WHEN ANIMALS ATTACK
WHITESNAKEÕS DAVID COVERDALE RELIVES HIS REVENANT-STYLE BEAR ENCOUNTER Ð PLUS, WE LOOK AT OTHER VICTIMS OF ANIMAL ANGERÉ PANDORABY
ANYONE WHO’SWHO’S seen that scene in recent Leonardo Dicaprio flick The Revenant will know bears can be right fuckers when threatened. So, when Whitesnake legend David Coverdale occasionally finds them wandering around inside his Lake Tahoe retreat, he, unsurprisingly, has an “involuntary bowel movement”.
The singer says the worst occasion was when he heard noises, which he mistook for an intruder, before grabbing air horns (apparently, the only useful bear repellent).
“As I walked out of my office, 20 feet away, coming out of a guest room was this fucking huge black bear’s head!” he remembers.“i slipped arse-over-tit going in the room.the carpet was utterly soaked and covered in big paw prints.”
While David says he’s gotten rid of six bears over the years, that wasn’t the last to ruin his carpet. “I came upstairs and saw shit all over the floor in the living room,” he says. “I shouted my inimitable northern bellow, and this fucking big beautiful black bear’s head just turns round the corner from the kitchen looking like, ‘Yes?’ ”
After shouting at the bear to leave (while fearing for his life), the frontman says it “got on its hind legs and knocked over a marble column with a Tiffany lamp on it. But he got out… He left a trail of devastation.”