Friday, January 11, 2008

Lucky dog

This 50-pound female retriever mix darted inside a service entrance to the Memphis Zoo and led workers on a brief chase before it bolted over a 4-foot-high visitors railing and a retaining wall at the tiger exhibit. She swam across a 12-foot-wide moat to the interior of the exhibit and was quickly attacked by a 225-pound female Sumatran tiger. Zoo workers used fireworks and air horns to distract the two tigers in the exhibit and get them into their night enclosures behind the exhibit viewing area. After emergency treatment by zoo veterinarians, the dog was taken to the Animal Emergency Medical Center in Memphis where she was reported in good condition Wednesday. MSNBC

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