Thursday, June 21, 2007

Florida, where nature hates us most of all


Thank God for the can-do spirit of the American fighting man. When faced with attack by a rabid wildcat, we'd all do well to follow the example of 62 year old Dale Rippy, Floridian and Vietnam veteran.





Dale Rippy endured the bobcat's slashes and bites until it clawed into a position where he could grab it by the throat. Then he strangled it.

9 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Pffttt, buddy's wounds have got nothing on the festering holes that you like to show to unsuspecting victims.

And he looks to weigh about 150 lbs, while the cougar weighed 25 lbs, now is that a fair fight? Well except for the fangs and massive claws, I guess.

Splotchy said...

Is there a boy scout patch for strangling a bobcat?

Grant Miller said...

That's why I don't get into fights. You never know if the guy you're fucking with is total badass that kills bobcats.

Dino aka Katy said...

poor kitty cat so it skipped one rabies vaccination and then goes a little wild just to be strangled by some retiree

justacoolcat said...
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justacoolcat said...

A bobcat isn't much larger than a very large domestic cat.

It just the Rabies virus is the meth of the Wild Kingdom.
This guy is lucky he escaped with his wallet.

File this one under narcozoology

Johnny Yen said...

I've got two more cats for him, if he needs volunteers...

Bubs said...

Johnny, if you deliver them to Florida they'll immediately turn feral and run off into the swamp. That's what happens down there.

Coolcat, you're right.

Katy, not just any retiree--a badass.

Grant, good policy. The only clue you'd have would be if he made a habit of wearing the pelts of his kills. Then at least you'd know to steer clear.

Splotchy, there used to be before the do-gooder animal rights people took the fun out of scouting. On an unrelated note, I've suggested "Strangling the bobcat" as a euphemism for masturbation over on Echo's blog.

Barbara, I'd say the rabies was the big equalizer in that fight.

Coaster Punchman said...

Stunning.