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Friday, January 18, 2008

Tiger Mauling Victims Accused of Taunting

It's inexcusable that the tiger was able to get out, so I don't think they should be blamed. Were they acting stupid? Sure. But, that's part of being a teenager.

Police believe that a fatal tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo was in part prompted by the victims provoking the animal into escaping its enclosure and mauling them, investigators said in court documents.

One of the three victims was intoxicated and told another victim's father that they were standing atop a railing and yelling and waving at the tiger shortly before the Christmas Day attack, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle late Thursday.

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