Man Bitten By Panda ........ Then Bites The Panda Back !!!!

  1. Man bitten by panda bites back

    20th September 2006

    [​IMG] Gu Gu the biting panda who got a taste of his own medicine

    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.
    Zhang Xinyan, from the central province of Henan, had drunk four jugs of beer at a restaurant near the zoo before visiting the animal, called Gu Gu, 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. Zhang got angry and kicked the panda, who then bit his other leg. A tussle ensued.
    "I bit the fellow in the back," Zhang told the newspaper. "Its skin was quite thick."
    Other tourists yelled for a zookeeper, who soon got the panda under control by spraying it with water. Zhang was hospitalized.
    Newspaper photographs showed Zhang lying on a hospital bed with blood-soaked bandages and a seam of stitches running down his leg.
    Another newspaper quoted Zhang as saying that he had seen pandas on television and "they seemed to get along well with people."
    "No one ever said they would bite people," Zhang said. "I just wanted to touch it. I was so dizzy from the beer. I don't remember much."
    Ye Mingxia, a spokeswoman for the Beijing Zoo, confirmed the incident happened but would not give any details. She said Gu Gu was "healthy." "We're not considering punishing him now," Ye said. "He's suffered quite a bit of shock."
  2. :wtf: That man sounds like a total nut! Good thing he didn't want to touch a lion.
  3. :wtf: Wow ... drunk people are great.
  4. "We're not considering punishing him" GOOD! Why on earth would you?? It's the drunken idiots own stupid do you have to be anyways? The poor Panda was startled.
  5. :roflmfao: :roflmfao: :roflmfao:
  6. I thought this was pretty funny actually. That guy's logic was all shot, just because panda looks cute and cuddly doesn't mean it'll be friendly when you wake it from its dream!
  7. i thought pandas were nice . ;*(
  8. I think any nice animals will still be defensive if suddenly startled out of their sleep. My grandpa used to have a very friendly chihuahua. As a kid I didn't know better and thought it would be fun to pet the pup when she was asleep. Needless to say, I startled her and she bit me. I think it's the same thing with human being as well, some ppl get very cranky if they were disturbed from their sleep.:flowers:
  9. Poor panda. If someone woke me up in the middle of the night because they were drunk and felt the need to hug me I would probably bite them too!! :lol: I really don't like to be disturbed when I'm sleeping.
  10. That was one lucky drunk,that Panda could have done much worse if not for the zookeeper stepping in to help that idiot.
  11. :lol: :lol: heheh I needed that laugh right now.
  12. rofl! poor panda!!
  13. That guy's lucky he didn't get more seriously hurt. Pandas have incredibly powerful jaws- they can chew through stalks of bamboo, after all.

    Poor Gu Gu!
  14. No wild animals are "nice". They're not supposed to interact with humans, especially not drunk ones invading their homes.

    How insane is it that they want to punish the poor panda and not the idiot how broke into the enclosure!?
  15. They said they're not going to punish the panda because it has suffered from enough shock - good for them! I'm sure something is going to be done about the man who went into the zoo though. That guy was lucky to be alive ...