Last month, a bear killed one of its caretakers, Brent Kandra, 24, just outside of Cleveland.
In February 2009, a chimpanzee mauled the face of Charla Nash, leaving her blind and disfigured for life.
In 2005 in Minneapolis, a pet tiger left a 10-year-old boy paralyzed and on a respirator after it got loose and attacked him.
Gov. Ted Strickland recently made it illegal to sell or own exotic pets in Ohio, but in many other states, it's still legal. A new documentary, "The Elephant in the Living Room," explores the arguments between those who oppose exotic pets and those who support and own them.
Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore called "Elephant" "one of the scariest, most entertaining and technically perfect documentaries" he's seen. It will debut in Cleveland on Oct. 15 at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
I'm going to interview the director, Mike Webber, art the premiere, as well as public safety officer Tim Harrison, a talking head in the documentary. In his career, Harrison has captured more alligators, crocodiles, lions, bears, tigers and deadly snakes than anyone on the planet. (You may have seen him on Animal Planet, CNN or the Discovery Channel).
But for now, I'll leave you with this trailer for the upcoming movie. Hopefully, I'll see you at the premiere on Oct. 15.