May 1, 2015

How I Was Bitten by a Jaguar

Tyler Mahan Coe

My bio on the Show This website mentions that I've been bitten by a jaguar. People ask me about it quite often. This morning, I typed out the story in private correspondence and I may as well share it with the public.

My father was a pretty eccentric person.

From the years of 1987 - 1989, our family lived in a large house on a great deal of property in Eldon, MO. Now having the means and the inclination, my father took the opportunity to come into possession of several exotic animals: two jaguars, several mountain lions, a tiger, a young chimpanzee, many tropical birds and some horses.