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Rain Man
06-23-2005, 05:37 PM
20 year from now, this kid will be in a bar telling people about the time that a tiger attacked him in Minneapolis, and then when they pulled the tiger off, a lion attacked him, and somebody will beat him up for being a liar.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8334390/?GT1=6657

Boy in critical condition after tiger, lion attack
Minneapolis owner of animals has 11 large cats, one bearThe Associated Press

Updated: 4:02 p.m. ET June 23, 2005MINNEAPOLIS - A 10-year-old boy was attacked and critically injured by a tiger and a lion that were among a dozen large animals kept by a businessman, authorities said.

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Russell LaLa of Royalton was injured Wednesday when he and his father visited Chuck Mock, who authorities say is the owner of 11 large cats and a bear. The boy was in critical condition Thursday at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Authorities said Mock opened the door of a cage and a tiger pushed its way out to attack the boy. When the owner was pulling off the tiger, a lion bit Russell, Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said.

Mock, the owner of Best Buy Auto near Little Falls, did not immediately return telephone calls to his home and office Thursday.

Wetzel said Mock has registered 12 animals with the state 11 large cats and one bear. The sheriff said he thought Mock kept the animals as "a novelty."

"I don't think anyone should have them," Wetzel said. "Just because you're legal doesn't mean you're safe."

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Duck Dog
06-23-2005, 05:40 PM
Man, these lion and tiger threads just aren't the same without midgets.

JimNasium
06-23-2005, 05:41 PM
Man, these lion and tiger threads just aren't the same without midgets.
ROFL

chiefs4me
06-23-2005, 06:01 PM
His mommy will save the newspaper articles about it for him, I am sure of this.;)

Rain Man
06-23-2005, 07:05 PM
Man, these lion and tiger threads just aren't the same without midgets.

Heh-heh. The other 41 kids probably ran off as soon as they saw that the lion had brought a tiger to the fight.

DJay23
06-23-2005, 08:45 PM
What kind of a last name is LaLa?

Phobia
06-23-2005, 08:50 PM
What's wrong, Russell? Cat got your tongue?

BigOlChiefsfan
06-23-2005, 08:58 PM
Heh-heh. The other 41 kids probably ran off as soon as they saw that the lion had brought a tiger to the fight.

Bringing a lion to a tiger fight isn't as bad as bringing a knife to a gunfight. But why can't people just RTFM?

BigVE
06-23-2005, 08:59 PM
Kid: "Daddy, I dont think we can outrun this tiger!"

Dad: "Its ok son, I only have to outrun YOU!"


Bad. I know.

Ultra Peanut
06-23-2005, 09:39 PM
We don't have lions here, aside from the zoo, but we do have Tigers and bears.

<img src="http://www.memphis.edu/magazine/v22i3/dlo1.jpg" style="width: 222px; height: 300px; border: 0" alt="" /> <img src="http://media.scout.com/Media/College_Football/92104_Danny_Wimprine.JPG" style="width: 200px; height: 200px; border: 0" alt="" /> <img src="http://sportsmed.starwave.com/media/ncb/2003/1212/photo/a_carney_i.jpg" style="width: 195px; height: 262px; border: 0" alt="" /> <img src="http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/mem/sports/m-baskbl/auto_action/113856.jpeg" style="width: 150px; height: 250px; border: 0" alt="" />

<img src="http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/mundo-img/20050325a/9grizzlies2503.jpg" style="width: 201px; height: 190px; border: 0" alt="" />

... and Tigers AND bears:

<img src="http://www.nba.com/media/grizzlies/wright_burks-51401245.jpg" style="width: 175px; height: 233px; border: 0" alt="" />

Reaper16
06-24-2005, 12:15 AM
This is clearly the greatest story ever. Attacked by a lion and a tiger?!? This is the kind of thing that should be on 24 hours on cable news, not missing white women in Aruba/Mexico/foreign place with non-white people.