Farmer Got Your Tongue?
A 73-year-old Kenyan farmer found himself at death's door when a charging leopard sank its teeth into his wrist and mauled him with its claws. So Daniel M'Mburugu did what any self-respecting peasant farmer would do: He ripped the leopard's tongue out with his bare hands. "A voice, which must have come from God, whispered to me to drop the panga (machete) and thrust my hand in its wide open mouth. I obeyed," he said. M'Mburugu was tending to his potato and bean crops when the carnivorous cat leaped out of the long grass. When, at long last, he wrenched the leopard's tongue from its mouth, the beast uttered a dastardly death rattle. "It let out a blood-curdling snarl that made the birds stop chirping," he told the Daily Standard.