Man Forced Into Crazy Human Hunting Game (True Survival Story)


You ever have that nightmare where you’re
naked and everyone’s laughing at you? Well, for mountain man John Colter, the bad
dream was real. The hot summer sun beat down on his unmentionable
places as a crowd of Blackfoot Indians made crude gestures and taunted him. They had already killed his partner and now
a group of leaders were deciding his fate. Suddenly an elder grabbed Colter’s arm and
led him away. ‘Go!’ said the elder pointing at the prairie,
“Run!’ Confused, Colter staggered forward and then
glanced back. The Blackfoot warriors were stretching, limbering
up. That’s when Colter realized–he was running
for his life. Late in the summer of 1809, John Colter and
John Potts left Fort Raymond, also known as Fort Manuel and ventured into Blackfoot Territory
near where the Gallatin, Jefferson and Madison Rivers meet. Today this area is known as Three Forks, Montana. The two men were skilled hunters and planned
to trap beavers. They had met a few years before when they
had been members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Colter and Potts knew that poaching in Blackfoot
territory was extremely dangerous, but a good price was being paid for beaver pelts. So they tried to keep their presence on the
down low. They set out beaver traps at night, checked
them early in the morning, hid and slept during midday. The two men were each paddling a small dugout
canoe up the Jefferson river when they heard a stamping noise. Colter worried that it was Blackfoot Indians
and wanted to turn back, but Potts insisted the noise was buffalo and accused Colter of
cowardice. For the rest of Potts’ very short miserable
life, he wished he had listened to Colter. They paddled around a bend to see that the
banks of the river were lined with around 800 Blackfoot, some on horses. The tribe gestured for them to come ashore. Colter thought it was best to comply; trying
to escape was futile. He furtively cut the lines for his beaver
trapping gear, letting it drift to the shallow bottom of the river. He told Potts that he could retrieve it later. Colter went ashore. He spoke rudimentary Blackfoot and also a
little Crow, the language of a neighboring Indian tribe. He thought that he and Potts were just going
to robbed. The Blackfoot took Coulter’s gear-his rifle,
flint, powderhorn and his knife. Then they made him strip. Off came Colter’s shirt, belt, pants and
boots. Soon he was as naked as the day he was born. Meanwhile, Potts stood in his canoe, longrifle
in hand, watching the proceedings and refusing to come ashore. The Blackfoot communicated to Colter that
he should tell Potts to come ashore. Colter told Potts, but Potts refused saying
that he might as well lose his life rather than be stripped and robbed like Colter. Prophetic words. An archer on the shore shot Potts in the hip
with an arrow. Potts fell to the bottom of his boat. Colter asked if he was hurt. Potts said yes, he was hurt, too injured to
escape. As he rose up from the bottom of his canoe,
poised for action, Potts told Colter to get away if he could, he was going to shoot at
least one Indian. Potts fired, killing one of the Blackfoot. All hell broke loose. A volley of arrows were unleashed at Potts
and in seconds, he was dead, riddled with arrows and bullets. Blackfoot jumped in the river and dragged
Potts’ boat to shore. Raging, they tossed his corpse on the ground. They mutilated his body, hacking it apart
with tomahawks and knives. Colter stood by, head turned away so he didn’t
see. Some accounts claim that the Blackfoot threw
Potts’ entails into Colter’s face to goad him. Either way, soon all that was left of Potts
was a bloody, pulpy mess on the ground. An angry warrior came at Colter with a tomahawk,
but his tribesmen grabbed him and held him back. A group of leaders and elders quickly convened
to decide what to do with Colter. Meanwhile, Coulter stood there in his birthday
suit, being harassed by the mob. He was sweating, trying to keep a cool head
while dreading what was going to happen next. Would the Blackfoot torture him before they
killed him? An elder left the council, came over to Colter,
grabbed his arm and began to walk him away from the crowd. The elder pointed at the prairie. ‘Go! Go away!’ he told Colter in Crow. Colter walked a few steps forward on shaky
legs; he thought the tribe was going to shoot him in the back. The Elder impatiently gestured and demanded
Colter go faster. Colter walked a little faster, when he got
maybe 100 yards away (300 feet, 91.44 meters), he glanced back to see that the young men
of the tribe were stripping off their leggings and stretching. That’s when Colter understood–they were
the hunters and he was the prey, he was running for his life. His heart pounding, Colter took off, running
as fast as he could. Seconds later, blood curdling war cries went
up as the Blackfoot came chasing after Colter. Colter was fleet of foot; he was in good shape
and adrenaline coursed through his body. But every step was painful; the prairie was
treacherous. Large swathes of prickly pear bush covered
the ground. The tiny spikes from their stickers pierced
the tender skin between Colter’s toes. Pebbles tripped him and also bit into his
feet. Shrubs scratched and left welts on his calves
as he charged through them. Thankfully, Colter knew the area, he was about
5 miles from the Madison river. If he could just make it there… Colter ran and ran, not daring to look back. Startled birds flew up from the grass as he
bolted past. He could hear war whoops and laughter carrying
on the breeze. Also footsteps. He wasn’t sure if the Blackfoot were close
on his tail or if it was just the imagination of his terrified mind. Finally Colter couldn’t bear it any longer,
he was out of breath. He had a stitch in his side. His nose had started to bleed from the extreme
exertion. Slowing down, he looked back. Colter had run perhaps three miles. Most of the hunters had lost steam and were
distant specks on the prairie. However one graceful runner draped in a blanket
and carrying a spear was far ahead of the rest of the pack, maybe around 100 yards (300
feet, 91.44 meters) behind Colter. The distance between them was just shy of
an American football field. Colter took off again. The Blackfoot hunter chased him for another
mile, slowly gaining ground, getting closer and closer. Heart racing, lungs burning, ears ringing,
Colter could run no more. He stopped and whirled around. Arms spread wide, panting, his feet shredded
and his nose gushing blood, Colter pleaded for his life in Crow. The exhausted warrior didn’t hear Colter
or didn’t care. He ran closer and then lunged at Colter with
his spear, but stumbled and fell, breaking his spear in two. The tables were turned. Suddenly it was the Blackfoot warrior on the
ground begging for mercy. Colter snatched up the half of the spear that
had the sharp head and impaled the warrior, pinning him to the ground. Colter worked the broken spear free from the
dying man and stole his blanket. Buoyed by a fresh wave of energy, Colter turned
and ran for the river which was about a mile away. Colter gained a little extra time as the Blackfoot
stopped to check on their fallen tribesman. The discovery of their comrade’s death sent
the Indians into new paroxysms of rage and grief. At the bank of the Madison River, Colter paused
to catch his breath and scanned the area. Slightly downstream he noticed a huge beaver
lodge with a mound of brush, sticks and river debris rising from the water. Colter plunged into the river; by golly it
was cold! The water came from snowpack melting further
up stream. At least it numbed his swollen, bloody feet. Colter swam over to the beaver lodge and dived
down to come up under the wall and enter it. Beaver are clever animals, good at construction. Their lodges are often multi roomed and two-story,
the interior made watertight by an intricate weave of twigs, grass and mud. Colter secreted himself on the dry second
level of the lodge. Just in time. The Blackfoot splashed into the river, searching
for Colter. They stood atop the beaver mound, poked spears
into it and argued about which way was Colter went. Colter lay inches under then, scarcely breathing,
worried that the hunters would fall through or set his hiding place on fire. Thankfully, they didn’t. Instead the Blackfoot spread out to comb the
area. Several men crossed to the opposite bank to
look for him on the other side of the river. Colter stayed in his hiding place, terrified
that they had left someone on watch. The main pack of hunters came back two hours
later, angry, having seen not hide nor hair of Colter on the far side of the river. Finally the Blackfoot left, returning to their
tribe. A shivering Colter decided to play it safe
and stayed put until dark. Then he finally left the beaver lodge, and
swam many miles downstream. Finally Colter emerged from the water, chilled
to the bone. All he had was the sharp end of a broken spear
and a sodden blanket. No food, no clothing and no gear. He was hundreds of miles from the nearest
fort. Worse yet, an angry Blackfoot tribe was probably
monitoring the nearby mountain pass. Sure going through Bozeman Pass and following
the Yellowstone River was the quickest route back to Fort Raymond. However, that route would take Colter through
the heart of Blackfoot country. He didn’t want to chance it. Colter took a long detour which added probably
100 miles (160 km) to his journey, but it was far safer. Colter walked about 30 miles (48 km) east
towards the Bridger Mountains. To get over the mountains, he climbed a near
vertical peak. Hiking through the snow capped peaks at the
top of the mountains was especially hard as he had only his lone blanket to stay warm. Once over the mountains, Colter walked across
the Great Plains and then through Montana wilderness. He ate berries, bark and roots known as ‘prairie
turnips’, dug up with his hands and the spear point. Eleven days and some 300 miles later, Colter
finally arrived back to Fort Raymond. He was naked, sunburned, covered in insect
bites and emaciated. His feet were swollen and blistered. His eyes were glassy and his beard long and
scraggly. Close companions didn’t even recognize him. Colter spent several weeks recuperating from
his narrow escape and arduous journey home. Later that winter, Colter, who was brave,
foolish or insane or perhaps a bit of all three headed back into Blackfoot Territory. He wanted to retrieve his expensive beaver
trapping gear which he had dropped in the river on that terrible summer’s day he ended
up being hunted. Since it was the dead of winter, Colter figured
he’d be okay, he thought that the Blackfoot would be hunkered down in their camps until
spring. Colter traveled through the Bozeman Pass and
reached the Gallatin River. One evening, he was settling down to a nice
meal of boiled buffalo meat by his small campfire when his sharp hunter’s ears detected the
tell-tale sound of twigs snapping. Operating on instinct honed from years of
living in the wilderness, Colter dove down atop his fire, extinguishing it. Muskets cracked and musket balls whined over
Colter’s head as he lay in the darkness. Finally, Colter had enough. He hastily packed up and went back to Fort
Raymond, eventually heading east to buy a farm, settle down and get married. Do you think you could run 5 miles and escape
if someone was chasing you? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
Man Who Hunted Humans As a Game In Real Life! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
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100 Comments

  1. jerry huang said:

    I'll run across the world to escape my mom

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  2. Stephen Cantarero said:

    Gets shot with an arrow
    "Hey are you hurt?"

    November 10, 2019
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  3. CJ Kuhn said:

    Colter: I am being hunted

    Destiny 2 players: O your r just marked for vengeance

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  4. Jotaro Kujo said:

    “The most dangerous game” Anyone?

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  5. The Pigg said:

    Nareator: and golly it was cold

    November 10, 2019
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  6. Merasツ said:

    way too many ads

    November 10, 2019
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  7. TheCookingNerd said:

    He kind of deserved to die. Those poor beavers 😭

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  8. Laughing Jack said:

    Gets shot by arrow

    ArE yOu HuRt??

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  9. Master Yoda said:

    The Most Dangerous Game 2.0

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  10. Medico Opthalmology said:

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    I KNOW IT U
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    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  11. Tairy Hesticles said:

    But wait, I thought all Native Americans were noble, peaceful, and didn't have a concept of ownership? Am I to believe that these peaceful Natives did not feed the white men corn and wish them luck on their journey?

    November 10, 2019
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  12. Hakurou- kun said:

    Could you do another video about China vs world?

    November 10, 2019
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  13. Anton Lee said:

    Why are the Blackfeet so mean here?

    November 10, 2019
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  14. Tairy Hesticles said:

    I wonder what would have happened had he spared that Native's life. Do you think they would have let him leave in peace?

    November 10, 2019
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  15. Mizuhashi Kazuma said:

    Sound like Apocalypto movie

    November 10, 2019
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  16. Logata said:

    300th comment.

    November 10, 2019
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  17. TrimricFlea15 said:

    I run five mile already bc the army weekly

    November 10, 2019
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  18. x Michon said:

    It’s crazy how these people survive these things I’d be dead in every crazy life or death situation these people are really tuff

    November 10, 2019
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  19. Heen said:

    I'm not sleeping tonight

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  20. • Mini • said:

    The definition of Monopoly and UNO

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  21. mario5and5luigi said:

    Would love to see an episode on the Australia VC Albert Jacka who was known to of pulled some amazing feats during the World War

    November 10, 2019
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  22. Alice Hwang said:

    That is intense but is it 100% true

    November 10, 2019
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  23. Never Yield said:

    Haha I am German and am considering to volunteer with the blackfeet in Montana next summer.
    Maybe I should do some cardio until then.

    November 10, 2019
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  24. Aaron B said:

    Noble savages my hairy ballz.

    November 10, 2019
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  25. vjnvrsvn rveacecfe said:

    Yes

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  26. Brett Riviere said:

    There is a movie based on this called the mountain men

    November 10, 2019
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  27. FUZE ANTATIC said:

    Hungaaaaar Gum

    November 10, 2019
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  28. Trevor Peterson said:

    Super athlete tribesman: "Its time for you to die"
    Him: pulls out reverse card* "no u"

    Super athlete tribesman: aww s***

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  29. DecaHelix said:

    The most dangerous game is texting your ex back lol😂

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  30. Amelia Brett said:

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    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  31. Amelia Brett said:

    No, I haven't had that dream

    November 10, 2019
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  32. Dr. Flizzy said:

    Isn't their a movie with this exact plot starring Ice-t?

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  33. Video Critic said:

    I love stories where the only witness has suspect credibility!

    November 10, 2019
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  34. David Patterson said:

    I really want to know what happened when those hunters came back.

    November 10, 2019
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  35. Brave Brutal Gaming said:

    It’s Blackfeet not Blackfoot I’m a enrolled member

    November 10, 2019
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  36. R3Z QLX said:

    Id run for 2 minutes and give up

    November 10, 2019
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  37. Pierce Rice said:

    I hope you are happy you successfully put 2 ads every 2 and a half mins

    November 10, 2019
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  38. Sav Cuber said:

    Cool to see my hometown of Bozeman represented in a video! Montana doesn’t get much fame😂

    November 10, 2019
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  39. 10.000 subscribers before 2020 said:

    Who's been here with The Infographics Show before 2019

    Show yourself in the comment section 😉❤

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  40. TheAres1999 said:

    DM: "Okay you are surrounded by warriors of Blackfoot Nation"
    Colter: "I would like to attempt an athletics check to escape."
    DM: "Roll it"
    Colter: Natural 20

    November 10, 2019
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  41. BRIGHT MINDS said:

    Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

    November 10, 2019
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  42. Richard Malagar said:

    Logan Paul lost lol

    November 10, 2019
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  43. lolli said:

    KSI IS A MF CHAMP LET'S GO CHAMP!!

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  44. Isaac Mounce said:

    Why is the first half of the video in a tropical setting? And did they really wear suits on expeditions?

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  45. xdvSav said:

    When the most dangerous game becomes actually real

    November 10, 2019
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  46. Lil Ra Ra said:

    Meh,u can’t blame them

    November 10, 2019
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  47. B Whit said:

    Did native Americans eat people, or was that just the Maori from New Zealand?

    November 10, 2019
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  48. Lil Ra Ra said:

    Meh,I don’t blame the Blackfoot

    November 10, 2019
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  49. Joshua Mata said:

    Wait so global warming is not what caused this or increase this type of hunting? Your breaking character info.

    November 10, 2019
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  50. Lil Ra Ra said:

    Tbh,I’m actually a bit disappointed in that warrior

    November 10, 2019
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  51. T K said:

    5 miles? Most of America can’t even run 1 LOL

    November 10, 2019
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  52. Karvas X3 said:

    Why dont governments attempt to civilize these lost tribes or destroy them. They’re clearly a danger to people

    November 10, 2019
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  53. Lolarose said:

    That's what he gets!! 😂😂😂

    November 10, 2019
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  54. koolnuts said:

    WoW they should create a movie on this , though they probably won't

    November 10, 2019
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  55. Terry Makiechut said:

    This is the real life apocalypto

    November 10, 2019
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  56. AnayaLator_221 said:

    Should I feel sorry for these colonizers…cause I don’t 🤷🏿‍♀️

    November 10, 2019
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  57. Mvano Magopeni said:

    This is basically Minecraft

    November 10, 2019
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  58. jordan secrist said:

    Aim small miss small.

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  59. Jt Wright said:

    Did he make it out alive in this true Survival Story???

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  60. Carmen Hall said:

    Wait. They wore pants with belt loops for a belt in 1809?

    November 10, 2019
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  61. Mike m said:

    I would've died 2miles in maybe 2miles .

    November 10, 2019
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  62. GucciKID said:

    1:04

    November 10, 2019
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  63. Taqiyya Watch TV 2 said:

    ”Birthday suit” 😂

    November 10, 2019
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  64. Fiji water said:

    Dude: Almost gets killed by angry Native Americans in their territory
    Also dude: take me back🤩

    November 10, 2019
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  65. T-zommy said:

    Yeah if someone chasing me I could run a marathon

    November 10, 2019
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  66. This Is Not Fake Glasses said:

    Apocalypto

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  67. Tecumseh Silva said:

    Would had a better time with the Shawnee

    November 10, 2019
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  68. OneMic yeehaw said:

    idk why but when I look at Colter he reminds me of billy russo

    November 10, 2019
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  69. Huy Nguyen said:

    Where is the old guys?

    November 10, 2019
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  70. Hamid Ismaili said:

    Yeah I do

    November 10, 2019
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  71. ChaosOrder said:

    I died just hearing about this guy. There's no way I would survive that

    November 10, 2019
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  72. Alex Mc said:

    Don't you just hate it when your getting chased, by a Wither skeleton

    November 10, 2019
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  73. azertu2u2 said:

    I bet not a single one of those Indians adentifies as female

    November 10, 2019
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  74. M L said:

    There werhe no revlolvers in 1809

    November 10, 2019
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  75. Danny G said:

    They don’t make em like this anymore

    November 10, 2019
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  76. Mason Copic said:

    I would be donion rings

    November 10, 2019
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  77. Benjamin Forrest said:

    Run 10 miles straight that every day that 3 miles would of been nothing to me

    November 10, 2019
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  78. Nicholas Cirocco said:

    My name was Private Johhhhn Colter!!!

    November 10, 2019
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  79. Yuvraj Singh said:

    "Hit the hip" that must have hurt.

    November 10, 2019
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  80. HerøBokiGames said:

    I cant even ride my bike for 5 miles lol

    November 10, 2019
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  81. buckets said:

    i too run pretty fast when I’m scared

    November 10, 2019
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  82. alexis Juillard said:

    I ran 100 meters to catch my bus yesterday. I think there was even an indien guy behind me

    November 10, 2019
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  83. Chad Mulligan said:

    Man what a stud!! Poor guy, but those were the times …

    November 10, 2019
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  84. Auden Abdelkader said:

    This reminds me a lot of the 1974 movie Open Season with Peter Fonda

    November 10, 2019
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  85. Lex Van De Wal said:

    You can run but you can't hide.

    Me out off breath you are wrong pal i can't do that either

    November 10, 2019
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  86. Mohammad Nabil Khan said:

    Yeah it's hard to escape but imagine you are a navy seal or a green beret or maybe a delta and then you are escaping them… Too much fun it would be a game of survival fight and adventure

    November 10, 2019
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  87. EpicRexx said:

    They kinda deserved it. Another white american disregarding other people and their land to make a quick profit.
    'Crazy human hunting game'??? More like 'poachers get what they deserve' I'm intrigued why you decided to take this angle on this story?? Clearly the natives wanted to protect their land

    November 10, 2019
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  88. Annick N said:

    That's what you get when you invade territory that isn't yours 🤷🏾‍♀️

    November 10, 2019
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  89. Geno Cole said:

    So y’all ain’t seen apocalypto?

    November 10, 2019
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  90. Black Matter said:

    i could not even run 2 meters and he ran 5miles?!!

    Now thats…

    November 10, 2019
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  91. Marvin Laureles said:

    All poucher deserves to be hunted and die.

    November 10, 2019
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  92. John Parla said:

    We killed there people and stool there land we deserve this

    November 10, 2019
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  93. spencer tom said:

    Who ever sees this, I hope you know you are a great person 🙇

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  94. spencer tom said:

    Who ever sees this, I hope you have a great day 👋 🙇

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  95. spencer tom said:

    Who ever sees this, I hope you have a great day 👋 🙇

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  96. Cameron Gooch said:

    Infographics just got an idea for a new challenge for their unlucky writer.

    November 10, 2019
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  97. Justin Parker said:

    This is what they shouldve done to christopher colombus

    November 10, 2019
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  98. PBE_PvpGamerKid said:

    MiNeCrAft

    November 10, 2019
    Reply
  99. Marco Silva said:

    The Indians probably wanted to scare him enough for him not to come back again to their territory, but when he killed one of them it got serious.

    November 10, 2019
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  100. matthew dearing said:

    Wow the Indians were so friendly

    November 10, 2019
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