BREAKING NEWS – Miami, Florida – A Florida man was mauled by a black leopard after paying the owner of a private animal sanctuary for a “full-contact experience” with the rare cat, a report said.

Dwight Turner, 50, had to undergo several surgeries from the attack in an enclosure behind the home of Michael Poggi in the town of Davie, WPLG reported, citing a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Turner had paid $150 to “play with” the black leopard and “rub its belly” behind Poggi’s home, according to an FWC report.

The animal charged Turner once he walked into the enclosure. One of Turner’s ears was ripped apart and his scalp was “hanging from his head” following the attack, the report said.

Turner later stated after the savage attack, “It could’ve been a lot worst, because I could’ve been dealing with the radical Black Panthers. I thank God the black leopard that mauled me, didn’t have any automatic weapons or some insane political agenda.”