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.
R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?
Ennuipoet: This is the America we've created.Let's start putting lawyers parents over the railings.
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....
mama2tnt: Really? No one has posted this yet?[scrapetv.com image 298x484]
neversubmit: Bull Dogshiat! She threw her kid in for a fat check.[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x403]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
Ennuipoet: This is the America we've created.Let's start putting parents over the railings.
EnormousGreenRageMonster: Needs more signs like the Sydney Aquarium Croc exhibit...[evolution-control.com image 800x600]
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?
BiffSpiffy: R.A.Danny: How is this father not punching that asshole of a mother's face inside out?[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x614]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.
The_Original_Roxtar: the morsel in question
The_Original_Roxtar: the morsel in question[www.wtae.com image 640x480]
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.
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:[cdn.ksk.uproxx.com image 678x393]
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.
Matthew Keene: Separated at birth...[screen.tezini.com image 620x350][a.abcnews.go.com image 320x240]
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.
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.
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.
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.
scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.
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