May 10, 2012 12:14 PM | By MSN Tech & Gadgets
When exotic pets attack

What's the worst that could happen?

The often tragic and occasionally funny results of keeping dangerous wild animals as family pets.
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If there is any idea worse than having a lynx as a pet, perhaps it's having an insecure one. According to a news report out of Seattle last week, a man's girlfriend was cleaning his home when a pet lynx broke free of its cage and attacked. "The cat got jealous of the girlfriend, who was vacuuming, and it jumped on her and bit her," a local animal control officer said.

Certainly pets snap at owners all the time, but the consequences tend to be much more dire when an exotic animal is kept at home. From snake bites to tiger maulings, here's what can happen when exotic pets attack.

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