Paper: Tiger Terror May Have Started With a Taunt

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Police are reportedly investigating whether any of the victims in Tuesday's fatal tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo taunted the animal before it went on a rampage.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that police found a shoe and blood in an area between a gate and a moat in the tiger enclosure, raising the possibility that one of the victims dangled a leg or another body part over the moat.

Meanwhile, the father of the 17-year-old boy who died in the attack says he doesn't think his son would taunt animals.

Carlos Sousa tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that he hopes it's not true. He adds that no one deserves to be the victim of such an attack, "taunting or not taunting."

Sousa says "animals should be protected from the people and the people should be protected from the animals."

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