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Old December 27, 2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Revolver kills male lion **Warning***

Not for the faint of heart. Man attacked in a circus type setting. Some Cop uses his revolver to kill male lion.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqSLWMnc8-c
FYI---The shooting takes place 2.35 min in to the video---If U want to fast foward
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Old December 27, 2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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Pretty disgusting. Not really a clean kill, and, a domestic lion.:barf:
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Oh by the way, the guy did survive.
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:12 PM   #4
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holy shinikes! that was brutal. was that just a regular ol .38?
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:20 PM   #5
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WOW. Kind of surreal to see the dog in the cage without a care in the world.
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:20 PM   #6
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Revolvers don't kill lions....people kill lions. And other lions. And maybe an elephant ocasionally.
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:22 PM   #7
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Dangerous animal, humans in close quarters and only stick to poke at it as a contingency plan? There is preparation for ya.
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:44 PM   #8
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Betcha the guy gettin' chewed on before the cop arrived was wishin' he wuz somewhere that private carry was legal. Proof that when seconds count, cops are only minutes away!
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Old December 27, 2007, 08:06 PM   #9
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I think the cop did pretty well, look to be all head shots, probably a 38.
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Old December 27, 2007, 09:28 PM   #10
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The video just made me angry as hell in that there were nothing but a bunch of cowards around and no one reacted sooner than that. That man could have been saved much sooner had ANYONE had the cahuna's to do something, even if to their own detriment. Maybe this is why Americans dominate.
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Old December 27, 2007, 09:31 PM   #11
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I am not sure if the lion or the initial first aid caused more trauma, but that guy is certainly going to feel that in the morning!!! Good thing that the loin seemed to be just hanging on, and not clawing and ripping that guy apart. Looks like some pretty serious wounds nontheless.

I think I would have emptied another cylinder or two into that critter while it was still growling before straddling it!

That guy is very lucky to be alive.

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Old December 27, 2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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nothing but a bunch of cowards around and no one reacted sooner than that. That man could have been saved much sooner had ANYONE had the cahuna's to do something, even if to their own detriment.
What exactly could they do until the firearm got there?

I don't know what I would have done.

I know what I would not have done and that is get in the cage and start punching and kicking the lion to try and save the loon who gets paid to get in the cage with lions.

Discretion is the better part of valor- a live coward once said.
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Old December 27, 2007, 10:05 PM   #13
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so is .38 now the minimun calber for lions?
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Old December 27, 2007, 10:14 PM   #14
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so is .38 now the minimun calber for lions?
Now you've gone and done it!!!

I smell another "what caliber is best for...(insert favorite critter here)" thread.

We haven't done lions for a while. Hmmmm. Let me start.

"Whenever I walk into a lions cage, I make sure that the gun I am carrying is at least a .32ACP. Winchester Silvertips of course. You just have to be able to stuff the gun into the animals eye socket prior to pulling the trigger."

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Old December 27, 2007, 10:19 PM   #15
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I woulda done something, Nate. I would rather be a dead hero in answer to your metaphor.
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Old December 27, 2007, 10:35 PM   #16
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I probably would have helped you unless it envolved opening the cage door.

In that case as WA says I would have ran away screaming like a little girl.
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Old December 27, 2007, 10:40 PM   #17
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I feel bad for the lion, not the guy that put himself into a cage with a lion.
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Old December 27, 2007, 11:01 PM   #18
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Honestly, I think if you're unarmed and see somebody getting mauled in cage by a giant cat the best way to help is to run and fetch a mop, bucket and bunch of trash bags.
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Old December 27, 2007, 11:21 PM   #19
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I woulda done something, Nate. I would rather be a dead hero in answer to your metaphor.
No, you wouldn't be a dead hero. You'd just be dead. And in the way.
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Old December 28, 2007, 02:50 AM   #20
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Nobody was prepared for that obviously.

I think if somebody had a cattle prong, or a tazer, this wouldn't have happen. Stupid idiot's.

I have to admit, I feel a little sorry for the lion laying there moaning, he just was being a lion, and those guys were just being idiot's.

My bet it was a 38. But I don't know if they have 38s over there.
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Old December 28, 2007, 04:48 AM   #21
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More proof of why wild cats and stupid shows / entertainment / whatever don't mix.

AND one would think that the guy with the gun would at lieast have the decency to go dispatch the lion.

Based on the attempts at CPR and wherever this happened I don't think the guy made it ---- in fact I'd guess he was dead for most, if not all of the video.


As to being a hero and rushing in, well good luck with that, I would offer 2 things --- one there are a fair number of options available to one that don't involve direct entry into the cage, and second we all have a limit as to the extent to which we are willing to risk our lives to undo someone else's stupidity, accident victums, children and so forth are by definition innocent and deserving of rescue. This clown ASSUMED the risk when he went in there, stinks for him and I'll help but I'm not gona end up a dead hero over this one, there are no "accidents" when you mess with big cats for entertainment.
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Old December 28, 2007, 06:05 AM   #22
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Based on the attempts at CPR and wherever this happened I don't think the guy made it ---- in fact I'd guess he was dead for most, if not all of the video
What you saw in the way of CPR was panic stricken people doing their best to help, but most likely causing more damage. I could spend a long time pointing out things that were done wrong as far as first aid goes, but it will suffice to say that the well meaning "rescuers" never checked for breathing or a pulse prior to compressing this guys chest, and probably caused more trauma or made existing injuries worse. I know that they meant well.

I would guess that the man was temporarily unconscious, as he was awake and talking by the end of the video. Actually, he was answering the reporters questions.

It is terrible to see people get hurt, but I felt bad for the lion too.

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Old December 28, 2007, 06:42 AM   #23
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I feel bad for the lion, not the guy that put himself into a cage with a lion.
Me too. I hate circuses/shows that use animals.

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I know what I would not have done and that is get in the cage and start punching and kicking the lion to try and save the loon who gets paid to get in the cage with lions.
Again, I agree. If I had no firearm, I would not have risked my life for that idiot by entering the cage.
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Old December 28, 2007, 07:46 AM   #24
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Maybe I should clarify. My reaction was visceral and maybe a bit harsh but I had to be honest. I wasn't suggesting someone go in and wrestle the Lion barehanded. But it seems a weapon (anything) could have been located much sooner than what I saw. Most in the vid looked like they were bumbling around instead of reacting. Who cares about being a "hero" but cowardice is unacceptable (where's Chesty when ya need him?). Also, as an x combat medic (1stMarDiv) the first reaction was a bit wanton, as noted by other members.

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Old December 28, 2007, 10:50 AM   #25
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(A lion is a lion. Some things you can't change no matter how hard you try.)
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