Thursday, September 21, 2006

Panda Bites Man, Man Bites Panda

Panda Bites Man, Man Bites Panda Back at Beijing Zoo (September 20, 2006, AP)
A drunken Chinese migrant worker who was bitten by a panda at the Beijing Zoo when he jumped into an enclosure to hug it, retaliated by chomping down on the animal’s back, state media said on Wednesday. Zhang Xinyan, from the central province of Henan, had drunk four jugs of beer at a restaurant near the zoo before visiting the animal, Gu Gu, on Tuesday, the Beijing Morning Post said. “He felt a sudden urge to touch the panda with his hand,” and jumped into the enclosure, the newspaper said. The panda, who was asleep, was startled and bit Zhang, 35, in the right leg, it said. Zhang got angry and kicked the panda, who then bit his other leg. A tussle ensued, the paper said. “I bit the fellow in the back,” Zhang was quoted as saying in the newspaper. “Its skin was quite thick.”

Now, THAT'S funny!
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