Female Trainer Killed At SeaWorld

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  1. mdhandyman

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    This whale has had the taste of blood before.


    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sources at SeaWorld Orlando told Eyewitness News that a female trainer was killed Wednesday afternoon by a whale that had been at the park since 1992. The sheriff's office also confirmed that an employee was killed.


    http://www.wftv.com/news/22659910/detail.html#:dunno:
     
  2. krab

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    This ain't brain surgery people,

    Play with fire long enough and you will be burned! Keep it up and you'll be burned to a crisp. :whistling:
     

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    This:shocked::faint:
     
  4. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    It's a KILLER whale. Why do they act surprised?
     
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    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Big surprise here...Orcas aren't called "Killer Whales" for nothin'.
     
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    Hmmm a animal that normally EATS stuff human size swimming in the water kills someone...Hmmm I just dont understand how this could happen....
     
  7. Ragnar

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    This part of the article just makes me wonder if the guy has a death wish.

    "In Nov. 2006, trainer Kenneth Peters, 39, was bitten and held underwater several times by a 7,000-pound killer whale during a show at SeaWorld's San Diego park. He escaped with a broken foot. The 17-foot-long orca who attacked him was the dominant female of SeaWorld San Diego's seven killer whales. She had attacked Peters two other times, in 1993 and 1999."

    Come on, Pete, get a clue.
     
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    Its cause they have killer showmanship right
     
  9. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    So I hear there's an opening at SeaWorld...any takers? :whistling:
     
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    Guess they call them "Killer Whales" for a reason. Amazing animals for sure, and I've seen the show at SeaWorld, but I'd have no desire to go swimmin' with one of them...:wow: Caging and "training" anything that big just isn't right, and despite the constant "smile" the whales have, and all the people who adore them..they're just big critters, and can do a lot of damage very quickly. I'm sure the whale wasn't being "mean"...just being a whale.
     
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    Only if I can get a Killer Whale tag added onto my hunting license. Oh and
    I'll prolly need a bigger freezer too! :supergrin:
     
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    You'll need an industrial-size freezer, and the meat might have a slightly "human" taste to it. :whistling:
     
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    pork?:supergrin:
     
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    I did not start this thread as a joke. They don't say if it was during a show, if it was an your kids saw that it would'nt be so funny now would it.
     
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    Easy...if you don't want expose your kids to the possibly of seeing a trainer get eaten by a Killer Whale, don't bring them to a show.
     
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'm sure that the trainers knew the risks. It happened before and it will happen again. You fool around with wild animals and sometimes they fool you back. Just like the Roy dude with the tiger that bit him and crippled him.

    Even dolphins have harmed humans before.
     
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    I understand where your coming from. It's easy to make light of something when you weren't there. I watched a elephant kill a person. It was not funny and was something I will never forget.
     
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    Long story short: I ended up inside the killer whale living quarters (not IN the tank but next to it where the thing can come up onto a ledge to be 'petted and fed by hand) at sea world after hours. A killer whale came right up to me... A half arms length away... I wimped out and did not pet it... I have too much respect for what that animal could do to me.
     
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    I am a bit surprised, actually. I guess I have been brainwashed by all the claims that they are too intelligent to kill people and that the term "killer whale" was given to them long before their nature toward humans was "understood." But, like many other cases, they are wild animals that have their own, sometimes unpredictable, instincts. Just ask that poor woman whose face was torn off by the chimp.