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Tiger Mauls Young Woman in Indiana
Caretaker, 21, was cleaning pen at rescue center
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2013 11:56 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A 21-year-old woman is in critical condition after being mauled by a tiger at a sanctuary near Indianapolis, reports the Indy Star. Marrisa Dub was cleaning a pen when the 18-year-old male tiger got back in through an improperly secured door in a holding area. By the time co-workers arrived, the tiger had Dub's head in its mouth, but they were able to rescue her by spraying water in the tiger's face and tossing it meat. Dub, who was able to answer questions after the attack, was airlifted to the hospital.

The attack took place at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, which has about 230 animals in its care that were formerly abused or neglected, reports Reuters. The Agriculture Department is investigating the attack, which comes just a few months after the fatal mauling a 24-year-old woman by a lion at a wildlife sanctuary in California. That victim was an intern, and Dub is believed to be an intern, too.

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Jun 23, 2013 4:16 AM CDT
Reminds me of a FarSide cartoon where an alligator was being cross-examined by an attorney and said- "Did I kill and eat this person? Of course I did, I'm an alligator, its what we do- DUH"
Jun 23, 2013 1:21 AM CDT
PLEASE don't kill this magestic creature! He should not be punished for attacking on instinct & because of someone's carelessness!!!
Jun 22, 2013 9:39 PM CDT
Once a cat does this it needs to be put down because it simply knows that it can and will do it to a human, they get a taste for it, even though they have an over all taste for it to begin with.