Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Hunting

I was surfing and reading blogs from few websites today and I came across one posting by Letti about dove hunting in US. This reminds me of an incident which occured many years back - in 1998 during my housemanship time. I was working in Orthopaedic Department in Sarawak General Hospital at that time. I had encountered quite a number of "interesting" cases during my posting there in Orthopaedic Department.

One particular incident that I won't forget is a young Iban guy, who was mistaken as "wild boar" by his friends.. They went hunting in one of the jungles in Sarawak. He was shot by his friend... Luckily - the bullet hitted his leg only and not any vital organs... He sustained fracture of femur from that gunshot injury, and was hospitalised. This Iban chap was the "bridegroom to be" in few days time :) Too bad, because of this, the wedding ceremony has to be postponed to a later date...

Another incident that I remember was an young Iban girl bitten by crocodile. There's lotsa crocodiles in some of the rivers in Sarawak. This lady was so unfortunate that she got bitten by the crocodile (but on the other hand, consider lucky as well cos she managed to escape and survived....)I can't recalled how the incidence occured but I can still remember the several deep crocodile bite marks on her legs (on her thigh as well as her calf).

Sometime, I feel scared as well thinking about the crocodiles when I take boat rides in the river in the rural areas in Sarawak...

7 comments:

hornbill said...

Cases like mistaken as a wild boar always happen here in sarawak... i'd seen the crocodile victims in SGH few years back... ish... scary...

Chen said...

hornbill,
err? U changed your name to hornbill already? :D
I thought who is that earlier on :P

phangan said...

catch and BBQ the croc... ekekek

Chen said...

phangan,
wah... don't play play with croc :P
Dangerous !!! :D

hornbill said...

for safety...

phangan said...

no worries, just send a tiger to kick the croc's butt... kekekeke
anyone saw the clip online where a tiger maimed a croc? damn keng

Chen said...

Hornbill,
okie ;)

Phangan,
wah... tiger maimed a croc? Nope, didn't see the clip :O