A large group of children was watching the lion and tigers performance in Ukraine when one of the animals decided to not play nice anymore and take a large bite out of his trainer.
32-year-old Hamada Kouta, originally from Egypt, could be seen being pushed to the ground by the large lion during a performance in Lugansk, Ukraine.
The animal bit into Kouta’s arm and chest and then held him to the ground for a few scary seconds. Pictures afterwards showed how his arm, leg and back were mauled and clawed.
Kouta explained in the video afterwards: “When an animal attacks a trainer, it is 99% the trainer’s mistake. Anyway, they are my children so I know anything can happen.”