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Orlando man Arrested for Attacking Flamingo at Busch Gardens

Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by Speed, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Speed

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    I just had a co-worker send me a link about this. Very depressing story... I can't even begin to fathom how this happened.
     
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    Why would any human do that... :blank:
     
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    I'll echo Teebin. :blank:
     
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    Even scarier that he has a family.
     
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    Most likely a drunk trying to compensate for the lacking inches of his manhood.... it's all I can come up with. Also I won't be surprised to hear the "mentally ill" excuse in court. I mean, we already know he is a nut, but not in a medical way, more like in a choice way.
     
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    That's horrible. I would have round house kicked him, if I saw him doing that.
     
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    Why would you do that? I mean what could the flamingo possibly have done to him?
     
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    I'm just guessing here, but assuming this was at Jambo Junction where the flamingos come right up to the fence for food from guests, it probably nipped at him because it thought he had food (guests get nipped all the time), and he took a harmless nip as an attack and went ballistic.

    No matter what the case, I can't believe anyone would do that kind of harm to an animal.
     
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    SeaWorld Parks have released an official statement:

     
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    They look so clumsy and harmless how could he think it was an attack? They can't possibly hurt people when they nip, or the park wouldn't allow the people to feed them
     
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    After he picked up one flamingo shouldn't his family be there to try and pull him away or calm him down? This is crazy.
    Pinky the flamingo dies after attack at Busch Gardens - CNN.com
     
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    Yeeesh, the well known Teebin Sand Hill Crane's teen children pecked my hand so hard that I screamed. I just said "geeeez kids, I mean you no malice!". The parents were grand gentle giants of the avian world and I miss them terribly.
     
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    Just like many politicians and elected high level officials. ;)
     

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