Thursday, December 11, 2008

Noble County Tiger Story

I did a Google search on this story today, thinking that surely this had gone national by now. I mean, really--a Bengal tiger roaming about Noble County, Indiana? I was really surprised to see that only a Mishawaka TV station had picked it up.

I saw the Channel 15 interview with Black Pine's Animal Director, Lori Gagen, and she was more-than-insistent that India (given name of said tiger) was not dangerous, wouldn't hurt anyone, and there was nothing to worry about.

Sorry, Lori, but I think anyone who's ever watched Discovery Channel or Animal Planet -- or, been to Vegas -- knows that there's a reason a tiger is called a "wild animal." Because they are. Just ask Roy Horn.

I think Lori should have been down on her knees thanking God that India had just wandered home, rather than wandering up to some unsuspecting Noble County resident and having them for lunch.

Noble County may want to get in touch with Forks, Washington -- if tigers are going to be on the loose, Noble needs a few vegetarian vampires.


  1. Anonymous6:38 PM

    India is a big baby. She wasn' out hunting, or stalking, she was just checking the scene. Sure she could of been dangerous if provoked, any animal would be. Common sense. Don't run from a cat.....

  2. Sorry, Anon., but if you are a Bengal tiger out walking around Noble County, Indiana, you are hunting. Because that's what Bengal tigers do.

  3. Anonymous11:46 AM

    No, sorry Cathy, you don't understand this tiger in captivity. Hungry tigers hunt....well fed tigers don't hunt, maybe chase a bunny for fun, but this tiger was probably frightened of live deer. No kidding! She returned to her home where she is loved and cared for, where she had a warm bed and food waiting for her.