The proprietor of the new blog Jungle Trader, D.E. Cloutier, has a cautionary tail, er, tale to tell in this post about his early days as operations manager of California's Lion Country Safari. He accidently backs his car over a lion's tail and all the animals decide to get even.
"The cat was quite unhappy about my mistake. Roaring his discontent, he pounded on my windshield with his paws; then he ran his claws along one fender, removing the paint. Undoubtedly he would have liked to fire me on the spot, but he and the other animals in the preserve had no direct control over my future. Like most humans in corporate zoos, the menagerie at the park had to put up with the new guy or force him to quit.
Fortunately the lion suffered no permanent injury because of my carelessness, but he stood with his tail behind a tree the next time he saw my vehicle. He had the facial expression of a creature with a plan."
DEC's a funny guy. Read the whole thing.