Canadian man who owned exotic animals mauled to death by pet tigerBy AP
Monday, January 11, 2010
Canadian man mauled by his tiger
SOUTHWOLD, Ontario — 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 (300 kilograms).
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.