Battlepanda: Panda maulings on the rise


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Panda maulings on the rise

If you climb over a two-meter barrier into a panda enclosure, because they're cute and you want to cuddle them, you deserve what you get. From the BBC:
A man has been attacked by a panda at a park in southern China, after he climbed into its enclosure hoping to cuddle the creature.

The 20-year-old student had ignored warning signs and scaled a two-metre (6.5ft) barrier to get into the pen.

State media say the panda bit him on his arms and legs, and he had to be rescued by the animal's keepers.

"Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him," he told Xinhua from his hospital bed.