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(04-18-2018, 05:21 AM)Polar Wrote:
(04-17-2018, 08:01 PM)Jeffrey Wrote:
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German tourist mauled by leopard in Namibia’s Kuiseb Canyon

Posted on 16 April, 2018

A German couple touring Namibia lived through the horror of a leopard attack in the Kuiseb Canyon yesterday morning (Thursday, 12th April) that left Hardy Specker (61) in a critical condition.
Specker and Petra Windmeisser had been in Namibia for the past two weeks, and after spending time at Swakopmund, they left through the Namib Naukluft Park three days ago.
On Wednesday, they decided to overnight in the Kuiseb Canyon, about three hours from Walvis Bay.
Windmeisser told The Namibian yesterday afternoon that around 01h00 yesterday morning when Specker was closing the camper window, a leopard jumped up the side of the van and caught him by the head with its claws and mouth.
A fight for Specker’s life ensued when he was hanging halfway out the window as the big cat tried to pull him out while Windmeisser was pulling from the inside.
“The struggle went on for some minutes. Hardy eventually managed to stick his fingers into the leopard’s eyes, which caused it to let him go. I then managed to pull him in. There was blood everywhere,” she recalled.
Specker’s scalp was torn from the skull, while his shoulder and arms were shredded. He also had a wound on his throat.
The couple stayed in their camper, too scared to do anything because the leopard had jumped on the roof at times and moved around the vehicle for the remainder of the night.
“Specker was losing a lot of blood, but he remained conscious. We screamed and made noise and used light, but the animal remained there,” she said.
Around 07h00, farmers saw the distressing scene and chased the leopard away. They managed to help the couple and summoned EMed Rescue to meet them halfway.
They were taken to the Welwitschia Private Hospital at Walvis Bay, where Specker immediately underwent surgery.
Windmeisser said they hope to leave Namibia as soon as possible for him to receive medical treatment at home in Germany.


https://africageographic.com/blog/german-tourist-mauled-leopard-namibias-kuiseb-canyon/

If I understand this right, he survived 6 hours in the car with bleeding injuries? He is one very lucky badass!

He is a very lucky man for sure. Absolutely astonishing
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Photos: Efforts to save ill leopard fail in Dehradun

Apr 18, 2018

DEHRADUN: A three-year-old leopard whose sighting created panic among residents of Gullar Ghati near Nakronda in Dehradun, died on Tuesday after it was rescued by the forest department.

According to Dehradun divisional officer Rajiv Dhiman, the wildlife veterinary officer of Rajaji Tiger Reserve, Aditi Sharma, was called to tranquilize the animal but he appeared so sick that people could approach it & with little efforts, he was easily moved caged. 
He was then taken to a rescue centre in Dehradun zoo.


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Sharma who examined his health, initially said that the leopard appeared starved and dehydrated. It later died after it stopped responding to antibiotics and drip.


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The DFO added that the leopard initially responded to antibiotics and glucose drip at the rescue centre but died on Tuesday evening.
It was earlier decided to keep it under observation for three days.
"Everything not saved will be lost."

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Guy vs Big Dog (alabai)




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Lion attack idiot




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A black panther has mauled a man to death in a brutal attack at a private zoo in Russia.
The victim, reported to be a zoo keeper, was mauled by the big cat after unlocking the entrance in an attempt to feed it.

The unnamed victim, who is said to be Ukrainian and in his late 20s, suffered multiple bites in the attack, which also saw the panther escape.
The escape sparked a major search which lasted for several hours until the animal was recovered.

The private zoo, situated in Obnovlenny Trud, a village near Moscow, has had no other reported incidents and has other big cats, including a lion and tiger.

According to reports, its owner Sergey Knyaginichev denied claims the man was a keeper at the zoo instead saying he was a visitor from the Ukraine.

The Investigative Committee - which deals with serious crimes in Russia - said a probe has been launched into the accident.


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Man kill adult male wolf with bare hands. There is nothing surprising. 

https://kerchinfo.com/pastux-iz-kerchi-g...volka.html


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Dog attack on girl. 





Strong man saves child from dog attack




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Over the past 15 years, 1.2 million animals have been killed by Americans who traveled overseas to snag their trophies, according to a thoroughly chilling investigation by NBC Bay Area. That breaks down to about 70,000 animals each year. Many of these animals are endangered, threatened or near-threatened species.

If the numbers aren't staggering enough, the regulation of these imports sounds like a losing battle, since violations abound. In the Bay Area, according to the report, there are only four wildlife inspectors who only have time to inspect 50 percent of trophies shipped back to the states through that region.

In the past five years, there have been 2,963 documented violations in the U.S. - such as hidden trophies, or skins rolled up in other skins - and a majority of the violations (54 percent) related to the Endangered Species Act. Because of spotty oversight of U.S. trophy hunting imports, poachers can take advantage of the system to bring back carcasses and sell them on the black market.

Perhaps the most chilling part? The bears, wolves, deer, birds and other animals U.S. hunters kill each year right here in their home country: over 200 million.

https://www.thedodo.com/us-trophy-hunters-killed-million-1464045989.html
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Better dead hunter than a dead animal






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An Argentinian hunter named Jose Monzalvez was killed after being crushed by an elephant. The 46-year-old was part of a hunter group tracking an elephant herd in a private wildlife area in Namibia. One of the elephants is reported to have charged before the men could shoot, and that’s when the tragedy happened.

Relatives have been informed of the man’s death. It is known that Monzalvez had an official permit to hunt.

Still, the Internet’s reaction has been overwhelmingly negative, with many people expressing their disgust with the big game hunting. It is also worth noting it was not the first time a hunter was killed this year.
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