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73-Year-Old Grandfather Kills Leopard With His Bare Hands

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posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 12:24 AM
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A 73-year-old Kenyan grandfather was attacked by a leopard. He said he heard a voice in his head "which must have come from God". The voice told him to drop his machette and trust his hand into the leopards mouth and pull its tongue out. "I obeyed", he said. He was toasted as a hero in his village after this incident and was also given free hospital treatment.


Tiscali News: Kenyan grandfather, 73, kills leopard with hands

23/06/2005


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.

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.

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That´s one tough Grandfather.

[edit on 2005/6/23 by Hellmutt]




posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 12:44 AM
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He ripped out its tongue?!

Thats straight up gangsta.....



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 01:22 AM
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yeah man for real


GO GRANDPA !



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 02:06 AM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt[/i73-Year-Old Grandfather Kills Leopard With His Bare Hands

Grady?


Nah, if it was gradyphilpot, it'd've said he 'killed it with his teeth' or something.



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 03:34 AM
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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.


luckily he wasn't in the US, his grandchildren would be paying off his medical bills until they had their own grandkids..



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 04:35 AM
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that leopard got its ass kicked. still...i would have used the panga. f**k the voice in your head...



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 04:52 AM
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Now thats some Nasty GrandPa!



Whats with this Animal Stories Lately?

Yesterday Two Lions saved a 12-Year old Girl?

Now a 73-year old GrandPa kills a Leopard?

Geezus!



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 05:16 AM
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Way to go Gramps!


You know, if it had been me in that field, I would have looked like a stupid idiot arguing with the voices in my head...

as the leopard ate me.

You want me to put my hand WHERE???



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by Valhall
You know, if it had been me in that field, I would have looked like a stupid idiot arguing with the voices in my head...

as the leopard ate me.

You want me to put my hand WHERE???


Ha Ha!!

Well, sometimes yougottadowhatyougottado.
That is some Hardcore stuff. I would have took off, and maybe could have got away too. I got away from a greyhound dog once! I can move when i have to!!



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 10:29 AM
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Its lucky the animal did´nt hear a voice in its head saying "thrust your paw into grandpa´s mouth", or this guy would have lost his false teeth !!!

What kind of force does it take to rip the tounge from the mouth of a big cat that weighs 180 or so kilos....is this guy taking steroids or what...



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 10:43 AM
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"As the leopard was dying, a neighbour heard the screams and arrived to finish it off with a machete."

way to go gramps, but a healthy adult leopard can carry a kill in its jaws and climb a tree. They are incredible cats. This must have been a youngster or a sick cat.....
en.wikipedia.org...

Attacks on humans
Leopards, despite their smaller size, are just as capable of killing humans as the larger cats. The Leopard of Rudraprayag is claimed to have killed over 125 people and the Panar Leopard allegedly killed 400 after being injured by a poacher and thus unable to hunt normal prey. Both were eventually killed by famed big cat hunter and author Jim Corbett.


Hunting with the Leopard, from a Stamp of Jean Stradan (Sixteenth Century).[edit]
Hunting techniques
The leopard is a highly successful predator that hunts a wider variety of prey than most other big cats. In much of its range in Africa it competes with animals such as the Spotted Hyena and the lion for prey, and it is not uncommon for them to be chased away from their own kills by other top predators. Leopards usually hunt at night, dawn, or dusk and will stalk their prey before they make the kill by biting the throat, essentially suffocating their prey. They will almost always drag their prey up to the relative safety of a tree. Leopards have been observed carrying prey three times their body weight into trees.



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 10:43 AM
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Big deal.

Grady Philpot and I are almost as old as that guy, and we can kill a thread with our bare hands!



posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 11:48 AM
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The fact maybe that you and grady can kill a thread single handedly........but i wouldnt want a rug made out of YOU or PHILPOT....but the leopard on the other hand...uuhhmmm!!!!


[edit on 23-6-2005 by andy1972]



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 12:09 PM
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Valhall... too damn funny man.

WAY TOO DAMN FUNNY!

I would have been like "This leopard won't fool me with its psychic tricks! Put down my knife and feed myself TO YOU? Yeah, you wish Mr, Psychic Leopard!"

Then I would have killed it with my knife (perhaps by pretending to be confused.. and forgetting to drop the knife while shoving it AND my hand down its throat and lacerating its insides as much as possible for that moment before he sunk his teeth in to my elbow)...

.. and then come on ATS and talked about the "psychic leopard" that I killed.

"Only one of its kind.. here mounted on my wall so everyone can enjoy it now."

-VMX



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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Whoa, what a story.

Most of us woulda probably just started hacking away with the machette, but that took some Balls to drop his only weapon and ram his hand into a mouth full of teeth and tear out its tongue

Max



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 05:40 AM
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Originally posted by LA_Maximus
Most of us woulda probably just started hacking away with the machette, but that took some Balls to drop his only weapon and ram his hand into a mouth full of teeth and tear out its tongue

Yea, and by hacking with the Machette you wouldnt do probably any serioius damage to the Leopard - well he could also use the machette to stab the beast in her mouth.

Or maybe there wasnt 'nuff time for such machette slashing...



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 02:39 PM
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Anyone remember the story about the guy swimming in the Amazon who was attacked by an anaconda? The snake tried to choke him to death by wrapping around his throat, so the guy bit down as hard as he could, and bit again, and again, and after a little while, managed to decapitate the snake using his teeth.

Don't mess with mankind.


We're not just weak little monkeys, somtimes we're the big dawgs on the block.



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 02:54 PM
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the grandfather did not kill the leopard. A guy with a machette did

that said, the guys got guts, and I'm sure the leopard had never dealt with that defense technique before ! probably confused the cat more than anything.

I just hope the local villagers stick with machettes in the future and don't put this in the leopard defense manual

[edit on 27-6-2005 by syrinx high priest]


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posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
the grandfather did not kill the leopard. A guy with a machette did

[edit on 27-6-2005 by syrinx high priest]


Who cares if a guy with a machete killed him. The fact is that 73 yeard Old grandfather ripped out its tongue. Not exactly what you expect from a 73 year old.



posted on Jan, 22 2006 @ 09:01 PM
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I found a picture of Daniel M'Mbururgu (the 73-year-old Grandpa)

Here he is:


Daniel M'Mbururgu





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