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#75491 Nov 4, 2012
Thanks for posting Abby, Pellen. Here's Amy.

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/THS1P4LI48...

Hope you take the title in stride.:)

“I Am Mine”

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#75493 Nov 5, 2012

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75494 Nov 5, 2012

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75495 Nov 5, 2012
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/04/14...

Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?

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#75496 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new s/2012/11/04/14922258-boy-fall s-into-pittsburgh-zoo-exhibit- mauled-to-death-by-african-pai nted-dogs?lite
Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?
Heard about that. Idiot put her kid on top of a 4-foot-high concrete wall and didn't hang on well, he almost immediately "lost his balance" and fell in.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75497 Nov 5, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Heard about that. Idiot put her kid on top of a 4-foot-high concrete wall and didn't hang on well, he almost immediately "lost his balance" and fell in.
There was a net that somehow failed as well. And nobody but the mom saw the kid fall. Kinda makes you wonder...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75498 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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There was a net that somehow failed as well. And nobody but the mom saw the kid fall. Kinda makes you wonder...
Makes you wonder what? You think she threw the kid in?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75500 Nov 5, 2012
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.

Since: Jan 10

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#75501 Nov 5, 2012
I believe it was an accident, but it was a preventable accident by a woman who had no thought process, just "my little toddler would love to see these wild dogs."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75502 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new s/2012/11/04/14922258-boy-fall s-into-pittsburgh-zoo-exhibit- mauled-to-death-by-african-pai nted-dogs?lite
Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?
I gotta just shake my head at this stuff. The walls and fences are there for a reason, people!

And yes, I think people assume that because the animals are in a zoo they're somehow less dangerous. They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off or get upset when their car is damaged because they got too close to the rutting buffalo. <more head shaking>

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#75503 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.
What did it say, cause its gone.

“I Am Mine”

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#75504 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.
feel free to PM me whatever disgusting filth you were trying to post.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75505 Nov 5, 2012
squishymama wrote:
They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off
WTF? Where in the hell have you read about this? I've never heard of such stupidity and would say you're making it up if I thought you had a motive to do so.

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#75506 Nov 5, 2012
You have got to be kidding me... I have never heard of this type of asshattedness.
squishymama wrote:
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where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75507 Nov 5, 2012
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
I gotta just shake my head at this stuff. The walls and fences are there for a reason, people!
And yes, I think people assume that because the animals are in a zoo they're somehow less dangerous. They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off or get upset when their car is damaged because they got too close to the rutting buffalo. <more head shaking>
I had to do a web search on this, not to call you out, but to read about these idiots. However, the first thing I found was on snopes calling it an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/bearmau...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75508 Nov 5, 2012
It's still there for me. All I said was:
"People in the comments on CNN's version of the story are saying "Why didn't bystanders jump in and k i c k the d o g s away?" Ah, yeah, if it was my kid, sure, I could see doing that. Bystander? I don't think so."

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75509 Nov 5, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Makes you wonder what? You think she threw the kid in?
I dunno, people have done worse. Probably not, but...

Since: Jan 10

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#75510 Nov 5, 2012
I want to see Honey Boo Boo v. Honey Badger.

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#75511 Nov 5, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
It's still there for me. All I said was:
"People in the comments on CNN's version of the story are saying "Why didn't bystanders jump in and k i c k the d o g s away?" Ah, yeah, if it was my kid, sure, I could see doing that. Bystander? I don't think so."
Because there were like 11 dogs who mauled the kid to death! I jump in there, then you have six dogs on the kid and five on me. No thanks.

Since: Feb 08

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#75512 Nov 5, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>WTF? Where in the hell have you read about this? I've never heard of such stupidity and would say you're making it up if I thought you had a motive to do so.
Don't know about jelly smearing, but I DO know about an incident involving idiot parents whose kids were tossing marshmallows to a bear while dad filmed it. When they ran out, bear started towards them. They got in car and bear was injured during their escape.(this is the Reader's Digest condensed version)
Friends reported it to rangers and the parents were fined and kicked out of park.
Bear was badly injured and had to be put down.

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