Offering another clear example of why we can't have nice (probably unethical) things, the mother of a two-year-old who fell into a zoo's cheetah enclosure yesterday is accused of dangling the boy over the exhibit beforehand.

According to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's executive director, witnesses say the child was "held over the railing and then dropped," reportedly falling between 10 and 12 feet.

"You just hear these screams, then all you could see is the adult that jumped in, got the child and then somebody pulled him out," an eyewitness told WJW.

After being pulled from the cheetah pit, the toddler was reportedly sent to an area hospital with a leg injury.

In a statement, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo said it plans to file child endangerment charges against the boy's parents and that the cheetahs did not "attempt to interact" with the child.

"I think they were just curious as to what was going on and why somebody was in the pen with them because it's not every day that somebody is just in the pen with them," a zoo visitor told WKYC. "And everyone else is screaming and they probably got scared."

Poor kitties.

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