Some people in this world are just idiots, and
According to Fox 29, a woman in her 30’s was attempting to take a picture near a fence of the jaguar enclosure after crossing the barrier when the animal reached out and attacked her arm. The patient was then taken to the hospital and was treated for her injuries.
According to Adam Wilkerson, the man who took the video:
“I hear this young girl screaming ‘help, help, help’ and without thinking, I just run over there. I see another girl with her up against the cage of the jaguar and the Jaguar has clasped its claws outside of
“My mom thinks of how to distract the jaguar and she grabs her water bottle and she shoves it through the cage, right near where the jaguar is,” Wilkerson went on to say. “The Jaguar lets go of the girl somewhat because the claw catches on just her sweater. At that moment, I grabbed the girl around the torso and pulled her away from the cage and it unlatches from her claw. The jaguar just goes after the bottle.
It has been reported that the woman will recover and the zoo does not plan on doing anything to the big cat. It was clearly the woman’s fault for trying to take a selfie with it.
Here is the video Wilkerson took along with the news report from ABC.