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Old 03-11-2013, 04:27 AM
 
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Here is updated info about this from CNN. I have read nothing about her being on a phone.

Cat sanctuary intern 'was living her dream,' her father says - CNN.com
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Here is updated info about this from CNN. I have read nothing about her being on a phone.

Cat sanctuary intern 'was living her dream,' her father says - CNN.com
I couldn't read that without tearing up. Thanks for the update.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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Yeah, maybe. But one of the things humans do is show other predators who the top predator is, it's our nature. And it's worked pretty well, all in all.
I'm sure lions everywhere took note.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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LOL! Why a "hail of bullets"? Are they really bad shots? How about one well-placed shot?

Woof is right. When a victim is on the ground, taking the time to find a tranq gun is not an option. And having a tranquilizer gun every 10 feet is ridiculous. "In case of lion attack, break glass."
I doubt many zoo workers would be a good shot in that situation. If you have to wait for the cops tell em to bring a coroner too.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I watched a show on tv where a pride of lions knocked down a young water buffalo. The buffalo was frozen in terror but alive ...... the lions set about playing with it, pawing at it, nibbling - just as a housecat would play with a mouse or bird. (by the way, the buffalo was saved by an adult).
Cape buffalo are extremely dangerous for lions to hunt, yet lions prize them above all other prey and will take the risk. It has been said that more lions are killed or injured by buffalo than by all other animals combined. It takes several lionesses working as a team to down a mature 1500 pound bull. Buffalo will often go the offensive and attack lions when they approach. An excellent documentay on this topic is "Relentless Enemies", a film by the Jouberts.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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Here is updated info about this from CNN. I have read nothing about her being on a phone.

Cat sanctuary intern 'was living her dream,' her father says - CNN.com
Thank you for posting that. I teared up also. I just could never work with wild animals like that because of the unpredictability.
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