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Animals gone wild

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John Varty, a wildlife filmmaker dubbed "Tiger Man," was seriously injured after being mauled by one of his tigers. He was rushed to a hospital late Wednesday with several puncture wounds and two broken ribs. He joins the every growing list those who misjudged their wild and exotic "pets."

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China Photos

Some things are inevitable: Tomorrow the sun will rise, Meryl Streep will win another oscar, and a couple of times a year an exotic animal attacks its beloved master. We've all seen the Youtube videos, and we always act surprised. We even feel a little uncomfortable when we laugh (but we do laugh).

In lieu of yeaterday's tiger attack: (More from GlobalPost: John Varty, 'Tiger Man of Africa,' attacked on South Africa farm) here are a few when-animals-go-wild moments from years past. 

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    John Varty, a wildlife filmmaker dubbed "Tiger Man," was seriously injured after being mauled by one of his tigers. He was rushed to a hospital late Wednesday with several puncture wounds and two broken ribs. He joins the every growing list those who misjudged their wild and exotic "pets."

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    China Photos

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    On October 3, 2003, during a show at The Mirage in Los Vegas, Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy was bitten on the neck by his full-grown tiger named Montecore. Roy lost a tremendous amount of blood, but he still loves Montecore.

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    Courtesy of Siegfried & Roy/The Mirage Resort

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    On February 16, 2009, a chimp named Travis mauled Charla Nash, age 55. She lost her eyes, nose, lips and, both her hands.

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    Maartje Blijdenstein

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    Timothy Treadwell aka "Grizzly Man," was a bear enthusiast who lived amongst Alaskan grizzlies for 12 summers. The 13th summer he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and eaten.

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    Alexander Nemenov