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Old 04-17-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-cal...162500559.html

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Stacey Konwiser's death could easily have been avoided, animal rights activists say. As the New York Daily News reported, the Florida zookeeper, alternately known as the "Tiger Whisperer," was mauled to death on Friday by one of the four Malayan tigers that had been under her care for three years. But it may not have happened at all if the zoo had maintained better safety standards.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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How is that a Darwin Award winner? She was a zookeeper, that's her job.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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How is that a Darwin Award winner? She was a zookeeper, that's her job.

Nope.....I read somewhere else that she disregarded safety protocols and went into the tiger feeding/sleeping area as she was of the mind they were like her pets.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:01 PM
 
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Nope.....I read somewhere else that she disregarded safety protocols and went into the tiger feeding/sleeping area as she was of the mind they were like her pets.
Exactly.

Kind of like Timothy Treadwell.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:13 AM
 
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This guy should definitely get a "Runner-Up" award.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFAz7uw7DTw
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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Nope.....I read somewhere else that she disregarded safety protocols and went into the tiger feeding/sleeping area as she was of the mind they were like her pets.
Do you have a link for where you read that? From the cnn story: Zoo officials said it didn't appear Konwiser did anything out of the norm as she worked in the enclosure, known as the tiger night house, and prepared to talk with zoo visitors Friday about the animals in a "Tiger Talk."
Florida zoo mourns keeper killed by tiger - CNN.com

From NBC: Konwiser was doing tasks that she performed daily when the attack occurred, Carter said. "There was nothing out of the norm as far as what she was conducting at that time," she said. "A tragic incident occurred."
Florida Zookeeper Dies After Being Attacked by Tiger - NBC News

Of course, there is an investigation going on. Until final results are given, the reports steer towards she was doing her job per usual. Not a Darwin winner, sorry.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:37 PM
 
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Came close to winning this week's award, but no cigar

Please don

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The tourist was caught on video repeatedly trying to pet a bison lying down in the Old Faithful area. The unidentified woman tried to pet the beast over and over again, even though any time her hand got close the bison thrust its horn up toward her hand.

The video was captured Saturday by Brett Johnson, the operations coordinator of a potato packing plant in St. Anthony, who has made an annual trip during opening weekend at Yellowstone for years.

“I’ve seen people do stupid things,” he said. “… This was by far the stupidest thing.”
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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What is this "guy who devised a theory without scientific evidence or observable science" award you all speak of?
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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What is this "guy who devised a theory without scientific evidence or observable science" award you all speak of?
Funny you should ask. It's about stupid people.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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The tourist was caught on video repeatedly trying to pet a bison lying down in the Old Faithful area. The unidentified woman tried to pet the beast over and over again, even though any time her hand got close the bison thrust its horn up toward her hand.

The video was captured Saturday by Brett Johnson, the operations coordinator of a potato packing plant in St. Anthony, who has made an annual trip during opening weekend at Yellowstone for years.

“I’ve seen people do stupid things,” he said. “… This was by far the stupidest thing.”
Just yesterday I petted an animal that was, chromosomally, 97% wolf. I suppose that's in the same category, but the animal shook its behind and licked my hand.
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