Man Bitten by Shark, Bear, and Snake Had Odds of 893 Quadrillion to One
Outdoor enthusiast Dylan McWilliams has had a rough few years, but he isn't turning his back on nature.
893.35 quadrillion to one. That’s the likelihood of what’s happened to 20-year-old Dylan McWilliams. He was bitten by a shark, attacked by a bear, and bitten by a rattlesnake—all in just over three years.
Last week, McWilliams of Grand Junction in western Colorado was body boarding off the island of Kauai, Hawaii, when he felt something hit his leg. "I saw the shark underneath me. I started kicking at it—I know I hit it at least once—and swam to shore as quickly as I could,” McWilliams told the BBC. The wound required seven stitches and the teeth marks suggested it was a tiger shark.
Shark attacks do occasionally happen in Hawaii, especially by tiger sharks, said George Burgess, director