William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Darwin Award Wannabe

NEW YORK -- A man jumped out of the Bronx Zoo's monorail into the tiger exhibit Friday afternoon, where he was badly mauled by one of the big cats before zoo employees rescued him using fire extinguishers, zoo officials said.

The man, believed to be around 25, severely injured his leg and foot in the attack, which happened just before 3:30 p.m., sources tell NBC 4 New York. He also has deep cuts to the back.

Once the tiger backed away, the man was instructed to roll under a hot wire to safety, said Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny in a statement. The keepers then called the tiger into its exhibit holding area and secured him there, Breheny said.
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Suicide by tiger. That's unusual even for New York.

2 comments:

Mat Anna said...

That seems a little hard on the tiger...

Fr. Benedict Crawford said...

Somehow I'm reminded of Fr. Dougal McGuire visiting Sister Assumpta at the convent back in Kildaire. (You have to be a fan of Fr. Ted for that one.)