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JimNasium
03-20-2006, 09:23 PM
Good stuff (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/spotlight/news-article.aspx?storyid=54059)

Tiger Bites Worker at Putnam County Fair





By Grayson Kamm
First Coast News

PALATKA, FL -- The Putnam County Fair will still open Monday even though a fair worker was bitten by a tiger in an exhibit there the day before.

Investigators say the man stuck his hand into a white Bengal tiger's cage.

Deputies say Jason Hardin was so drunk early Sunday morning, they threatened to arrest him if he didn't go to bed. According to officers, Hardin agreed to head back to his trailer and walked off.

But instead of going to bed, deputies say Hardin climbed over a four-foot-high security fence, walked through a grassy area, and stuck his hand into the locked cage of a four-year-old tiger.

Hardin is not one of the people approved to work with the animals.

He was treated for bite wounds to his forearm and hand and later released from Shands Gainesville.

"As soon as the owner came out of the trailer, the tiger released its grasp of him -- so it's probably about a thirty second event," said Putnam County Sheriff Dean Kelly.

"A foolish thing, and I'm sure the subject -- if he had to do it all over again -- wouldn't stick his hand inside the tiger cage," Kelly said.

The state says the cat involved has no past problems.

"Wild animals -- when provoked -- are going to do what wild animals do, and that's protect themselves and their territory," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Kat Kelley explained.

The state's Fish and Wildlife Commission inspects every traveling exotic exhibit like this one. This particular show passed a state review just two weeks ago, Officer Kelley said.

"It [also] passed the inspection this morning. They've done everything right, they've got the correct safety barriers, the cage is locked, everything is in order. This was simply a matter of an error in judgment," Officer Kelley said.

"There's no fault of the owner here at all. So it's, again, a safe event for the citizens to come here and enjoy the fair," Sheriff Kelly added.

First Coast News

|Zach|
03-20-2006, 09:25 PM
Woops.

OnTheWarpath58
03-20-2006, 09:29 PM
Deputies say Jason Hardin was so drunk early Sunday morning, they threatened to arrest him if he didn't go to bed. According to officers, Hardin agreed to head back to his trailer and walked off.

But instead of going to bed, deputies say Hardin climbed over a four-foot-high security fence, walked through a grassy area, and stuck his hand into the locked cage of a four-year-old tiger.

Three words: Drunk, Trailer, Tiger.

Hardin is not one of the people approved to work with the animals.

Some thorough investigative work there.....

Thanks Captain Obvious.

Saulbadguy
03-20-2006, 09:31 PM
Was he trying to convert them to Jesus?

Halfcan
03-20-2006, 09:37 PM
Wow that is a new one. He got the tiger by tail allright.

siberian khatru
03-20-2006, 09:43 PM
Anyone remember Ed Begley Jr. in "Cat People"?

http://www.geocities.com/cinemorgue2/edbegleyjr.jpg

Cave Johnson
03-20-2006, 09:48 PM
Natural selection missed that carnie by a hair.

C-Mac
03-20-2006, 10:37 PM
Congratulations Jason Hardon!

chagrin
03-21-2006, 09:03 AM
I think it's ironic that everytime a human being f*cks with an animal and gets a limb bitten off or something like that happens to them, the animal gets put down.

Kclee
03-21-2006, 09:20 AM
That's GRRREEAAAT!

Bwana
03-21-2006, 09:31 AM
Heh! To bad it wasn't Darwin boys head. We don't need this guy reproducing.

"Hey Billybob, hold my beer and watch this!"

Amnorix
03-21-2006, 09:34 AM
I have no idea at all why this is news. Why would someone write a story about this? The idiot got what he deserved, the tiger did nothing wrong, and there's nothing to see here.

Dartgod
03-21-2006, 09:34 AM
Congratulations Jason Hardon!
Awesome. :thumb:


This really does need to be awarded weekely. Hell, I may even be in the running at times.

Jenny Gump
03-21-2006, 10:09 AM
Took my son to the circus the other day. It was just awful. I was really hoping an elephant would maul its trainer. THAT would have been awesome.

Aries Walker
03-21-2006, 10:17 AM
He obviously missed the tiger vs. croc video.

FAX
03-21-2006, 10:18 AM
He obviously missed the tiger vs. croc video.

So did I. How does one gain access to the tiger vs. croc video, Mr. Aries Walker?

I have always enjoyed a good croc fight.

FAX

charlyfreak
03-21-2006, 10:28 AM
Good stuff (http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/spotlight/news-article.aspx?storyid=54059)

Tiger Bites Worker at Putnam County Fair





By Grayson Kamm
First Coast News

PALATKA, FL -- The Putnam County Fair will still open Monday even though a fair worker was bitten by a tiger in an exhibit there the day before.

Investigators say the man stuck his hand into a white Bengal tiger's cage.

Deputies say Jason Hardin was so drunk early Sunday morning, they threatened to arrest him if he didn't go to bed. According to officers, Hardin agreed to head back to his trailer and walked off.

But instead of going to bed, deputies say Hardin climbed over a four-foot-high security fence, walked through a grassy area, and stuck his hand into the locked cage of a four-year-old tiger.

Hardin is not one of the people approved to work with the animals.

He was treated for bite wounds to his forearm and hand and later released from Shands Gainesville.

"As soon as the owner came out of the trailer, the tiger released its grasp of him -- so it's probably about a thirty second event," said Putnam County Sheriff Dean Kelly.

"A foolish thing, and I'm sure the subject -- if he had to do it all over again -- wouldn't stick his hand inside the tiger cage," Kelly said.

The state says the cat involved has no past problems.

"Wild animals -- when provoked -- are going to do what wild animals do, and that's protect themselves and their territory," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Kat Kelley explained.

The state's Fish and Wildlife Commission inspects every traveling exotic exhibit like this one. This particular show passed a state review just two weeks ago, Officer Kelley said.

"It [also] passed the inspection this morning. They've done everything right, they've got the correct safety barriers, the cage is locked, everything is in order. This was simply a matter of an error in judgment," Officer Kelley said.

"There's no fault of the owner here at all. So it's, again, a safe event for the citizens to come here and enjoy the fair," Sheriff Kelly added.

First Coast News


drinking is legal- pot isn't- show me a pot head who sticks his arm in a tiger cage and i'll say it should be illegal-

what a moron :banghead:

C-Mac
03-21-2006, 10:55 AM
Speaking of drunks and croc's....
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1747066.html
Alligator antics land Russian in hospital
A Russian was attacked by his pet alligator after he tried to show off to friends at a boozy party by feeding it sausages.
Anton Skvortsov, 35, kept pet alligator Musya in a cage in his office in his Moscow.
But after drinking with colleagues at an office party he decided to show them how much his pet loved him and opened the cage to feed the animal by hand.
He said: "We had all had dinner and I thought my beautiful Musya should have some as well.
"He is normally fed only by placing the food through the bars of his cage but this time I wanted to give him a bit of freedom and I held out some sausages for him to take from my hand."
But the animal turned on its owner and clamped its huge jaws down on his hand.
Friends managed to hit the alligator with chairs, shocking the animal into releasing Skvortsov's hand.
The businessman was taken to hospital where doctors treated his lacerations and gave him a tetanus injection.
A hospital spokesman said: "He's lucky to be alive."

Rain Man
03-21-2006, 10:57 AM
That had to be kind of cool for the tiger. He's probably been waiting his whole life to do that.

Kclee
03-21-2006, 11:08 AM
So did I. How does one gain access to the tiger vs. croc video, Mr. Aries Walker?

I have always enjoyed a good croc fight.

FAX


http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=137500&highlight=tiger

There you go Mr. FAX.

Rain Man
03-21-2006, 11:13 AM
Took my son to the circus the other day. It was just awful. I was really hoping an elephant would maul its trainer. THAT would have been awesome.


Was this just for a visit, or were you dropping him off?

StcChief
03-21-2006, 11:29 AM
another darwin candidate.

Aries Walker
03-21-2006, 11:44 AM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=137500&highlight=tiger

There you go Mr. FAX.
Ah, thank you, Mr. Kclee.

greg63
03-21-2006, 11:44 AM
:shake:
Is this guy a complete idiotic moron?


My 8 ball says "Yes".

Kclee
03-21-2006, 11:48 AM
Ah, thank you, Mr. Kclee.

No problem.