And it may be too early in the game to rant about this, but I have to just get this out.
First of all - I will say that when this same tiger attacked a zoo-keeper last year, the zoo probably should have removed the animal from the zoo - perhaps taking her to a sanctuary where she could just roam. I don't know - but keeping her in the zoo seems to have set her up for failure. It was not good.
That said - these so-called victims were asshole kids. It seems they were taunting her - possibly even hanging body parts over the moat. Were they sleeping through the episode of Go Diego Go where they talk about how dangerous these animals are? How physically skilled they are at capturing their prey - how they can go from absolute inaction to a complete attack in seconds - with no warning?? Idiots.
You know - I heard this interview with the parents who were saying the last time they saw their son was Christmas Eve - he went "out" with friends... now in my mind that is so far from okay it isn't even funny. Christmas is a family holiday. New Years is for friends... On Christmas you should be with your family. So - the kid isn't even HOME all day on Christmas and now his parents are whining that they have no more Christmas?!? IS THAT LIKE A JOKE?? Some lawyer is already feeding this bullshit into their little pea-brains. I am just SICK that the zoo is going to be sued over this - the fact that they may have to give these people money irks me beyond belief.
This is just good old fashioned survival of the fittest at work. We should leave nature's masterpiece alone. Don't reward people for raising morons. How you get to be 17 years old without knowing it is incredibly stupid to stick your leg in where the tigers live is beyond me - but your parents don't deserve any money for your stupidity.
And that's how it looks from my chair.
NPM 2017 Day Twenty-Four
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