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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Lawyer for family suing zoo is "outraged" that the zoo would "attack" the poor grieving family by pointing out their son probably wouldn't have died if Mom hadn't lifted him over the safety railing and them dropped him into a wild dog exhbit   (post-gazette.com) divider line 54
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2013-09-12 03:37:42 PM
33 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2013-09-12 02:34:54 PM
26 votes:
"A dingo ate my baby!".
2013-09-12 02:44:04 PM
19 votes:
I was almost frantic with concern when I saw this thread go more than 10 minutes without a dingo comment. I was beginning to question everything I know about Fark, whether I had somehow shifted into some alternate reality where nothing made sense anymore, whether everything I had once believed in was dead, gone, destroyed. Thankyou, TheDumbBlonde, for restoring my faith.
2013-09-12 04:01:14 PM
6 votes:
Her toss of Maddox into the enclosure was a weak, pitiful effort. I could have hurled that kid at least 20 or 25 feet into the enclosure.
2013-09-12 03:28:37 PM
6 votes:

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


Look, what part of Mom's story DON'T you understand?  The Plexiglass was DIRTY and HER son has VISION PROBLEMS!  So, OF COURSE she had to hoist him over the saftey railing and dangle him 15 feet over a pit of hungry predators, so he could get a better look.   AND There were NO signs saying that it could be dangerous to deliberatly bypass the Zoo's safety measures ANYWHERE.  Not to mention the Zooo CLEARLY should have provided some sort of complimentary Safety harness so she could hang on better, and Finally, what kind of negligent, poorly run Zoo doesn't have crack snipers with tranquilizer guns stationed at all their exhibit just in case a vistor makes a perfectly reasonable minor mistake and needs the Zoo staff to instantly rescue them?

It's simply MONSTROUS  that instead of fesing up to thie rmisdeed and abjectly apologizing with a 7 figure check, the Zoo has the copper-plated GALL to suggest MOM is somehow the one at fault here....
2013-09-12 03:54:03 PM
5 votes:
Maddox died Nov. 4

blog.cassiopeia.ca

A firetruck came to rescue him but it looked like this
2013-09-12 03:41:43 PM
5 votes:
"it's sad to see a family torn apart...

...by a pack of wild dogs"
-Jack Handey
2013-09-12 05:05:33 PM
4 votes:
i.qkme.me
2013-09-12 04:10:24 PM
4 votes:
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2013-09-12 03:52:26 PM
4 votes:
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2013-09-12 03:34:03 PM
4 votes:

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


No.  It wasn't just Maddox.  It was  Maddox Derkosh.  I'm fairly certain that in 30 or 40 years he would have been holding Europe hostage from within Kazakhstan with a stolen MIRV ICMB.

This was for the best.
2013-09-12 02:24:36 PM
4 votes:
This is the America we've created.

Let's start putting parents over the railings.
2013-09-12 05:05:47 PM
3 votes:

R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?


That's the missing piece. Child endangerment. She should be charged with that crime. Or at least dingo fishing without a license.
2013-09-12 05:04:16 PM
3 votes:
This is totally unacceptable.  I don't know what the zoo was thinking, with safety standards so lax.  A railing and a moat, sure, but where's the obvious incentive to stay behind those clearly-crossable barriers?  The zoo should have done more.  Something like, say, keeping dangerous animals on the other side of that railing, so that nobody with any good sense would risk falling over it, out of fear of the dangerous animals.

Why this wasn't thought of, I have no idea.
2013-09-12 04:03:00 PM
3 votes:
the morsel in question
www.wtae.com
2013-09-12 03:40:11 PM
3 votes:
Really? No one has posted this yet?
scrapetv.com
2013-09-12 03:34:54 PM
3 votes:
I guess she proved late term abortions are possible without a jail term.
2013-09-12 03:31:49 PM
3 votes:

Ennuipoet: This is the America we've created.

Let's start putting lawyers  parents over the railings.



ftfm.
2013-09-12 06:02:00 PM
2 votes:

NotARocketScientist: The zoo should put up a sign that says "Do Not Drop Your Children into Animal Enclosures" so that people like her are fully warned.


...

if only such a sign existed... wait - what?

imageshack.com

/needs to say "do not feed our animals with your children"
2013-09-12 05:22:37 PM
2 votes:

mama2tnt: Really? No one has posted this yet?
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2013-09-12 04:53:37 PM
2 votes:
Ostman:I was dropping a letter into an office in a builders yard for my boss in May, and the gate was locked as it was early. So I hopped the gate and walked around the piles of timber to the office. Where his guard Alsatian was sleeping. The dog did it's very best to let me know it didn't want a fight (although I don't know why, it was 3 metres tall at the shoulder and had teeth like knives...I think). Lots of snarling, barking, ears pinned back, etc.

For my part, I did my best to let it know I was hop ...


This is very true.  My sister called me one day and said that she was out with this guy from work who lived a few minutes from my house, and he remembered that he had left his dog outside in the back yard.  She asked me to run by his house, let myself in the backyard, and open the back door for the dog.  I agreed.  She gives me directions and I head over to the house.  I open the side gate on the fence, walk in, and see his dog chained up in the back.  It's a full grown German Shepard.  It stands up and starts barking at me, and I immediately pull one of these:

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2013-09-12 04:50:05 PM
2 votes:
Gerald Ford went the same way...
2013-09-12 03:59:55 PM
2 votes:

neversubmit: Bull Dogshiat! She threw her kid in for a fat check.

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A small net is seen stretched out under the observation deck's viewing area. It was meant to catch items like cellphones and sunglasses, but Maddox bounced off it and into the pit according to the family.

I didn't see anything in the story about witnesses


We need to Mythbusters that shiat and drop a 2 year old on it and see if it bounces off.
2013-09-12 03:50:57 PM
2 votes:

Ennuipoet: This is the America we've created.

Let's start putting parents over the railings.


Sometimes you just have to go with the America that you have instead of the America that you wish you had.

/we really do need to fill up the 'B' Ark soon and launch it
2013-09-12 03:46:37 PM
2 votes:
zoo should counter-sue for the cost of replacing the endangered animal they had to shoot in attempting to save the kid.
2013-09-12 03:41:05 PM
2 votes:
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www.andygonsalves.coms3.amazonaws.com
www.missmalini.com
And on a totally unrelated note
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2013-09-12 03:14:16 PM
2 votes:

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


maybe she wasn't careless when she held the kid over the railing. maybe the kid jumped becasue his mom named him Maddox. I guess it's still her fault though.
2013-09-13 11:54:31 AM
1 votes:
Clearly, if the zoo fed the dogs enough babbies, these dogs would not have show any interest in this one.
2013-09-12 09:08:07 PM
1 votes:
Is it too  late to toss her in also?
2013-09-12 07:45:30 PM
1 votes:

EnormousGreenRageMonster: Needs more signs like the Sydney Aquarium Croc exhibit...

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Asking people to read?  Ain't nobody got time for that!
2013-09-12 05:26:02 PM
1 votes:

KillerAttackParrot: AngryDragon: An intelligent or wise person can make the distinction between a rule that has minor consequences (traffic fines) and one that can be deadly (dangling your child over hungry wild animals).

Yeah, because heaven knows no ever gets hurt or killed in auto collisions. You realize how stupid that statement is? How is it that whenever you talk about driving people turn into blithering idiots without an inkling of rational thought?


I was thinking parking fines, but OK.  A suggestion, maybe a little less caffeine.
2013-09-12 05:21:32 PM
1 votes:

BiffSpiffy: R.A.Danny: How is this father not punching that asshole of a mother's face inside out?

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Is that guy with the beard PS in?  The look on his face is the only non-idiot face.  He looks like he just walked into the wrong funeral.

Also, if this was an only child, the father has a chance for a clean break from the idiot wife/former mother.


I'd be booted out of the courtroom at the divorce hearing for referring to her as "That Stupid Coont".

Every filing would use that as her name.
2013-09-12 05:13:33 PM
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: the morsel in question


Oh Mr Maddox Magoo, you've done it again!!
2013-09-12 05:08:50 PM
1 votes:
Why, oh, why, oh why can't THIS be the kind of case for which I get jury duty?
2013-09-12 04:59:38 PM
1 votes:

The_Original_Roxtar: the morsel in question
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I've seen that kid before - he worked as a model for The Far Side cartoons!

The zoo should put up a sign that says "Do Not Drop Your Children into Animal Enclosures" so that people like her are fully warned.
2013-09-12 04:58:51 PM
1 votes:

Evil High Priest: Wingchild: fark her and her spurious lawsuit.

The zoo should charge her for the cost of one painted dog plus cleaning fees. Maybe a bit more for a vet visit in case any of their animals got indigestion from eating her boy. (Painted dogs are only allowed one treat a day, and only if they ate all their painted dog food.)

Throw in some 'pain and mental anguish' for the other dogs who witnessed the whole thing.


How about "pain and mental anguish" for the poor zookeeper who had to remove a half-eaten toddler corpse from the enclosure.  Blech...
2013-09-12 04:58:22 PM
1 votes:

Guns n' Farkin Roses: I don't want to come off all "Internet Tough Guy" but how does she or someone else not jump in right away and start wrecking shop on these dogs until help comes?  At least pickup the kid and start screaming at them hysterically, maybe kick a few of them in the gunt.

And maybe the dogs rip me to screds too, but if my kid is in there i'm hopping over and a few of these puppies are going down with us.

Or just push her in:
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Ahh yes, the Homer Simpson method of protecting a child

www.hwdyk.com

Just make sure your fat enough to take the blows!

/And have a robotic Santa as backup
2013-09-12 04:52:06 PM
1 votes:

AirForceVet: TheDumbBlonde: "A dingo ate my baby!".

I was visiting Australia around the time after Azaria Chamberlain's death by dingo and was amazed the Australians all assumed she and her husband killed the baby. The general public there just couldn't seem to believe a wild dingo could take a nine-week-old baby and eat it. The jokes they made were dark and funny though.

As I'm from Florida, a baby getting killed and eaten by a wild animal isn't unknown. Seemed like the Australian media whipped the public up into a frenzy that the parents killed their baby, instead of believing the more logical cause.

Glad our American media doesn't do the same thing here, mates.


lh3.ggpht.com
"You're damned right. We only whip them up into a frenzy when we know good and well that they are guilty guilty guilty"
2013-09-12 04:41:50 PM
1 votes:

Matthew Keene: Separated at birth...

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Ralphie wanted a gun.  All little Maddox wanted was a puppy.
2013-09-12 04:34:45 PM
1 votes:
Mission Accomplished, the kid got an up close look the wild dogs just like he wanted.
2013-09-12 04:19:39 PM
1 votes:
People that name their children other people's surnames deserve to have their babies eaten by dingos.
2013-09-12 04:13:17 PM
1 votes:
fark her and her spurious lawsuit.

The zoo should charge her for the cost of one painted dog plus cleaning fees. Maybe a bit more for a vet visit in case any of their animals got indigestion from eating her boy. (Painted dogs are only allowed one treat a day, and only if they ate all their painted dog food.)
2013-09-12 04:13:01 PM
1 votes:
It's about time companies and businesses started standing up for themselves against the dumb people of this world.
2013-09-12 04:10:41 PM
1 votes:

mike_d85: Lollipop165: This is so common it amazes me. I run a rental building and during showings bring people to the roofdeck to let them see it. All the time, mom or dad will lift 3 year old Ayden over the brick railing for a better view. Or my personal favorite, when adults allow their toddlers to run around willy nilly in the dog run and let them pull the dog's ears. Cause you know, when the kid gets bit its the DOG'S fault, amiright?

Legally, yes.  And it pisses me off.  As far as I know no one has ever been able to sucessfully beat a "viscious dog" charge when someone decides that a dog biting them is a sign something is wrong with the dog.  I've lost dogs this way, so have plenty of other farkers.  People will illicit a bite from a dog and will take revenge on the animal for their ignorance of animal behavior.  Some people simply refuse to accept that animals respond differently and give different warnings than human beings.  It's as though they expect a dog st rear up on it's hind legs and say "I say, good fellow, if you continue in this behavior I shall be coerced into using force upon you" before biting.  I have never, and will never, believe a dog bit someone "without warning".  There is always warning, it may be barking, it may be growling, it may be ears pinned back, it may be flicking eyes back and forth (that's a real thing), it may be snapping, it may be sticking their tounge between their teeth (again, that's a thing), but there was SOME warning.


I was at a beer festival a few months back, and there was this couple who was just letting their toddler run completely amok, barely paying any attention to him.  They looked completely farking trashy too.  Covered in tats and with dumb shiat sticking in their ears.  Anyhow, as they are busy not watching their kid, an old man walks by with two medium-sized dogs, both on leashes and walking right at his side.  The toddler runs straight up to the dogs and screams excitedly.  One of the dogs barks loudly and lunges at the kid.  The kid of course starts crying and his dad walks over and gives the old man this look like "What the fark are you doing?!"  I couldn't hear what he said, but the old man started really yelling at the dad.  It looked like somebody was going to throw a punch for a moment.  Then, not a minute later, after they stopped watching their kid AGAIN, he grabbed a full pint glass that someone had set down on his stroller and tried to drink it, tipping the entire glass of beer in his face and all down the front of his clothes.  farking parents of the year right there.
2013-09-12 04:10:00 PM
1 votes:

bborchar: I did feel bad for her, but not anymore.  She did something incredibly stupid with her kid, and while we all do it to some degree, her mistake had tragic consequences.  Instead of learning from that, she's obviously ignored the incredible guilt she feels because if I were her, there would have been no way on god's green earth that I wouldn't have plunged down into that pit to die with my son as well after doing something so so SOOOOO stupid.

Amazingly, I've taken both of my kids to that zoo, and neither one has been mauled to death by animals.  Guess we're just anomalies.


You suck at Zooing then!
2013-09-12 04:02:57 PM
1 votes:

onzmadi: It is people like this waste of oxygen that  we lose things like zoos. Its tragic the boy? died but using this as an opportunity for a payday is just beyond awful. I hope the mother gets Lou Gehrig's disease.


Hey HEY HEY! The poor mother could hang on for years with a disease like that, wasting away a little at a time. Think of the expense. And since I'm in the completely-wrong 1% bracket, my taxes are high enough as it is. Come up with something that doesn't involve huge governmental outlays for medical assistance, like maybe she falls into a vat of liquid poop and has to drink her way out and her stomach explodes with the last sip, or she gets a bit part in one of the Saw movies and Something Goes Tragically Wrong, the gun was accidentally loaded with real bullets or some such. A few thousand for the emergency room, OK, I don't mind, just get her to the morgue as fast as possible.

Besides, Lou Gehrig shouldn't have his disease associated with people like this. Let her be the index case for her own incurable disease so long as it works quick. We could call it Assholitis.
2013-09-12 04:02:32 PM
1 votes:
Maybe I'm awful, but I love that we get stories like this every year or so.  It restores my faith in Darwin, in fact, I think it's the main reason why we should keep predators in zoos, to thin idiots from the herd.
2013-09-12 03:59:56 PM
1 votes:
If a suing zoo is anything like a petting zoo then it's no small wonder that lawyers are involved.
2013-09-12 03:36:14 PM
1 votes:
I did feel bad for her, but not anymore.  She did something incredibly stupid with her kid, and while we all do it to some degree, her mistake had tragic consequences.  Instead of learning from that, she's obviously ignored the incredible guilt she feels because if I were her, there would have been no way on god's green earth that I wouldn't have plunged down into that pit to die with my son as well after doing something so so SOOOOO stupid.

Amazingly, I've taken both of my kids to that zoo, and neither one has been mauled to death by animals.  Guess we're just anomalies.
2013-09-12 03:34:19 PM
1 votes:
It is people like this waste of oxygen that  we lose things like zoos. Its tragic the boy? died but using this as an opportunity for a payday is just beyond awful. I hope the mother gets Lou Gehrig's disease.
2013-09-12 03:34:00 PM
1 votes:
At least the lawyer didn't accuse her of trying to profit from the kids death.  I'd say he showed pretty good restraint on that part.
2013-09-12 03:30:52 PM
1 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: scottydoesntknow: Robert Mongeluzzi, who represents the Derkosh family, called the zoo's conduct "unconscionable."

"I think blaming the mother is unwarranted and wrong especially given that they were warned by their own employees of that very conduct," he said. "I think their attack on the Derkosh family is awful."

Telling the truth is NOT an attack. God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

There's no money in personal accountability.


CORRECTION:
There's no money in TAKING personal accountability.

/there's bail bonding, repossession services, eviction services, pawn brokering, paycheck loans, title loans, etc, etc, etc
wee [TotalFark]
2013-09-12 03:06:59 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.


This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.
2013-09-12 02:30:34 PM
1 votes:
I really do feel sorry for the family, but she's a f*cking idiot.
 
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