SPOT THE LOONEY!|Richard_F|richard@cfz.org.uk|09/18/04 at 00:44:50|richard_f|xx|0|217.42.205.250|Man Climbs Into Lion Enclosure At Zoo During Feeding Time


MELBOURNE, Australia -- A man climbed into a lions' enclosure at an Australian zoo Tuesday, pulled out a yellow Bible and asked stunned onlookers whether they wanted him to pat the four animals during feeding time.

Staff later coaxed him out of the den unhurt.

Australian television showed amateur video footage of the drama at Melbourne Zoo.


Victoria state police spokeswoman Wendy Willingham said officers took the 21-year-old man to a psychiatric hospital for assessment.

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