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    This happened just about 12 miles down the road from where I live. I know the photographer that was doing the shoot fairly well. Several years ago our church group, including the photographer, went out to this place to see the tigers and other animals this guy has. Pretty tough thing to go through for all involved and I think it's appropriate to offer up some prayers for all.

    A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS DEAD TONIGHT AFTER A TIGER VICIOUSLY ATTACKS HER.

    A PHOTO SHOOT TURNED TRAGIC THIS MORNING, WHEN RIGHT AS THINGS WERE WRAPPING UP, A TIGER KILLED 17-YEAR-OLD HALEY HILDERBRAND.

    HILDERBRAND WAS POSING FOR HER SENIOR PICTURES WHEN DEPUTIES SAY SOMETHING HAPPENED, AND THE TIGER ATTACKED.
    THIS ALL HAPPENED AT THE LOST CREEK ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN MOUND VALLEY, A PLACE DESCRIBED TO US AS A REFUGE FOR EXOTIC ANIMALS.
    WE KNOW THE TIGER INVOLVED WAS A SEVEN YEAR OLD SIBERIAN, AND THAT IT WAS BEING RESTRAINED BY ITS HANDLER AT THE TIME.
    WE ATTEMPTED TO TALK TO THE OWNERS OF THE SANCTUARY, BUT NO ONE ANSWERED THE DOOR.
    THE LABETTE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE CASE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

    "WE STILL NEED AUTOPSIES AND REPORTS TO COME BACK, SO THAT`S WHERE WE ARE AT THIS POINT," Labette Co. Sheriff William Blundell.

    "there well be counselors in some rooms where the seniors are that would`ve known her well, so i think we`re all set in terms of crisis counseling," Superintendent Dennis Wilson says.

    RESCUERS ATTEMPTED TO REVIVE THE LABETTE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, BUT SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE.

    WE`VE LEARNED POSING WITH THESE TIGERS IS POPULAR AMONG STUDENTS, AND THAT NOTHING LIKE THIS HAD EVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
    HALEY HILDERBRAND WOULD`VE STARTED HER SENIOR YEAR TOMORROW.
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    You got it Viking! Things like this are really hard to understand...a High School girl getting her Senior pictures taken should not end up like this. What a horrible way to die.....my prayers go out to her family and friends.
    Just go for it!

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    As much as I feel for the girl and the family (imagine getting those pictures in the mail)...awful...anyway...I think taking a picture with a tiger is a dumb idea. These animals act on their primal instincts. They aren't meant to sit and look pretty. Unfortunately, people learn the hard way yet again.

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    Unbelieveable...I can't even imagine what her parents must be going through right now let alone what was going through her mind when being attacked.

    Was this tiger wild? Or was it raised by owners? If wild, why would you use it for Senior photos? Unbelievable.
    Respects.

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    i really want to say something about this, but i believe my comments would be taken out of context.my sympathies for the family .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevy5150
    Unbelieveable...I can't even imagine what her parents must be going through right now let alone what was going through her mind when being attacked.

    Was this tiger wild? Or was it raised by owners? If wild, why would you use it for Senior photos? Unbelievable.

    I believe it was "captive". Irregardless, no one needs to take a senior picture, let alone any picture, with a tiger.
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    Parsons is just a few miles down the road from where I live as well. The photographer took pictures at my wedding. From what I hear, he didn't really want to take the pics with the tiger, but the girl and her parents insisted he do it. What a tragedy.
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    I just watched a story on it on ABC's Good Morning America. That's about the only way that Mound Valley, KS. would make it into the national news I guess. Very sad. Mound Valley is also where my niece, Brittany, goes to school. These animals from what I have heard, are pretty tame, and the tiger involved has been in movies and tv. Still, they are a big cat and you know how cats can be. Even a small cat can do major damage if they get a little restless. It's just a very sad story.
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    As if the Sigfried and Roy accident didn't give the lie to the idea of "domesticated" big cats?
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    i feel for the family,but did they have to kill it,i mean BTK killed 10 and gets life in prison!go figure.
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    I just found out that my friend was not the one taking the photographs that day, but another friend responded to the scene. From what I understand, she was straddling the tiger, and the tiger sniffed her foot and the girl screamed. The tiger attacked her, bit her head, but it wasn't the bite that was fatal. When the tiger bit her, it broke her neck and she died instantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOaverageJOE
    As much as I feel for the girl and the family (imagine getting those pictures in the mail)...awful...anyway...I think taking a picture with a tiger is a dumb idea. These animals act on their primal instincts. They aren't meant to sit and look pretty. Unfortunately, people learn the hard way yet again.
    I hate to sound cruel and cold but taking a High Schoolpicture with a tiger is a kinda dumb idea. As hard as it is for me to imagine what the family must be going through loosing a daughter the poor girl was only 17 she should have known that she had a lot of life left in her and she shouldn't be taking a risk having her picture taken with an "exotic animal". Again, i'm sure people disagree with me taking this stance and that's fine but this was a freak accident that I hope never happens again. Prayers go out to the family.

    As if the Sigfried and Roy accident didn't give the lie to the idea of "domesticated" big cats?
    The S&R incident wasn't anything like this. I just read from the post above me that the girl was straddeling the tiger. I thought she was just sitting beside it. Again I'm gonna try and say this with the ut-most sympathy... Why did she wanna sit on top of the tiger??? Roy Horn had worked with Tigers for 20 years previous to the accident. And the tiger didn't vicously maul him, Roy tripped and the tiger picked him up as if he was one of it's young. Every single person who was at the show who was interviewed about the incident said that this did not look like an attack.
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