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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Brit mauled by 400-pound at popular tourist site

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Via: Daily Mail

Enjoying the trip of a lifetime to Thailand, university student Isabelle Brennan strokes a young tiger at a popular tourist attraction – one of the few places in the world where you can pet the deadly animals while they sleep.

But just minutes after this photo was taken, another 400lb tiger leapt into the frame, knocking the 19-year-old to the ground with its paw and sinking its teeth into her thigh.

She was saved when keepers at the Tiger Temple sanctuary in West Thailand jumped between her and the animal, while her sister and travelling companion Georgie, 21, dragged her to safety.

Read more, HERE:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407513/Student-19-mauled-400lb-tiger-Thailand-popular-tourist-attraction.html#ixzz2dbo5xFz6

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side-note:

I few years ago I was chatting with a young Irish lady at Starbucks, and asked her where she has visited while in Chiang Mai?

She said her favorite was Tiger Kingdom, where she able to pet tigers. She asked me if I’d ever been.

I said, “I didn’t want to go because it’s my understanding the ony reason you could pet the tigers, was becaused they are drugged”.

She was VERY OFFENDED and said, “They are NOT drugged, but instead they have been taken care of by very loving trainers!”

I said, “RUBBISH”; and well, she left.

The cats are drugged – PERIOD.

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btw: I wish Ms. Brennan a quick and full recovery.

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