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So This Guy Jumps In With a Tiger @ Bronx Zoo...

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Anybodyhome    4,682

Guy makes a conscious decision to jump from the train into the tiger's den at the zoo. Get some of these lines:

"...I wanted to be one with the tiger..."

"...despite his serious injuries, he was able to pet the tiger before zookeepers came to his rescue..."

"...his leap was definitely not a suicide attempt, but a desire to be one with the tiger..."

Being "one with the tiger" does not mean "being course #1 for the tiger."

Least the tiger could have done was rip this guy's 'nads off so he won't be allowed to pollute the population of mankind with any offspring for the rest of his life.

http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2012-09-22-Bronx%20Zoo-Tiger%20Mauling/id-175c8806442141eca5904e21da7a55ba

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Hawk    2,378

glad to hear they didn't do anything to the tiger. Always pisses me off when you hear stories of hikers or campers in the back country that get attacked by cougars or bears or whatever and then they gather up a posse of people and kill the animal...you know...like it was the animal's fault

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Davidson Deac II    4,210

glad to hear they didn't do anything to the tiger. Always pisses me off when you hear stories of hikers or campers in the back country that get attacked by cougars or bears or whatever and then they gather up a posse of people and kill the animal...you know...like it was the animal's fault

There is a very good reason they do this. Humans aren't natural prey for these animals. Well cougars will stalk about anything, but Bears and Wolves will generally avoid humans. However, if you get an animal that attacks and eats a human, then the fear is that animal will become accustomed to humans as prey, and start stalking them. Not just in the wild, but near houses and towns.

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Anybodyhome    4,682

There is a very good reason they do this. Humans aren't natural prey for these animals. Well cougars will stalk about anything, but Bears and Wolves will generally avoid humans. However, if you get an animal that attacks and eats a human, then the fear is that animal will become accustomed to humans as prey, and start stalking them. Not just in the wild, but near houses and towns.

That's because they were here first and once the humans encroach upon their habitat, they must adapt to a new and different intruder. And, obviously as we all know, humans have the ability to reason and rationalize. Therefore their excuses for hunting down and killing an animal for protecting its own habitat are justified in the minds if some.

You'll recall we did the same thing to the native Americans, except instead of hunting them down and killing all of them, we herded the remaining few into "reservations."

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Davidson Deac II    4,210

That's because they were here first and once the humans encroach upon their habitat, they must adapt to a new and different intruder. And, obviously as we all know, humans have the ability to reason and rationalize. Therefore their excuses for hunting down and killing an animal for protecting its own habitat are justified in the minds if some.

You'll recall we did the same thing to the native Americans, except instead of hunting them down and killing all of them, we herded the remaining few into "reservations."

That is not always true. Generally, when a bear or wolf attacks and eats a human, its because the animal is no longer able to go after its natural prey, usually due to age. Humans are easier to catch and kill than something like an elk or a deer.

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Anybodyhome    4,682

That is not always true. Generally, when a bear or wolf attacks and eats a human, its because the animal is no longer able to go after its natural prey, usually due to age. Humans are easier to catch and kill than something like an elk or a deer.

Aren't you assuming the attack is based upon sustenance? I'm thinking it's more about territory and protection of that territory. Hadn't even considered the aspect of food.

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nobody    19

Aren't you assuming the attack is based upon sustenance? I'm thinking it's more about territory and protection of that territory. Hadn't even considered the aspect of food.

Yeah its mostly the food thing. The territory attacks are really rare. They had a news story a few years back about a couple hippies in Ca walking into a den of wolf pups and Not getting attacked. The pack was just focused on getting the pups the hell out of the area. That said anybody that scews with bear cubs knows what to expect.

Side note I can condense this news report:

Cincinnati scored a touchdown after the patriots fumbled the ball but were stopped by an unsportsman like conduct flag. They had to settle for a fieldgoal instead of a Touchdown. The Bengals Fans were very upset and are appealing the decison.

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bleys    1,995

My basic understanding is a bear attack at night has little to do with food and they are going for the kill..

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nobody    19

What a ninja. Did they drug test?

Its a tiger victim- whats left for them to test on?

I think I can give you the test results just from reading this.

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Davidson Deac II    4,210

Aren't you assuming the attack is based upon sustenance? I'm thinking it's more about territory and protection of that territory. Hadn't even considered the aspect of food.

Sorry, I was out in Yellowstone recently, and the Park Rangers were talking about Bears and Wolves and that is what I was thinking of. They only go after the animals if they consumed a human or if the animal went after humans because it saw them as a food source. Incidental attacks are different. If its just a wrong place wrong time (for example a human comes between a mother and her cubs), they leave the animal alone, because its just doing what comes natural. But if they feel that the Bears start equating humans with food, they always go after it because they learned in the past thats a big problem.

One of the interesting things they discussed is how the number of Bear attacks in Yellowstone dropped dramatically once they strictly forbid humans from feeding the bears. Encroaching on their territory was less of an issue than leaving one's garbage can open. Once the Bears stopped seeing humans as a easy food source, they started going after more natural food sources, ie elk, deer, fish etc... If you get caught feeding a animal in Yellowstone, you get a $2000 fine. And if an animal is looking for food from humans, the animal gets put down.

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Anybodyhome    4,682

I grew up going to Yellowstone with my parents in the very early 60's and still have pictures and 8mm home movies of us feeding bears slice of bread out the car windows. Not kidding- lines of cars would just stop in the middle of the road and the bears would come right up to the cars looking for handouts... was cool when I was a kid, but now that I'm 50 years older I'm thinking, "Just WTF were you thinking?"

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