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    Default Toughest SOB in Wesley Chapel Florida Identified

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n2955895.shtml

    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Jun. 20, 2007

    (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."

    Rippy's neighbors in this suburb 25 miles northeast of Tampa called for help. Tests showed the dead bobcat was rabid. Rippy was treated for exposure to rabies, and several bites and cuts.

    Authorities praised Rippy for clear thinking under pressure.

    "We give this guy a lot of credit for what he did," said Pasco County Animal Control Manager Denise Hilton. "The man was definitely using his head when he did that. If he let the cat go, we could have had more victims."



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    Unreal. Talk about brass balls.
    Here's a link with photos of the bobcat!
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,284635,00.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Unreal. Talk about brass balls.
    Here's a link with photos of the bobcat!
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,284635,00.html
    He's 62 so I suppose it doesn't matter, but If I were him I'd put that on my Resume!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    He's 62 so I suppose it doesn't matter, but If I were him I'd put that on my Resume!
    Amen. This was all over the local news last night. It broke up the at times endless deluge of mindnumbing bad taste and disregard for others that passes for life in Florida.
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    The moral of the story kiddos: don't fuck with Dale Rippy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LegallyInsane View Post
    The moral of the story kiddos: don't fuck with Dale Rippy.
    I'm gonna knock back a few brews and hop on a plane to Wesley Chapel Florida. Time to take a shot at the title!

    p.s.-if you guys never hear from me again...avenge me.

 

 

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