Machete defends against lion.


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Carl Levitian
August 7, 2008, 05:32 PM
No, not a couger, a real 500 pound African type of lion. I was just watching the evening news on TV, and they had a story from Mexico, near the resort town of Accupolco. A African lion escaped from a zoo, and attacked a lady riding on a donkey with her 7 year old niece. The lady used a machete to keep striking at the lion till he gave up and left. yes, she drove off a lion with a machete. :what:

The lion then killed two dogs and a pig before being tranquelized and returned to the zoo.

One can only wonder what brand she used.

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rondog
August 7, 2008, 05:35 PM
:what:Musta been a Chuck Norris machete!

ArfinGreebly
August 7, 2008, 06:07 PM
So, what's the Mex/Spanish phrase for "yes, dear?"

:D

Carl Levitian
August 7, 2008, 06:08 PM
I don't know, you have to ask John Bobbit.:what:

JohnKSa
August 7, 2008, 11:19 PM
Machetes are used for everything. It's not too unusual for a machete to be the only cutting implement owned by some families in poorer areas.

Regolith
August 8, 2008, 12:57 AM
Human ingenuity: Dragging our clawless naked ape butts to the top of the food chain since 200,000 BC. :D

Browning
August 10, 2008, 05:21 PM
It's a weird enough story, but apparently it has enough evidence behind it that AP picked it up and reported it.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,399361,00.html

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/06/woman-riding-a-donkey-fights-off-lion-with-mach-1/

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A Mexican woman says she fought a 500-pound lion with a machete near the resort city of Acapulco and scared him away.

Celsa Aleman said she and her 7-year-old niece were riding a donkey Monday along a road when the lion went after the animal's legs.

The 35-year-old woman said she found the courage to fight the lion because she thought it would attack her niece.

She said she hit the animal with a machete until the beast ran away and Aleman and her niece were unharmed.

The state government said in a statement that the lion had escaped from a private zoo owned by a former local congressman. It said the animal killed two dogs and ate a pig before it was sedated and taken back to the zoo.


This was reportedly near the resort town of Acapulco. Good thing they caught it. I imagine that it would have been a disaster for the Mexican tourist trade if a foreign tourist was attacked, dragged off and eaten by a lion.

I imagine that it was going after the donkey, but you never know.

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