occasionally a predator is going to chomp a human, or a human is- where not disarmed- have to shoot a predator. Or some combination thereof. But if you're stupid enough to annoy the predator in a zoo, the keepers have to try to save your dumb ass.
Zoo keepers saved the life of a German woman who jumped into a polar bear enclosure at Berlin Zoo by pushing away of one of the animals when it attacked her.
The keepers' bravery was praised after they dragged the 32-year-old out of a moat for the animals. They had to shove the animal out of the way after one of four polar bears dived into the water and attacked her, inflicting serious bites to her legs and arms.
Zookeepers 1, bear .3; it only got a taste.
Police did not say why the woman jumped into the enclosure. She had to climb over a fence, a line of prickly hedges and a wall to get in.
Ah, but were there signs? Huh? Any signs saying "Enter this enclosure and you'll probably die!"? Insufficient precautions, get a lawyer!
For a bit of understatement and truth, we have this statement from the cops:
"The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure," a police spokesman said afterwards. "Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation."
Well, yeah, they will. Which means, probably about a day before some 'animal rights' weenie starts calling for the bears to be
A: Released into the wild as zoos are terrible places, or
B: Since these animals have been corrupted by contact with humans, they should be killed. Turn them loose, and they might corrupt the others.