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Old 05-02-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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A man was mauled by a lion he had raised. He went into the enclosure to investigate because a smell had been disturbing the lion.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/british-w...185850859.html

When my sweet, huge house cat is outside, he sometimes senses something that disturbs him and brings a rush of adrenaline. When I see the puffed tail and the ridge along his back, I know to get away, because he is going to attack . . . me! And an out-of-his-mind house cat is extremely dangerous. (I don't take him outside anymore.)

If that man had witnessed my cat attack, he would not have gone into an enclosure with a "disturbed" lion, no matter how sweet their relationship was.

 
Old 05-02-2018, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Man goes in cage. Huge lion in cage. What could go wrong?

A lion is going to do what a lion does.................... eventually.
 
Old 05-02-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Amazing that he's alive.
 
Old 05-02-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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like with sharks or pushy wait-staff, a punch on the nose will thwart a lion attack
 
Old 05-02-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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Even a house cat raised with love can be overcome by adrenaline. My own cat looks at me like he doesn't recognize me when it happens to him. With a lion I think it would take less.

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Old 05-02-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Even a house cat raised with love can be overcome by adrenaline. My own cat looks at me like he doesn't recognize me when it happens to him. With a lion I think it would take less.
Pretty much. When my cat is disturbed and on the attack/defense, there is no interacting with it. And she's scratched me before for tampering with her. Normally, she is the absolute most gentle thing ever, having been raised with my two kids since they were babies, kids pulling her tail and squishing her and all.
I can imagine a lion... Being that it's basically an over-powerful cat.
 
Old 05-02-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Didn't Siegfried and Roy try this act with another big cat? didn't end well there either.

It may just be me but I tend to leave animals that can eat me alone.
 
Old 05-02-2018, 06:36 PM
 
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Any animal can attack at any time.

Doesn't matter if it's a grizzly bear or pet fido.

Along the lines of an example above, I still remember our family's cat that one day just mauled my face when I tried to pet it. Granted, it was asleep, but I've done that before without any issues, and have done that to other cats many times and they never reacted so violently.

Just expect the repercussions to be much more severe when you're dealing with an animal that's considered an apex predator in its environment, over 400 pounds of solid muscle and fury with tremendous bite force and razor sharp claws and teeth.
 
Old 05-02-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Didn't Siegfried and Roy try this act with another big cat? didn't end well there either.

It may just be me but I tend to leave animals that can eat me alone.
At the time it looked like that was what was happening but what really happened is that Roy Horn suffered two massive strokes and the tiger was dragging him off stage.
 
Old 05-02-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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A man was mauled by a lion he had raised. He went into the enclosure to investigate because a smell had been disturbing the lion.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/british-w...185850859.html

When my sweet, huge house cat is outside, he sometimes senses something that disturbs him and brings a rush of adrenaline. When I see the puffed tail and the ridge along his back, I know to get away, because he is going to attack . . . me! And an out-of-his-mind house cat is extremely dangerous. (I don't take him outside anymore.)

If that man had witnessed my cat attack, he would not have gone into an enclosure with a "disturbed" lion, no matter how sweet their relationship was.
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