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And the award for the hardest OAP goes to.....

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MikeA3, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. MikeA3

    MikeA3 Active Member
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    Now this took some balls!!

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - A 73-year-old Kenyan grandfather reached into the mouth of an attacking leopard and tore out its tongue to kill it, authorities said on Wednesday.


    Peasant farmer Daniel M'Mburugu was tending to his potato and bean crops in a rural area near Mount Kenya when the leopard charged out of the long grass and leapt on him.


    M'Mburugu had a machete in one hand but dropped that to thrust his fist down the leopard's mouth. He gradually managed to pull out the animal's tongue, leaving it in its death-throes.


    "It let out a blood-curdling snarl that made the birds stop chirping," he told the daily Standard newspaper of how the leopard came at him and knocked him over.


    The leopard sank its teeth into the farmer's wrist and mauled him with its claws. "A voice, which must have come from God, whispered to me to drop the panga (machete) and thrust my hand in its wide open mouth. I obeyed," M'Mburugu said.


    As the leopard was dying, a neighbour heard the screams and arrived to finish it off with a machete.


    M'Mburugu was toasted as a hero in his village Kihato after the incident earlier this month. He was also given free hospital treatment by astonished local authorities.


    "This guy is very lucky to be alive," Kenya Wildlife Service official Connie Maina told Reuters, confirming details of the incident
     
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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif OMFG!!!!!! Don't mess with Grandad!!!!
     
  4. dummi

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    thats amazing, dropped a machete to reach into the mouth of a leopard and pull out its tongue, must the fastest and craziest grand dad, amazing
     
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    Here's to Grandad /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif Must try this one on our lass when she's growling at me !!!!
     
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    He should take up cage fighting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  7. audi5e

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    one lucky guy!

    extra lucky it was a leopard and not a lion!

    (very very strange that a leopard would attack a human in the first place?)
     

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