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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 30, 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Animal: Alligator
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Circus
Facility Name: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Reptile

Summary: An alligator bit an animal handler at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus while being moved from a public viewing pit outside the arena. The handler suffered six punctures to his right hand. The audience at the performance was unaware of the occurrence.

Source: Columbus Dispatch

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