Panda Bites Man Looking for a Cuddle

In China, a migrant worker who had few too many beers was overcome with a sudden urge to touch a panda bear. So he jumped into the panda enclosure at the Beijing Zoo, where one of the bears was trying to get a little shut eye. Roused from sleep, the bear bit the man. And the man bit back. Both survived the encounter. When asked why he did it, the man said he'd seen the cuddly looking animals on TV. But he never thought they might bite.

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In China, a migrant worker who had few too many beers was overcome with a sudden urge to touch a panda bear. So he jumped into the panda enclosure at the Beijing Zoo, where one of the bears was trying to get a little shuteye. Roused from sleep, the bear bit the man and the man bit back. Both survived the encounter. When asked why he did it, the man said he'd seen the cuddly looking animals on TV, but he never thought they'd bite.

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