A drunken dumbass down in Florida decided he was going to “communicate” with a tiger in a cage at the local fair where he was working and promptly found out that the tiger didn’t feel like talking:
Jason Wayne Hardin, 25, of Westville, stuck his arm into the tiger’s cage about 2:25 a.m. Sunday, said Major Keith Riddick of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
Hardin told wildlife officers that he was putting up fencing at the fair when he decided to “communicate” with the animal, Local 6 News reported.
The white tiger bit the man and severed a tendon in Hardin’s arm.
I guess the message being communicated here was “keep your fucking hands out of my cage.” Not that the local officials are any less clueless. Take this stunning bit of verbal gymnastics from Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Kat Kelley:
“This was strictly human error and poor judgment,” she said. “These are wild animals, and no matter how tame they are, they’re still animals.”
No matter how tame the wild animal is it’s still an animal. Thank you Professor Dingbat.