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Tatiana the Tiger

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Long before there was Freddy Kruger, Alien, or Predator, there were tigers, nature's boogeymen. Montecore (the tiger that mauled Siegfried's Roy. Tigra from Thundercats. Ming of Harlem. And now Tatiana.

This is no LOL cat. It killed one poor zoo-goer and injured several others on Christmas Day at the San Francisco Zoo. The tragic victim, 17-year-old Carlos Sousa, was probably psyched to have a day out of his relatives-and-rugrats- infested house during the Christmas holidays before he was mauled by the 350-pound Siberian (aka Amur) tiger. According to survivors and witnesses, Sousa yelled at Tatiana as it clawed at his friend Kulbir Dhaliwal, distracting the beast, which then slashed Sousa's throat. Dhaliwal and his brother Paul were able to hobble away to a café in the zoo. The tiger followed their trail of blood, but police came screaming in on dirtbikes and shot Tatiana dead as it loomed over one of the victims.

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