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Why would anyone be camping, in a tent, where there are lions? These are African lions, not mountain lions, yea??
Was thinking the same exact thing. Lucky as hell.
Goanna attacks elderly couple in 'horrific and freak ordeal'
An elderly man has been badly injured trying to break up a fight between his dog and a goanna in north Queensland.
The 72-year-old man underwent surgery after being bitten by the goanna while his wife was treated for her injuries at the Proserpine Hospital.
CQ Rescue said the man was flown to the Mackay Base Hospital overnight with significant leg and arm injuries after the incident at Flametree, near Airlie Beach on Thursday afternoon.
"The reptile suddenly turned on them, latching onto the man's right arm and leg as well as biting the woman's leg," a spokesman said
"The man suffered a very serious laceration and possible fracture of his right forearm as well as severe bleeding from his leg wound. He was in considerable pain."
The rescue service described the attack as "a horrific and freak ordeal".
The couple's dog, a long-haired Jack Russell cross named Lily, was seriously injured.
It was earlier reported the dog had been killed, based on information received from the Queensland Ambulance Service.
The woman who was injured described Lily's survival as "the best news I've heard all day".
'The gentleman tried to save his dog'
Queensland Ambulance Service Senior Operations Supervisor Shane Tucker said the claws of the goanna would have caused damage.
"I would imagine it could have the potential for some significant, even life-threatening, injuries due to the nature of the animal," Mr Tucker said.
"Apparently the family dog went chasing this goanna and they got into an altercation and the gentlemen has tried to save his dog.
"His partner was also on the scene and was trying to separate the dog from the goanna as well, and she also sustained some minor injuries to her foot."
Mr Tucker said the man suffered significant blood loss, mainly from scratches.
"Due to the anatomy of a goanna, very sharp claws and I believe there were quite significant lacerations to his arms and his legs," he said.
"I believe they are quite an aggressive animal. Any wild animal that is cornered is going to protect itself.
"Definitely out of the ordinary. Sounds like he's quite lucky, however, to have sustained the injuries that he has and still be in a stable condition."
'They eat anything made of meat'
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary reptile keeper Dave Ryan said goannas are lace monitors and could grow to almost 2 metres in length and weigh 3 to 4 kilograms.
"Unfortunately these lizards basically eat anything that's made out of meat, they're not fussy at all — so rodents, birds, they'll even eat other lizards, other reptiles, so something the size of a small dog or a cat is right up there on the menu for these guys," he said.
"The patients are quite lucky not to have been more seriously injured given that goannas can be quite savage," another ambulance worker told ABC, adding: "It doesn't happen every day, that's for sure."
PHOTO: Lily the dog (left) has survived the attack.
As long as Lilly is fine
Reminds me of the time I was with some friends at a restaurant and we ordered a big nachos for everyone before our main meal, I see this perfect nachos bite right on top. Perfect amount of everything on it but I feel a little shame taking it so I hesitate....this motherfucker sees it a couple seconds later and dives right in.
Wasn't sure where that was going, but you got there eventually
EDIT: Now I finally know, 36 years into my life, why its name is Joanna.
Australia seems like a good place to get eaten/attacked by a wild animal.
This seems blocked..so I know it’s top. Fuck
Hope everyone is alright
Lynx are one of my favorite animals. Twice the size of a house cat but will fucking murder you.
Your favorite animal...
I kind of like my English spaniel but to each his own
Yeah I wouldn’t be anywhere close to power lines in a slip fault situation like that.
Oh my god... I want to go even if this is a joke.
So what am I looking at? The og image is blocked
King hell landslide. Like, the entire side of the mountain goes at that second pole and beyond. Had to go to imgur to see the action.
Goddammit, that was cruel.
Machli was a little more successful than this guy:
What a fucking dumbass.
Damn lucky to get out of there with just a broken right arm.
He actually escaped with just a few puncture wounds.
"License and registration "
Wow. That's a solid older man. He got thrown around like a rag doll.
Today, about 40 red wolves roam their native habitats in eastern North Carolina as a non-essential, experimental population (NEP), and more than 200 red wolves are maintained in captive breeding facilities throughout the United States. -US Fish and Wildlife Services
Wolves are awesome.
Some fucking dickhead in my area killed an endangered grey wolf, admitted to it, and got off with a $2000 fine and 100 hours of community service. Bullshit.
If I woke up to that, the rest of that bottle of Scotch would have been long gone already.
and the scorpion is born
Reminds me of this old Far Side:
When I was a kid, I watched a movie where a guy put on his shoes, but didn’t notice there was a scorpion in one. It stung him on the foot and he died.
I keep a pair of dirty shoes in the garage that I wear when I mow the lawn.
I check them for scorpions every time, even though I live in Ohio.