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For some reason, the animal kingdom must hate Dylan McWilliams. “I don’t blame the shark, I don’t blame the bear, and I don’t blame the rattlesnake,” the victim said. On Thursday, the 20-year-old resident of Grand Junction, Colorado, was bitten by a shark while boogie-boarding off the http://island of Kauai, Hawaii. McWilliams was attacked by a 300-pound black bear less than a year ago while camping in http://Boulder County, Colorado, according to http://CBS Denver. McWilliams was about 30 yards from shore when he was knocked off his board and felt a searing pain in his right leg. “At first I panicked,” he told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “I didn’t know if I lost half my leg or what.” he kicked it hard before attempting to swim to shore. McWilliams said he believes the animal that attacked him was a 6- to 8-foot tiger shark. I didn’t know where the shark was, and I didn’t know if he would come after me again,” he told the paper.
Although an experience like that might make some afraid of future ocean swims, McWilliams was mad the cuts kept him from boogie-boarding. McWilliams suffered some deep cuts based on the photos he posted on Facebook. “I’m just mad that I can’t get back in the water for a couple days,” McWilliams told Hawaiian TV station KGMB. the injury wasn’t life-threatening. Of course, McWilliams is almost used to being attacked by large creatures with big teeth after his bear encounter last year, because three years ago, he was bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking in Utah. Despite being a magnet for animal attacks, McWilliams holds no grudge: He just figures he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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