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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:47 PM

A woman was trying to take a selfie with a jaguar when it attacked her, authorities say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/03/10/woman-was-trying-take-selfie-with-jaguar-when-it-attacked-her-authorities-say/?utm_term=.ee56b0cb15f8&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

A woman was attacked by a jaguar as she was apparently trying to get a photo outside the big cat’s enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona, authorities said.

Shawn Gilleland, a spokesman for the Rural Metro Fire Department, told The Washington Post on Sunday that fire crews said the woman, who is in her 30s, climbed over a barrier at the zoo Saturday to get closer to the jaguar’s enclosure so that she could get a selfie with the animal. The jaguar reached out and grabbed her arm with its paw, leaving lacerations, Gilleland said.

Gilleland said the woman, who was not publicly identified, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.


More at link.

Personally, I think they should not only ID her, but charge her for trespass or harassing endangered animals or just fucking stupidity. Idiots really should just be subject to the natural consequences of the Disneyfication of nature and their ignorance.

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Reply A woman was trying to take a selfie with a jaguar when it attacked her, authorities say (Original post)
Kali Mar 10 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 10 #1
Beakybird Mar 10 #2
DirtEdonE Mar 10 #16
oldsoftie Mar 10 #19
littlemissmartypants Mar 10 #21
Cirque du So-What Mar 10 #3
littlemissmartypants Mar 10 #25
CurtEastPoint Mar 10 #4
red dog 1 Mar 10 #22
bitterross Mar 10 #5
muntrv Mar 10 #6
JoeOtterbein Mar 10 #7
calimary Mar 10 #9
JoeOtterbein Mar 10 #14
keithbvadu2 Mar 10 #8
Auggie Mar 10 #12
Karadeniz Mar 10 #10
not fooled Mar 10 #11
Auggie Mar 10 #15
ToxMarz Mar 10 #13
DirtEdonE Mar 10 #18
Major Nikon Mar 10 #17
oldsoftie Mar 10 #20
red dog 1 Mar 10 #23
Honeycombe8 Mar 10 #24
defacto7 Mar 10 #28
Honeycombe8 Mar 10 #30
IronLionZion Mar 10 #26
gtar100 Mar 10 #27
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 10 #29
Hekate Mar 10 #31
Kali Mar 13 #32

Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:56 PM

1. Under the heading of

you simply cannot fix stupid.....

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:59 PM

2. I did the same thing. Nothing happened to me!

Maybe because it was a Jaguar X7.

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:58 PM

16. Argh.

 



I love puns. The worse the pun the better. That was bad.

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:03 PM

19. Double argh!

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:16 PM

21. Hahaha! Thanks for the chuckle, Arizona! nt

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:02 PM

3. Fortunately...

the big cat won't be euthanized, which often happens when stupid people provoke animals.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:21 PM

25. Thank goodness!

It needs to be the other way around. It'd save on future idiotic acts. Nothing cures narcissistic stupid.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:13 PM

4. Here she is...

(kidding but you get the drift)


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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:19 PM

22. That's gotta' be from Pulp Fiction

I don't think Travolta ever wore a pony tail in any other film

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:05 PM

5. Good for the Jaguar.

Of course, she'll probably sue the Zoo now for the medical expenses.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

6. Darwin awards.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:22 PM

7. Zoos with big cats & other intelligent are evil.

The animals need to be free, not gawked at by those with inferior intellect.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:42 PM

9. Well, yes, but once they're in the wild then jerks like Donny Junior

can try to make a wall trophy of them.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

14. Or maybe one

will bag them first!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:23 PM

8. One badass cat

One badass cat

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:52 PM

12. Badass is right ...

it carries it away through the water -- a caiman's natural turf! Wow!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:42 PM

10. Your comments are spot on!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:48 PM

11. Well, she's now in the clutches of vile Rural Metro

which will be severe punishment, indeed.

RM is the privatized, hedge-fund /Wall Street collection agency masquerading as a fire department/EMT service.

Notorious for screwing over to the maximum extent possible those unfortunate enough to cross paths with them.


[link:https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/business/dealbook/when-you-dial-911-and-wall-street-answers.html|]


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Response to not fooled (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:56 PM

15. Schadenfreude! Though I'll wager she'll sue the zoo to cover those expenses.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:54 PM

13. I bet she was wearing a MAGA hat too

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:00 PM

18. I wasn't going to say it so thanks for saying it! nt

 

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:59 PM

17. ...

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:04 PM

20. HA!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:20 PM

23. What an idiot!

She's lucky she wasn't mauled to death.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:21 PM

24. Every year some idiot does something like that.

I hope her lawsuit is thrown out of court.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:35 PM

28. Does anyone who does stupid things like this ever

admit to their mistake and learn from it anymore? Or has society dropped so low that it's always denial, projection and lawsuits?

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #28)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:52 PM

30. The latter.

I remember growing up hearing an adult admit now and then, "Well, I shouldn't have done that." or "That was stupid of me. I made a stupid mistake." It wasn't considered shameful to admit a mistake.

Now it's rare to hear anyone say that.

This woman's attitude is more likely to be, "They should have had better protections against stupid people like me! So it's THEIR fault! How was I, a stupid idiot, to know that a jaguar would be dangerous if I got too close?"

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:24 PM

26. Does anyone have the selfie pic?

I hope she got a good shot of the jaguar pawing her.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:26 PM

27. They are subject to the natural consequences of their actions,

as are we all. There's no escape. Ever.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 03:46 PM

29. In 1994, an Australian woman climbed over two fences to get to the polar bear's enclosure

at the zoo in Anchorage, Alaska. Binky, who had been found as an orphaned cub on the North Slope and had lived his entire life at the zoo, was resting in the back of the enclosure. The tourist wanted a closer photo, but didn't realize that Polar bears can move really fast when they want to. Within seconds he had dashed to the front and grabbed the her through the bars.



The woman survived with severe lacerations to her leg. Rather than sue the zoo (the American way), she wrote a letter to the editor saying, "That was the stupidest thing I have done in my life."

As to Binky, he ended up with a souvenir of his adventure -- one of the woman's shoes, which he proudly carried about.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:09 PM

31. Remember the "frolicking with the sharks" post a few weeks back?

The self-taught "nature guide" was taking people to dive and swim in the ocean with some gigantic specimens that were sooo tame, and loooved being stroked and getting close to humans, especially the pregnant mommy shark.

Meanwhile, the sharks were floating around with their cold shark eyes thinking, "Snacks. Right here."

Idiots.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:41 PM

32. update

https://www.facebook.com/pg/WWZAq/posts/?ref=page_internal

We want to thank everyone who supports Wildlife World and our decision not to euthanize the jaguar after Saturday’s incident. The person involved met privately with zoo officials to acknowledge her regret for her role in the past weekend’s events. She did receive stitches, but was not admitted into the hospital and was home later that night. Wildlife world staff and administrators appreciate her sincere apology and we look forward to welcoming her and her family back at a future date.

At this time our attention is focused on educating and inspiring thousands of residents, vacationers, and especially Valley school children as our spring field trip season gets underway.

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