Not exactly sure what was going through this man’s head, but it wasn’t anything smart. This is what you call a ‘hold my beer’ moment… or maybe we should say ‘saki’?
For Promlad, 38, decided to entice an Asian black bear with a bowl of rice dangling from a stick. The event occurred on Wednesday at the Luang Pu Lamai Monastery in Phetchabun province, Thailand.
However, it wasn’t the rice that the bear was interested in. He was craving some meat.
The local newspaper Khaosod English had all the details. They reported Promlad teased Kaew — yes, the bear has a name — with the food, when the bear chomped on the man’s wrist and dragged him into an enclosure.
According to the Daily Wire: First, Kaew dragged Promlad around the enclosure, then pulled him into Kaew’s cage. Meanwhile, desperate onlookers poked Kaew with a stick and poured water on the bear.
Undeterred, the bear held onto Promlad, who apparently lost consciousness. Finally, caretakers of the bear dragged Promlad out.
On Thursday, Promlad was said to be in a critical condition.
Thairath Online, another local newspaper, quoted the caretaker of the bear, Wandee Khawasawat, asserting Kaew had never hurt anyone before. The report stated Promla visited the temple to adopt one of the boars the temple kept; humans were allowed near the animals’ enclosures and could also feed the animals.
Khaosod, the newspaper, reported Kaew was transferred to a government wildlife center after the attack and that the bear was “depressed.”
Video below: (warning: graphic)