Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage.
Officials say Walz [the owner] threw a shovelful of dog food to one side of the cage to distract the bear while she cleaned the other side. At some point the bear turned on her and attacked.
"At some point" - hmm. Maybe when the bear finished the allotment of dog food. Or maybe when he realized he was hungry for something a little more substantial. Or maybe when he felt like being a bear.
The owner reportedly kept a tiger and a lion as pets too.