The following description of an experience was given to me by a person who was (unfortunately, or fortunately) in the wrong place at the wrong time:
I went to the zoo yesterday, while vacationing in Montana. And I saw a couple and their small baby standing very near to the tiger cage. While I looked down slightly to read the little sign that gave information about the tiger that was in the cage, the tiger quickly managed to get the couple's small baby in it's mouth.
And the mother of the child, just as quickly yanked the baby out of the tiger's mouth. But the baby was bitten. And someone nearby said in a hurried shock that a person usually died between 8 and 9 days after being bitten by a tiger. But the baby was already dead. And the mother yelled out in a frantic scream, "All the electricity has been taken out of him!"
And indeed it seemed the baby was dead. But, ironically, about 8 or 9 seconds later the baby gave signs of life and was soon wiggling and crying like a baby normally does. The baby didn't even need bandaids, the tiger didn't even break the baby's skin!
[For your reading interest, see also: Language and Trauma, Series 1 and Series 2.]
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