A man has been killed by the pet lion he kept in his family home for breeding purposes, having gotten locked in the big cat's cage.
The animals, living in separate pens, were both shot dead by police.
Police were called to the site in Zdechov on Tuesday morning (local time), when they found two lions in a cage.
Prasek had been raising the male lion since 2016 and acquired the lioness previous year.
The victim and his pets had drawn concern among local residents and was previously denied permission to build the pens for the two killer cats.
The deceased man had been fined for illegal breeding.
Michal Prasek bought the lion in 2016 and kept it in his back yard
A lack of alternative facilities in the Czech Republic, or any evidence of animal cruelty, also meant the lions could not be forcibly removed.
He made headlines past year after a cyclist collided with the lioness as he was taking her for a walk on a leash, an incident that was later deemed a 'traffic accident.
According to BBC, Prasek owned a nine-year-old auto and a lioness for breeding.
"Today's incident will perhaps finally help to resolve this long-term problem", said Zdechov mayor Tomas Kocourek. The cyclist was hospitalized for his injuries.
"I can confirm the breeder is dead", regional police spokeswoman Lenka Javorkova told AFP, adding the circumstances of the incident were under investigation. The lioness was reportedly pregnant.
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