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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

Talk about your bad luck. A Colorado man vacationing in Hawaii survived a bite from a shark -- after previously being attacked by a bear and a rattlesnake.

Dylan McWilliams of Grand Junction said he was surfing during his two-week vacation on the island of Kauai when a shark bit his leg.

"I was looking around and saw a lot of blood and I saw a shark underneath me," he told local news. "I started kicking at it."

McWilliams said he rushed back to shore.

"The scariest part was swimming back," McWilliams said. "There was blood behind me. I didn't know where it was."

McWilliams, who is recovering from some deep cuts to his leg, said the shark bite was not his first brush with near-death from an apex predator -- he was attacked by a bear last summer while working as a survival instructor at a Boulder County, Colo., camp.

The bear "pulled me into its mouth and then it grabbed me with its teeth," McWilliams said last year. "When it pulled, it tore the skin and scraped along my skull which was like the cracking noise that I heard."

Before that, McWilliams said he survived a bite from a rattlesnake.

McWilliams, who considers Steve Irwin to be one of his heroes, said his experiences haven't scared him away from wildlife. "I'm out with the animals all the time. To me, it's like, I was in the wrong spot at the wrong time," he said.


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The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 59-year-old Gregory Price of Brooklyn after catching him in the act of committing a robbery with a glue gun. Price has been charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon [shouldn't that be criminal possession of a crafting tool?]. According to the police investigation, Price used black tape to make a glue gun look like a real firearm. Price is accused if going into a 7-Eleven in Manhattan, pointing the glue gun at the cashier and demanding cash. On another occasion in Brooklyn, Price approached a woman who was driving her car and asked for money. He then pointed the glue gun at the woman and robbed her. He managed to flee the scene before police arrived. Most recently, police followed Price and watched as he attempted to rob the cashier at Vivi Bubble Tea in Brooklyn. Police then entered the store and arrested him.


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A woman was thankful to be reunited with her boyfriend and her cat who were both stuck up a tree. Nichole Ashikis of Norfolk, Virginia, said that she woke up and wanted to feed her cat but her pet was nowhere to be found. Ashikis began searching for the cat and discovered that it had climbed about 50 feet up the tree. Ashikis believes that her cat was up there for about a day and a half. She called PETA and animal control to ask for help, but they do not have services to rescue animals from trees. The worried cat owner's boyfriend, Jeremy Petersen, decided to take matters into his own hands. He climbed up a ladder, but he too soon got stuck in the tall tree and was unable to get down. The couple called 911 and firefighters came to their rescue. They first took Petersen down and then turned their attention to the cat and brought it to safety.

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Lewis, you wrote, "--If the cops had just let that burglar wear the plastic bag over his head for a little bit longer, the problem would have solved itself." I say No. stupid always gets lucky and survives.

So A Get Your Guide's driver endangers a bus load of people, but A Get Your Guide only cares about the safety of the one guy who reported the danger? Only refunded his money? Screw everybody else. Your silence is good for our business.

People with pets live longer. And pets owned by individuals live much longer (vs the pound). Also both are happy. I'm guessing you're going to get a lot of responses from that statement.
[There were a couple. Yours was the most articulate. But locking an animal in a cage so it will live a few years longer doesn't mean it will be happy.]

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