Man tries to feed himself to tigers, tigers take a pass

A female Bengali white tiger drags Yang Jinhai by his shirt after the man climbed into the enclosure, at a zoo in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

After 20 minutes of swinging yourself around, maybe you need to accept that it’s just not going to happen.

Referring to, of course, a man who had entered the Bengali white tiger enclosure in southwest China’s Chengdu Zoo, in hopes that the tigers would eat him.

On Feb. 16, 27-year-old Yang Jinhai climbed a tree to breach the enclosure.

He began to make “exaggerated movements” for 20 minutes to try to get the tigers to make a meal out of him. A meal? This guy would be a snack!

No such luck, anyway.

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The tigers would not eat him. Maybe they'd prefer something else?

They merely left him with scratches and minor cuts after dragging him by the back of his neck. Perhaps they were just trying to knock some sense into him for climbing into a tiger cage.

I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back,” said Jinghai, according to Chengdu’s Business Daily.

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But the tigers did not want to eat his meat. Their diet clearly does not include small Asian men.

Zoo staff tranquilized the tigers so that they could get Jinghai out. He is now being treated for depression, in a tiger-free environment.

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