Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RickAgresta, Oct 10, 2007.
And the list of Darwin Award nominees keeps growing...
She certainly aspired for a nomination, but probably panicked when she could't respire and was saved before she could expire. As it transpires, the award's rule of excluding the living conspired against her, even if she was fully inspired to try.
You would think that at some point she would perspire, making it easier to slide out.
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Georgia woman killed rabid bobcat with bare hands
46 year old lives northeast of Atlanta
DeDe Phillips' first thought when a bobcat attacked in her driveway in Georgia was "I wasn't dying today," she says.
As the large feline clawed her, the adrenaline kicked in and she decided to strangle it, she says.
Phillips, 46, told CNN affiliate WGCL that the animal attacked on June 7 at her home in Hart County -- about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta.
She had just put a "Women Who Behave Rarely Make History" sticker on the back of her new truck, she says. When she returned outside to take a picture, she encountered the animal.
"As soon as it took the first step, I was in trouble and I knew it," Phillips told the affiliate. Knowing that her 5-year old granddaughter was sleeping inside the home, she took action after the bobcat jumped on her, she says.
"I grabbed it by the shoulders and pushed it back away from me ... and I took it down," she says.
During the struggle, Phillips says, she got her hands around the animal's neck and strangled it to death.
Phillips told the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper that she did not scream for help until she thought the animal was dead. "I was scared ... that my granddaughter would come out and I didn't want that to happen," she says.
I'm familiar with the area where this occurred. Lake Hartwell straddles the GA - SC state line. Some of the area is pretty remote, with wooded mountains and some farms. Other parts are populated these days by quietly-moneyed folks who live on the beautiful lake.
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