December 31, 2007 --
SAN FRANCISCO - Two brothers who were injured when a tiger attacked them at the San Francisco Zoo had slingshots on them at the time, a source said.
An empty vodka bottle was also found in a car used by Amritpal Dhaliwal, 19, and his brother, Kulbir, 23, on the day of the mauling, which left 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. dead, according to the source.
The discoveries could be an indication that the brothers may have taunted the 350-pound Siberian tiger before it leapt from its grotto.
San Francisco cops have said since the Christmas Day incident that there was no indication the tiger was provoked.
The brothers have not commented since they left a hospital Saturday.
When the zoo opens tomorrow, the tigers will not be on display, as officials work to ensure that their enclosure is safe.
Meanwhile, an unidentified couple was allowed to hold their wedding at the zoo last night under tight security. Guests had to clear special checkpoints.
i guess getting all liquored up and taunting a goddamn tiger wasnt the best idea after all. i'm just sorry the tiger didnt kill all three of them. somebody ought to give the tiger and award.