That is one mean rat tail. I wouldn't want to run into that guy in a dark ally.
In all seriousness, I'd put money on the victim carrying a beacon from now on. He's lucky as hell they were able to find him in time.
If you want to be a chick, a dude, a tent, or a velociraptor be my guest, but if you choose the last one you bet your ass I will have a spaz-12 to your face.