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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000214.txt from 2002/05

From: Glen Shannon <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Speak!
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 14:02:24 -0400

Maybe the tiger thought you were now his property and he was simply
marking his possessions to ward off poachers. :)

>Gary Truesdail wrote,
>>Another bad gig: Ringly Bros. and Barnum and Baily Circus:=A0
>>The trained tigers had just finished their act and were loaded
>>into their rolling cages. They were pulled right past the band
>>within about 8 feet. One of the males decided to make a
>>statement about the way we played the music so he let fly
>>with a squirt in our direction. Several musicians were in
>>the line of fire. I swear, they smell as bad as an 'up close skunk'
>LOL!! But maybe the tiger meant to send you a gracious and loving gesture =
>protection, as a sincere thank-you gift for your performance. According to=
>Cambodian friend of mine, tiger whiz makes an excellent mosquito repellant,
>and also keeps monkeys at a distance. The nice tiger wouldn't want naughty
>monkeys attacking his guests. ;-)


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