Monday, June 05, 2006

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God
Mon Jun 5, 2006 8:31am ET

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.

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At 8:38 PM, Blogger Contrary said...

What, like God doesn't have enough to do, He's gotta pluck idiots out of the lion house at the zoo too?

The guy was obviously nuts, which is the only reason I feel sorry for him.

At 10:22 PM, Blogger Tense Teacher said...

Not wise to tempt God or lions. Stupid is as stupid does.

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous Lu said...

Perhaps he gendered his pronoun incorrectly. Or his name wasn't Daniel.


At 7:59 AM, Blogger Sassy Pants said...

I'm thinking that if this proved anything it was survival of the fittest. Go Darwin go!

At 10:51 AM, Blogger belledame222 said...

Of course, this could actually strengthen some peoples' belief in God; at least those of us who believe that She/They?/It has a particularly macabre and fine-tuned sense of humor...

At 11:13 AM, Blogger NuggetMaven said...

God helps those who help themselves... only there's no proviso for idiots who cannot help themselves. Kinda ironic, the guy went biblical on his own ass, feeding himself to the lions. That's old timey kinda stupid!

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Shell said...

Yeah, especially since the lions win even in the Bible. I don't know why this dude thought he was so special.


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