September 17, 2014
SOUTHWOLD, Ontario (AP) - A Canadian man has been mauled to
death by his pet tiger.
Norman Buwalda, 66, went into the tiger's cage on his property
in Southwold, Ontario, to feed the animal on Sunday and was
attacked and killed, police said. The tiger weighed some 660 pounds
Ontario Provincial Police Constable Troy Carlson said Monday
there were no witnesses.
A family member discovered the man's body and was able to lock
the tiger in a separate part of the cage, isolating Buwalda from
the pacing tiger until an ambulance arrived.
The attack is not the first one to occur on Buwalda's property,
which houses a number of exotic animals.
In June 2004, a 10-year-old boy was attacked by a tiger that was
led out of its cage on a leash so the child could take its picture.
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