Dang it, ashi! You keep cracking me up.
By the way, the newspaper article left out a couple of important details (see additons in red):
...Koll, who owns 77 Zoological Park in Southport, was giving a tour to several reporters for the Jehovah's Witnesses' Awake magazine when a photographer asked him to step inside the lion's cage for a photo, officials said. As a practical joke, one of the Witness reporters affixed a piece of raw steak to the back of Koll's shirt.
"He does it all the time," Steve Kirk, a zoo employee, told The News Herald of Panama City. "He's never had a problem with him. He goes in with all the big cats."
The lion, named Samson, was calm when he entered, then Koll stumbled and fell to the ground and the lion pounced, dragging him across the cage. It was later learned that one of the Witness reporters "accidentally" tossed a banana peel in the vicinity of Koll just prior to him stumbling.