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Cheetahs Kill Zoo-Goer Who Entered Cage
AP via SFGate ^ | 2/12/7

Posted on 02/12/2007 3:12:17 PM PST by SmithL

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday.

Karen Aerts, 37, of Antwerp, was found dead in the cage, Olmense Zoo spokesman Jan Libot said. Police said they ruled out any foul play.

Authorities believe Aerts, a regular visitor to the zoo, hid in the park late Sunday until it closed and managed to find the keys to the cheetah cage.

"Karen loved animals. Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust,"

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cheetah; darwinaward; darwinawards
Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust

You can't trust them. That's why they're called cheetahs.

1 posted on 02/12/2007 3:12:18 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

"Not In My House!!!"


2 posted on 02/12/2007 3:12:54 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: SmithL

Big cats are dangerous but a little.......


3 posted on 02/12/2007 3:14:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: SmithL
An animal lover

A nut.

4 posted on 02/12/2007 3:16:01 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: SmithL
Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust...

Oh,God....that's funny!

5 posted on 02/12/2007 3:18:50 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."-Karl Marx)
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To: SmithL

6 posted on 02/12/2007 3:18:53 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: SmithL

"DON'T GET ELIMINATED!!!"
7 posted on 02/12/2007 3:26:52 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: SmithL
You can't trust them. That's why they're called cheetahs.

Yep.

Playas play and cheetahs cheet.

8 posted on 02/12/2007 3:29:24 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: SmithL; Charles Henrickson; mikrofon

After its studies man sciences (Saint Dimpnalyceum, yellow) she graduated in 1992, to the Karel the large college in Antwerp as graphic illustrator. After further vervolmakingscursussen and worked she lived a year in London. There she worked on the children's book department at publisher salamander Books and later at publicity studio The Creative consortium. In Belgium she walked back a half year training period in the Service Centre digital media of the Limburgs Universitair Centrum in Diepenbeek. Since 1997 she has worked as a illustrator at publisher RG Visualia in Dessel. She has been already involved of in the early beginning in the new media school. They devised the house style, as well as this Internet site and cooperated in the design of several projects such as ARTLINKS and other.

9 posted on 02/12/2007 3:31:03 PM PST by martin_fierro (Lost In Translation)
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To: martin_fierro

She really majored in "Deh-Deh-Dee".


10 posted on 02/12/2007 3:32:46 PM PST by 43north (7 of 11 living things are insects. This explains liberals and islamofascists.)
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To: SmithL
Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust showed her the error of her ways.
11 posted on 02/12/2007 3:37:10 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: SmithL

Cheetahs are people-lovers.


12 posted on 02/12/2007 3:43:31 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: NonValueAdded

I haven't laughed so hard over a death...well, not ever. I about fell off my chair when i read this: Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust...

That's just funny!


13 posted on 02/12/2007 3:44:53 PM PST by Shimmer128 (Joy is not in things, it is in us)
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To: SmithL
"Karen loved animals."

And the cheetahs loved Karen--especially with a little chianti

14 posted on 02/12/2007 3:51:12 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: SmithL
I hadn't realized that cheetahs were that dangerous. Indian princes used to keep them as pets and hunt game with them.

On the other hand, I'm not stupid enough to climb into a cage full of them either. Even ordinary dogs can be dangerous if caged.

15 posted on 02/12/2007 3:53:32 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: Shimmer128

Some people climb into animal cages, others don diapers and drive cross-country ... it's a mixed up muddled up shook up world ...


16 posted on 02/12/2007 3:55:02 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: Zeroisanumber

She must have known that today is Darwin's birthday.


17 posted on 02/12/2007 4:09:29 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (February 12, 1809.)
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To: SmithL
Police said they ruled out any foul play.

Of course! These were cheetahs, not chickens!

18 posted on 02/12/2007 4:10:46 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Fowl!)
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To: SmithL; dead; mikrofon; martin_fierro
One of the cats that killed Aerts was named Bongo, whom the woman had adopted under a special program. She paid for Bongo's food. . . .

I'll say!

19 posted on 02/12/2007 4:12:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (PAY for it?! She BECAME it!)
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To: SmithL

"Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust..."

ROFLMAO! The human herd is thinned yet again. ;)


20 posted on 02/12/2007 4:13:14 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SmithL

Hold Muh Perrier Alert.


21 posted on 02/12/2007 4:14:01 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Eurotrash.)
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To: LibKill

They can actually be reasonably safe pets. I used to see one being walked on the streets of Vienna on a leash back in the 1970s. But I imagine they would need to be raised that way. Modern zoos try to keep the animals wild, socialized with each other rather than humans, and behaving as closely as possible to how they would behave in nature. And frankly, if they'd been normally trained guard dogs, the reaction they had to this obviously unauthorized intruder would have been expected. If a stupid unarmed intruder broke into a family home equipped with a pair of Great Danes, the intruder might well end up dead if the dog owners weren't home or didn't choose to call the dogs off.


22 posted on 02/12/2007 4:15:42 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Charles Henrickson

23 posted on 02/12/2007 4:15:51 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; SmithL; dead

Further vervolmakingscursussen was clearly required.


24 posted on 02/12/2007 4:19:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SmithL
Cheetahs Kill Zoo-Goer Who Entered Cage

They've been known to do that.

25 posted on 02/12/2007 4:21:24 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (When I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth)
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To: martin_fierro

That's easy for you to say!


26 posted on 02/12/2007 4:23:06 PM PST by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: martin_fierro

SOme translations just don't work out right.


27 posted on 02/12/2007 4:26:31 PM PST by bannie
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To: SmithL

An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday.

Karen Aerts, 37, of Antwerp, was found dead in the cage, Olmense Zoo spokesman Jan Libot said. Police said they ruled out any fowl play.


28 posted on 02/12/2007 4:37:46 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SmithL

Nature lovers -- the other white meat.


29 posted on 02/12/2007 4:38:24 PM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson
After further vervolmakingscursussen and worked she lived a year in London. There she worked on the children's book department

With her verve for cursin' and cussin' it's surprising she got to work with children...

30 posted on 02/12/2007 4:40:19 PM PST by mikrofon (The cats didn't tolerate it, obviously)
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To: mikrofon

"There she worked on the children's book department"

***
A new Dr. Seuss title, perhaps -- "The Cat In The Hat Ate That"


31 posted on 02/12/2007 6:32:56 PM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: SmithL

" Police said they ruled out any foul play."

Well, you can't blame this one on the chickens, then. Poor cheetahs. They never win.


32 posted on 02/12/2007 10:10:44 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: martin_fierro

Not gulty!


33 posted on 02/12/2007 10:12:09 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: gcruse

lol


34 posted on 02/13/2007 8:22:21 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: No Truce With Kings
Nature lovers -- the other white meat.

Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in the center.

35 posted on 02/13/2007 8:24:34 AM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: martin_fierro; proud_yank

Helping the gene pool.


36 posted on 02/14/2007 10:16:28 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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