This guy thought it would be a great day to pet a lion...well his day turned bad real quick!

He's a Welsh Rugby player and his team had traveled to South Africa for a game.  Then some lame brain heard about a wildlife reserve that lets you pet the lions.  And apparently the team thought that was a great idea.

He went to pet the head and as you can tell from the title of this article it didn't turn out good for him.  Fortunately for him, the lion let go right away.  He received minor injuries and he had to miss the game because he was in the hospital.

You can hear the chomp!

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