Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Here's to you Dale Rippy...

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - Dale Rippy says he was acting on instinct when a rabid 25-pound bobcat attacked him on his porch in this central Florida suburb. Rippy, 62, endured the bobcat's slashes and bites until it clawed into a position where he could grab it by the throat.

Then he strangled it.

Rippy said it was clear the crazed bobcat had to be stopped. "I was bleeding everyplace," the Vietnam veteran said of the May 30 attack. "If that cat had attacked a child, it would've been really bad. It wouldn't have quit."

I'm willing to guess that most of us have wrestled our fair share of cougars in our day. Heck, maybe even some hogs. Sure, throw in a yeti for 'Suds sake. But have you ever heard anything like this? What a freak this guy must be. Dale Rippy is 62 and he's fighting rabid bobcats to the death. How much would you pay to see a cage match of this sort? Fifty dollars? One hundred? I hear Michael Vick is throwing his hat into the ring and buying Rippy a house in Virginia where he's going to go without food and water for two weeks and then be asked to go nose to nose with a pigmy rinosaurus.


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