Monday, August 20, 2007

Beerfest Turns Tragic

The headline to the story is misleading, as it sounds as if the bears were at the beer festival.

Still, it has a bloody ending.

Bears eat man at beer festival
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.
Sounds like the bear cage is quite the attraction for drunken Serbs. That, or these bears know how to party.
Local media reported that police found several mobile phones inside the cage, as well as bricks, stones and beer cans.

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