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aNYthing
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:03 PM
Grandfather kills leopard with his hands

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/kenya_leopard_dc

Wed Jun 22,11:42 AM ET

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 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 neighbor 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.

:eek:

Jakeev
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:02 PM
Grandfather kills leopard with his hands

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/kenya_leopard_dc

Wed Jun 22,11:42 AM ET

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 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 neighbor 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.

:eek:

It's a sad story in many ways. Much like our mountain lion "problem" in California, the wild life in Africa has the worst possible competition:

People.

CC
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:57 PM
"It let out a blood-curdling snarl that made the birds stop chirping,"

A leopard slayer and a poet - who could ask for more?:hearts:

CC
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:59 PM
It's a sad story in many ways. Much like our mountain lion "problem" in California, the wild life in Africa has the worst possible competition:

People.

Jakeev: Bad Rep Recipient, 6:53PM.



I kid, but I would advise you to do likewise and rip out the tongue of any creature who aims to devour you. ;)

NFFC_FAN
Jun 24th, 2005, 12:01 AM
It's a sad story in many ways. Much like our mountain lion "problem" in California, the wild life in Africa has the worst possible competition:

People.

What was the old guy supposed to do?? Lie down and be killed?? :p

It's survival of the fittest. I don't see those leopards get all merciful on the Discovery Channel, that's for sure... ;)

azza
Jun 24th, 2005, 12:14 AM
omg Poor leopord :( shouldnt have killed it :(

mboyle
Jun 24th, 2005, 03:51 AM
I just don't understand liberals. They say the guy is wrong for killing a leopard that was trying to kill him, just as they moan and weep about the seizure of Indian lands. Mind you, they say this from their modern computers in their suburban, air conditioned homes built on land once held by Indians and, before that, wildlife. Why on earth don't these do-gooders give up their homes to the Cherokee nation (according to them, the rightful owners) and go to live in the woods where they can play with the mountain-lions? Oh right, because their philosophies only apply to OTHER people. I forgot:rolleyes:

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:21 AM
Disgusting! :fiery: ;)

Jakeev
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:38 AM
I can't believe that some of you don't get it. You send bad reps yet do not even think about the actual situation.

Of course this man needed to defend himself against something that was endangering his life. I never said any think to the contrary.

But what did you expect to happen when people encroach into the habitat of wild life? Not saying it's wrong or right, just saying that people need to be aware of the realities of living close to beasts that can harm you.

It's not the leopards' fault folks. Or the mountain lions and creatures that live here in California. These animals do not know any better.

I say this is sad because what choice did it have?

Wild life does not have the luxury of making choices. But human beings do. And it's time the human population began at least having a little more respect of nature and what happens when they threaten it.

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:40 AM
^Besides, that was probably one of my relatives. Poor old Aunt Cynthia ... :sad:

Stamp Paid
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:48 AM
I can't believe that some of you don't get it. You send bad reps yet do not even think about the actual situation.

Of course this man needed to defend himself against something that was endangering his life. I never said any think to the contrary.

But what did you expect to happen when people encroach into the habitat of wild life? Not saying it's wrong or right, just saying that people need to be aware of the realities of living close to beasts that can harm you.

It's not the leopards' fault folks. Or the mountain lions and creatures that live here in California. These animals do not know any better.

I say this is sad because what choice did it have?

Wild life does not have the luxury of making choices. But human beings do. And it's time the human population began at least having a little more respect of nature and what happens when they threaten it.

Peasant farmer Daniel M'Mburugu was tending to his potato and bean crops in a rural area near Mount Kenya

But Jakeev, he wasnt some Californian hiking on a wilderness trail! :lol: :lol: He was a rural Kenyan farmer. Im sure people have been living and farming (and killing random leopards) there since the beginning of human existence.

Scotso
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:51 AM
I just don't understand liberals. They say the guy is wrong for killing a leopard that was trying to kill him, just as they moan and weep about the seizure of Indian lands. Mind you, they say this from their modern computers in their suburban, air conditioned homes built on land once held by Indians and, before that, wildlife. Why on earth don't these do-gooders give up their homes to the Cherokee nation (according to them, the rightful owners) and go to live in the woods where they can play with the mountain-lions? Oh right, because their philosophies only apply to OTHER people. I forgot:rolleyes:

Would you get over the @#%^ing liberals obsession? You're a baby, far too young to be so hateful. Your parents must have really rammed this bullshit down your throat.

As for this, people are more important. He did what was necessary.

Jakeev
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:52 AM
But Jakeev, he wasnt some Californian hiking on a wilderness trail! :lol: :lol: He was a rural Kenyan farmer. Im sure people have been living and farming (and killing random leopards) there since the beginning of human existence.

Point is though, as the population continues to skyrocket in Africa, so does the development of the vast land.

I'm not sure of the statistics, (although Africans are more likely to be killed by hippos then leopards) but I think human physical contact with animals are on the rise year after year.

alexusjonesfan
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:53 AM
I just don't understand liberals. They say the guy is wrong for killing a leopard that was trying to kill him, just as they moan and weep about the seizure of Indian lands. Mind you, they say this from their modern computers in their suburban, air conditioned homes built on land once held by Indians and, before that, wildlife. Why on earth don't these do-gooders give up their homes to the Cherokee nation (according to them, the rightful owners) and go to live in the woods where they can play with the mountain-lions? Oh right, because their philosophies only apply to OTHER people. I forgot:rolleyes:

this is almost as bizarre as when Serena got brought up in a thread about Sania Mirza's stalker :o

ginger_fish668
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:01 AM
^Besides, that was probably one of my relatives. Poor old Aunt Cynthia ... :sad:


Strong man! :worship:

Leopard, dear, are you alright? I'm sorry for you loss. :sad:

Stamp Paid
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:01 AM
Point is though, as the population continues to skyrocket in Africa, so does the development of the vast land.

I'm not sure of the statistics, (although Africans are more likely to be killed by hippos then leopards) but I think human physical contact with animals are on the rise year after year.

That is true, though.

mboyle
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:07 AM
I can't believe that some of you don't get it. You send bad reps yet do not even think about the actual situation.

Of course this man needed to defend himself against something that was endangering his life. I never said any think to the contrary.

But what did you expect to happen when people encroach into the habitat of wild life? Not saying it's wrong or right, just saying that people need to be aware of the realities of living close to beasts that can harm you.

It's not the leopards' fault folks. Or the mountain lions and creatures that live here in California. These animals do not know any better.

I say this is sad because what choice did it have?

Wild life does not have the luxury of making choices. But human beings do. And it's time the human population began at least having a little more respect of nature and what happens when they threaten it.

Oh okay. I'll remember to good rep you when I can.

mboyle
Jun 24th, 2005, 05:09 AM
Would you get over the @#%^ing liberals obsession? You're a baby, far too young to be so hateful. Your parents must have really rammed this bullshit down your throat.

As for this, people are more important. He did what was necessary.

Actually, my mom is pretty liberal:wavey: . Oh, and you can keep bringing up age all you want. I honestly don't care. It isn't as if you are a middle aged person trying to raise a family and pay a mortgage either.