18 August 2014

The giraffe licked her and then kicked her in the face

This week at the Madison zoo, a woman from California was kicked in the face by a giraffe.
Amanda Hall, 24, of San Luis Obispo, climbed over one fence and was almost over the second fence encircling the giraffe enclosure when Wally, a 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe, licked her before turning and kicking her in the face, according to a Madison Police Department report...

She suffered injuries that were not life-threatening from the kick. Zoo staff told police Hall was lucky to not have been more seriously injured, as giraffes are capable of killing lions...

Hall was cited for harassment of zoo animals, which includes a $686 fine.


  1. Phew, that's a good ending for a human trying to get into a zoo enclosure.

  2. "a $686 fine"

    Okay, I'm assuming there's a logical reason for this very-specific significant-to-three-digits number?


    1. 686 is the code for international direct dial phone calls to Kiribati, but it's also twice seven(cubed), which seems more likely as an explanation.


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