Czech man gets mauled to death by lion he kept in his backyard


A man who kept a nine-year-old lion in his back yard was found mauled to death in eastern Czech Republic.

Michal Prasek’s father found his mangled body in the lion’s cage which had been locked from the inside.

In addition to the lion, Prasek had another lioness on his property for breeding purposes, which had drawn concerns from local residents.

The animals, which were in separate pens, were shot and killed by authorities. A police officer told local media the shootings were “absolutely necessary for them to get to the man”, according to the BBC.