Thursday, May 31, 2007

Alaskan hunter mauled by leopard in Zimbabwe

A pair of Juneau men on a big game hunt in Zimbabwe ran into problems when one of the leopards they were tracking circled back on them, the Juneau Empire reports. The cat clawed their guide and then pounced on Bill Adair, the newspaper reports. Adair’s hunting companion, Dr. David Miller, shot the leopard, but the bullet passed through the animal and wounded Adair in the calf, the Empire says. Emmett Marlow, manager of Adair’s restaurant, Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor, told the Empire that Adair is recovering and probably will be flown to a Seattle hospital today. Adair sent back pictures, Marlow told the newspaper. “I didn’t know leopards got that big.” The incident happened about 10 days ago. story/8931891p-8832134c.html

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