Some Welsh rugby players were in South Africa for a match, and they visited an animal preserve that actually lets people pet the lions.  They’re caged, but still.  One guy was petting a lion’s head when it bit his hand.

Fortunately, it let go right away.  The guy ended up with only a minor injury . . . although he did go to the hospital and miss the game.

Lion bites rugby player hooker's hand.

Free state lion bites Wales rugby player hooker's hand. A Wales rugby player's coach described him as "pretty stupid" after a lion but the hooker's hand in Bloemfontein. LION ATTACK VIDEO Watch SAVAGE Bite On SCOTT BALDWIN WELSH RUGBY PLAYER Who MISSES GAME In HOSPITAL.