Update 2/20/09: Victim removed to Cleveland Clinic…preliminary assessment of Facial Transplant by some is premature. A total reconstruction is likely and as a last resort a Facial Transplant could be in the works, given Cleveland Clinic is noted for such procedures. The PTSD will require years of therapy. Poor lady.
There is something creepy about chimps. Once met two lesbians in a rural area that had two chimps (and other exotics) and could not control them. Neighbors were terrified…the gals were seemingly oblivious to the dangers. They finally had to get rid of the critters when one attacked a neighbor…these were not 200 pound chimps like the late Travis….mind you, a chimp is upto 7 times stronger than a similarly sized human male.
A 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee who once starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.
“There was no provocation that we know of. One thing that we’re looking into is that we understand the chimpanzee has Lyme disease and has been ill from that, so maybe from the medications he was out of sorts. We really don’t know,”
the chimpanzee was toilet trained, dressed himself, took his own bath, ate at the table and drank wine from a stemmed glass. He also brushed his teeth using a Water Pik, logged onto the computer to look at pictures, and watched television using the remote control, police said.
Yep, and ol’ Travis ate the hands off the lady like hot wings with Jamaican rub. Where in the hell is PETA when you actually need them? Stop worry about Sea Kittens and nix the domesticated chimp….creepy I say.