Lion rips off woman's arm

  1. Thu January 30, 2003 09:57 AM ET
    MADRID (Reuters) - A lioness in a Spanish animal sanctuary ripped the right arm off a British tourist after the 54-year old woman clambered up a barrier and stuck her fingers inside the cage, local media reported.
    "The lady climbed up the three-meter high barrier...She climbed to the top and stuck her fingers inside the enclosure. Then Martha, one of the lionesses, grabbed her fingers, tugged her in and ripped her arm off," Serafin Domenech, owner of El Arca sanctuary near Alicante in southeast Spain, told state television Wednesday.

    Local media said the woman, who had been at the park with a group of other British visitors, was airlifted to a hospital nearby.
    http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.j...toryID=2141048

    Life is tough...

    Tougher if you are stupid.......for her next trick perhaps she will go swimming with some salt water crocs.

    bob
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by 2ndCareerRN
    [Bfor her next trick perhaps she will go swimming with some salt water crocs.

    bob [/B]
    Or just tying her shoes :chuckle
  4. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by Lausana
    Or just tying her shoes :chuckle
    Maybe I'm just slow, because that one took me a minute to get...LOLOLOL!!!!
  5. by   prmenrs
    Doesn't this qualify as a lame ER thing? Or just terminal stupidity?
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It is indeed lame. NO shortage of stupid idiots out there.
  7. by   oramar
    In Pittsburgh we had a woman who dismantled the barrier between her and the dolphin tank. She then got near enough to stick her hand into the tank. She got bit, not really badly but enough to sue.
  8. by   l.rae
    stupidity is my job security....don't knock it!....
  9. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by l.rae
    stupidity is my job security....don't knock it!....
    LOL Leah, ain't that the truth...from one ED nurse to another!
  10. by   bossynurse
    Of course the lady without the arm will sue the zoo for her own stupidity.
  11. by   KC CHICK
    I don't even have words to describe this level of stupid.....It's way up there on the stupidometer though.
    Psych patient by chance?

    Anne
  12. by   fab4fan
    Absolutely...the zoo should have had signns on the fence that said:

    WARNING-Climbing this fence and sticking your arm into the lion cage may result in serious injury or death.

    Definitely a candidate for the "too stupid to reproduce" club.
  13. by   kids
    If she was trying for a Darwin Award she missed it...people have gotten so stupid they now only award them if you die...perhaps she should try again.
  14. by   2ndCareerRN
    To late for the Darwin Award, at 54 she has probably already passed her genes along. Possibly into 2 more generations. I feel sorry for our fellow ER nurses in Britian, they are probably seeing her progeny as we talk!!

    bob

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