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Tiger bites Oklahoma zoo
worker who reached into cage

Reuters, by Kevin Murphy

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 10/6/2013 2:34:52 PM

A tiger bit a worker at an Oklahoma zoo when she reached into its cage on Saturday and the injured woman had to be airlifted to a hospital for surgery, officials said. The woman, who was not identified, was reported in stable condition, Joe Schreibvogel, owner of the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, said in a statement posted on the zoo´s Facebook page. It said the tiger latched onto the woman´s hand when she put it inside the cage and pulled her arm through a four-inch-square (10-cm-square) hole. Schreibvogel said the woman was "wearing a large goose

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/6/2013 2:42:03 PM     (No. 9553061)

Grouchy tiger, bitten hand gone.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/6/2013 2:44:12 PM     (No. 9553065)

Sounds as though this is yet another rescue/ sanctuary operation for abused or unwanted "exotic" animals, which means the workers may or may not be experienced in working with the creatures they are caring for.

Wild animals are unpredictable at best. If they have been abused....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/6/2013 2:56:48 PM     (No. 9553078)

Perhaps they can implant a brain since the woman lacks one.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ok state mom, 10/6/2013 3:02:42 PM     (No. 9553084)

I visited this zoo in July with my extended family during our annual summer family outing. We were impressed how well the animals were cared for. I hope the young woman who gave us our tour was not the woman who lost her arm. This is all very tragic.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/6/2013 3:07:48 PM     (No. 9553090)

FTA: The website says the zoo´s aim is to provide homes for "abandoned, misplaced and abused animals, as well as those animals whose owners can no longer care for them."

Yep.

That´s what the article says.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/6/2013 3:13:19 PM     (No. 9553096)

I got to ´´wearing a large goose´´ and decided I must open this article.

I have to imagine that one of the first things you´re taught when working with large wild animals is DON´T PUT YOUR HAND INTO THE CAGE.

Bless her heart - she must have been absent when those instructions were given...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: losgatos, 10/6/2013 3:33:38 PM     (No. 9553107)

An Obama voter.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/6/2013 4:29:03 PM     (No. 9553145)

Didn´t she see the sign? "Don´t feed the animals".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/6/2013 4:33:07 PM     (No. 9553147)

Did I miss the part about her losing her arm? Article says that she plans to return to work after she has recovered. ????

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/6/2013 4:36:12 PM     (No. 9553148)

Found this:

Some news reports said that the worker’s arm was ripped off in the attack, but the GW Zoo said on Facebook that that information was false. “Her arm was still attached when they flew her out of here, we do not know anything else at this time other than she is stable and was awake the whole way to the hospital.”

http://www.ibtimes.com/oklahoma-zoo-attack-tiger-bites-employees-arm-after-she-sticks-her-hand-inside-animal-cage-1415480

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/6/2013 5:25:13 PM     (No. 9553197)

Yes, that´s what Tigers do.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 10/6/2013 5:42:14 PM     (No. 9553213)

Does this make her a candidate for a Darwin award?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FLCracker, 10/6/2013 9:43:08 PM     (No. 9553458)

WHY did she put her hand in the tiger´s cage?

Anybody seen an answer to that?

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