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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/25/BA0LU4M2T.DTL&tsp=1

    Tiger that killed zoo patron had attacked zookeeper one year ago

    Steve Rubenstein, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Tuesday, December 25, 2007

    (12-25) 21:12 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- One zoo visitor was killed and two injured early this evening in an attack by a Siberian tiger that somehow managed to escape from her enclosed grotto. The horrific mauling witnessed by other zoo patrons came nearly a year to the day after the same tiger almost chewed the arm off one of her zookeepers during a public feeding demonstration.

    The zoo will be closed Wednesday out of respect for the unnamed victims, described by authorities as men in their 20s. One of the men was killed outside the grotto where the tigers are kept; the other two men were attacked about 300 yards away at a cafe. The incident happened about 20 minutes after the zoo's 5 p.m. closing time.

    The tiger, named Tatiana, was killed by four police officers who tracked it to a cafe and found it atop one of the victims. A police spokesman said the officers distracted the animal, which turned and approached the officers who opened fire with 40-caliber handguns.

    Investigators today plan to comb the San Francisco Zoo to piece together how Tatiana escaped from her grotto, which is surrounded by a 15-foot-wide moat and 20-foot-tall wall, said Bob Jenkins, the zoo's director of animal care and conservation.

    Officials refused to rule out carelessness or criminal activity.

    On Dec. 22, 2006, the 350-pound Tatiana chewed the flesh off Lori Komejan's arm during a public feeding demonstration. A state investigation later ruled that the zoo was at fault for the attack because of the way the cages were configured.

    The two survivors were in critical to stable condition at San Francisco General Hospital, said police department spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina.

    They suffered "pretty aggressive bite marks," he said.

    Investigators planned to canvass the 1,000-acre zoo Wednesday morning to make sure there were no other victims, Smith said.

    Despite early worries, three other tigers never escaped into the public areas, said San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ken Smith.

    Shortly after the attack was reported, shotgun-wielding police officers gathered outside the zoo's south entrance and firefighters used tall ladders and flashlights to peer into the zoo's crop of eucalyptus trees

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    Wonder how many shots it took
     
  2. PanzerAce

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    jesus fuck.

    ibthecopsgetsuedbyPETA
     
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    woah. what are the chances of THAT happening? this is going on my reasons to carry list.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    holy fuck
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I think someone else got eaten by a tiger at another zoo a couple weeks ago too.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I was planning on taking my kids there, too. :noes: I'd hate to wear concealed firearm and commit a misdemeanor, but shit. Who would have thought anything like that might have happened.
     
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    Big game maulings are about the last situation I would want to be stuck in.
     
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    No kidding. How the fuck did that thing get out of its cage.
     
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    Since we're talking about the police, I'm going to have to say 45, but only 20 hit their mark. :mamoru:
     
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    my GF called me about that a little while ago.

    glad i dont live near the zoo :noes:
     
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    more proof you need your CCW already dude.

    and get on AIM :o
     
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    no, i need my AR upper to ship already :x:
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    nearly 50% hit ratio? sounds a little optimistic to me. I say probably about 70/20
     
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    350lb. tiger? pfft. I coulda taken it......
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    SF Cops don't have rifles?
     
  17. Werm

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    Poor tiger... To bad it's probably the zoo's fault and he had to be shot.

    Tiger was just acting like a tiger...
     
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    I don't even know, but can you legally carry in a zoo?
    I don't remember what ours says about it cuz the last time I went there I didn't even have my carry permit yet.
    If so... I'll be carrying there from now on. Fuck that. She didn't have to die.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :dunno: If I goto the Zoo its usually the BX Zoo, and my ccw is not valid in NYC so if I were carrying it would be illegally already. Unless the rhino's or hippos escaped I think I could drop most of the dangerous game there with my 10mm, if not I'll just shoot a couple other people in the kneecap :mamoru:
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Yeah I don't really care about you. We already know NYC sucks.



















    :hsugh: JK... fearless leader. Well, NYC does suck.
     
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    I think I'm either going to drive by later today if I have the time, since its not far away, or try to look it up somehow and find out.
    I really want to know now.
     
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    SF is a bit of a drive, don't ya think? :mamoru:
     
  23. Slick26

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    Yeah no thanks. But I was talking about our zoo. Obviously.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Yea, I got that.
     
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    No you didn't
     

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