It's been a minute since Tiger King fever took over Netflix and pretty much everything else, but Carol Baskin's Big Cat Rescue is in the news once more after an incident that happened this morning. Hillsborough fire officials say that someone was bitten by an animal during a trip to the Big Cat Rescue (via WFLA 8), though officials have not released any information about the person bitten because of HIPAA regulations. An official did address the seriousness of the wound, and it was serious enough for them to be transported to a local hospital after basic treatment was applied on the scene.
“We treated the injury on scene and transported them to a local hospital. We would classify the injury as serious,” Hillsborough County Fire Rescue’s public information officer said.
Hopefully, the individual is okay and recovers quickly, and we imagine a statement will be coming from the Big Cat Rescue at some point to address the injury.
It also remains to be seen if this incident will be addressed in the upcoming unscripted TV series Baskin and her husband are developing. The series is focused on spotlighting the histories, lawsuits, and animal rights violations associated with various organizations, but the Baskins will also be featured, so parts of their day to day lives could also be in the mix. We'll just have to wait and see.
You can find the official description for Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness below.0comments
"Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country western singer who presides over an Oklahoma roadside zoo. Charismatic but misguided, Joe and an unbelievable cast of characters including drug kingpins, conmen, and cult leaders all share a passion for big cats, and the status and attention their dangerous menageries garner. But things take a dark turn when Carole Baskin, an animal activist and owner of a big cat sanctuary, threatens to put them out of business, stoking a rivalry that eventually leads to Joe’s arrest for a murder-for-hire plot, and reveals a twisted tale where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner."
Tiger King is available on Netflix now.