The paper this AM had a story about a guy who called the ambulance and told them he had been bitten by a Pit Bull. Off to the hospital. Come to find out, the guy had a Bengal Tiger in his apt. and the bite was from that. This guy is in NYC and they confiscated the tiger. Anyway, it is just another example of targeting a particular breed of dog on which it is easy to blame all the aggression.
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The paper this AM had a story about a guy who called the ambulance andtold them he had been bitten ... is just another exampleof targeting a particular breed of dog on which it is easy to blame all the aggression.

- Heard it on the radio, I wonder why on earth anyone would keep a Tiger, and then in an flat ! People are indeed weird..
Lone
I wonder why on earth anyone would keep a Tiger, and then in an flat !

To protect them from the vicious pit bulls, of course!

Jana
I wonder why on earth anyone would keep a Tiger, and then in an flat !

To protect them from the vicious pit bulls, of course! Jana

heh ! I have yet to hear about a pit breaking in to snack on people but then you never know, they are clever little buggers who will think up new ways of outsmarting us ..Emotion: smile
Lone
, and then in an flat !
To protect them from the vicious pit bulls, of course!

Heh. Did you guys catch that he also had a largish caiman in there?

Apparently he was a bit of an animal nut- kept all sorts of pets, "graduated" up to exotic ones- but had gotten afraid of the tiger himself and was just going to the apartment every day or so, opening the door up a crack, and chucking raw chickens in. His mother, who cared for foster kids, had moved out the the apartment because SHE was afraid of the tiger.

This was, btw- at least according to the story I read- in a public housing complex, and the neighbors knew the tiger was there. This is definitely one of those "Truth is stranger than fiction" stories!
This is definitely one of those "Truth is stranger than fiction" stories![/nq]True story: About three years ago, I was driving cross-country and stopped at a small motel in Nebraska. The front desk was a glass counter with dozens of pictures of the hotel manager with exotic animals - tigers, parrots, emus, things like that. I admired the tigers and he asked if I'd like to meet one. I thought he was joking and said yeah, sure. He goes back behind the counter, opens a door to the back room, and out tumbles the most adorable tiger kitten.

It was nine weeks old and looked like a big Gund. I kneeled down and it ran right up to me, onto my knee and have me a hearty slap on the face, knocking my glasses across the room. Bonnie, then 10 months old, was not impressed when it gave her a big hug and bit her neck.
He said he had three tigers living in the motel. I decided to take his word for it.
Jana
Wow! I stayed in a motel in Washington state (I think it was Selah) on the coast, they had tigers too. the manager had one out swimming in the pool. Scared the bejees out of my poodles.
Wow! I stayed in a motel in Washington state (I think it was Selah) on the coast, they had tigers too. the manager had one out swimming in the pool. Scared the bejees out of my poodles.

selah is in the interior, but i'd love to know where this hotel was, i want to visit!
some of my coworkers donate time and money to an exotic cat preserve, they go and play with rare felines and take great pix, but i've never actually met any. it takes way more donation $ than i can afford to be invited.

-kelly
It was way up there..oh my husband says it was called the windjammer inn and it was in West port it was a couple of years ago, maybe they still have the cats.
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