Man Wanted To Be “One With Tiger.” Tiger Wanted Dinner. Both Almost Got Their Wish.

This is even more hilarious than the opening of: 28 Days Later: when the animal rights activists free the enraged monkeys and are beaten to death as a reward: because it’s real.

According to reports, Villalobos had told detectives that it was without fear that he leaped from an elevated train into the animal’s den. His reason, they said, was that “he wanted to be one with the tiger.”

Villalobos also recounted how, after he landed on all fours, the 400-pound beast attacked him and dragged around by his foot, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne. Despite serious injuries, he claimed he was able to get his wish and pet the tiger – a male Siberian named Bashuta – before his rescue, the spokesman added.

Villalobos remained hospitalized with bites and punctures on his arms, legs, shoulders and back, as well as a broken right shoulder, right rib, right ankle and pelvis and a collapsed lung. Police said there was no indication he was intoxicated.

…Villalobos’ Facebook page makes clear his infatuation with wildlife. One of several postings from Thursday was a photo of a tiger licking a cub, and the comment, “Nice.” Another was of a black jaguar.

An earlier post displayed a promo for a movie called “Facing Animals,” a Dutch documentary about “the complex and often bizarre relationship between man and animal.”

His comment: “This looks fascinating.”

Know what else is fascinating? A budding animal rights wacko getting to see what nature is really like up close and personal. Nature isn’t quite as idealistic as it seems from afar when it’s starting to eat you.

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