Cozumel: Girl attacked by lion

Old Jul 29th, 2002, 10:27 AM
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Cozumel: Girl attacked by lion

I read that a Florida girl almost had her arm ripped off by a lion that is kept in a cage at a restaurant. One has to wonder about the intelligence of keeping a lion in a restaurant. She needed 300 stitches but I think she'll be okay.
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 10:32 AM
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If you are not a troll looking to stir things up then you must provide some sort of documentation. Let's have the name of the newspaper, date etc.
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 10:47 AM
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I've seen trolls do plenty of stupid things so I won't take offense. Here's the story:
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 11:17 AM
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wouldn't you have to wonder about the intelligence of someone placing their arm in a lion's cage? Just a thought!
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 11:34 AM
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I have to apologize. I too was going to label you as a troll, but I see you provided the link to the story.
This is one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen.
We've been going to Cozumel every year for almost ten years, and I would never have believed this happened if you hadn't provided the link.
I've been to La Mission myself and this blows my mind.
The only explanation I can think of is that the restaurant business on Cozumel is absolutely cutthroat, and these people were trying whatever means possible to bring customers in - they should have thought of something else!
I feel so sorry for the girl (and, actually the lion too), and I hope they can repair her arm.
Unfortunately, her family will probably find out the hard way that Mexican liability laws do not work the same as in the States...
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 12:44 PM
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Where were her parents????
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 12:48 PM
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It is a strange story. I did a search on Yahoo News and couldn't find anything. Apparently the Jacksonville newspaper is the only source for this story, unless you've been able to find out more.

I haven't been to Cozumel in ten years and, like you said, maybe the lion was part of some promotion. You can never be too careful.
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 01:16 PM
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You're not a troll! Not that there's anything wrong with being a troll.
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I donít even know how I found this thread , 20 years laterÖ. But I was there!! at La Mission and myself along with a few family members walked up on this happening. The girl was by herself in the gardens and no one knew what was happening until we alerted others. It was a crazy sight! We tried to bang on the cage and get the lion to release her arm. Eventually a water hose through the cage holes, poking him in the face worked and he let go. We were traveling with several physicians at the time and we grabbed them to come and assist and help staunch the bleeding until the Mexican ambulance arrived.
Her parents were still at the table eating I believe.
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That is an amazing story.

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