BELGRADE, Serbia (Reuters) -- A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival.
The man was found naked, with his clothes lying intact inside the cage. Two adult bears, Masha and Misha, had dragged the body to their feeding corner and reacted angrily when keepers tried to recover it.
"There's a good chance he was drunk or drugged. Only an idiot would jump into the bear cage," zoo director Vuk Bojovic told Reuters.
Local media reported that police found several mobile phones inside the cage, as well as bricks, stones and beer cans.
We had a similar instance in Alaska some years back when an Australian woman climbed over the guard rail and got close to Binky, the local polar bear in the Alaska Zoo. She ended up surviving with just a scare, as I remember, and Binky ended up with a souvenir Nike shoe. Many Alaskans figured if Binky had eaten her it would only help clean up the human gene pool. Some people are so dumb they should die - and die before they reproduce!