Man attacked by shark, snake and bear – says “parents grateful I’m alive.”


Wow, what’s next, a lightning strike? Carried off by an eagle?

Last week a Colorado man was attacked by a shark in Hawaii. Dylan McWilliams, 20 of Grand Junction, CO was bitten by a shark while swimming off the island of Kauai.

He suffered several cuts to his leg that can be seen in one of his recent Facebook posts and which he believes occurred when a tiger shark bit him. He needed seven stitches.

This was not McWilliams’ first painful bite from a wild animal. In fact, it was his third.

In July, he was attacked by a bear in Colorado. The bear bit his skull, grabbed his head and dragged him about 12 feet from where he was sleeping. The bear was later euthanized.

The Star-Advertiser reported McWilliams was also bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking in Utah about 3 1/2 years ago.

“My parents are grateful I’m still alive,” he told the newspaper.

Good write up here.