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February 08, 2002

Nye sued over tiger bite

County failed to act after being notified big cat had bitten human earlier, suit alleges
By DOUG McMURDO

A man who was seriously injured by a tiger at a southern Pahrump residence on Nov. 2 has named Nye County as one of three defendants in a lawsuit filed last month. Plaintiff Roger Ganrud also named Paul Mason and Annette Grabowski in his complaint, and alleges the pair was negligent when Mason allowed Ganrud to feed the animals.

Grabowski allegedly owns the tigers and Mason is accused of allowing Ganrud in close contact with the "inherently dangerous animals" when his are was bitten and severely injured. Ganrud attorney Craig K. Perry on Thursday said Nye County was named because authorities had been put on notice the tigers had bitten a human prior to the incident involving Ganrud.

Perry said Ganrud's medical bills exceed $160,000, which included required re-constructive surgery, but he doesn't think his client will get anywhere near that figure in damages.

In compliance with Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, Ganrud seeks compensation in excess of $10,000, but the county's exp


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