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Texas Student in Critical Condition After Vicious Chimp Attack

Bubbles went apeshit....

A Texas graduate student is in an induced coma today in South Africa, a day after being mauled by chimpanzees in what one witness called "the worst animal attack I've ever seen."

Andrew Oberle, a 26-year-old studying anthropology at the University of Texas at San Antonio, was leading a tour at the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden near Johannesburg Thursday when reports say he left the group and crossed one of two fences separating him from the animals.

When he neared the second fence, which was electrified, two chimpanzees reached underneath and pulled him by his feet into their enclosure.

Oberle was attacked by the animals and dragged half a mile before armed guards and staff members were able to enter the enclosure and rescue him.

"The chimps were still out there. ... He was curled up in a little ball," Lloyd Krause, an ambulance service manager who

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Added: Jun-29-2012 Occurred On: Jun-29-2012
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