Those cantankerous locals


Visitors to a museum don’t usually expect to be attacked by wild animals, but then, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum close to Tucson is a very different kind of institution — outdoors, interactive and endlessly fascinating. Unfortunately, reports the Arizona Republic, a pig-like, tusked javelina that “did not belong to the museum” took a dislike to Rene Zegerius, a tourist from the Netherlands, and bit him in the calf and left hand, severing veins and arteries. Last summer, Zegerius spent eight days in a hospital and is now suing the museum and Pima County for $400,000.

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