Jaguar escapes at Audobon Zoo, kills 6 animals (1 Viewer)

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this is another one of those "vicious" (i mean seriously, even a falcon could kill a cardinal) animal nfl names where the team hasn't lived up the name. i mean c'mon, when have the jacksonville jags actually been a threat. i mean, they had a better than their average season, but still, not really any more superior than the bengals, lions, panthers, cardinals, and lol 28-3 falcons., ok yeah, all of the above are better than the falcons.
 

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this is another one of those "vicious" (i mean seriously, even a falcon could kill a cardinal) animal nfl names where the team hasn't lived up the name. i mean c'mon, when have the jacksonville jags actually been a threat. i mean, they had a better than their average season, but still, not really any more superior than the bengals, lions, panthers, cardinals, and lol 28-3 falcons., ok yeah, all of the above are better than the falcons.
This the EE dude
 

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Anyone remember the tigers in SF that killed the morons tormented them?
 

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I seem to remember stories of tigers in India that were more or less serial killers and would kill out of spite from hunters destroying their forest.
In the tall grasses of southern India, tigers were stalking and killing many villagers - so someone came up with the idea that the tigers always seemed to attack from the back, so if they wore face masks on the backs of their heads, maybe it would deter the attacks. It worked - so now they all wear them:



I had a similar theory last year. In the past two years prior, in the spring, these butthole mocking birds would dive bomb me walking into my office. They seemed to only do it from the back, so I wondered how they would react to me with face mask on the back of my head. So this past spring, I remembered my plan and wanted to get a mask to keep in my desk - so if they started again, I could try this experiment.

I wanted something I could get with no effort, so I searched Amazon for something cheap that Prime would bring me. The only possibility that was cheap (and not some kind of halloween mask) was a Hillary Clinton mask (cardboard and string). The seller probably had a lot left over from Halloween 2016 and was basically giving them away). It came a few days later and I had it in my bag . . . but the attacks never came. I like to imagine that maybe they were eaten by a snake.

So I have this cardboard Hillary mask somewhere in my desk. I guess it would look really bizarre if anyone had seen me walking into work with a Hillary Clinton mask on the back of my head as I attempted to dodge diving mockingbirds.
 
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we actually went to the zoo today (we didn't get back to the jaguar b/c the little one got done fast) but i had a realization i'd never thought of before
there's a new tiger where the white tiger used to be - the new tiger is young and active and loud - across the walkway from him is an enclosure full of deer
now they have to smell and hear this large predator all day long - they must live in constant fear (moreso than deer on the regular even)
 

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we actually went to the zoo today (we didn't get back to the jaguar b/c the little one got done fast) but i had a realization i'd never thought of before
there's a new tiger where the white tiger used to be - the new tiger is young and active and loud - across the walkway from him is an enclosure full of deer
now they have to smell and hear this large predator all day long - they must live in constant fear (moreso than deer on the regular even)
all they think about is “mmm venison”
 

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we actually went to the zoo today (we didn't get back to the jaguar b/c the little one got done fast) but i had a realization i'd never thought of before
there's a new tiger where the white tiger used to be - the new tiger is young and active and loud - across the walkway from him is an enclosure full of deer
now they have to smell and hear this large predator all day long - they must live in constant fear (moreso than deer on the regular even)
Tigers . It is about that time!

View: https://youtu.be/GvJcKq6GvFw
 

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More details from presser today

Valerio, the 5-foot-long, 160-pound jaguar, escaped through ‘incredibly small’ hole before deadly rampage

Valerio the jaguar escaped through ‘incredibly small’ hole before deadly rampage

(Via WWL TV)

EMERGENCY PLAN ACTIVATED
There are no cameras at the jaguar exhibit, so Burks said staff will likely never know how long Valerio was out of his enclosure before a staffer spotted him loose about 7:20 a.m. Saturday after he “heard animals in distress.”
Within two minutes, staffers began to activate the zoo’s emergency protocols. That included a veterinarian mixing a non-lethal cocktail of drugs to knock out Valerio.
By 7:25 a.m., staffers formed a perimeter around Valerio. The vet fired off the first dart 10 minutes later. The drugs, though, failed to sedate the jaguar as quickly as zoo staff hoped.
“Because it was going slower than we intended, we made the decision to add another immobilizing dart” Burks said.
By 7:43 a.m., Valerio lay on the ground, at which point staffers walked up and “prodded” him with a stick. By 8:04 a.m. he was locked inside the jaguar facility once again.
IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED
Burks said that once Valerio was locked up, staff began a top-to-bottom inspection of the jaguar habitat, which also houses a female jaguar that did not escape.
That’s when they found the roughly 8-by-10-inch hole at the top of a 16-foot-tall concrete column in the middle of the exhibit that they believe Valerio squeezed through to briefly gain his freedom.
 

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