An American Bloke Was Attacked By Mountain Lion And Killed It With His Bare Hands

At least he got a perfect pelt


Rudi Edsall

6 February 2019

Rudi Edsall

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An American bloke out for a run in Colorado got attacked by a mountain lion, which is normally the kind of the thing that leads to a significantly shortened life span.

Not on this jogger’s watch though — he not only fought back against the cougar, but managed to choke the bugger to death.

The unidentified bloke was running on Horsetooth Mountain in Colorado — which already sounds like a Red Dead Redemption setting — when the big cat charged at him from behind.

He was bitten on the face and wrists and ended up with cuts on his arms, legs and back (which frankly sounds like a pretty decent result when it comes to punching on with a mountain lion), before getting his own back.

After blocking it then getting away, he came back, got on top of it and managed to suffocate it with his bare hands.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has since verified the claims.

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The bloke is still recuperating in hospital, with his injuries described as serious.

When he gets out he has one of the most badass stories of all time to tell.

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