50-year-old worker mauled by tiger
Ochopee, Florida — According to The Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the worker was mauled by a tiger Tuesday afternoon at a Florida airboat attraction.
The attack reportedly occurred at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours in Ochopee.
The attraction includes an animal sanctuary that features two tigers, two lions, otters, turtles, crocodiles, and alligators, according to Wooten’s website.
According to deputies, a caretaker was feeding a tiger in its enclosure when another worker who wasn’t authorized to be with the tiger entered the enclosure. The tiger attacked the 50-year-old man and caused injuries to both of his arms, officials said.
The man was transported to a hospital, but officials didn’t immediately disclose his condition.
The tiger’s caretaker was able to safely contain the big cat. The tiger was not injured.
According to Wooten’s website, the attraction includes an animal sanctuary that features two tigers, two lions, otters, turtles, crocodiles, and alligators.