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(SFGate)   You think your Christmas dinner was painful? Try being mauled to death by a tiger in a zoo cafeteria   (sfgate.com) divider line
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2007-12-25 10:03:35 PM  
owned
 
2007-12-25 10:03:46 PM  
That's just grrreat.
 
2007-12-25 10:04:05 PM  
Not the dinner itself, more like the disatrous aftereffects of the poorly cooked meat. I would rather have had the tiger.
 
2007-12-25 10:05:41 PM  
Why do they kill the tiger? It's not his fault.
 
2007-12-25 10:06:31 PM  
Tastes like Roy Horn.
 
2007-12-25 10:07:19 PM  
You think your Christmas dinner was painful? Try being mauled to death by a tiger in a zoo cafeteria

i did, and to tell you the truth, it wasnt too bad.
 
2007-12-25 10:08:26 PM  
A Lovely Zombie: That's just grrreat

Winnar. Thread over.
 
2007-12-25 10:08:45 PM  
Zoos would be a lot more exciting if you always knew there was a small chance you might be mauled while visiting. Might want to leave the kids at home though.
 
2007-12-25 10:08:49 PM  
A Lovely Zombie: That's just grrreat.

well played sir

+1
 
2007-12-25 10:09:00 PM  
Christmas dinner? What Christmas dinner? For that matter, what Christmas?

/srsly
//didn't get Christmas this year
///THANKS HUNG-OVER DAD
 
2007-12-25 10:09:00 PM  
A Lovely Zombie wins the thread. On the second post!!!
 
2007-12-25 10:09:15 PM  
This is what tigers do. It's a tiger. Put me in a cage and see what happens.
 
2007-12-25 10:09:19 PM  
BalugaJoe: Why do they kill the tiger? It's not his fault.


can't really ask a rampaging tiger to "please stop."
 
2007-12-25 10:09:53 PM  
Thanks, but no. I'd rather suffer through my Aunt Ida's lime jello & cottage cheese dessert AGAIN!!!

/shudder
//everything tastes good if you put enough barbecue sauce on it.
///except for...
////THIS
 
2007-12-25 10:10:00 PM  
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2007-12-25 10:12:47 PM  
Sorry Roger, you in tiggah now.
 
2007-12-25 10:15:16 PM  
Note to self, just do the quickie tour at zoo, juke-n-jive to stay alive.
 
2007-12-25 10:16:22 PM  
BalugaJoe: Why do they kill the tiger? It's not his fault.

you want to get close enough to pepper spray it? it was mauling a person when they killed it.
 
2007-12-25 10:18:14 PM  
can't really ask a rampaging tiger to "please stop."

They have these things called "tranq guns". They should have used them. Tigers are endangered; people sure as hell aren't.
 
2007-12-25 10:19:22 PM  
A TIGER?

(in Africa?)
 
2007-12-25 10:19:41 PM  
BalugaJoe: Why do they kill the tiger? It's not his fault.

Sure, just let it roam around and kill some more people. I hope you where being sarcastic with that comment but if you where not to bad you could not become the second person it killed.

A few families are going to become very rich from this though.
 
2007-12-25 10:20:12 PM  
Chameleon: can't really ask a rampaging tiger to "please stop."

They have these things called "tranq guns". They should have used them. Tigers are endangered; people sure as hell aren't.


'Tis true, but the tiger more than likely would have been put down anyways. The families and their lawyers would have insisted on it.
 
2007-12-25 10:20:20 PM  
Chameleon: Tigers are endangered; people sure as hell aren't.

*Wild* tigers are endangered.

There are about 20,000 tigers in captivity. No population problem in the zoos.
 
2007-12-25 10:20:47 PM  
Chameleon: can't really ask a rampaging tiger to "please stop."

They have these things called "tranq guns". They should have used them. Tigers are endangered; people sure as hell aren't.


They don't work instantaneously. Bullets do.
 
2007-12-25 10:20:55 PM  
One of the four tigers at SF Zoo is, in fact, called Tony.

I really hope it wasn't Tony that did this.
 
2007-12-25 10:21:13 PM  
What kind of 19th century cages were they using that the tigers got out?
 
2007-12-25 10:21:25 PM  
Chameleon: can't really ask a rampaging tiger to "please stop."

They have these things called "tranq guns". They should have used them. Tigers are endangered; people sure as hell aren't.


Tranq rounds take several minutes to take effect, during which time the animal could have hurt someone else. Putting it down was the right answer (and I love animals).
 
2007-12-25 10:21:43 PM  
Tigers needs their dinners too.
 
2007-12-25 10:22:02 PM  
A Tiger mauls someone in San Fran?

I'm surprised Fark hasn't crashed from all of the Sigfried, Roy & Liberace jokes!

Hmmm ... tastes fruity and fabulous, DAH-ling!
 
2007-12-25 10:22:07 PM  
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2007-12-25 10:22:13 PM  
Chameleon: They have these things called "tranq guns". They should have used them. Tigers are endangered; people sure as hell aren't.

you wouldn't be saying that if you were the guy who was getting mauled. in the time it would take for that tranquilizer to work, the guy would be dead and quite possibly, someone else would have been a tacked. also, you then have the problem of a tiger who has attacked people and can't be released into the wild. the death of the tiger was unfortunate, but not an overreaction.
 
2007-12-25 10:22:17 PM  
Wow - it's always a zookeeper; I've can't remember hearing about a visitor in a situation like that. Good Lord, I hate to take my eye off the big picture, but that could be a record-setter in the legal world.
 
2007-12-25 10:23:23 PM  
I NOT CHEEZBURGER!
 
2007-12-25 10:23:49 PM  
Getting a kick out out these replies cause I'm currently watching something on the history channel about black mountain lions
 
2007-12-25 10:24:51 PM  
If only law abiding citizens were allowed to have their own tigers, someone might have stopped this tiger before he could do harm.
 
2007-12-25 10:26:05 PM  
You think your Christmas dinner was painful? Try being mauled to death by a tiger in a zoo cafeteria

Mine was worse.
But thanks for trying to make me feel better, mauled & eaten guy.
 
2007-12-25 10:26:46 PM  
What, is it zoo tigers maul people week or something?

(fyi, that link has a somewhat disturbing pic)
 
2007-12-25 10:28:46 PM  
A Lovely Zombie: That's just grrreat.

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2007-12-25 10:28:48 PM  
TheKnownUniverse: What, is it zoo tigers maul people week or something?

crap. and i forgot to buy a present. sneaks up on me every year.
 
2007-12-25 10:30:07 PM  
It's OK, the victim is with Tookie now...
 
2007-12-25 10:31:10 PM  
Our neighbors spent the night at the SF zoo a few years back. Apparently there's a camping program that includes an early morning - before opening hours - tour of the zoo. Good thing this tiger didn't get loose in the wee hours or someone would have woken up missing some children - or their leg, at the very least.
 
2007-12-25 10:32:07 PM  
Note to self; When tiger attacks person next to me, run the fark away.

Additional note; send this note to the two losers at the SF Zoo.
 
2007-12-25 10:32:38 PM  
Didn't SF wanna ban guns from the city limits?
 
2007-12-25 10:33:40 PM  
jafiwam: Note to self; When tiger attacks person next to me, run the fark away.

Additional note; send this note to the two losers at the SF Zoo.


best advice I've heard all week.
 
2007-12-25 10:35:13 PM  
WTF

As a former zoo employee, I am well aware of the dangers of a big cat.
However, this story has three really big WTF points for me.

1. The time
Three patrons were attacked AFTER the 5pm closing time. Why were they in the cafeteria after hours? Was it really after hours? WTF?

2. The tiger
A tiger can bite through any human's anything in one go. If it wants you dead, a second later you are. Since two of the three victims survived, one has to wonder what kind of attack it actually was. For once I support the shooting of an animal, but I still wonder deep down why the tiger really attacked.

3. The cage
Security is all about layers. On the net as well as real life. In every zoo I've ever been to, there are numerous fail safes for the dangerous animals. The one I worked at, big cats were kept in a locked building behind not one but two fences. All work was done by pulleys so that these fences were never unlocked as long as the animal was in the enclosure. Even if the enclosure door was opened somehow, the building itself was still locked tight. WTF kind of security meltdown let a tiger out in SF?
 
2007-12-25 10:35:28 PM  
Dragynwing: you wouldn't be saying that if you were the guy who was getting mauled. in the time it would take for that tranquilizer to work, the guy would be dead and quite possibly, someone else would have been a tacked. also, you then have the problem of a tiger who has attacked people and can't be released into the wild. the death of the tiger was unfortunate, but not an overreaction

Back to the wild? That isn't in the future for any zoo tigers.

This one was zoo crew for life.
 
2007-12-25 10:35:57 PM  
Befuddled: If only law abiding citizens were allowed to have their own tigers, someone might have stopped this tiger before he could do harm.

Win.
 
2007-12-25 10:36:08 PM  
A Tiger? On Alamo Square?
 
2007-12-25 10:36:21 PM  
Almost a year to the day at the same zoo: Lion House Remains Closed After Attack (new window)

I starting to think they want more than just caturday.
 
2007-12-25 10:38:37 PM  
sfmission: Back to the wild? That isn't in the future for any zoo tigers.

i understand. just wanted to head off anyone who thought it was a feesable option.
 
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