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(WPXI.com)   "The mother picked the child up, put him on the railing. Almost immediately after that, he fell into the pit"   (wpxi.com) divider line 315
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2012-11-04 07:39:10 PM
If the kid inherited his mother's brains he was doomed anyway.
 
2012-11-04 07:55:34 PM
God, I'm deeply saddened to hear about this child.

I'm certain his mom is not happy with herself presently.
 
2012-11-04 08:07:40 PM

St_Francis_P: If the kid inherited his mother's brains he was doomed anyway.


Indeed. A rare case of Darwin striking the young. And a sad one.
 
2012-11-04 08:08:52 PM
Could have been worse.

Could have been dingoes.
 
2012-11-04 08:13:00 PM
This one hits close to home.

I'm sorry for the kid.
I'm sorry for the dog.
I'm sorry for the keepers, and other zoo staff.
I'm sorry for the zoo patrons who had to see and hear this.
I'm sorry for everyone who hears this story.

I kinda feel bad for the mother, but my sympathy ends if a lawsuit starts. I know the exhibit very well. It's been open for decades. Kids don't "fall in"
 
2012-11-04 08:17:44 PM

doglover: I kinda feel bad for the mother, but my sympathy ends if a lawsuit starts. I know the exhibit very well. It's been open for decades. Kids don't "fall in"


The article indicates there was a net. The kid fell into it and then fell out of it (possibly from struggling to stand up or something).
 
2012-11-04 08:21:02 PM
They need to do way instain mother. Sorry for your lots.
 
2012-11-04 08:21:16 PM
That's ruff.
 
2012-11-04 08:23:38 PM

Ambivalence: doglover: I kinda feel bad for the mother, but my sympathy ends if a lawsuit starts. I know the exhibit very well. It's been open for decades. Kids don't "fall in"

The article indicates there was a net. The kid fell into it and then fell out of it (possibly from struggling to stand up or something).


The net was for garbage from the comissary, not people. It was thin mesh, like a rabbit fence.

And like I said, this observation are was used safely and responsibly for decades. The dogs are new, the deck not so much. 20+ years a stone's throw away from a cheetah mauling and no one tossed their kids in. The dogs look safer, I guess.

Like I said, as long as she doesn't try to sue the zoo for her fark up, she has my sympathy.
 
2012-11-04 08:25:21 PM
Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.
 
2012-11-04 08:26:49 PM
I wouldn't even put my cat on a railing over wild dogs and cats don't usually fall over.

What kind of mouth-breathing woman would do that to a 2-year-old?

I'm sure there will be lawsuit after lawsuit but you can't sue away stupid.
 
2012-11-04 08:27:31 PM

Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.


They won't put down the dogs.
 
2012-11-04 08:31:43 PM

doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.


Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?
 
2012-11-04 08:35:13 PM

Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.

Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


The dogs didn't do anything wrong. They didn't eat a human child, they attacked an intruder in their soveriegn territory. That intruder happened to be a toddler, but he was dropped into their space, they didn't go after him.
 
2012-11-04 08:41:37 PM

Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.

Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


No it's true. That's why there are so few nuns these days.
 
2012-11-04 08:57:34 PM

Brontes: Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


Just certain serial killers.
 
2012-11-04 09:02:38 PM

Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.

Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


In this case, for one, I think they're an endangered species. And for two, they didn't aggro someone by creating a pyramid and letting the top one leap for blood, the kid came to them.

One was shot during the rescue, a particularly aggressive one, but the rest will probably be fine. I am not a doctor, so grain of salt with everything I say.

I think the parents are heavily medicated at the moment. I hope, like others, they just learn their lesson and move on privately. Try to take on the zoo and my good will is gone.
 
2012-11-04 09:15:09 PM
Parenting 101 - Do not balance your children on the wall and/or rail at a zoo exhibit.

If you do, and the child falls in, you better be right behind 'em.

/parental instinct
//FAIL
 
2012-11-04 09:19:04 PM

Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.

Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


Zoo animals are not governed by the same standards as pets. As long as they aren't a danger to zoo staff and can be managed, they aren't put down. But people get stupid and swim in polar bear pools and climb into tiger exibits on an almost regular basis. They're not going to kill a valuable, wild animal because someone is stupid.
 
2012-11-04 09:21:43 PM

Richard Saunders: Parenting 101 - Do not balance your children on the wall and/or rail at a zoo exhibit anywhere, at any time.

If you do, and the child falls in, you better be right behind 'em.

/parental instinct
//FAIL


FTFY. Really - who the everloving FARK lifts their 2-year-old onto a 5'-high railing above a pen of wild animals? What prompts you to do that? EVAR? Is there ever any reason to do this?

I feel little sympathy for the Mom. IMHO, she may as well have thrown the kid in, for all the effort it took to get the kid into that dangerous situation. It's not like she turned her back for a moment, or the kid slipped through the bars because she wasn't holding his hand... she LIFTED him onto a FIVE-FARKING-FOOT-HIGH RAILING, over a pen of WILD GODDAMN DOGS.
 
2012-11-04 09:35:10 PM

AirForceVet: I'm certain his mom is not happy with herself presently.


She literally fed her child to the wolves. Holy crap. Ok, it was negligence, but still. Darwin, we have a winner.

//Your genes do not pass go.
 
2012-11-04 09:56:08 PM
I feel bad for the kid. Not his fault he was born to an idiot mother.

I also feel bad for the dog they shot. Not his fault either.

All around an awful story, and that mom is never going to be ok after this one. Wouldn't be shocked if she offs herself soon too.
 
2012-11-04 09:59:20 PM
Punish the mother, not the animals
 
2012-11-04 09:59:30 PM
with a mother as f*cking stupid as this c*nt, the kid probably wasn't going to live much longer anyways.

/tie her tubes so she can't infect the gene pool anymore
 
2012-11-04 10:01:38 PM

Ambivalence: Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.

Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?

Zoo animals are not governed by the same standards as pets. As long as they aren't a danger to zoo staff and can be managed, they aren't put down. But people get stupid and swim in polar bear pools and climb into tiger exibits on an almost regular basis. They're not going to kill a valuable, wild animal because someone is stupid.


I wish that were true.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/midlothian-va/T6NOIPFL0DH2IVKHB
 
2012-11-04 10:02:01 PM

Confabulat: What kind of mouth-breathing woman would do that to a 2-year-old?


one who was really really sick of the kid.


this was intentional homicide
 
2012-11-04 10:02:38 PM
iloveuab.com

my dad held me over the rail of a shark tank at 7seas Texas...i came out fine.

(my mom never forgave him)
 
2012-11-04 10:03:12 PM

"He apparently slipped over a 5-foot-tall railing at the observation deck outside the Safari Plaza area, one of the exhibit's two observation decks, and into netting. The boy then fell from the netting into the exhibit containing 11 painted dogs."


The mother's reaction when her child was attacked by the painted dogs:


rlv.zcache.com

 
2012-11-04 10:03:46 PM

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: AirForceVet: I'm certain his mom is not happy with herself presently.

She literally fed her child to the wolves. Holy crap. Ok, it was negligence, but still. Darwin, we have a winner.

//Your genes do not pass go.


Sitting a kid on a railing above an 11 foot fall? She was risking feeding her child to gravity and Newton's Laws of Motion alone. Worse, she could do that many other places.
 
2012-11-04 10:04:16 PM

Amos Quito: Could have been worse.

Could have been dingoes.


I lol'ed, and I am now a horrible person :(
 
2012-11-04 10:04:45 PM
Even if there wasn't wild dogs underneath, why would you think it was a good idea to sit your 2-year-old kid over an 11-foot drop?

You'd really think the parenting instinct would have kicked in at that stage of her decision-making process. The wild dogs just seem like overkill at that point. But I'm sure the lawsuit will complain there weren't enough warning signs.
 
2012-11-04 10:05:00 PM
that kid goes over the railing, parent should be 2 seconds behind. I can't imagine any mother or father not jumping over that railing after him. Maybe you break your legs from the fall but with a little luck, the animals attack you and it buys enough time for a zoo keeper to get in there and get the kid.
 
2012-11-04 10:05:39 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Richard Saunders: Parenting 101 - Do not balance your children on the wall and/or rail at a zoo exhibit anywhere, at any time.

If you do, and the child falls in, you better be right behind 'em.

/parental instinct
//FAIL

FTFY. Really - who the everloving FARK lifts their 2-year-old onto a 5'-high railing above a pen of wild animals? What prompts you to do that? EVAR? Is there ever any reason to do this?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-04 10:07:43 PM
If only those dogs had responsible owners who took the time to train them properly. Blame the deed not the breed.
 
2012-11-04 10:08:26 PM
It's not clear whether the boy, whose name has not been released, died from the fall or the attack, said Baker.

/hopefully he was at least knocked out when the dogs mauled him. Why would you perch your 2 year old right on the rail on the edge of a drop off to wild animals? Why not just hold him in your arms. Ya mom, he got a good look alright. Sighs...so very sad.
 
2012-11-04 10:10:53 PM
The nice thing is that the kid was still new, so it's not like his parents were that attached to him yet.
 
2012-11-04 10:12:53 PM
I submitted this with a better headline, so I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2012-11-04 10:13:05 PM

Madman drummers bummers: Benevolent Misanthrope: Richard Saunders: Parenting 101 - Do not balance your children on the wall and/or rail at a zoo exhibit anywhere, at any time.

If you do, and the child falls in, you better be right behind 'em.

/parental instinct
//FAIL

FTFY. Really - who the everloving FARK lifts their 2-year-old onto a 5'-high railing above a pen of wild animals? What prompts you to do that? EVAR? Is there ever any reason to do this?

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i.imgur.com

Why did she do that?
 
2012-11-04 10:13:26 PM
An example of the breed in question:

farm6.staticflickr.com

I didn't let my two year old walk up the stairs without holding someone's hand. How on earth would you place one on top of the railing to this beast's enclosure?
 
2012-11-04 10:14:13 PM
Reminds me of a video i saw on youtube of 2 german shepards that were guarding a guys business. I think it was a car repo lot , or a used car sales lot. Anyway, it was fenced in, and two idiots climbed the fence, despite the signs, apparently to rob the stuff out of the cars. Anyway, the dogs jumped them, and tore out their necks. The police showed up, and shot the dogs, who were just sitting there at that point still restrained in the fenced in area. The owner showed up, and asked the cops,

Owner "Why did you shoot my dogs? They were protecting my property just like they were supposed to!"

Cop : "They killed those guys who broke in..."

Owner : "ya, they did what they were supposed to do. If you had waited for me, i would have gotten them on leashes, and put them back in their cages....the guys were already dead...why did you have to kill them?"

Cop : " They killed those 2 guys!!:


/epic facepalm.
 
2012-11-04 10:14:24 PM

davidphogan: The nice thing is that the kid was still new, so it's not like his parents were that attached to him yet.


They will just make another one.
 
2012-11-04 10:14:46 PM
I can't imagine not jumping immediately after my kid fell. But then again, I can't imagine perching an unbalanced kid on a farking railing above rabid farking dogs either.
 
2012-11-04 10:15:31 PM
Losing a child to illness or an accident is one thing. That biatch intentionally put her child into harms way. Fark her.
 
2012-11-04 10:19:04 PM
If my kid fell into an animal pen, I would be in there after him. At the very least, you might be able to buy him some time. How can anyone just stand there and watch their child be attacked by wild dogs?
 
2012-11-04 10:19:46 PM

TommyymmoT: Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

They won't put down the dogs.

Phew, ok.

How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?

No it's true. That's why there are so few nuns these days.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

WINNAR!
 
2012-11-04 10:20:01 PM
Was it this pit?

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-11-04 10:21:33 PM
If I cared, there'd be images. And I'd know David Caruso's character's name.

Brontes: "How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?"
TommyymmoT: "No it's true. That's why there are so few nuns these days. So I guess you could say..."
TommyymmoT morphing into David Caruso: [puts on sunglasses]
David Caruso: "It's an immaculate misconception."

/cue "Dogs" instead of "Won't Get Fooled Again"
 
2012-11-04 10:21:37 PM
I ain't feel bad for this dumb biatch. And the brat is endlessly replaceable, there's no shortage of stupid children in the world waiting to turn into stupid adults, he only had two years of basically happy but useless existence before moving on, so w/e. Durrwin herps again.

Now, this ladyI feel bad for. That is not cool, at all, although definitely a serious case of white people problems, what with going camping and all.

"A dingo ate my baby" ==horrifying, soul killing.

"I threw my baby to the dingo" == not that broken up, kids.
 
2012-11-04 10:22:25 PM

Ghost Leopard: davidphogan: The nice thing is that the kid was still new, so it's not like his parents were that attached to him yet.

They will just make another one.


And that's fun, which is nice!
 
2012-11-04 10:22:36 PM

Ooba Tooba: I can't imagine not jumping immediately after my kid fell. But then again, I can't imagine perching an unbalanced kid on a farking railing above rabid farking dogs either.


Seriously. I don't even have kids and my first thought is ...of course I jump in after the kid. I mean, it's a pack of wild dogs, so I'm probably farked, but maybe I can keep them off the kid. Also, I'm not sure I want to live after dumping my kid into a pit of wild dogs to be devoured.
 
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