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Portlantis
01-09-2009, 11:41 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/09/panda.attack/index.html

Giant panda in China bites third victim

By John Vause
CNN

(CNN) -- Gu Gu is not your typical soft and cuddly giant panda.
Zhang Jiao was attacked by Gu Gu the panda when he fell into the pen at the Beijing Zoo on Wednesday.

Zhang Jiao was attacked by Gu Gu the panda when he fell into the pen at the Beijing Zoo on Wednesday.

For the third time, he's tasted the flesh of an unwitting intruder in his pen at the Beijing Zoo.

His most recent victim was 28-year-old Zhang Jiao, who told CNN he fell into the panda pen Wednesday while trying to catch a small toy thrown by his young son.

"My son and I were playing with a panda doll, throwing it to each other, when I dropped with the toy" into the pen, Zhang said.

The barrier around the pen is about 5 feet tall, but on the other side is a drop of 9 to 10 feet, and Zhang says he could not climb out.

That's when Gu Gu went on the attack.

The 240-pound giant panda sunk his teeth into Zhang's left leg before moving on to the right leg.

"The panda is a national treasure, and I love and respect [him], so I didn't fight back," Zhang said. "The panda didn't let go until it chewed up my leg and its mouth was dripping with my blood."

Zookeepers needed to use tools to pry open Gu Gu's jaws.

Zhang said he never imagined a panda could be so vicious.

"I always thought they were cute and just ate bamboo," Zhang said.

According to Dr. Wang Tianbing, who treated Zhang, his wounds were severe, especially the damage done to the muscle and ligaments in his left leg.

"Normally, we think the panda is very tender animal, but actually it's a bear, not a cat. If the animal thinks it will be hurt by human beings, it is very dangerous."

Wang should know. In 2007, he treated another one of Gu Gu's victims, a 15-year-old boy who climbed into the pen to get a closer look. A year earlier, state media reported that a drunken tourist tried to hug the panda, who bit him. In an odd twist, the tourist reportedly bit back.

But being an endangered species and much-loved national icon means there's no "three strikes and you're out" for Gu Gu.

In fact, there's a possibility Zhang may face charges for entering the panda pen.

Ebolapox
01-09-2009, 11:48 PM
ROFL

dumbass should know better than to fall into a wild goddamned animal's pen. good for you, gu gu. go get you some.

Ebolapox
01-09-2009, 11:49 PM
only problem, though, is he'll be hungry again in a few hours (/chinese food joke)

SNR
01-10-2009, 12:06 AM
Eh, it's for the best that the keepers pried the panda's jaws open. There's a lot of MSG in Chinese food.

Ebolapox
01-10-2009, 12:15 AM
Eh, it's for the best that the keepers pried the panda's jaws open. There's a lot of MSG in Chinese food.

ROFL

cdcox
01-10-2009, 12:16 AM
"Normally, we think the panda is very tender animal, but actually it's a bear, not a cat. If the animal thinks it will be hurt by human beings, it is very dangerous."

Lucky for him it wasn't a 250 lb cat.

Tribal Warfare
01-10-2009, 12:26 AM
Goddamnit this thread is worthless without the video footage.

kstater
01-10-2009, 05:47 AM
>< close to being a Darwin award candidate.

doomy3
01-10-2009, 06:30 AM
ROFL

Wang should know. In 2007, he treated another one of Gu Gu's victims, a 15-year-old boy who climbed into the pen to get a closer look. A year earlier, state media reported that a drunken tourist tried to hug the panda, who bit him. In an odd twist, the tourist reportedly bit back.

ROFL

ChiTown
01-10-2009, 06:56 AM
only problem, though, is he'll be hungry again in a few hours (/chinese food joke)

:LOL:

MahiMike
01-10-2009, 07:56 AM
only problem, though, is he'll be hungry again in a few hours (/chinese food joke)

LOL!ROFL

evolve27
07-19-2012, 09:12 AM
Eh, it's for the best that the keepers pried the panda's jaws open. There's a lot of MSG in Chinese food.

Nice

Rain Man
07-19-2012, 09:17 AM
"Normally, we think the panda is very tender animal, but actually it's a bear, not a cat. If the animal thinks it will be hurt by human beings, it is very dangerous."

Lucky for him it wasn't a 250 lb cat.


I too found that odd. If it was a 250-lb. cat they'd be sifting the litter box for what's left of the guy.

Micjones
07-19-2012, 09:23 AM
"The panda is a national treasure, and I love and respect [him], so I didn't fight back," Zhang said.

The ****?

If Gu Gu had been the last Panda on earth I would've done everything in my power to kill that ****ing thing!
If it's between the panda and me taking a dirt nap?
Uh yeah...I think I'm gonna fight back.

notorious
07-19-2012, 09:24 AM
ROFL

listopencil
07-19-2012, 09:24 AM
But being an endangered species and much-loved national icon means there's no "three strikes and you're out" for Gu Gu.

In fact, there's a possibility Zhang may face charges for entering the panda pen.


This is how it should be.

burt
07-19-2012, 09:25 AM
How many old threads is this guy going to be allowed to bump???

evolve27
07-19-2012, 09:27 AM
I too found that odd. If it was a 250-lb. cat they'd be sifting the litter box for what's left of the guy.

I just can't picture that after so many national geographic lion shows. Reminds me of the grizzly man who got killed and found his remains in the bear

L.A. Chieffan
07-19-2012, 09:28 AM
I APPROVE OF THIS BUMP. CARRY ON.

evolve27
07-19-2012, 09:28 AM
How many old threads is this guy going to be allowed to bump???

I'm not an ordinary guy. I've been a member since 2007. At least let me bump since I've been here. Geez. Give a brother a break.

Rain Man
07-19-2012, 09:30 AM
The ****?

If Gu Gu had been the last Panda on earth I would've done everything in my power to kill that ****ing thing!
If it's between the panda and me taking a dirt nap?
Uh yeah...I think I'm gonna fight back.


You say that now, but when that cute, furry bear is clamped onto your leg I don't think you'll have the heart to punch it.

burt
07-19-2012, 09:31 AM
rules are rules......... obviously I am no mod!!

Micjones
07-19-2012, 09:32 AM
You say that now, but when that cute, furry bear is clamped onto your leg I don't think you'll have the heart to punch it.

Cute? Those things are creepy.

Radar Chief
07-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Zhang said he never imagined a panda could be so vicious.

I know, right? /Timothy Treadwell

notorious
07-19-2012, 10:02 AM
"The panda is a national treasure, and I love and respect [him], so I didn't fight back," Zhang said. "The panda didn't let go until it chewed up my leg and its mouth was dripping with my blood."


Dumbass.

If Jesus Christ himself tried to chew my leg off it would be on.

Rain Man
07-19-2012, 10:10 AM
"The panda is a national treasure, and I love and respect [him], so I didn't fight back," Zhang said. "The panda didn't let go until it chewed up my leg and its mouth was dripping with my blood."


Dumbass.

If Jesus Christ himself tried to chew my leg off it would be on.


What if it was a koala? You couldn't hit a koala.

Rain Man
07-19-2012, 10:12 AM
Or what if a woman starts biting your leg? If I'm to believe Eli Manning and those other guys, I'm not allowed to hit her to get her off.

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Aries Walker
07-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Sooo . . . rather than just buy his son a new rubber toy, he jumped into a pen with an enormous wild animal in it to get back his son's binky. When the 350-or-so-pound giant f***in' bear attacked him, he didn't fight back because it's a valuable national treasure, and he didn't want to hurt it. Mm-hmm.

I think it's fair to say without equivocation that this guy is a rampaging idiot.

listopencil
07-19-2012, 10:40 AM
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listopencil
07-19-2012, 10:42 AM
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07-19-2012, 10:42 AM
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L.A. Chieffan
07-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Do you call them panda "bears"?

I do and proud of it.

listopencil
07-19-2012, 10:45 AM
Zhang Jiao should have watched this video though:

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Aries Walker
07-19-2012, 10:47 AM
Do you call them panda "bears"?

I do and proud of it.Technically, they're Giant Pandas, but they are bears, so sure.

Koalas, on the other hand . . . absolutely not.

ghak99
07-19-2012, 10:54 AM
"Normally, we think the panda is very tender animal, but actually it's a bear, not a cat."

This guy should stop putting soy sauce on cats and pandas.

Fish
07-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Pandas are actually assholes. It's an asian secret.....

mikey23545
07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
"The panda is a national treasure, and I love and respect [him], so I didn't fight back," Zhang said. "The panda didn't let go until it chewed up my leg and its mouth was dripping with my blood."


Dumbass.

If Jesus Christ himself tried to chew my leg off it would be on.


What if he started licking your ass?