Arizona: Woman in Pursuit of Selfie Attacked by Jaguar

A jaguar is seen in this stock photo. (Getty Images)

by Michael John Scott

A Saturday night tweet from Arizona’s Wildlife World Zoo in the wake of an incident involving a guest and a jaguar, is both understanding and cautionary:

“Please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight.”

The Litchfield Park zoo says that same evening a female guest crossed a barrier in an attempt to take a photo of a jaguar and was attacked, sustaining non-life threatening injuries on one arm. The animal was in its enclosure the entire time, the zoo pointed out.

Local officials clarified it wasn’t just a photo, but a selfie: The woman was “attempting to take a selfie near the fence of the jaguar enclosure when the cat reached out and attacked her arm.”

A witness tells KPHO that after hearing the 30-something woman’s screams, he and his family ran over and distracted the animal with a water bottle. “And the jaguar goes to let go of the girl to take the water bottle, and the claw just catches this girl’s sweater.

So at that point I see that it’s no longer attached to the girl’s actual arm, only on her sweater, so I grab the girl on her torso and I pull her back.”

Paramedics were called, and the moral of the story is: respect these animals and their territory.  Don’t be stupid.

Edited from Newser.

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2 Responses to Arizona: Woman in Pursuit of Selfie Attacked by Jaguar

  1. Bill Formby Reply

    March 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    But it was a pretty kitty cat, she says. and an event she will remember for the rest of her life. Idiots will be idiots.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      March 12, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Yep! They are everywhere, and most of them are Trump supporters.

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