"'Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him. I didn't expect he would attack,' the 20-year-old student, surnamed Liu, said in a local hospital, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.okay so why would I label this as the reason the age of adulthood should be 21? because this isn't some kid that did this ... scale a 6 1/2 foot fence to cuddle a wild animal ... he was a college kid - age? 20.
Liu underwent surgery Friday evening and was out of danger, but will remain in the hospital for several days, Xinhua said."
it appears to be pretty universal that until we are 21 humans tend to do the stupidist things.
but just to prove that I'm not discriminating against the humans ... here's a bit worth noting:
"Yang Yang, who was flown to Guilin last year from Sichuan province, was behaving normally on Saturday and did not seem to suffer any negative psychological effects, the park employee said."yes, they are worried about the psychological effects on the animal!
Yes I know that Panda's are concidered national treasures over there -- but still ... couldn't you just see them pulling in a psychiatrist? having the panda lay on the couch and see what his reaction is to ink blots?
PLEASE -- its an animal ... it will get over it ... there is no evidence that the idiot did anything more to the panda then try to give the thing a hug. I'm pretty sure it will be fine. But then again -- this is not the first time this particular panda has taken a chunk out of somebody.
I guess last year a drunk (no word as to whether this 20yr idiot was drunk or not, but I'd say its a fairly good bet that there was something in his system) got into the panda exhibit and actually bit the panda back!
wonder if panda tastes like chicken? maybe toothpicks though, since they only like to eat bamboo ... hmm ... you are what you eat.