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Leopard Attack! A True Story of Survival in the African Bush

Leopard Attack! A True Story of Survival in the African Bush

A true story of survival in the African bush.
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from DaBears 10/28/2012 at 09:52pm

Scratch what I said about the lion hunter Gordon Cundill. I rechecked my facts and he distrusted shotguns.

According to Ask the Black Bear guides, most north american guides recommend that bowhunters take a 12 ga. with slugs to a baited stand just in case.

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from DaBears 10/27/2012 at 07:43am

Teddy Roosevelt said that leopards are one of the toughest, deadliest animals in Africa. (His book African Game Trails can be found @ Safari Press.) Their combination of incredible speed, being able to withstand multiple shots, sneakiness, and sharp weaponry make them crazy formidible.
Gordon Cundill, a PH who specialized in lion hunting his whole career, says buck shot is useless for big cats. However in his book, Some Lions I Have Met also available from Safari Press, he says shotgun slugs (12 ga.) will easily to the job on big cats. Others say 12 ga. slugs are good medicine for grizzlies. So choose your ammo wisely.

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from tovlogos 4/10/2011 at 05:49pm

Cats -- the consummate killers. They are unique. I once saw a man attacked by a large domestic, apparently a pet. The cat attached himself to the backside of the man's leg. He bit into the mid thigh, while all four claws sang deeply into his calves and thighs. There was no way to pull it off. The guy tried by pulling hard at the leash.
all that did was seriously increase his pain. It made me imagine that cat with an additional 200 lbs. No wonder the devil is compared to a "roaring lion walking about and seeking whom he may devour." There are many ways to die; but....

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from Anjin 2/24/2011 at 10:27pm

The Akeley leopard skin is in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. I haven't been there for a while, but there was a display showing photos of Akeley swathed in bandages, and a report of the incident. This was not a very large leopard, which shows how dangerous they can be.

The Field also has the famous Man-eaters of Tsavo, the two lions that blocked construction for months of the rail line in Kenya in 1898. You could say they are the most famous lions in history, as they were the subject of debate in the British Parliament. Great stuff. Marshall Field bought the pelts from J. H. Patterson in 1924 and had them mounted for his museum.

Norm Solberg

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from alanwebfoot 7/20/2010 at 07:05pm

from reading Capstick and talking to PH's I beleive what they say ''Leopard pound for pound the most ferocious animal on the planet''said it before ,I'd rather face a pack of pitbull's can't even imagine what a lion would do to you, that tom was big

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from wv trapper 12/6/2009 at 07:46pm

GOD was watching over these guys they need to be very thankful

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from billy09 10/13/2009 at 10:17am

first of all i wouldnt use a shotgun. I would have used a rifle but whatever hes lucky and a dumbass for not shooting well. His excitement took over when he took the shot, which is not good.

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from Big O 6/2/2009 at 10:56pm

GOD D@#* IT ! When the guide tell you to "shoot straight" THIS IS WHAT HE MEANS ! ! !
That guy is "lucky" to be "just" skinned up.
I'd LOVE to hunt with this guy, cause' THIS is the guy you'd want watching your back in this situation.
How about O L hosting a hunt with this guy as the guide? Make a He(( of a story, don't you think?

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from larryjduke 4/6/2009 at 12:03am

Too bad the client didn't have to dispatch the cat. Maybe he would become a better shot as a result.

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from purplehead 3/26/2009 at 08:51pm

You could say that " Wayne almost blew his top."

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from pinkboy 3/23/2009 at 05:44pm

that had to be scary i want to meet this guy i wish because i want no what it feels like

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from Colorado Samurai 3/20/2009 at 09:41pm

This article reminds me of a leopard attack on Carl Akeley in Africa in the early part of the 20th century. In Mr. Akeley's case, he had to strangle the leopard to death, which REALLY tore up his arm.

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from squirrelhunter 2/9/2009 at 04:36pm

He lost a HOLE LOT OF BLOOD!

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from HunteroftheHills 2/6/2009 at 11:46am

Oh man. Crazy scar. Agreed. Lucky to be alive for sure.

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from HawgNSons.Com 1/27/2009 at 07:59am

He's a Hawg in the Game!

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from mudman1956 1/13/2009 at 01:09pm

I just dont beleive these guys. Lucky to be alive!!!!!!

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from parkerhd 1/5/2009 at 04:22pm

Awesome story. That head scar made me lose my lunch.

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from mudman1956 1/13/2009 at 01:09pm

I just dont beleive these guys. Lucky to be alive!!!!!!

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from parkerhd 1/5/2009 at 04:22pm

Awesome story. That head scar made me lose my lunch.

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from Colorado Samurai 3/20/2009 at 09:41pm

This article reminds me of a leopard attack on Carl Akeley in Africa in the early part of the 20th century. In Mr. Akeley's case, he had to strangle the leopard to death, which REALLY tore up his arm.

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from HunteroftheHills 2/6/2009 at 11:46am

Oh man. Crazy scar. Agreed. Lucky to be alive for sure.

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from larryjduke 4/6/2009 at 12:03am

Too bad the client didn't have to dispatch the cat. Maybe he would become a better shot as a result.

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from wv trapper 12/6/2009 at 07:46pm

GOD was watching over these guys they need to be very thankful

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from HawgNSons.Com 1/27/2009 at 07:59am

He's a Hawg in the Game!

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from squirrelhunter 2/9/2009 at 04:36pm

He lost a HOLE LOT OF BLOOD!

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from pinkboy 3/23/2009 at 05:44pm

that had to be scary i want to meet this guy i wish because i want no what it feels like

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from purplehead 3/26/2009 at 08:51pm

You could say that " Wayne almost blew his top."

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from Big O 6/2/2009 at 10:56pm

GOD D@#* IT ! When the guide tell you to "shoot straight" THIS IS WHAT HE MEANS ! ! !
That guy is "lucky" to be "just" skinned up.
I'd LOVE to hunt with this guy, cause' THIS is the guy you'd want watching your back in this situation.
How about O L hosting a hunt with this guy as the guide? Make a He(( of a story, don't you think?

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from alanwebfoot 7/20/2010 at 07:05pm

from reading Capstick and talking to PH's I beleive what they say ''Leopard pound for pound the most ferocious animal on the planet''said it before ,I'd rather face a pack of pitbull's can't even imagine what a lion would do to you, that tom was big

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from billy09 10/13/2009 at 10:17am

first of all i wouldnt use a shotgun. I would have used a rifle but whatever hes lucky and a dumbass for not shooting well. His excitement took over when he took the shot, which is not good.

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from Anjin 2/24/2011 at 10:27pm

The Akeley leopard skin is in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. I haven't been there for a while, but there was a display showing photos of Akeley swathed in bandages, and a report of the incident. This was not a very large leopard, which shows how dangerous they can be.

The Field also has the famous Man-eaters of Tsavo, the two lions that blocked construction for months of the rail line in Kenya in 1898. You could say they are the most famous lions in history, as they were the subject of debate in the British Parliament. Great stuff. Marshall Field bought the pelts from J. H. Patterson in 1924 and had them mounted for his museum.

Norm Solberg

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from tovlogos 4/10/2011 at 05:49pm

Cats -- the consummate killers. They are unique. I once saw a man attacked by a large domestic, apparently a pet. The cat attached himself to the backside of the man's leg. He bit into the mid thigh, while all four claws sang deeply into his calves and thighs. There was no way to pull it off. The guy tried by pulling hard at the leash.
all that did was seriously increase his pain. It made me imagine that cat with an additional 200 lbs. No wonder the devil is compared to a "roaring lion walking about and seeking whom he may devour." There are many ways to die; but....

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from DaBears 10/27/2012 at 07:43am

Teddy Roosevelt said that leopards are one of the toughest, deadliest animals in Africa. (His book African Game Trails can be found @ Safari Press.) Their combination of incredible speed, being able to withstand multiple shots, sneakiness, and sharp weaponry make them crazy formidible.
Gordon Cundill, a PH who specialized in lion hunting his whole career, says buck shot is useless for big cats. However in his book, Some Lions I Have Met also available from Safari Press, he says shotgun slugs (12 ga.) will easily to the job on big cats. Others say 12 ga. slugs are good medicine for grizzlies. So choose your ammo wisely.

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from DaBears 10/28/2012 at 09:52pm

Scratch what I said about the lion hunter Gordon Cundill. I rechecked my facts and he distrusted shotguns.

According to Ask the Black Bear guides, most north american guides recommend that bowhunters take a 12 ga. with slugs to a baited stand just in case.

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