In pictures: Oleksiy Pinko sticks his head in a lion’s mouth
IN an other life, Oleksiy Pinko might have been a dentist. Mr Pinko performs with Veronika Pinko at Ukraine’s National Circus. They tame lions with whips and packets of mints. Mr Pinkos big trick is to pull open the lion’s maw and stick his head inside.
Is the lion in on the act? We don’t know. But rumours are that the lion has an American lawyer who forced Mr Pinko to sign a waiver lest hunger / nature / boredom / stress kick in and Mr Pinko become a novelty chew toy and seek to sue the lion for breach of promise: