Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Did Mauling Victim Provoke Attack?

Authorities in San Francisco are investigating a shoe print on an outer fence where a tiger escaped and killed a 17 year old.

Police are investigating a shoeprint found on the railing of a San Francisco Zoo exhibit from which a Siberian tiger escaped and killed a teenager in a Christmas attack, the city's police chief said on Thursday.

Chief Heather Fong told reporters police want to know if the print matched the shoes of any of the victims, including two brothers who survived maulings, but said there was no indication yet they had incited the 350-pound female cat named Tatiana.

Some reports say they may have provoked the tiger, although at this point, there seems to be no proof of that.

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