Crap! This happened in my hometown, Shiraz

This is a video of a lion attacking one of its trainers in Shiraz, Iran 700 miles south of Tehran and 50 miles West of Persepolis the first capital of the Persian Empire.

The lion is hanging on to the man’s arm and chewing! The man’s friend/co-worker is holding on to the male lion’s head so it won’t be able drag the injured and bleeding man back in the middle of his cage to finish him off. The friend is screaming for help and begging for someone to find a stick, pistol or some other weapon to fight off or kill the lion! Watch and see the conclusion! The ending is good 🙂

Speaking of Shiraz, those of you curious where my origin and DNA  is from, here is my hometown, Shiraz which is known as the city of Love and Lovers in the Middle East.  FYI, the origin of Red Wine is also from Shiraz 🙂

Description of  my hometown by Tony Wheeler, one of the founders of Lonely Planet who traveled there a few times:

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

6 Responses to Crap! This happened in my hometown, Shiraz

  1. Jason says:

    I don’t call that a “good” ending, at least not for the lion

    • Elias Shams says:

      If you put it that way, I agree. Not a good ending. However situation like this, I wouldn’t even care about the lion. I care only about the guy who possibly has family to feed. So, who cares about the lion here. Just imagine the guy had been eaten by the lion. What would you tell his kids?

  2. bita says:

    that was sooooooooooo scary
    i still feel sorry for the lion

  3. yalda koohy says:

    oh my god….i couldn’t watch the video after the lion pulled the poor guy

  4. Pippa says:

    I actually feel sick. Why wasn’t anybody on hand sooner? SICK!

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