Monday, June 05, 2006

Snake Handling Is for Candy-Asses

Some Ukranain guy decided to play modern-day Daniel. He climbed into the lion cage at the Kiev zoo, daring the lions to eat him. He claimed that god would protect him from the beasts.

Well, god must have been busy, because a lioness jumped all over that dude and gave him a kill bit right to the neck.
KIEV (Reuters) - A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on 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."

The incident, 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.
I like that he took off his shoes. Nice touch.

It's good to see natural selection in action, isn't it?

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