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Crickey!: Man stuck up tree in crocodile infested swamp for 7 days.

In amazing story, australia, Crocodile, David George, Human survival, natural world, News, Video of Crocodile Tree, wild animals, World on August 14, 2007 at 9:49 am

 Don’t look down!

Crickey!

In the true stereotypical Aussie spirit of Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee, a 54-year-old Australian man has spent seven nights up a tree over a crocodile infested swamp in the isolated Cape York Peninsula in Australia’s tropical north.

The man who works and co-owns a massive cattle station (ranch), called Silver Plains, was stalked by two massive crocodiles for the entire ordeal, who were waiting patiently for the man to make a slip and fall into the infested nest below.

“Every night I was stalked by two crocs who would sit at the bottom of the tree staring up at me,” David George told Aussie media.

“All I could see was two sets of red eyes below me and all night I had to listen to a big bull croc bellowing a bit further out.

“I’d yell out at them, ‘I’m not falling out of this tree for you bastards’.”

The cavalier bushman left the station homestead on horseback intending to spend a few nights out in the scrub for maintenance duties, when just before dawn on the second day he had a fall when riding, experiencing a heavy knock to the head.

The stockman managed to get back on his horse, but was too disorientated to know exactly which way to go and his ride ended up taking him into thick croc infested swamp land.

“Doing that I hit my arm and my head and was sort of half-dazed,” Mr George said.

“Then I got back on the horse … I let the horse go, knowing he’d take me home.

But his horse was not as smart as he had assumed.

“When I realised where we were, we were about a kilometre into the swamp.”

Once in the thick of it David decided to get off as the soggy ground was making it tough for the horse to move, and found himself stumbling though the marshy terrain when he came across a croc nest.

When he changed directions to flee, he soon came across another nest, and it was then that he realised that he was in serious trouble.

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Deciding that he could not lead the horse out safely without risking his own life, he left the doomed horse and made a be-line for a nearby tree and played the waiting game.

“I took the stirrup leather off and strapped myself to the tree,” he said.

“I knew I could either stay put and wait to be rescued, or venture out and chance being eaten by a croc.

“Every night from the second night on I could hear a bull croc bellowing out, and each night he seemed to be getting closer.”

Later, a search and rescue mission began, where helicopters regularly passed over the top of his position, but the bush was way too thick for crews to spot him.

The scrub was that thick they could not see me through the foliage. It was very frustrating – they flew within 20 feet (6m) of me at one stage,”

He was eventually found by an Australian Army chopper crew, and winched to safety.

He was taken to hospital with nothing but a few scratches and a serious bout of hunger.

It was unkown what happened to the horse, but one can assume it became a tasty treat for the friendly fresh water crocs. 

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Video: Most violent day yet in Pamplona Running of the Bulls, tourists hospitalised.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, EU, europe, health, Human survival, Life, mens health, Odd News, Running of the bulls, Society, Spain, United States, USA, World News on July 13, 2007 at 12:43 am

 A number of people from around the world have been seriously injured in Day 6 of the annual running of the bulls festival.

Report from San Jose Mercury News:

The pack of six 1,300-pound bulls and six steers—meant to keep the bulls running in a single pack—disintegrated shortly after the animals set off on the dash through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in the sixth of eight planned runs.

One stray bull turned around and ran the wrong way. Herders with long sticks smacked it in the rump to get the animal pointed in the right direction.

The loose bull charged and tossed several runners—some of them clad in the traditional red-and-white garb of San Fermin—on its way to the bullring.

Several runners were trampled and seven runners were injured by bulls’ horns. One 48-year-old man from Pamplona was gored in the chest and was reported to be in very serious condition. A 23-year-old Mexican was gored in the stomach and was also reported as very serious.

The other runners who were gored were from Poland, Norway, Spain and the United States, with ages ranging from 23 to 50, officials said. They were all reported to be in serious condition.

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See related Crazy News blog on local women wanting “running of the cows” and the “running of the nudes” pre-festival protest by PETA.

Pilot to passangers: “Don’t worry, it’s only a safety problem”

In Air travel, crazy, Crazy news, europe, Human survival, Odd News, People, Spain, transport, Uncategorized on June 12, 2007 at 11:51 pm

Low cost, no frills, airlines in Europe have been all the rage for some years now. But when passengers boarding low-cost Spanish airline Vueling Airlines Sunday realised that nearly half the seats on their plane were out of use, some began worrying.

 No frills air conditioning

The captain told passangers on the intercom: “We will not be able to use that part of the plane because we have a safety problem with the door at the front. Don’t worry, it’s only a safety problem,”

Some passangers where very nervous including one passenger who asked a pesimistic question about whether the plane could tip over in mid-air by flying with a heavier load on one side.

Many passangers who were flying Lisbon to Madrid took photos of the taped-off seats but staff stopped them saying it was against company rules.

The safety problem was with the slide on one of the plane’s eight emergency exit doors, a spokeswoman for Vueling said.

The firm followed aviation guidelines which allow the door to be used but oblige a reduction in passenger numbers because it cannot fulfill its emergency function, she said.

Man bleeds green blood, relation to Mr Spock ruled out.

In canada, crazy, Crazy news, death, green blood, Human survival, Humour, Life, mens health, Odd News, People, surgery, technology, World News on June 8, 2007 at 7:50 pm

 

Surgeons in Canada had the shock of a lifetime when a man they were operating on began to bleed green blood. The 42-year-old, who was in emergency surgery after he fell asleep while sitting and developed a dangerous condition in his legs, shed a dark greenish colored blood reports say.

The unusual colour of his blood was down to the migraine medication he was taking. His blood returned to normal once he eased off the drug which he had been taking large doses – 200 milligrams a day in fact.

The drug caused a rare condition called sulfhaemoglobinaemia, where sulphur is incorporated into the oxygen-carrying compound haemoglobin in red blood cells.

“The patient recovered uneventfully, and stopped taking sumatriptan after discharge. When seen five weeks after his last dose, he was found to have no sulfhaemoglobin in his blood,” the lead surgeon told journalists.

The man had compartment syndrome, which sees swelling and pressure in the leg which limits blood flow and causes localised tissue and nerve damage. It is commonly caused by trauma, internal bleeding or a wound dressings or cast being too tight.

According to the fictional TV series Star Trek, Mr Spock of the starship Enterprise had green blood because the oxidizing agent in Vulcan blood is copper, not iron, as it is in humans.