Monday, October 15, 2007

Bears and beer don't mix, it seems

Thanks to Ed Rush for forwarding this article:


BELGRADE, Serbia (Reuters) -- A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival.

The man was found naked, with his clothes lying intact inside the cage. Two adult bears, Masha and Misha, had dragged the body to their feeding corner and reacted angrily when keepers tried to recover it.

"There's a good chance he was drunk or drugged. Only an idiot would jump into the bear cage," zoo director Vuk Bojovic told Reuters.

Local media reported that police found several mobile phones inside the cage, as well as bricks, stones and beer cans.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and if this had happened in the good ole us of a those bears would have been killed.

the fact that they were a drunken idjit who willingly entered into a situation that could (and did) cost them their life would have carried no weight towards the outcome.

i remember years ago a similar situation with two bears in new york that were killed when it was believed they "ate" somebody who broke into into their LOCKED enclosure--they cut the bears open and found no human remains, then found that the kid who "only wanted to swim in the bears pool" had managed to get out, but left some clothes behind (thus alluding that he got ate) and was too "scared" to come forward.

bears = 0
stupid humans = 1