News: Lion kills man who went into Kiev zoo cage

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

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    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...

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    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

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    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

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

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

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

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

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

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

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

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    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

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

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

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    Bit like you and grammar, dear...
    There was of course the famous incident of Daniel in the lion's den (Daniel 6).
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  13. pocket euphonium90

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    well yes, but what else did he expect from walking into a lions den...
     
  14. brassneck

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