Wild Kingdom

Incident date: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date reported: 
Mon, 12/08/2003
Date Published: 
Mon, 12/08/2003 (All day)
City: 
Lexington
State: 
Texas
Category: 
Human Injury
Headline: 
Wild Kingdom
Summary: 

On October 10, 2001, a 3-year-old boy was attacked by one of his step grandfather's tiger while taking a picture with it.  The step grandfather was holding the boy when the tiger took one of his cowboy boot in his mouth and the grandfather pulled back.  The tiger than ran with the boy clamped in her mouth, and the boy died when his head hit a metal pipe.

Publication: 
People Magazine
Author: 
Susan Horsburgh, Joanna Blonska, Alicia Shepard