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Chimp Victim Hangs On To Life  
User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02172009...ictim_hanging_onto_life_155631.htm

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The Connecticut woman viciously attacked by a 200-pound chimp who inexplicably went bananas remains in critical condition this afternoon and faces "life-changing, if not life-threatening injuries" to her face and hands, officials said.

The chimpanzee, named Travis, was shot dead by police in Stamford after the violent rampage Monday left a friend of its owner badly mauled.

Sandra Herold, who owned the 15-year-old chimp, wrestled with the animal after it attacked her friend, Charla Nash, 55.



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At the time of the 2003 incident, police said the Herold assured them that the chimpanzee - who was toilet trained, dressed himself, took his own bath, ate at the table and drank wine from a glass - was not a threat to others.

As awful as this story is, I must get a pet chimp. Sure, I'd buy .45 millimeter pistol the same day, but having a docile chimpanzee around would be awesome.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1560 times:



Quoting JCS17 (Thread starter):
a 200-pound chimp who inexplicably went bananas

Good choice of words  Smile



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17338 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1530 times:



Quoting JCS17 (Thread starter):
but having a docile chimpanzee around would be awesome.

Just have a baby instead Silly



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User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2146 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1518 times:



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 2):
Just have a baby instead

But would a baby be much beter?  Wink


User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

no pet should have opposable thumbs.....a chimp in theory sounds cool......and i really really want one.....buttttttttttttt...

gs



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Whatever it is - it is a wild animal. How the hell can someone expect it to behave like a dog or cat? I feel sorry for the poor thing.


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User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

The owner should be jailed regardless of the outcome, it was illegal for her to have it in her home and to make matters worse she gave it drugs 5 minutes before the attack happened. Watch this space, the victim (her best friend) or her family will be filing a lawsuit as soon as the dust settles if she doesnt get put in jail for this.

User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9299 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

I've been in Stamford since it broke. This story is completely nuts. Crews, equipment, and journalists from all over the world are here for this.


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User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1297 times:



Quoting Virgin744 (Reply 6):
The owner should be jailed regardless of the outcome, it was illegal for her to have it in her home and to make matters worse she gave it drugs 5 minutes before the attack happened. Watch this space, the victim (her best friend) or her family will be filing a lawsuit as soon as the dust settles if she doesnt get put in jail for this.

That's not true, according to her. She never gave the chimp Xanax and she was allowed to own the chimp through a license.

Still, I want a damn chimpanzee. Do you think I could train it to send resumes?



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User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1412 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 1261 times:

2 things:

1) I hope the women recovers (as well as she can)
2) Who the f*ck gives a chimp Xanax?!


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7688 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1252 times:
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Quoting JCS17 (Reply 8):
Still, I want a damn chimpanzee. Do you think I could train it to send resumes?

Yes. You could probably train it to write them and then send them too.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Todays NY Post and other news reports are noting that owner had a very strange relationship with the chimp. Apparently the simian would sleep besides her, bathe with her, consume wine and eat fancy foods with her among those things. It was almost like a human relationship and some neighbors were a little turned off by here relationship with the animal.

The state of CT is also looking at it's already tight laws on people owning exotic pets and making it even stricter. And yes, I expect the badly injured woman to sue, but I doubt the property and liability insurer for the homeowner to be involved as acts by exotic pets are probably excluded from coverage.

[Edited 2009-02-19 03:59:59]

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1130 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Todays NY Post and other news reports are noting that owner had a very strange relationship with the chimp. Apparently the simian would sleep besides her, bathe with her, consume wine and eat fancy foods with her among those things. It was almost like a human relationship and some neighbors were a little turned off by here relationship with the animal.

That was one disturbing relationship.....



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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1253 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

My biggest question is why in the heck do you want to own a chimp? Other than the coolness and its intelligence factor, I really don't see the difference from owning a dog or cat.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9179 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

I really hope the woman recovers as best as she can...

Chimps? Not my cup of tea for pets... I'll adopt a chocolate/black/yellow lab, thank you very much...



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

See below a link to the 911 call recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1pdvV_gT6I

I have no idea how these things get published. Perhaps a fake. Scared the hell out of me though.


User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1037 times:



Quoting JCS17 (Reply 8):
That's not true, according to her. She never gave the chimp Xanax

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6912308&page=1

Though police said Sandra Herold told them that shortly before the attack Monday she'd given the chimp Xanax, because he was agitated, Herold backtracked Wednesday on whether she'd administered the anti-anxiety drug to the animal.

Herold claimed she put the medication in the chimp's tea but the pills never dissolved. Police believe the drug may have contributed to the rampage.

"They were in the bottom. They didn't melt," Herold said.

The fact that she DID put the medication in his drink means its highly likely that a certain amount was dissolved and that he drank some, theres no way that you can say for sure it wasn't, she is not a pharmacutical professional that tested the amount of tablets left to say it didnt melt. Thats ridiculous. You try putting tablets in a cup of tea and tell me that you drink it and dont taste any medication even if the tabs are still in the bottom.



Quoting JCS17 (Reply 8):
she was allowed to own the chimp through a license.

Yes she was but even thats in question.

http://news.scotsman.com/world/Chimp-attack-39As-I-stabbed.4995014.jp

Connecticut law requires anyone who owns a primate heavier than 50lbs to obtain a state permit. But Ms Herold was exempted from the law.
Dennis Schain, of the state's department of environmental protection, explained: "Given that the family owned Travis before this law was put on the books, and the fact that over the years the animal did not *appear to present a public safety risk, their possession of the chimpanzee was allowed to continue


*I wouldnt be surprised if the State got sued as well for neglegence, if they were supposed the regularly check the welfare and state of the chimp or any past attacks then they would be responsible too.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/02192009...attacked_before__victim_155962.htm


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