A 20-year-old man from Colorado can’t stop getting attacked by wild animals.
Dylan McWilliams was bodyboarding in Hawaii when he was attacked by a six to eight-foot tiger shark.
“I saw the shark underneath me,” said Dylan. “I started kicking at it, I know I hit it at least once and swam to shore as quickly as I could. I didn’t know if I lost half my leg or what.”
Shark attacks are very rare, but what makes this attack even crazier is that Dylan has also survived a bear attack when he was camping in Colorado. And a rattlesnake bite while hiking in Utah.
Last July, when he was sleeping outdoors, he woke up to find his head in the jaws of a bear.
“This black bear grabbed me by the back of the head, and I was fighting back, poking it in the eye until it let me go,” Dylan recalled.
“It’s kind of crazy,” he said. “I don’t seem to have a lot of luck but it’s kind of lucky in unlucky situations.”
“My mom was worried. I don’t know if (my parents) want me doing all this stuff.”
The shark attack required seven stitches in his leg and the bear attack required nine staples on the back of his head.
Dylan is an outdoors enthusiast so he spends his time backpacking across the US and Canada. He funds his adventures by working as a ranch hand and survival training instructor.
His grandfather was the first person to teach him outdoor survival techniques when he was four years old. Ever since then, he has loved spending time out in the wild.
“I’ve been teaching kids and people, whoever wants, how to survive in the wilderness and live off the land like the explorers did,” he said.
“I’ve always loved animals and spent as much time with them as I could. I don’t blame the shark, I don’t blame the bear, and I don’t blame the rattlesnake.”
Will all these attacks stop him from exploring the great outdoors? Nope. “I still go hiking. I still catch rattlesnakes, and I will still swim in the ocean.”