AerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6760 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
I travelled with a guy that got stuck in a toilet block with a leopard in one of the National park Campsites.
He was in one cubicle, and he just thought the guy in the next cubicle was taking a really massive dump, when he came out to wash his hands there was a leopard. He was inadvertently blocking it's escape, so he was lucky not to be attacked, but it jumped up onto a sill and stayed there long enough for him to make a hurried exit. No one believed him when he came out white and jabbering "there's a leopard in there", until it came out the door a short time after him...
My most recent bear encounter was in Whistler; had the bear spray out and the safety off when a couple of spooked cubs came crashing through the brush and onto the hiking trail right in front of me. Fortunately, they took off. Never saw mom, fortunately.
[Edited 2007-12-10 16:39:29]
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