Friday, January 28, 2005

Woman sues after monkey bites off fingers

A Benton County woman is suing a local animal park because a monkey bit off much of her hand, including two fingers, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Benton County Circuit Court.

Fayetteville attorney Chadd Mason filed the suit on behalf of Carol Baker against the Wild Wilderness Drive-Thru Safari in Gentry.

According to the complaint, Baker was at the safari on Oct. 9, 2004. She was feeding animals. She was preparing to feed a chimpanzee when the animal reached through the bars of its cage and grabbed Baker’s clothing and pulled her into the cage.

The suit alleges that the chimpanzee grabbed Baker’s left arm and hand, then bit off much of her hand, including two fingers.

Story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People around here seriusly need to start taking responsibility for their own actions. The signs that say "DON'T FEED THE ANIMALS" which you can find in any zoo/animal park, are there for a reason. And even if it wasn't up in this place, it's pretty common sense not to put your body parts near WILD animals. What's next? Would she sue say, a public park if she was feeding a squirrel on the street who then bit her finger and gave her rabies? Or maybe she should just sue the squirrel.