'Foolish' owner mauled by 'pet' lion and tiger while hosting a party in his luxurious home
41-year-old Erick Noe Romero Meraz was viciously attacked by a Bengal tigress and a white lioness that he kept in the courtyard of his mansion in Mexican state of Chihuahua
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Gruesome pictures have emerged that reveal the shocking injuries that an animal lover sustained after his "pet" tiger and lions launched an attack. 41-year-old Erick Noe Romero Meraz was viciously attacked by his Bengal tigress and a white lioness while he was in the middle of hosting a party in his luxurious home. The man suffered from severe injuries that included a six-inch tear in his knee-cap, a six-inch deep wound on his neck, and finally, a 10 cm deep laceration on his leg after the authorities said that one of the cats became super aggressive.
Meraz was immediately rushed to a hospital in a serious condition after the violent attack in the city of Ciudad Juarez, which is a part of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.
The news comes just a day after a zookeeper in Japan was mauled to death on October 8 by a rare white Bengal tiger. It is still not clear which one of the animals attacked Meraz first and the authorities are still investigating the incident. The man's current condition is also not known, according to the Daily Star.
The animals are all believed to be around a year old and had reportedly been found in the courtyard of the home by the responding officers. Meraz's relatives have claimed that they are in possession of all the necessary documents that allow them to keep the big cats as pets in the home. According to reports, the animals are all going to be checked by the authorities.
The house has so far been seized by the authorities as the investigation into the incident is currently going on. Social media users have been savage as usual with many calling Meraz a "fool" for keeping inherently wild animals as pets. One user said: "It is time to investigate how he got permission or who gave it to him."