Man survives being bitten by shark, bear, snake

- A Colorado man is very lucky, or very unlucky.

Dylan McWilliams has been bitten by a shark, a bear and a rattlesnake – all in less than four years.

The latest attack was the shark.  He was visiting Hawaii and was about 50 yards from Shipwreck’s Beach off Poipu when the shark bit him.

McWilliams suffered deep cuts to one of his legs, but the injury wasn’t life-threatening.  It just required seven stiches.

Last July, McWilliams received nine staples in his scalp after a nearly 300-pound bear invaded his Colorado campsite.  At the time, he told media outlets that he heard a "crunching sound" as the black bear bit him.  He says he punched the bear in the eyes and nose as it dragged him.

As for the rattlesnake, that encounter occurred about three and a half years ago in Utah, McWilliams told the Star-Advertiser.

Luckily, he took in only a small amount of venom, so he was only briefly ill afterward, he told the newspaper.

“My parents are grateful I’m still alive,” he said.

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