Workers at the Moscow Zoo made a bizarre and tragic discovery when they found the body of a man wearing only boxer shorts in the owl cage.
The deceased, Alexander Luparev, apparently at some point in the night snuck into the cage of a Siberina long-tailed tawny owl. His clothes were scattered around the cage, and a half-empty litre bottle of vodka was also found.
"The owl is still in a state of shock," zoo spokeswoman Natalya Istratova said Wednesday. She added that the owl was not eating or drinking and that she feared for its life.