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A drunk Ukrainian who boasted to friends of his amazing strength was left fighting for his life when he picked a fight with a 42 stone grizzly bear.
The 22 year-old man, not named, had been drinking with friends in the town of Cherkask when he decided to show them how strong he was by wrestling with the biggest animal he could find.
They went to the local zoo where he climbed over the railings into the bear cage and started to hit one of them on the leg.
The bear pushed the man away with a swipe of his paw but when the man hit him again the bear pinned him to the ground and began mauling him.
Staff managed to drag the man out of the cage and calm the bears down, local daily Ukrainsky Novini reported.
Doctors at a hospital in the town where he was being treated said his condition was serious.
A spokesman for the zoo said: "The whole thing lasted less than a minute and the other bears were just getting ready to join in and attack him as well. If we hadn't got him out of there he would have been killed."Original article posted here.