Tiger Threat

A seventeen-year-old girl was attacked and killed by a seven-year-old bengal tiger while posing for a senior photograph at an animal sanctuary in Kansas. Damn, that sentence is strange, because, well, who the hell poses for senior pictures with a freakin’ tiger!? Unless you joined the circus, work in a zoo, or personally know Siegfried and Roy you shouldn’t be taking pictures with tigers. It’s just not a good idea. The tiger pictured here isn’t the one that killed the girl, but this trainer certainly looks like he has a death wish. Stop the insanity people!

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  1. Natural selection is working it’s magic on high school students in Aruba and Boyscouts this year.

    #1 by C-Bot — August 20, 2005 @ 11:41 pm

  2. Natural selection is working it’s magic on high school students in Aruba and Boyscouts this year.

    Hopefully natural selection will work on you too! Burn in hell!

    #2 by Chris Mankey — September 24, 2005 @ 12:25 am

  3. oiu shouldnt bemean totigers they are just very territorial and they are like cats you wouldnt be meanto your pet cat now would you? and plus you never know she might not of known how protective about thier cubs,now could she?

    #3 by duckky — June 15, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

  4. Jerk! Sure it wasn’t the best idea to pose with a tiger – but you shouldn’t say mean things about her! She made a mistake lots of kids getting Senior pictures do and suffered the consequences, so bug off!!

    #4 by Taylor — June 20, 2007 @ 7:14 pm

  5. I’d rather be a jerk than tiger-jerky! You say that a lot of high school seniors take pictures with tigers!? You are insane. I am not a math whiz, but I can tell you that statistically the number of idiots that do this has to be far less than 1 percent nationally. That being said, getting mauled to death by a tiger at this age is simply natural selection. Adios idiots.

    #5 by Fabian — June 21, 2007 @ 11:07 am

  6. that sucks for her but fuck the tiger eat his balls murder him kill sam dom fuckin kill him

    #6 by swp ss 88 zog — August 19, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

  7. fucken idiot man you must be a stupid muthafucker to pose next to a big ass tiger you should of done it digital mensa…..

    #7 by aldo moreno — August 20, 2007 @ 10:34 am

  8. You say that she was insane for it.
    Well i think shes cool to do that, well not get killed but to at least try to get a picture with the tiger. Maybe it wasnt a good idea. But Tigers are my FAVORITE animals and i would LOVE to take my senior picture with them! It would be my dream!
    Im Sorry but she had a reason for doing it. So dont be calling her Crazy or insane..

    #8 by Ashley — August 23, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

  9. bru u cant do that by saying all dat shit u creat a fear of the animals and its people like u who create fear of the animals so people kill them and thats how our worlds beautiful animals become extinct u shud say that it was sad that the chick died but she was trying to get a great foto of her with a beautiful animal and u know steve irwin he not a stupid or do u think that to he was a legend man and u dnt disrecpect people like that so U SUCK

    #9 by benjamin — August 28, 2007 @ 10:22 am

  10. What can you say? She somehow offended the tiger(They are very tempermental. Even a wrong smile or a very loud of a noise can provoke one). It attacked, she couldn’t get away. I don’t think the tiger should be killed. It had no idea what was going on. It doesn’t speak human. Nor understand the actions of humans. It was reacting on instinct. But I do believe if it tasted human blood it should be kept away from all humans for the rest of it’s life. And finally that the school seniors shouldn’t have posed with tiger in the first place. Bad idea. Let this be a lesson to us all.

    #10 by TheDeliLlama — September 21, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

  11. I think that taking a pic with a tiger would be really really cool. And the tiger snapping like that was just a one time thing i mean who knows maybe he was trying to play or she just scared the tiger. But i dont think that shes retarted for it, i know if i could i would deffentally go and take a pic with a tiger, no dought!

    #11 by Kacie — September 24, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  12. i THINK IT WOULD BE AWSOME TO POSE FOR A SENIOR PIC WITH A TIGER!!! I PERSONALLY LOVE TIGERS AND AM PLANNING ON WORKING WITH THEM WHEN I GIT OUT OF COLLEGE. I DON`T CARE WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT TIGERS AND HER GETTING KILLED, SO THE TIGER ACTED ON IT`S INSTINCTS, THINGS HAPPEN RISKS ARE TIAKEN. DON`T BLAME THE TIGER FOR DOING WHAT IT WAS MADE FOR. AND ALSO, ANYONE WHO MADE A BAD COMMENT ABOUT THE TIGER IS A MOTHERFUCKER!!! GO TIGERS!!!!

    #12 by Joelle — September 25, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

  13. Losing is for losers, but so not is winning.
    Standing beside tiger for senior photographs and specially with bengal tigers in not that easy, better you should start with small cats…

    #13 by Parthiv — September 30, 2007 @ 1:20 am

  14. awww poor tiger that girl was stupid

    tigers are beautiful animals and so are wolves

    she should have known better that tigers are wild animals and that they can attack at anytime

    to the girls friends and the girl up in heaven TIGERS ARE NOT LIKE A PET DOG OR PET CAT STUPID!THEY ARE WILD BEASTS AND ARE MAGNIFICENT ANIMALS AND YOU WERE IN THEIR HABITAT YOU DEE DEE DEE’S
    THE TIGER PROBABLY DIDN’T MEAN TO IT WAS IN ITS NATURE ALRIGHT!

    #14 by Chelsea — October 1, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

  15. AWW TIGERS R SOOOOO CUTE HAVE U SEEN THE BABY TIGERS I BET U THINK THAT THEY ARE CUTE BUT U HATE THE ADULTS WEN THERE THE SAME TIGER REALLY ITS JUS THEY GET MORE TEROTORIAL WEN THEYR OLDER!
    THAT GRL WOZ STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!

    #15 by hot_meg — October 2, 2007 @ 10:44 am

  16. Look I have taken a picture with a tiger and was fine. Tigers are incredible animals and because of humans 2 out of 5 species are gone..forever. It’s sad the tiger attacked, but she should of know what could of happened. I hope to work with tigers some day and if one tuns on me than it would sucks for me but it’s a risk I’m willing to take. But you can’t blame the Tiger nor trainer.. if a Tiger can be tamed it will only be almost completely tame toward the one who bottle fed it. so yeah.. to all who said fuck tigers..you should be shot for your ignorance!

    #16 by Sheri — October 8, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

  17. wow, that sucks!!!! but why would you be doing that in the first place!!!

    #17 by susan — October 9, 2007 @ 8:27 am

  18. HEY WHO CARES THAT THE TIGER KILLED HER!!!!! I DONT AND U SHOULDNT!!!! U KNOW Y BECAUSE SHE WAS STUPID ENOUGHF TO DO THAT!!! THE TIGER WAS PERTECTING ITS SELF!!! YOU NEVER TROUST A ANIMAL LIKE THAT BECAUSE THEY CAN TURN ON U JUST AS FAST A A DOG CAN TURN ON U!! THAT TIGER PROB KILLED HER BECAUSE SHE WAS NOT RESPECTING HIM OR HER! SURE THEY ARE BUEUTIFUL ANIMALS BUT THEY WILL GET EXTINCT EXPESALY IF THEY ARE BY PEOPLE!!

    #18 by Isabella — November 10, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  19. sexy

    #19 by gc — November 11, 2007 @ 6:44 pm

  20. u shouldnt b sayin that about her atleest she had guts it was bad she died. but would you have guts to get a picture wit a tiger think about that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #20 by im the best — November 16, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

  21. Yeah, I knew the girl. The reason she thought it was safe was because TONS of people had done it before. It was by all appearances a TAME tiger. Around that area (and where I live) people like to own exotic animals. I have a friend that runs a drive-through safari with tigers and lions and such, he used to raise large cats and sell them to celebrities. I also had a friend with lemurs. It isn’t uncommon to have an exotic pet like a tiger around here. People keep them as ‘pets’

    #21 by Erika — November 22, 2007 @ 8:33 am

  22. damn people got isues with animals damn u should just leave them alone

    #22 by thatzrught — December 5, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

  23. Listen, I think tigers are wonderful majestic animals, who belong in the wild. Their natural habitat is not a zoo nor conservation site. Taking a picture with such a wild animal is rediculous unless you are the one who raised it. Like most of you said tigers, as well as wolves and bears are very trrritorial. If a tiger will attack another tiger for tresspassing on it’s land what do you think it will do to a human. If you want a picture of yourself and a tiger, get a picture off the net and photoshop it, the reason that the number of these beautiful animals is decreasing at such an incredible rate is because dumbass humans took them out of their natural habitat so they could take pictures with them. A TIGER IS NOT A PET, IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE TAMED SO LEAVE IT THEM ALONE!!!

    #23 by Jamie — December 24, 2007 @ 6:13 am

  24. I personally think it would be cool to pose with a tiger,but I think it shouldn’t be legal seeing as how tigers are the number one man eating big cats. They belong in the wild,but also in captivity seeing as how most are dying out. 3 of 8 species are exinct.(the Bali,Caspian and the Javan). the last white tiger seen in the wild was in 1950. Tragic story and all,but every one knows that no matter what you do, a tiger is a tiger and will follow is intincts.

    #24 by Ally — January 1, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  25. Wild animals aren’t pets, and 800 lb carnivores definitely aren’t pets. Sounds like the girl was misled by negligent people who apparently care more about making a buck than being safe. These animals aren’t tameable, and even experts get attacked on a regular basis. Nobody should even be let near big cats, elephants, hippos, wolves, or other animals that are not actually a domesticated species, unless they really know what they’re doing.

    This is a lesson for everyone, just like you don’t even assume a gun is not loaded just because someone tells you, do believe that a big cat is “tame,” no matter what someone tells you. Stay away unless you are a professional.

    #25 by Squeedle — January 14, 2008 @ 11:32 am

  26. DON’T BE BLAMING THAT TIGER! IT IS PROTECTING ITSELF! IF YOU HAD A KNIFE AND A GUY IS TRYING TO KILL YOU YOU WOULD KILL THAT GUY WITH IT! WHY? BECAUSE IT’S SELF DEFENSE

    #26 by Mithra Krishnan — January 29, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

  27. i loove tigers that really stinks fr that girl:(

    #27 by news peep — February 1, 2008 @ 2:20 pm

  28. It’s terrible that she was killed by that tiger. To make fun of her for it, though, is disrespectful. It’s not fair to just assume that she was being “stupid” taking a picture with a tiger. By all rights, she assumed that the tiger would be tame enough since it was in an animal sanctuary, which is completely understandable. You have to consider that that tiger probably had a lot of contact with humans at that sanctuary, and the girl probably just accidentally did something to provoke it. Tigers are very beauitful animals, and who could blame her for wanting a picture with one? They are simply also sometimes tempermental and territorial. She may have done something as simple as getting too close. So there is no reason to call her insane or stupid.

    #28 by Crimson — February 7, 2008 @ 8:53 am

  29. this story is to long to read so i loooked at the pictuere i feeel so bad for that person(not) so i hope you all have a wonderful day at canadas wonderland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    love peneolpe

    #29 by peneolpe — February 10, 2008 @ 4:30 am

  30. Parthiv, you r evil no offence or w8ever. someone died what if that girl was 1 of ur family you would be f****n slagging off that girl you are a motherf**** who is VERY evil

    #30 by Sabah — February 18, 2008 @ 11:21 am

  31. i hope they didn’t kill the tiger. it was stupid for her to that she should know a tiger is very dangerous and the zoo or who owned the tiger shouldn’t have let her do that. zoo keepers are highly trained and should be the only ones who go near the tigers

    #31 by cassie — February 25, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

  32. Tigers are cool. I hate life, we should all just go and slit our wrists.

    #32 by Raphiel — March 6, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  33. this world we are living in is extremely screwed up and if you believe that this tiger should be put to death because it killed that girl think agian. we should not try to tame wild animals. if you knew the conditions that these poor animals are living in, you would be revolted. they are beaten for being what they are. if that is the way the world was meant to be id rather die than live another second. but maybe someone out there can help stop this. wild animals are called wild animals for a reason. we should not use them and drive them to extinction because we are to lazy to help those in need. it i our faul and this must stop.

    #33 by sanna — May 15, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

  34. i plan on working with tigers after college, but imo, only professionals should be allowed to handle adult tigers. the average person cannot read a tiger’s body language, and doesn’t know how to communicate with one. when u approach a tiger, u have to approach it a certain way. if u approach a tiger the wrong way, the tiger will assume that it’s being challenged. also, in order for a tiger to be tame, its parents and grandparents also have to be tame. people turned wolves into dogs by breeding only the tamest wolves for thousands of years. domestication takes thousands of generations of selective breeding, while taming takes about four or five generations

    #34 by matt — July 12, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

  35. I would be proud of dying killed by such an amazing being, rather than dying tired and bored of life, being a throwaway, being just ignored by everybody… fucking old, sat on a chair with my troussers all screwed.
    Fuck everybody who thing a tiger should be sacrificed by killing a girl for a stupid error from who are supposed to THINK, a mean people= humans!!
    Let us respect life, let us respect every species, because human beings aren’t greater thing than a fly, a sworm, ants, tigers elephants or even bacteria.

    #35 by sebas — January 2, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

  36. The girl came in the Tigers territory,
    Its like as if your at a beach where your not aloud to swim because of sharks, but some1 does it anyway. They put themselves in risk. SO has this girl. I feel sorry for the girl, but she was willing to take that risk. So no1 should kill the tiger. FUCK YOUSE, it has its right

    #36 by Elaine — January 10, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

  37. well the girl must be fuckin dum to take the photo and with tigers god how stuped can you get?…….

    #37 by YoYo cool person — April 26, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

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