News: Lion kills man who went into Kiev zoo cage

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by TheMusicMan, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Apologies re the random natuer of this but I have to say how utterly stupid some people are eh! I read this news item on theRegister and was compelled to post it here. Some people...

    KIEV — A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in the Kiev Zoo after he crept into an enclosure, a zoo official said Monday.

    “The man shouted ‘God will save me, if he exists,’ lowered himself by a rope into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions,” the official said.

    “A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid artery.”

    Police identified the man as a 45-year-old ethnic Azeri with Ukrainian citizenship. Four lions live in the enclosure.

    The incident, on Sunday evening when the zoo was packed with visitors, was the first of its kind at the attraction. Lions and tigers are kept in an “animal island” protected by thick concrete blocks. Kiev Zoo, one of the biggest in the former Soviet Union, is home to more than 2,000 animals, birds and reptiles and receives about 280,000 visitors every year.

    Article on theRegister
  2. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    Oh dear!

    I hope, if there is an afterlife ;) , that God has taken time to explain to the man, why he didn't save him!
  3. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    It is said by some that God helps those who help themselves. He does not help those who are pillocks...
  4. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    Let's hope God helps those who are mentally ill and this man is now at peace.
  5. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Nice sentiments, and yes, let's hope so.
  6. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Well, he certainly provided the 'mane' attraction that day.....
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Do you not think the bushtucker trials for I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here a going a bit too far?

  8. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Yes, he can certainly take 'pride' in that........
  9. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah it's a shame, the poor man died so that his faith in God could be put to the test...

    And that the lions had something to go with their chips.
  10. LeDragon

    LeDragon Active Member

    Shame he didn't 'paws' to think about the possible consequences of his actions.....
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Was he a Christian? ... traditionally, I don't think lions and that faith have went hand in hand. :)
  12. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Bit like you and grammar, dear...
    There was of course the famous incident of Daniel in the lion's den (Daniel 6).
  13. well yes, but what else did he expect from walking into a lions den...
  14. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - looks like this guy in Kiev didn't keep up his subscriptions for a guardian angel then ... ;)

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