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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:51 PM

Violet D'Mello, Tourist, Mauled By Cheetahs In South Africa As Husband Photographs Attack:

Violet and Archibald D'Mello were posing with two cheetahs at the Kragga Kamma reserve in South Africa when one of the animals began attacking the woman, leaving her husband to photograph the event.


The British couple was on vacation in Port Elizabeth when they decided to stop at the reserve on April 28. Little did they know the seemingly innocent visit would consist of a life or death ordeal for Violet, the Herald reports.


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Violet, Archibald and a family with children entered a petting area with two "completely tame" male cheetahs.


The attention seemed to excite the cats, and one began attacking a young girl.


When Violet tried to intervene, one of the cheetahs jumped on her from behind, the Sun reports. And when a worker fended off the animal, the other cheetah pinned down the tourist, who eventually played dead to avoid further injury.


Armed only with his camera, Archibald managed to capture a series of terrifying photos of his wife's attack.


Violet received stitches on her leg and head and sustained injuries around her eye, according to the Sun.


Although Violet calls the experience a "nightmare," she acknowledges the animals may have not had malicious intentions.


"They weren’t being vicious. You could tell they [the cheetahs] were just excited, but it became serious very quickly," she told the Herald.


Now, the future of the cheetahs involved is unclear.


“We will have to evaluate what to do and if the pressure is on us not to let visitors near them then we will find another way of keeping them here," Cantor told the Telegraph.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

Animals are always going to have a wild streak in them. Even a completely tame cheetah is dangerous. Maybe they just got excited and were "playing" with her.

If I were the husband I wouldn't be photographing it though.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

Violet, Archibald and a family with children entered a petting area with two "completely tame" male cheetahs


There's no such thing as a tame cheetah. These people are idiots for even entering a 'petting area' with them. And someone else brought their kids in there? Jeeeesus.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

I'm glad the attack wasn't any worse. The cheetahs expressions in the first pic are kinda priceless. To me they are saying 'are you ???? retarded? we're cheetahs!'

Real winner of a husband.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:23 PM

Those people should be put down, not the cheetahs. Talk about stupid, if the people aren't euthanized, then they should have to wear a sign around their necks saying "I am Stupid" for the rest of their life. Punishment, and rightfully so.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

There's no such thing as a tame cheetah. These people are idiots for even entering a 'petting area' with them. And someone else brought their kids in there? Jeeeesus.

Eh, I'm not surprised, nor would I have been if they were killed.. but sadly there would have been an uproar blaming the cheetah's for the stupidity of some humans.

Edited by zaibatsu, 05 May 2012 - 01:25 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:50 PM

Stuff like this is why I can care less if animals like this are hunted down and killed, see David Booth
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

People have to realize that wild animals will always be wild animals and can never be completely tame. All it takes is some action that resembles aggression of flight to get them excited.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

Cheetahs are over a hundred pounds and a meter long. They can bring down Wildebeest and Impalas, and bite harder than Leopards. They have sharp ass claws that they use to get you. When they have you, they bite you. And then they go straight for the throat.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

If they had gone to the crocodile petting zoo first, this never would of happened.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

hey honey, stay still so i can take these pictures.

what you want me to help? ... bitch, please.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:10 PM

Yes, Frank, I cheetah all the time!
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:19 AM

A little off topic I guess, but that's a great photo.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:33 AM

Just like every other meal the english have made. This one falls under the category of less than tasty.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:13 AM

Never leave a Cheetah in a cage with a zebra he'll eat it like a pita
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:40 AM

Never leave a Cheetah in a cage with a zebra he'll eat it like a pita


Is this a rap? 'Cause that's how I read it out loud.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:46 AM

And the Husband of the year award goes to...
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:52 AM

Still waiting for the post from some d-bag that goes something like this.

I woulda beat the crap outta those things. They only weigh like 60 pounds!


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:59 AM

Stuff like this is why I can care less if animals like this are hunted down and killed, see David Booth

There should be a clause on CDC where if you come across a post such as this, the normal rules don't apply.
You would be able to make any comments without punishment.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

My sister once petted a "tame" cougar in Kitimat, a couple weeks later the cat took a swipe at a kid and they shut the "pet a cougar" show down. My mom still has the newspaper clipping of my 7 year old sister petting the cougar, bigger than she was.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

Still waiting for the post from some d-bag that goes something like this.

I would beat those tigers crapless :emot-parrot:
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:02 PM

at least she got nice souvenir pics:

http://www.peherald.com/gallery/79
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

at least she got nice souvenir pics:

http://www.peherald.com/gallery/79


Quite the Kodak moment.

Edited by Squirrels.Gone.Wild, 06 May 2012 - 05:30 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

He shot them with his 50mm.... camera :bigblush:
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:14 PM

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