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Authorities released recordings of the 911 emergency call following a terrifying tiger attack at a Florida attraction on March 22. where a man was mutilated after the untimely encounter with the feline
The attack occurred at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours in Ochopee, according to Collier County police. The property offers airboat tours and visits to an animal sanctuary with two tigers, two lions, otters, turtles, crocodiles and alligators.
“We urgently need an ambulance. Someone just got attacked by a tiger,” the 911 caller said.
According to the agents, Ignacio Meabe Martinez, an employee entered the enclosure where he was not authorized while a caretaker was feeding two huge cats, so one of the tigers attacked the 50-year-old man and injured him in both arms, according to the authorities.
According to the official versions, in an attempt to pet one of them, the man reached through the fence despite being repeatedly asked not to by the caretaker.
As a result, one of the tigers bit both of the man’s arms before letting him go.
First responders found Martinez lying on his back with open wounds before transporting him to a nearby medical facility.
“The top of the middle finger is missing,” one of the officers can be heard saying on body camera video.
This comes nearly three months after a similar attack at the Naples Zoo, which is about 40 miles away.
Eko, an endangered Malayan tiger, mutilated a man from the night cleaning team who was also sticking his arms through the cage.
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