Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

This Guy Was Attacked By A Bear, Shark, and Rattlesnake

You may have heard of this insane story. Dylan McWilliams, a Colorado native and outdoor enthusiast, was attacked by a bear, a shark, and a rattlesnake – all in the course of 36 months. This went viral a couple months ago, but as stories continue to circulate about animal encounters and attacks this summer, it seems relevant to revisit how 1) this is insanely crazy and 2) odds are it’s not going to happen to you.

According to National Geographic, the odds of all three of these incidents happening to one person is  893 quadrillion to one. 893 QUADRILLION TO ONE. For reference here's an infographic of your chances of dying ranked by sport and activity.

While each of these incidents could have resulted in death, it's important to remember that these types of animal encounters are rare. "It's kind of crazy," Dylan told the  BBC, "I don't seem to have a lot of luck but it's kind of lucky in unlucky situations.” Considering how he had his head in the jaws of a bear, that’s a pretty good way to sum it up.

RATTLESNAKE
Let’s start from the beginning: Dylan got bitten by a rattlesnake in Moab, Utah while hiking. He didn’t go to the hospital, but rather waited it out. He says 60% of rattlesnake bites are nonvenomous. His gamble paid off; he vomited a couple times, but that was it. NatGeo tells us that the odds of getting bit by a nonvenomous snake in the US are  1 in 37,500. In other words, you are more likely to write a New York Times Bestseller than get bitten by a snake.

BLACK BEAR
Up next: a bear attack. While camping near Boulder, CO, Dylan got dragged from his tent by a bear. Thankfully he was able to punch it and and alert the others camping near him, scaring the bear off. He did, however, have to get 9 staples in his head. So, what are the odds that you'll be injured by a bear? National Geographic tells us it’s 1 in 2.1 million. To put that in perspective, you are more likely to get injured by a toilet than get attacked by a bear.

TIGER SHARK
Last, but certainly not least, Dylan got bitten by a tiger shark when surfing. He swam to shore and was fine, but had some gnarly stitches to show for it. The odds of being attacked by a shark in U.S. waters is 1 in 11.5 million. You are more likely to become the President of the United States than get hurt by a shark.

The most amazing part of it all? "I don't blame the shark, I don't blame the bear, and I don't blame the rattlesnake," Dylan told  BBC. In fact, his Instagram bio reads #istilllovebears. If Dylan almost died and still loves all of these animals, then we can too, because odds are we can all coexist peacefully. 

Im in love with your content and also gain some knowledge from your blog.


192.168.l.254
psiphon
appvalley

Love your blog man. Thanks for this stuff.
tweakbox
tweakbox

Game guardian

Play
READ THE STORY
Party Bros Protest Coral Bleaching
Up Next News

Party Bros Protest Coral Bleaching

Party Bros Protest Coral Bleaching

In this day and age there’s a lot bringing down the stoke—at least that’s what Chad Kroeger would tell you. Kroeger, who is a self-proclaimed “lifestyle guru and savant of stoke,” is the kind of guy who just can’t sit idly by when things are awry, and he’s no stranger to public discourse. RELATED: Australia Invests $500M to Save the Great Barrier Reef. You’re probably familiar with his riveting town hall speeches delivered with his right-hand man, JT Parr, in which the duo fight for the

Play
READ THE STORY
Video: Mountaineers Nearly Get Buried by Huge Avalanche
Up Next Adventure

Video: Mountaineers Nearly Get Buried by Huge Avalanche

Video: Mountaineers Nearly Get Buried by Huge Avalanche

This here is every high-altitude climbers’ worst nightmare. An enormous avalanche broke loose in the Chipurson Valley of Pakistan as two mountaineers were walking up the valley beneath it, forcing them to run for cover behind some boulders. Probably would have been a good idea to get out of the way before it bears down on you…

Play
READ THE STORY
Andy Irons: Kissed By God Digital Download Available Now
Up Next News

Andy Irons: Kissed By God Digital Download Available Now

Andy Irons: Kissed By God Digital Download Available Now

We're excited to announce that is now available for digital download. It's been released on Amazon, Google Play, PlayStation Store, Vudu, Vimeo On Demand, Xbox Video, Xfinity, Fandango, and iTunes.  focuses on the true, untold story of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons; it is an unfiltered look at the passion, success, and internal battles that Andy faced everyday, such as bipolar disorder and opioid addiction.