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Old 07-28-2004, 08:58 AM   #11
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That's why I asked if it opened its mouth at any time. To me it just looked like the whale wanted to play. Unless ofcourse the whole thing was staged somehow but that's just my cynical side coming out.

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Thanks for the link

The trainer himself just said the whale was probably "frisky" because of hormones. Ahhhh... to work with teenageer orcas. My cousins and I have done worse damage to each other rough-housing, the dolphin is just ALOT bigger.

I wouldn't call it an attack, I mean the guy would be dead, if it was attacking him it woulld bit him or crushed him against the side of the tank

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Regardless of the intentions of the orca (which we can only speculate), I give sincere kudos to the trainer for remaining calm and insistantly staying with and calming the animal. It shows he truely cares.

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As far as the 'tiger attack in Vegas', I am assuming that you were referring to the 'attack' on Roy Horn by his stagemate, Manticore? What appears to have happened, and is strongly supported by Horn himself, is that the tiger got nervous when Horn fell, felt that Horn was in danger, and attempted to drag him offstage.....grabbing him by the 'scruff' the way a parent felid would grab a baby....but in this case, Horn's neck being considerably less resilient than a tigers....you get the picture.

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