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  • If the kid inherited his mother's brains he was doomed anyway.
  • God, I'm deeply saddened to hear about this child.

    I'm certain his mom is not happy with herself presently.
  • St_Francis_P: If the kid inherited his mother's brains he was doomed anyway.


    Indeed. A rare case of Darwin striking the young. And a sad one.
  • Could have been worse.

    Could have been dingoes.
  • This one hits close to home.

    I'm sorry for the kid.
    I'm sorry for the dog.
    I'm sorry for the keepers, and other zoo staff.
    I'm sorry for the zoo patrons who had to see and hear this.
    I'm sorry for everyone who hears this story.

    I kinda feel bad for the mother, but my sympathy ends if a lawsuit starts. I know the exhibit very well. It's been open for decades. Kids don't "fall in"
  • doglover: I kinda feel bad for the mother, but my sympathy ends if a lawsuit starts. I know the exhibit very well. It's been open for decades. Kids don't "fall in"


    The article indicates there was a net. The kid fell into it and then fell out of it (possibly from struggling to stand up or something).
  • They need to do way instain mother. Sorry for your lots.
  • Ambivalence: doglover: I kinda feel bad for the mother, but my sympathy ends if a lawsuit starts. I know the exhibit very well. It's been open for decades. Kids don't "fall in"

    The article indicates there was a net. The kid fell into it and then fell out of it (possibly from struggling to stand up or something).


    The net was for garbage from the comissary, not people. It was thin mesh, like a rabbit fence.

    And like I said, this observation are was used safely and responsibly for decades. The dogs are new, the deck not so much. 20+ years a stone's throw away from a cheetah mauling and no one tossed their kids in. The dogs look safer, I guess.

    Like I said, as long as she doesn't try to sue the zoo for her fark up, she has my sympathy.
  • Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.
  • I wouldn't even put my cat on a railing over wild dogs and cats don't usually fall over.

    What kind of mouth-breathing woman would do that to a 2-year-old?

    I'm sure there will be lawsuit after lawsuit but you can't sue away stupid.
  • Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.


    They won't put down the dogs.
  • doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

    They won't put down the dogs.


    Phew, ok.

    How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?
  • Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

    They won't put down the dogs.

    Phew, ok.

    How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


    The dogs didn't do anything wrong. They didn't eat a human child, they attacked an intruder in their soveriegn territory. That intruder happened to be a toddler, but he was dropped into their space, they didn't go after him.
  • Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

    They won't put down the dogs.

    Phew, ok.

    How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


    No it's true. That's why there are so few nuns these days.
  • Brontes: Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


    Just certain serial killers.
  • Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

    They won't put down the dogs.

    Phew, ok.

    How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


    In this case, for one, I think they're an endangered species. And for two, they didn't aggro someone by creating a pyramid and letting the top one leap for blood, the kid came to them.

    One was shot during the rescue, a particularly aggressive one, but the rest will probably be fine. I am not a doctor, so grain of salt with everything I say.

    I think the parents are heavily medicated at the moment. I hope, like others, they just learn their lesson and move on privately. Try to take on the zoo and my good will is gone.
  • Parenting 101 - Do not balance your children on the wall and/or rail at a zoo exhibit.

    If you do, and the child falls in, you better be right behind 'em.

    /parental instinct
    //FAIL
  • Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

    They won't put down the dogs.

    Phew, ok.

    How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?


    Zoo animals are not governed by the same standards as pets. As long as they aren't a danger to zoo staff and can be managed, they aren't put down. But people get stupid and swim in polar bear pools and climb into tiger exibits on an almost regular basis. They're not going to kill a valuable, wild animal because someone is stupid.
  • Richard Saunders: Parenting 101 - Do not balance your children on the wall and/or rail at a zoo exhibit anywhere, at any time.

    If you do, and the child falls in, you better be right behind 'em.

    /parental instinct
    //FAIL


    FTFY. Really - who the everloving FARK lifts their 2-year-old onto a 5'-high railing above a pen of wild animals? What prompts you to do that? EVAR? Is there ever any reason to do this?

    I feel little sympathy for the Mom. IMHO, she may as well have thrown the kid in, for all the effort it took to get the kid into that dangerous situation. It's not like she turned her back for a moment, or the kid slipped through the bars because she wasn't holding his hand... she LIFTED him onto a FIVE-FARKING-FOOT-HIGH RAILING, over a pen of WILD GODDAMN DOGS.
  • AirForceVet: I'm certain his mom is not happy with herself presently.


    She literally fed her child to the wolves. Holy crap. Ok, it was negligence, but still. Darwin, we have a winner.

    //Your genes do not pass go.
  • I feel bad for the kid. Not his fault he was born to an idiot mother.

    I also feel bad for the dog they shot. Not his fault either.

    All around an awful story, and that mom is never going to be ok after this one. Wouldn't be shocked if she offs herself soon too.
  • Punish the mother, not the animals
  • with a mother as f*cking stupid as this c*nt, the kid probably wasn't going to live much longer anyways.

    /tie her tubes so she can't infect the gene pool anymore
  • Ambivalence: Brontes: doglover: Brontes: Great, one more idiot parent to ruin another activity and potentially get a bunch of wild animals killed. If the zoo puts down the dogs, hope the family has to pay for new ones.

    They won't put down the dogs.

    Phew, ok.

    How do you know though? Don't a lot of animals have to be put down if they taste the flesh of man, or is this a common misconception?

    Zoo animals are not governed by the same standards as pets. As long as they aren't a danger to zoo staff and can be managed, they aren't put down. But people get stupid and swim in polar bear pools and climb into tiger exibits on an almost regular basis. They're not going to kill a valuable, wild animal because someone is stupid.


    I wish that were true.

    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/midlo thian-va/T6NOIPFL0DH2IVKHB
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