A Volunteer At Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Was Just Mauled By One Of The Tigers
The woman nearly lost her arm.
A regular volunteer atstar Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue was attacked by a tiger this morning during feeding.
Candy Couser, who has been a volunteer for 5 years, reached into a cage to unclip the gate when Tiger Kimba grabbed her arm.
According to the release from Big Cat, "It is against our protocols for anyone to stick any part of their body into a cage with a cat in it."
Kimba grabbed her arm and nearly tore it off at the shoulder.
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A worker heard the commotion and ran to help Couser, and Kimba dropped his grip and retreated.
A nurse on the property reportedly, "Held off the artery under Candy's armpit to stop the bleeding," and another "used his belt as a tourniquet."
Couser's arm was packed with ice to try to "save it" and an ambulance arrived within 15-20 minutes of the attack to take her to the hospital.
Big Cat Rescue shared that Couser was still conscious and insisted that she did not want any harm to come of the tiger for his mistake.
Kimba will reportedly be placed in quarantine for the next 30 days as a precaution, but the Rescue asserts that he was "acting normal due to the presence of food."