Edgard Zapashny revealed the recording of the attack.
This is a unique attack of the Steller sea lion(Northern sea lion Steller) trainer Vasily Timchenko @timchenkoshow happened more than a year ago in the Big Moscow circus. It is unique because the predator threw the assistant trainer @eduard_ibragimoff and it never opened its mouth and used its mighty fangs! In the result of the attack assistant was fracture of the sternum!!! #Timchenko#Moskalev#facilitiesto #nadeneyuonne#lion #trauma#unikalnego #bmgz @greatcircus_ru #nicehouse #dangerous #trainer#Ecocirc
Working with predators — it is always the increased risk and danger. No wonder the employees of the circus, namely the trainers, are allowed to retire on superannuation. “Only” 15 years of experience and with dignity to rest.
Edgard Zapashny recently shared a scary video of the incident, which occurred in the Great Moscow Circus a little over a year ago. A sea lion jumped out of the pool and attacked the trainer as his assistant, Eduard Ibragimov.
“This is a unique attack of the Steller sea lion (Northern sea lion Steller) trainer Vasily Timchenko has occurred more than a year ago — said Edgard. — Unique it the fact that the predator threw the assistant of the trainer and it never opened its mouth and used its mighty fangs! In the result of the attack assistant was fracture of the sternum!”
Tim and Vasily Timchenko
This injury is a success for the young man. After all, if a sea lion “used” after their canines, then death would be very likely.
By the way, attacks by lions on humans is a frequent phenomenon. Trainer Vasily Timchenko, too, once suffered from “his” Raptor. He was attacked by a lion-the Steller sea lion named Tim. But the handler doesn’t hold a grudge against marine life.
“One day he nearly took my life, but I still love him!” — says Vasily in social networks.