Lori’s favorite big cat is the tiger and she’s always wanted to pet one. Samantha, a member of the zoo at Paradise Village, is a small version, being only a few months old, but Lori enjoyed her daily pets while they lasted. In the middle of our stay they decided that Samantha was getting to be too adult and it was too risky to have people petting her. This might have been partly influenced by an earlier incident where Samantha tried to eat Lori’s skirt. During the same petting session, John suffered two very minor flesh wounds from her bites, one to the arm and one to the knee. But he is now very proud to be able to say he was mauled by a tiger and lived through the experience.