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Woman mauled by cheetahs in South African game park ( Tame : LOL )
Indo Asian News Service ^ | May 04, 2012

Posted on 05/04/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT by george76

A woman tourist from Britain in a South African game park was mauled by two cheetahs in a horrific attack.

Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats in the petting area of Kragga Kamma Game Park with other tourists when they began attacking an eight-year-old girl. The woman watched in horror as they clawed and bit her leg ...

Suddenly, the cheetahs left the girl and began eyeing the little girl's seven-year-old brother who was trying to flee. Just as D'Mello tried to intervene, the two animals turned their attention to her.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; bigcats; britain; catnip; cats; cheetah; cheetahs; kittyping; sos; southafrica; whenanimalsattack; wildlife; zoo

1 posted on 05/04/2012 11:29:31 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats

Mistake # 1. There is a reason these are called "wild" animals. People have no business getting close to them or treating them like domesticated animals.

2 posted on 05/04/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: george76

Stupid SHOULD hurt


3 posted on 05/04/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Flycatcher; jazusamo; girlangler; GladesGuru; LucyT; SierraWasp; proud_yank

Her husband Archibald was outside the pen during her ordeal – and took these dramatic photos as the attack unfolded

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4297268/Terrifying-moment-Brit-Violet-DMello-mauled-by-CHEETAHS-on-holiday-in-South-Africas-Kragga-Kamma-game-park.html


4 posted on 05/04/2012 11:33:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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I’ve been there before. They have a bunch of cheetahs lounging around like house cats. I was a little nervous wandering around, but I sure as hell wouldn’t bring little kids in.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: george76

In LOLcat: I can has dum toorist? nom nom nom

}:-)4


6 posted on 05/04/2012 11:37:12 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: george76

Nice of the husband to document their vacation while his wife is getting chewed by a wild animal.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: george76

Dumbass liberals. Want all animals and humans to live as one. This looks like that was coming true. “Living as one”. Just one...him.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: george76

bfl


9 posted on 05/04/2012 11:46:57 AM PDT by Principled
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To: dainbramaged
I know, heck of a guy you got there lady! Now if it was his ex-wife, I can understand the need for a Kodak moment
10 posted on 05/04/2012 11:48:05 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats

A tame animal is more than just raised by humans from birth so they aren't quite as wild. It took hundreds or thousands of generations of domesticating wolves and only allowing the calmer, more compliant ones to breed while killing, castrating or at least chasing off the wilder ones to turn them into domesticated dogs. And even they will occasionally revert to their instincts and kill people.

Cats on the other hand have been breeding humans for thousands of years to make us more compliant to their needs.

11 posted on 05/04/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: george76
Big cat expert Graham Kerley, from the Centre for African Conservation Ecology, warned: “Cheetahs are wild animals, and adult cheetahs have the capacity to hurt very badly.”

WHO KNEW????

12 posted on 05/04/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Perhaps this is one of the reasons the late Pope John Paul preached against eco-tourism.

Walt Disney must be spinning in his grave that human’s have decided to take Disney’s humanization of animals so literally! WTH, is wrong with normally intelligent people and the way they interface with critters?


13 posted on 05/04/2012 11:51:19 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: NativeSon
can understand the need for a Kodak moment

After slipping a few strips of bacon into her pocket.

14 posted on 05/04/2012 11:51:28 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: dainbramaged
Nice of the husband to document their vacation while his wife is getting chewed by a wild animal.

I notice that she never dropped her camera either...

15 posted on 05/04/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1200 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: george76

And that’s how you turn a tourist into a Tourette’s.


16 posted on 05/04/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: KarlInOhio

Don’t forget that humans have evolved and along the long walk from Olduvai Gorge to now - we learned how to make nifty coats from cats.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: george76

I can hear her husband now, during the attack.. “Oh yes, honey.. Hold it right there.. No? Darn! Wait, that’s it, yeah yeah.. Get her get her! Oh this is rich.. Click click.. Click *(chuckle)* click click click”


18 posted on 05/04/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: techcor
Allow me to be cruel for a moment - how great would that be?

I have more than a few ex girlfriends that I wouldn't mind having mauled by a wild animal now and then. You know, to lift my spirits when I'm having a bad day.

19 posted on 05/04/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: george76

Are its teeth bigger than mine? Check.
Are its claws bigger than mine? Check.
Can it run WAY WAY faster than me? Check.
Does it not give a flying fig about me, other than how I taste? Check.

I ain’t petting that thing.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 12:08:36 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: KarlInOhio
Cats on the other hand have been breeding humans for thousands of years to make us more compliant to their needs.

A cat once watched in horror as a man issued a dog a series of commands--sit, heel, roll over, etc.--and the dog dutifully complied. The cat thought, "that poor dog will never make it as a cat."

21 posted on 05/04/2012 12:09:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: george76

She may have saved the little boy’s life. God bless her for intervening.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 12:11:20 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: KarlInOhio

“Dogs have masters; Cats have staff.” LOL.


23 posted on 05/04/2012 12:19:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: george76
Her husband Archibald was outside the pen during her ordeal – and took these dramatic photos as the attack unfolded

Way to go, Archie.

Many nights of sleeping on the couch and burnt cold dinners for you.

24 posted on 05/04/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: george76

I’ve seen big cats react like that at the zoo, but fortunately they were behind bars and glass. They look so bored most of the time, even lethargic. Then a toddler walks by, and suddenly every cat’s eyes are locked on that child. I watched a lion practically beat it’s own head in trying to pounce through the safety glass once.

Little kids give off very strong “prey” vibes.


25 posted on 05/04/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: dainbramaged

Had I done that to my wife, I would not be commenting just now, due to my recent, violent death.


26 posted on 05/04/2012 12:55:30 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: george76

While it was definitely dumb to be petting wild cats, have to give her kudos for intervening to save the kids, and the other tourists (except her husband!!) for helping to save her life.


27 posted on 05/04/2012 12:56:46 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I can hear her husband now, during the attack.. “Oh yes, honey.. Hold it right there.. No? Darn! Wait, that’s it, yeah yeah.. Get her get her! Oh this is rich.. Click click.. Click *(chuckle)* click click click”

I bet this will be the last "one with nature" vacation I'm forced to take with her........see even this big #ssed cat needs more to eat than tofu. Oh well, she said she wanted to rember every minute *click*

28 posted on 05/04/2012 1:22:05 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: george76
“The other lady (Violet) went in to assist and the cheetahs probably thought it was a play time.

Yeah.

I sometimes "play" with my food too. Ha ha!

Thanks for the ping, George. Glad to be home for a couple of days. No big cats for me on this tour in the mountains. But I was serenaded by a western screech-owl for much of the night at 5800 feet in pinyon pine/juniper forest. Beats listening to noisy neighbors.

29 posted on 05/04/2012 1:36:43 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

Nobody in here but us cheetahs...

30 posted on 05/04/2012 1:40:52 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: Moose4

In truth this woman was being a hero. She tried to step in to save a girl and boy who were being attacked.

Dumb? Yes, petting zoos (of wild animals - the true sense of the word) are, but give her a break - she wasn’t even being attacked until she broke into what the real fuss was.

What happened to the girl? No word on that.


31 posted on 05/04/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: george76
Not that it reflects poorly on the UK as a whole, I think that if past incidents were examined it would show that the vast majority of tourists being mauled by the wildlife in Africa were British citizens thinking that the adorable animals wouldn't harm a fly.

They must think that life is like the artwork on the back of some Jehovah's Witness 'Watchtower' tract showing the paradise of the afterlife where little girls are petting African lions and riding on the backs of polar bears, or leaving infants in the care of friendly giant boa constrictors, and so on... Like they're proving a point to everyone looking on that they're not 'Speciesist' and it wouldn't be politically correct to presume that a wild animal is necessarily wildly dangerous.

Anyway, my point is that incidents like these always seem to involve Brits on vacation. I welcome anyone to prove me wrong, statistically.

32 posted on 05/04/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: george76

Who the hell has cheetahs in a petting zoo? That makes about as much sense as putting a day care next to a dingo farm.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: KarlInOhio

So much for the myth that “Cheetahs never win.”


34 posted on 05/04/2012 3:50:05 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: mrs. a

35 posted on 05/04/2012 7:43:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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