PM
I really hope they don't kill the lion for, well, being a lion.
If anything, that lioness will be a better draw for tourists than she ever had been previously.
 
2012-02-14 06:49:36 PM

Jake Havechek: Male lions have it made in the shade. Bunch of females around to do all the hunting while you lay around, you get first bites of whatever they kill, every now and then you screw the lionesses, one after the other.


Don't forget they get to eat the babies that aren't theirs if they're taking over the pride. You have to take pride in your work.
 
2012-02-14 06:50:36 PM

mylonitic: [i40.tinypic.com image 320x240]
Thus proving that the deadliest deadest animal of all is the Zookeeper.

 
2012-02-14 06:50:50 PM
Brave Mountain Lion Fends Off Group Of Hikers

EUREKA, CA-A local mountain lion came face-to-face with a group of hikers and made it out alive, sources reported Monday. Wildlife officials are crediting the courageous cougar's quick thinking, catlike reflexes, and 150 pounds of coiled muscle with successfully fending off the human foot travelers.

The mountain lion was reportedly enjoying a quiet afternoon walk around Redwood National Park, on the same path it had taken almost every single day for the past three years, when it heard a rustling sound emanating from the underbrush. Upon investigation, the large feline noticed that a pack of hikers-one adult male, two young children, and an adult female that it instantly recognized as the mother-had crossed into territory that the cat had clearly marked as its own via tree scrapings and urine.

Outnumbered four to one, the cougar, fearing for its life, somehow managed to stay calm. It remained perfectly still in a crouched position and stared directly at the hikers, in the hopes that they would simply pass by. The hikers, however, were undeterred. They began shrieking loudly, clapping their hands, and throwing sticks and rocks at the animal in an apparent attempt to injure it.

"Nothing can prepare a mountain lion for an encounter with four hikers," said park ranger Kenneth Meiggs, noting that it is unusual to find hikers in that particular area of the woods. "In order to defend itself, the cougar had to rely on pure instinct alone."

Armed with nothing more than four-inch claws, razor-sharp teeth, and a 5.4-meter vertical leap, the mountain lion lunged at the adult male hiker. In a defensive measure, it pinned the hiker to the ground, thus disabling the man's primary means of attack. After a brief struggle, the animal was eventually able to lock onto the hiker's skull with its jaw.

"Repeated biting of the skull and face is the textbook way to fend off a human attack," said Mike Kasperski, biologist and author of the book Hikers: Shadows In The Forest.

The mother, however, became increasingly aggressive due to the presence of her young. She reportedly ran toward the mountain lion with a four-inch-wide log and began striking it upon the head. Not knowing what else to do, the feline tore a foot-wide hole in the hiker's stomach, but the enraged female continued to fight, poking the feline in the eye with her finger. The cougar, in a last-ditch effort for survival, whipped its claws across the woman's throat, killing her instantly.

Remarkably, this brave mountain lion is only 4 and a half years old.

"It's amazing what some mountain lions are capable of when faced with the most dire of circumstances," Meiggs said. "To think that those hikers were a mere 20 yards away, and the lion walked away unscathed.... Wow."

The two younger hikers received small lacerations on their legs and chest, while the adult male is being treated for massive head trauma and internal bleeding. The mother, identified as Cyndi Thalls, 38, of Pacoima, CA, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I think it's safe to say those hikers will think twice before getting into another tussle with this feisty little fellow," Meiggs added with a chuckle.

Following the incident, the mountain lion retreated into the woods, escaping with nothing more than a few minor scratches and a blood-covered snout. At press time, it is resting comfortably on a large rock.

media.theonion.com
 
2012-02-14 06:55:48 PM
The cat will bury him where he drops.
 
2012-02-14 07:02:59 PM

EnviroDude: His name obviously wasn't Daniel


This.
 
2012-02-14 07:04:15 PM

Amos Quito: "The 11-year-old lioness was tranquilised after the incident."


a full belly will do that
 
2012-02-14 07:08:50 PM
Final Score:

Lioness - 1 run, 1 hit, no errors
Zookeeper - 1 run, no hits, 1 error (loss by forfeit)
 
2012-02-14 07:09:07 PM
All right. I'll go ahead and say it. I don't believe we really need zoos in this day and age. You want to see a lion? Google a farking picture of one.

No animal should have to suffer so people's shiatstain kids can see what one looks like.

/go ahead and flame me
//I really don't care
 
2012-02-14 07:10:53 PM

Mixolydian Master: Brave Mountain Lion Fends Off Group Of Hikers

EUREKA, CA-A local mountain lion came face-to-face with a group of hikers and made it out alive, sources reported Monday. Wildlife officials are crediting the courageous cougar's quick thinking, catlike reflexes, and 150 pounds of coiled muscle with successfully fending off the human foot travelers.

The mountain lion was reportedly enjoying a quiet afternoon walk around Redwood National Park, on the same path it had taken almost every single day for the past three years, when it heard a rustling sound emanating from the underbrush. Upon investigation, the large feline noticed that a pack of hikers-one adult male, two young children, and an adult female that it instantly recognized as the mother-had crossed into territory that the cat had clearly marked as its own via tree scrapings and urine.

Outnumbered four to one, the cougar, fearing for its life, somehow managed to stay calm. It remained perfectly still in a crouched position and stared directly at the hikers, in the hopes that they would simply pass by. The hikers, however, were undeterred. They began shrieking loudly, clapping their hands, and throwing sticks and rocks at the animal in an apparent attempt to injure it.

"Nothing can prepare a mountain lion for an encounter with four hikers," said park ranger Kenneth Meiggs, noting that it is unusual to find hikers in that particular area of the woods. "In order to defend itself, the cougar had to rely on pure instinct alone."

Armed with nothing more than four-inch claws, razor-sharp teeth, and a 5.4-meter vertical leap, the mountain lion lunged at the adult male hiker. In a defensive measure, it pinned the hiker to the ground, thus disabling the man's primary means of attack. After a brief struggle, the animal was eventually able to lock onto the hiker's skull with its jaw.

"Repeated biting of the skull and face is the textbook way to fend off a human attack," said Mike Kasperski, biologist and author of the b ...



Put another nickle in.....
Cool story Bro!
 
2012-02-14 07:11:02 PM
You have to kill her. Now that she has tasted human flesh, her cravings will be insatiable.
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2012-02-14 07:16:42 PM

Thai_Mai_Xhu: "It looks like you blew a seal."


Just fix the damned thing and leave my personal life out of it.
 
2012-02-14 07:17:34 PM

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: You have to kill her. Now that she has tasted human flesh, her cravings will be insatiable.
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That's very presumptuous, I had alligator meat once, but you don't see me running around the swamp with a bib gnawing on a gators backside do you?
 
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