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It's often said that animals are a human's best friend, but these friends can be unpredictable and dangerous. After all, they're untamed. These 10 horrifying pictures or videos taken seconds before the fatal attack will shock you. Many of these moments are great tragedies that you won't be able to get out of your mind.
1. Jul 23, 2016, in China
On Jul 23, 2016, a woman was dragged away by a tiger in Beijing Badaling Wildlife Park in China, resulting in one woman's death and another woman's serious injury.
Details about the event: On Jul 23, 2016, Mrs. Zhao, a tourist of Beijing Badaling Wildlife Park got out of her car and went around to the driver's side door when they were still in the tiger's zone. Suddenly the beast showed up behind her, without giving her time to think, it dragged her away and out of sight of the surveillance camera. Her mother and husband immediately got out the car to save her and unfortunately, her mother died as a result. Mrs. Zhao herself was lucky but did suffer a serious injury that required long-term rehabilitation.
2. Jun 1, 2015, in South Africa
On Jun 1, 2015, Katherine Chappell, a special effects editor on Game Of Thrones, was killed by a lion while on safari in South Africa. She was just 29 years old.
Details about the event: Chappell was in South Africa to raise money for a charitable organization. When she tried to take photos, a lion jumped through an open window and killed her. "No one could have imagined what would happen in the minutes after I took the extraordinary photograph. The animal takes its first bite out of the passenger on the back seat before retreating from the vehicle, blood dripping from its mouth and paw." engineer Ben Govender who was in the car behind Miss Chappell said. The accompanying tour guide Pierre Potgieter reportedly suffered a heart attack during or after the scary ordeal and was lucky enough to survive.
3. Apr 15, 2015, in Zimbabwe
On Apr 15, 2015, Ian Gibson, 55, a Texas-born hunter was crushed to death by a baby elephant in Zimbabwe as he tried to measure its ivory tusks for an American client.
Details about the event: Gibson's death was revealed on the website Safari Classics: "Ian and his client had been tracking a bull elephant for about 5 hours. They caught up to the bull when thinking it was in musk, but the animal instantly turned and began a full charge, and Ian got off one shot before the elephant killed him." Animal rights supporters were commenting that he got what he deserved.
4. Sep 23, 2014, in India
On Sep 23, 2014, the 22-year-old man, Maqsood fell down the tiger enclosure of Delhi Zoo and was killed after 15 minutes later by the animal.
Details about the event: Maqsood accidentally slipped and fell into a dry moat inside the tiger's enclosure. "The tiger didn't attack the victim for 15 minutes and kept on staring at him from within a distance of nearly one foot." According to the eyewitnesses," the victim sat in front of the tiger with his folded hands pleading full mercy." However, the tiger attacked him after someone from the crowd throwing stones. He died by the time help reached him in the end.
5. Dec 3, 2014, in South Africa
On Dec 3, 2014, Jacques van der Sandt, 29, was dragged under the water by a crocodile and died. His body was found next day with teeth marks on his back and chest.
Details about the event: "Mr van der Sandt stood waist-deep in the water, reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls on the bottom of the dam, before a crocodile dragged him under the water." according to the police.
6. Apr 14, 2012, in the USA
On Apr 14, 2012, Anthony Hensley, 37, drowned after the swan he was checking as part of his job at a condominium complex in Cook County, Illinois charged at him.
Details about the event: When Anthony Hensley checked on the birds, one moved towards him, causing him to roll off his kayak and into the water. The big bird lunged at him as he tried to swim to shore and he was dragged underwater by the weight of his boots and clothes and drowned.
7. Feb 2009 in Australia
In Feb 2009, Paul de Gelder, a diving enthusiast was attacked by a bull shark and lost two of his limbs.
Details about the event: Paul de Gelder was taking part in an Australian counter terrorism exercise one early morning at Sydney Harbour when he was swimming on his back, and suddenly he felt something smack him hard on his leg. That's the first time he'd been so close to a bull shark. "I could see the dark black eyes on the shark starring," the shark clamped its jaws on Paul's flesh, tearing it apart and shaking Paul around like a rag doll. He survived with the help of staff but became paralyzed.
8. Dec 1, 2006, in Malaysia
On Dec 1, 2006, Ali Khan Samsudin, the 'snake king' of Malaysia, died after being bitten by a King Cobra at a show in Kuala Lumpur.
Details about the event: Ali Khan Samsudin made a good living by performing with cobras. He used to lock himself in a room with 400 cobras for 40 days straight and earned him the title of 'snake king.' "He had been bitten by snakes many times before, including three times by King Cobras. As a result, his family was calm after the fatal bite happened until the death news came from the hospital. "We didn't even get a chance to say goodbye." said the son.
9. Oct 3, 2003, in the USA
On Oct 3, 2003, Roy Horn, an American illusionist, was attacked by a white Bengal tiger during the act and left paralyzed forever.
Details about the event: Siegfried and Roy were a famous Las Vegas magic act that used living and dangerous animals as part of their performance. That is, until one day when one of their magicians, Roy Horn, was attacked. The 380-pound white tiger sank its teeth into Horn's neck and dragged him off stage in front of a horrified audience, damaging an artery carrying oxygen to his brain and crushing his windpipe.
10. Aug 4, 1994, in Chile
On Aug 4, 1994, Heather Boswell, a teenager was attacked by a shark while swimming off the coast of Chile and lost her leg to a shark.
Details about the event: Heather Boswell was working on a research ship. The attack happened as the young researcher and her crew members were swimming in the balmy waters of the Pacific Ocean. Boswell saw the shark's dorsal fin and felt it gently chewing on her leg. "It felt like a puppy," she said. Then the situation quickly worsened and even though her shipmates gave quick assistance, she still lost her legs. But luckily, she survived in the end.
Well, we should be friendly to animals, but some of them are much stronger than human beings and are difficult to tame. So always keeping a distance from them will be the rules to get along with each other peacefully.