IT SHOULD go without saying: never put your hand in a lion's cage.
Welsh rugby player Scott Baldwin was on tour in South Africa obviously forgot this rule when he put his hand through the bars of a steel fence in order to pat the top of a lion's head. The lion snapped at his hand, but Baldwin was fortunate enough to get it back in one piece.
The incident left him with a deep laceration which required a hospital visit, but he will make a full recovery. In the meantime, Twitter followers have enjoyed making fun of Baldwin's predicament:
Get well soon Scott Baldwin. pic.twitter.com/XyCYyTGFa1— Ruck 'n' Roll (@RnRRugby) September 29, 2017
Fellow Welsh rugby player Andy Powell had this to say:
Inevitably, the Lion King featured in one tweet:
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