Animals and man have coexisted for as long as we know. Some animals get along with us better than others, like domesticated cats and dogs versus a Bengal tiger. More often than not, we feel an emotional connection with them. We want them to be our friend. Unfortunately for many animal lovers, most wild, exotic animals do not want to be your friend. Here are 25 Crazy Killer Pets Who Ate Their Owners.
Technically, Charla Nash wasn’t the owner of Travis the chimpanzee, but she was a friend of the owner. Unfortunately, in 2009, Nash was violently attacked and mauled by Travis and almost died from the attack.
After his pet rat bit him, Aidan Pankey died of rat-bite fever in 2013. Saying they were never warned this could be a danger, Aidan’s family sued Petco for damages.
In 2011, an Indonesian man went on a vacation for two weeks, leaving his nine dogs without someone to care for them. When he returned, the starving dogs attacked, decapitated, and ate the man.
Al Abell and his wife Kathie took care of an exhibition farm, housing all sorts of exotic animals. This included Simba, their African Barbary lion. When Al went to clean Simba’s enclosure, he forgot to lock the cage. Of course, the worst happened after that, and Simba attacked and killed him.
Jaren Hare and her boyfriend Charles Darnell owned a pet Burmese python and decided not to feed it for a week. With only a quilt to cover the python’s cage, it escaped and strangled Hare’s 2-year-old little girl to death. Hare and Darnell were both charged with third-degree murder, neglect, and manslaughter.
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