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#73511 - 09/20/06 06:23 PM The operative word here is "BEAR."
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/5364058.stm


Man bites panda after zoo attack

A drunken Chinese tourist says he bit a panda who attacked him after he jumped into a zoo enclosure to "hug" the bear.
Zhang Xinyan, 35, had drunk four draught beers before deciding to enter the Beijing Zoo pen belonging to six-year-old male panda Gu Gu.
The startled Gu Gu bit both legs of his intruder, who responded by biting "the panda on its back", Mr Zhang was quoted by state media as saying.
Mr Zhang said he had not realised pandas could be violent.
He told the Beijing Morning Post that he had come to the Chinese capital "only to see the pandas".
"The seven-hour train ride was exhausting, and I drank bottles of beer when I arrived then had a nap," he added.
Punishment
The newspaper said Mr Zhang had a "sudden urge" to touch Gu Gu with his hand, so he jumped over the waist-high railing into the enclosure.
"When he got closer and was undiscovered, he reached out to hug it," the newspaper added.
Mr Zhang was bitten first on his right leg, and then on his left.
Newspaper photographs showed him lying on a hospital bed with blood-soaked bandages over his legs.
"I bit the panda on its back but its fur was too thick," Mr Zhang recalled.
He went on: "No one ever said they would bite people. I just wanted to touch it."
Zoo spokeswoman Ye Mingxia said the panda was unharmed and they were not considering punishing Mr Zhang yet.
"He's suffered quite a bit of a shock," she told the Associated Press by telephone.
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#73512 - 09/20/06 06:53 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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4 beers? What a lightweight <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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#73513 - 09/20/06 09:20 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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Why do I think that the guys real name is Sum Dum Phuc...
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#73514 - 09/20/06 09:56 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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I think the classic line is:

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"I bit the panda on its back but its fur was too thick," Mr Zhang recalled.


LOL.. I guess he thought it would taste like chicken!! <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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#73515 - 09/20/06 11:08 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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This is great. Another brain surgeon!

Hopefully no pandas were seriously harmed.<img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#73516 - 09/20/06 11:34 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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ROFWL oldbaldguy you beat me to the quick
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#73517 - 09/21/06 05:09 AM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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What a moron! He barely escaped the Darvin awards list.

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#73518 - 09/21/06 06:05 AM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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I was thinking exactly the same thing! <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#73519 - 09/21/06 03:39 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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Actually, even though they are called Panda Bears, they are actually not bears at all. Being marsupials, they are more closely related to opposums and kangaroos than they are to real bears.

But they are the size of bears, and they do have big teeth...
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#73520 - 09/21/06 03:46 PM Re: The operative word here is "BEAR."
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... and they do have big teeth...


Yeah teeth that can gnaw through bamboo with no problems... <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />

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