Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

User avatar
Aushiker
Posts: 21534
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Location: Fremantle, WA
Contact:

Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby Aushiker » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Hi

Time to toughen up? :)

Image

Pieta Ncube, 39, was able to fight the animal off as it tore into the back of his head with its claws.

"I slowed down to see what was behind me," he said. "I was just able to use my bike to stop him getting me.

Mr Ncube said he managed to trap the animal's two front legs in the triangle of his bicycle's frame so that it could not move freely or reach him with its teeth.

He eventually pulled a loose steel bar he had attached to his bicycle and smashed the leopard around the head as it clawed at his face and head.

The frightened beast then ran off into the bush.

He said he then tried to administer first aid on himself before calling his boss for help.

Police launched a full-scale search for the leopard following Tuesday's attack, which happened near the town of Brits in South Africa's North West province.

Mr Ncube has been released from hospital but will need injections every three days for a month to prevent infection.
- The Telegraph

Andrew
Andrew
~ Aushiker.com

User avatar
ozrider
Posts: 324
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:41 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby ozrider » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:37 pm

He'll be right, for the future he can fit a few cable ties to his helmet, no worries....

If this was in Australia the press would have reported it as

"Cyclist Attacks Leopard"
Last edited by ozrider on Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Some people are like Slinkies, they're really good for nothing..

..But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!

User avatar
Old and Rusty
Posts: 1157
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:40 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby Old and Rusty » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:52 pm

Sounds as dangerous as cycling through Macquarie Fields on a Friday night.
"scaffolders, where learning to walk upright is in the training manual"
2011 Jamis Ventura Elite
2011 Pinarello FPQ

human909
Posts: 7204
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:48 am

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby human909 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:13 pm

Another reason not to go carbon! :lol:

User avatar
sli123
Posts: 1044
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:17 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby sli123 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:49 pm

ozrider wrote:
.....If this was in Australia the press would have reported it as

"Cyclist Attacks Leopard"


:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

User avatar
sogood
Posts: 17153
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU
Contact:

Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby sogood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:28 pm

Andy Schleck attacks!
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.

User avatar
GingaNinja
Posts: 181
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:55 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby GingaNinja » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:25 pm

now that puts "wildlife" into perspective. :shock: Glad he could fight it off. Oh and the Pic or it didn't happen rule - does it apply?
hmmm maybe I would have a bit of a go with him to with the cards in the forks, very confused cultures between retro fixy and serious mountain biker on a BSO. :D
*all said in humour. The guy was extremely lucky.

Fred Nurk
Posts: 320
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:13 pm
Location: Cairns, Queensland

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby Fred Nurk » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:26 pm

Talk about hard, he even adds weight to his bike for extra training benefit...

He eventually pulled a loose steel bar he had attached to his bicycle and smashed the leopard around the head as it clawed at his face and head.


At least I think thats why it was there.

User avatar
sogood
Posts: 17153
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU
Contact:

Re: Cyclist fends off leopard attack with mountain bike

Postby sogood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:34 pm

Fred Nurk wrote:Talk about hard, he even adds weight to his bike for extra training benefit...
He eventually pulled a loose steel bar he had attached to his bicycle and smashed the leopard around the head as it clawed at his face and head.

At least I think thats why it was there.

It's also know to us as the "kick stand".
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], eldavo, Hergest, Laidlaym, MSNbot Media, recumbenteer, silentC