In a picture on TGR Exotics website, Giggles the hyena looks almost lovable while posing with owner Troy Scott.
While applying for a job at the wildlife park in 2009, Christopher Albers saw Scott pet Giggles so he decided he’d do it to.
“I was grabbed by the hyena and pulled into the cage,” Albers said.
Albers is suing TGR Exotics and now a young woman who worked there plans to do the same.
Last Tuesday she was attacked by a binturong, commonly referred to as a bearcat while attempting to weigh the dangerous animal.
“Without having been trained to do that and without having prior experience in doing that,” said her attorney David Kallus.
Just last month we told you how two bearcats escaped from the wildlife park.
Tiffany Nixon lives across the street from TGR Exotics.
She found one of the escaped bearcats in her woodpile.
“Pretty concerning cause it could have been my children,” Nixon said.
It’s believed this is the bearcat who attacked the young female worker last week.
Her attorney says the bearcat escaped from a crate and jumped on the terrified woman.
“This animal was just basically latched on to her body,” Kallus said. “it has long claws that are not retractable and was moving actually in the direction of her neck and her head.”
When the woman asked her bosses, Troy and Gwendolyn Scott to pay her medical bills, the TGR Exotics owners reportedly refused.