Czech man attacked and killed by lion he kept as pet

Lion kills owner in Czech Republic

Lion kills owner in Czech Republic

Michal Prasek, who lived in the eastern Czech town of Zdechov, was found dead by his father at around 7 a.m. Tuesday. He added that the intervention of a lioness was all that saved him.

A Czech man who kept two lions as pets died from wounds inflicted by one of the felines, according to local police.

Police were called to the scene and shot dead the nine-year-old lion and another lioness to access Mr Prasek after consultation with experts from a nearby zoo.

A police spokesperson told local media that the shootings were "absolutely necessary for them to get to the man".

Mr Prasek, 33, bought the lion in 2016 and the lioness previous year, and kept them both in home-made enclosures in his back yard in the village of Zdechov.

French tax on net giants could yield 500m euros a year
A 3% French tax would be levied on mostly US internet companies earning global digital revenue of at least 750 million euros. But companies such as Amazon earning money as a digital intermediary between a producer and a client would have to pay.

Previously, he had been fined for illegal breeding and lacked planning permits for the pens.

But the conflict with the authorities reached a stalemate after Mr Prasek denied anyone entry onto his property.

Prasek brought the lions from Slovakia in 2016, causing a stir in the village and attracting media attention.

The cyclist was taken to the hospital but only suffered scratches. According to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, there are more than 250 big cats kept by private owners in the country.

Mr Prasek purchased the lion in 2016 and the lioness past year and kept the pair in enclosures he built himself in his back garden.

Recommended News

  • The US Open Final: Who Will Make it?

    The 34-year-old Swiss won the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5, forcing an injured and struggling Djokovic to retire in the third. If she’s at her best, then she’ll make it to the final and if she performs on the day the title will be hers.

    WWE Star King Kong Bundy Dead At Age 61

    To further push dominance, he would demand referees count to five instead of the normal three. WWE has officially released a statement regarding the passing of WWE legend King Kong Bundy .
    Will Smith To Play Serena And Venus Williams' Dad In Upcoming Movie

    Will Smith To Play Serena And Venus Williams' Dad In Upcoming Movie

    Smith will next star in Disney's Aladdin , which hits theaters in May, and he recently stepped away from the Suicide Squad sequel. Allan Mandelbaum and Caleeb Pinkett will serve as executive producers with Mary Solomon and Rick Rickertsen co-producing.
  • Charles is most dedicated Prince of Wales yet, says Archbishop Welby

    Charles is most dedicated Prince of Wales yet, says Archbishop Welby

    Meghan dressed to impress for the event, donning a white Amanda Wakeley coat, which she teamed with a metallic patterned dress. Referring to her bump, she added: "We're almost there".
    Fortnite's Next Battle Pass Will Be Conditionally Free

    Fortnite's Next Battle Pass Will Be Conditionally Free

    Not only have we got Overtime challenges to be grinding out, there's also a free Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass up for grabs. All you need to do is head to that place right in between Lonely Lodge and Retail Row to reach the Fortnite RV Park .
    Tesla delivers Model 3 Standard Range Electric Vehicle for the masses

    Tesla delivers Model 3 Standard Range Electric Vehicle for the masses

    Vandeventer still likes Tesla's innovative, forward-thinking nature, but worries about the short term. The next step up is the existing Mid Range Model 3 with a 264-mile range and a $40,000 price tag.
  • Reliable Study Materials (from Practice Tests to Video Tutorials)to Prepare for Microsoft 70-480 Exam

    Make sure you check at least three different learning resources on every topic and go through the study materials several times. However, it is essential to note that the percentage on every topic is the approximate exam question weigh on each of them.
    Body of missing Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy found in suitcase

    Body of missing Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy found in suitcase

    The man is believed to be her former boyfriend who was also attending the dental conference, a police source told AAP. A Facebook page was set up soon after Dr Reddy went missing, calling for people to " help find Preethi Reddy ".
    Ospreys and Scarlets set to merge ahead of next season

    Ospreys and Scarlets set to merge ahead of next season

    The two west based clubs could join and begin operating as one as early as next season, according to the BBC. The potential merger will be a focal point of talks held by Wales' Professional Game Board on Tuesday.
  • Failure to replace Ronaldo's goals is Real's 'biggest problem' - Modric

    Failure to replace Ronaldo's goals is Real's 'biggest problem' - Modric

    Ronaldo quit Real for Juventus last summer where he is now setting new goalscoring records. But we don't have that. "That's why I think scoring is our biggest problem this season".
    Jane Philpott: Trudeau crisis grows as minister resigns

    Jane Philpott: Trudeau crisis grows as minister resigns

    Freeland, who led negotiations over the revamped North American free-trade deal, has so far stood by the prime minister. She was appointed to the powerful budget position in January. "We're allowed to have disagreements and debate".
    Trump's new attorney general William Barr won't recuse himself in Mueller probe

    Trump's new attorney general William Barr won't recuse himself in Mueller probe

    During his hearing, Barr referred to the report as "confidential", but said the attorney general could release a separate report on Mueller's findings.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.