|01-13-2004, 01:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: DIA Tunnels
Believe it or not ...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - An Argentine man leaped into the lion's pen during a weekend visit to the Buenos Aires zoo, challenged one of the animals to a bullfight -- and walked away with just minor cuts and bruises.
"He jumped into the lion's pen, and when the lions didn't react, he took off his jacket and egged them on," said zoo veterinarian Miguel Rivolta. "It was an act of madness."
Television footage showed Quique the lion sitting on top of 22-year-old Lucas Tomas, padding him with his paw and leaving only superficial injuries to his head, arm and chest, doctors said.
Quique was sedated with a tranquilizer dart. The would-be matador was being examined by a psychiatrist.