Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair

Incident date: 
Sun, 11/21/2004
Date reported: 
Sun, 11/21/2004
Date Published: 
Sun, 11/21/2004 (All day)
City: 
St. Petersburg
State: 
Florida
Category: 
Human Injury
Name: 
Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair
Headline: 
Tiger Attacks 14-Year Old Boy, Handler At Fair
Summary: 

A handler at a county fair in Florida was moving a 350-pound Siberian tiger when a 14-year-old boy approached. The tiger lunged for the boy. The handler shot a taser into the right side of the animal, yet the animal attacked again. The handler was able to hold onto the tiger's leash as the boy got away. The boy was uninjured, but the handler was taken to hospital for treatment.

Publication: 
Free Republic
Author: 
Free Republic