When humans enter into a territory belonging to an animal, they are trespassing into their home, and have to understand there could be consequences. Most wildlife is happy to just let you pass through. But on occasion you will be perceived as a potentially dangerous intruder that they need to defend themselves from – or part of the food chain that they are free to devour.
Not many people are lucky enough to get away alive after being attacked by a wild animal, but there are some who educate themselves to know what the protocol is when they find themselves under attack. Others just get lucky. We have collected some of these lucky escapes below.
Leopard Attack – Carl Akeley
Carl Akeley really did make himself comfortable in a home that was not his own. He hated the owners, that is, when they were still alive – he was probably one of the world’s first taxidermists.
Not only did he survive an elephant stomping on his chest, he also strangled a leopard with his bare hands. Leopards were reportedly his most hated animal species, and it seems like one desired to get their revenge on him. While the Leopard had him pinned to the ground, he pushed his right hand down the throat of the leopard until it suffocated.
Mountain Lion Attack – Frank Harmes
While walking his dog in his hometown of Morgan City in Alabama, Frank Harmes was set on by a mountain lion. At first he tried to frighten it away, but the mountain lion wasn’t interested in letting this intruder in his territory go any further.
He pounced on Harmes, but Harmes managed to grab his pocket knife and repeatedly stab the big cat. All the while his dog just sat watching the spectacle. Eventually the mountain lion scampered off and disappeared.
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