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Volunteer Bit By Mountain Lion at Bastrop County Zoo

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A volunteer at the Capital of Texas Zoo was recovering Tuesday after being bitten by a mountain lion Sunday afternoon at the zoo in Bastrop County. The 911 call released Tuesday reveals the terrified Capitol of Texas Zoo employee being bitten by a mountai

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Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday January 22, 2008, 7:20 pm
The mountain lion never got out of his enclosure. The zoo's director says the employee violated policy by reaching in to pen to pet the mountain lion she had just finished feeding. This is the second time this mountain lion has bit an employee. It was raised here and bottle fed. But just a year ago, another volunteer made the same mistake, reaching into the pen to pet him. She, too, was bitten.

Stupid is as stupid does?
Lucky she was just a volunteer.
Otherwise, she might have lost
her job.
Thanks, Cher.

Sammantha L (126)
Wednesday January 23, 2008, 7:13 am
Anybody around big cats should know you do NOT come at one straight through at a cat while the cat was eating! You don't come between a wild animal and iiys young, or its food! ( unless you're like the guys in "The Awesome Pawsome!")

Natalie Vinsey (0)
Friday July 4, 2014, 5:55 pm
Ok let's get this straight. I was the first one attacked by Comanche. I was 14 years old at the time and was take. Into an area where the adult with me shouldn't have been in himself. The owner of the zoo was not there at the time otherwise I'm sure it would not have happened. Comanche was very sweet when the adult went to pet him but attacked me when I followed suit. It's been 7 years since the incident and I still have the scars on my arm to prove it. I was not a volunteer. I was a child following an adults guidance. Nor were we feeding him. He then attacked two more people after he attacked us and still wasn't put down. But oh well. What can you do? We survived and we were lucky that none of the attacks were worse.
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