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Change in morning feeding led to tiger mauling

Change in morning feeding led to tiger mauling

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MANCHESTER (KWWL) -

The man who was mauled last month by a tiger in Manchester says he made a mistake in his morning feeding routine.

Tom Sellner, 52, says he left the door open and the 600-pound tiger ran at him from behind.

Sellner was attacked on July 17 at the Cricket Hollow Zoo while feeding the tiger.  The tiger ripped at Sellner's arm and head.

Sellner said he could have been killed had the tiger not been declawed.

The tiger was not put down after the attack.

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