A Colorado man won an award last week that would probably reach very few people.
When Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a shark in Hawaii on Thursday, it meant that he had been bitten by a shark, a bear, and a rattlesnake, "In less than four years."
"I do not know," McWilliams told the Honolulu Star Advertiser on Friday. "I am either very happy or really unhappy."
Not surprisingly, the 20-year-old from Grand Junction says he spends a lot of time outdoors.
On Thursday, about 50 yards from Shipwreck's Beach, Poipu, McWilliams suffered deep cuts on one of his legs, but the injury was not life-threatening, Hawaii News Now reported.
"The scariest part was swimming back," he told the news agency, adding that he had hoped the shark would not continue to follow the blood trail of his leg.
The leg wound required seven stitches, the star advertiser reported.
Last July, McWilliams told the newspaper, he received nine staples in his scalp a nearly 300 pound heavy bear raided his Colorado campsite
"The bear grabbed me by the back of my head and started to pull me and I fought like that Well, I could, "he told Hawaii News Now. "It dropped me and stomped me a bit, and I got back into the group and they scared it off."
As for the Rattlesnake, this encounter happened in Utah three and a half years ago, McWilliams told the Star Advertiser. Fortunately, he only took a small amount of poison, so he was ill for a short while, he told the newspaper.
"My parents are thankful that I'm still alive," he said