N.C. boy, 10, fatally mauled by aunt's tiger

Incident date: 
Tue, 12/16/2003
Date reported: 
Tue, 12/16/2003
Date Published: 
Tue, 12/16/2003 (All day)
City: 
Millers Creek
State: 
North Carolina
Category: 
Human Death
Name: 
N.C. boy, 10, fatally mauled by aunt's tiger
Headline: 
N.C. boy, 10, fatally mauled by aunt's tiger
Summary: 

A 10-year-old boy was shoveling snow near the fence that enclosed his aunt's 400-Bengal tiger. The tiger pulled him through an opening used by the family's dog to enter the enclosure and play with the cat. The tiger mauled the young boy. In response, the boy's uncle shot and killed the tiger in an attempt to save the boy, but it was too late and the boy died.

Publication: 
Boston Globe
Author: 
Associated Press