August 19, 2005, 03:45 PM
On the news this morning were two sad stories. A domestic bison became enraged and killed a woman. The second was a tiger , often used for highschool graduation photos. A girl sat astride the tiger when thr tiger looked at her she became frightened and screamed . The tiger instantly killed her, The handler could do nothing. ....They may be 'domesticated' or 'trained ' but they are not tamed !!
August 19, 2005, 08:58 PM
Scare any cat and it'll run or fight. The tiger didn't like the kid screaming in his ear. He reacted the way cats react.
"...A domestic bison..." A North American Bison, correct? No such thing as a domestic buffler. Mind you, a Holstein bull can kill just as fast as a bison.
August 29, 2005, 03:51 PM
My understanding is that the bison ranchers around here are a LOT more cautious about getting into the same enclosure with the animal than they would be with cattle.