Escaped Jaguar Kills Man in Belize

October 28th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
jaguar-attackOct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An American citizen was killed by a jaguar who escaped from a rescue center in the wake of Hurricane Richard that wrecked a havoc in the Central American nation of Belize. The body of the man who was killed has been identified as that of Bruce Cullerton and it has been confirmed that he lost his life due to the jaguar attack. The jaguar was kept by filmmakers Richard and Carol Foster, who produced documentaries for National Geographic, and also happened to be Bruce Cullerton’s neighbor. The incident has left the two filmmakers shocked who were close to Bruce Cullerton.

The whole incident reportedly took place when Bruce Cullerton went out to protect his dogs from the jaguar. One of the dogs has reportedly got bite wounds and the authorities are concluding that he was attacked while protecting his dogs underneath his own home. Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that his body his body has been found in the bushes near his property. Carol Foster said that Max never showed any violent tendency. However, he said that jaguars living in human captivity have lost their fear of humans and are therefore more dangerous than their counterparts in the wild.

Max has been recaptured using steel-mesh cage traps baited with meat and has been reportedly put down. His owner Richard foster said it was sad but the forestry department decided that it would be better for everyone if the cat was put down. He said that the cat was beautiful and he cannot be blamed exactly for the incident.

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