Thursday, April 28, 2011

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5: Cases of Animals vs. Humans

There's a primal instinct in all animals to be protective and competitive of themselves, and that includes us. Read about these five people who could stand off to animals with slim chances...

5: Politician and bear
        John Chelminiak, a Washington State politician, was walking his dogs one night, when a 150-pound black bear suddenly attacked him, springing from a bush. He was taken down, but got up every time he fell, so the bear couldn't get his neck. After a while of fighting, the bear ran away for no reason. His wife called an ambulance and described his condition:
"When Chelminiak first arrived at the hospital, he had nerve damage from deep lacerations to his face, with pieces of flesh and scalp hanging off his head, said Dr. Matthew Klein, a University of Washington Medicine plastic surgeon at Harborview. Chelminiak also suffered a cut on his neck so deep it reached his spine. He had wounds to his abdomen and lower body, and the injuries to his face were so severe doctors removed his left eye."
4: Farmer vs. Snake
        A kenyan farmer, Ben Nyaumbe, was attacked by a python, which coiled on him. During his three-hour struggle, while the snake dragged Ben up a tree, he bit the snake on the tip of the tail to do some damage. He managed to reach for his cell phone and call the police, which arrived on the scene. Ben was injured on his lower lip, as the python's tail was a bit sharp when he bit it. He commented on the attack: "It's very mysterious, this ability to lift the man onto the tree. I've never heard of this before."
3: Kayaker vs. Wolf
        James Zuchelli from Port Moody fought off a starving wolf who had the intention of eating him. The 31 year-old kayaker was setting up his tent on the beach at about 4:00 p.m., when a female wolf emerged from the bushes and started attacking him. He struggled for a bit as the wolf bit him, and drags himself and the wolf a few feet to his kayak. There, he grabbed his 10 cm. pocket knife and started stabbing the wolf in the neck and chest. After a while, it gave up and walked away, bleeding. He called for help and was taken to the hospital Bella Bella.
2: Dad vs. Lion
        Dustin Britton was in a campsite in Wyoming. He ventured a hundred feet away, in his search for firewood. He said:
"Within seconds, I see this lion over 20 feet from me just standing there looking at me. I could see just its head there in the grass, of course it scared the pants off of me," Britton told ABC's "Good Morning America Weekend." Dustin was afraid, but the lion seemed fearless. It came out of the bush and lunged at him. He was pushed back, and started attacking the animal with hischainsaw, aiming for the neck. The lion was later killed by wildlife officials. It was about 4-5 years old, and starving. Britton got away with a small puncture wound in his arm.
1: Drunk man vs. Shark
         This one's for all the guys at the bar. Dragan Stevic was a wasted Serbian tourist at Egypt's Sharm-el-Sheikh who managed to take out a shark that had killed one and injured some other four people by landing on it after having thrown his drunk self off a high dive. Here's what his friend said: "Dragan climbed on the jumping board, told me to hold his beer and simply ran to jump. There was no time for me to react or to try to stop him, he just went for it"..."Dragan jumped high and plunged down to the sea, but didn't make as much splash as we thought he would"...
        He was taken to a hospital to recover from alcohol poisoning. If I landed on a shark I would worry about broken bones and the like, but he'd apparently drunken so much beer that he didn't tense himself up before landing.

        Well, that concludes my 5 Cases of Animals vs. Humans. I hope you learn something from these guys, but more importantly, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. These cases are one in a million.