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Old 02-06-2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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A man running on a popular park trail in the mountains of northern Colorado killed a mountain lion after it pounced on him from behind.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials say the man sustained serious injuries after he was bitten on his face and wrist by the young male lion.

The man, who has not been named, turned after hearing a noise behind him, just as the lion lunged, officials say.

The cat died from suffocation, state wildlife officials have determined.

Monday afternoon's attack occurred on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near the city of Fort Collins - about 66 miles (106km) from Denver.

The victim "described hearing something behind him on the trail and was attacked by a mountain lion as he turned around to investigate," according to an official statement.

"The lion lunged at the runner, biting his face and wrist. He was able to fight and break free from the lion, killing the lion in self-defence."

After killing the predator, the man was able to leave the park on his own and call for help.

In a statement, officials described the wounds to his face, wrist, arms, legs and back as "serious, but non-life threatening".

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:13 PM   #2
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now see, if he had just had a MAC-10 strapped to his leg, he would been fine.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:14 PM   #3
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My wife told me about this yesterday. Dude's a bad ass.

Supposedly it was a juvenile and not a full-grown adult (if the story she read was true) but it's still amazing he killed it bare-handed and lived.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #4
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Colorado Man Smothered by Cougar

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Old 02-06-2019, 03:21 PM   #5
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Isn't that elder abuse?
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:32 PM   #6
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ďAfter killing the predator, the man was able to sling his gigantic balls over his shoulder and leave the park on his own and call for help.Ē

Iíll bet!
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:36 PM   #7
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I'd like to know how young is a "young male lion".

I mean, was this a housecat sized juvenile? 25 lbs? 100 lbs?
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:47 PM   #8
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I'd like to know how young is a "young male lion".

I mean, was this a housecat sized juvenile? 25 lbs? 100 lbs?
My wife said it was 80lb. I remember thinking that it was the same size as one of our pups but with the weapons of a feline. **** that.

If it attacked an adult human it may have been desperate for food and not in great health, though. I did not hear of anything about the Lion's health
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:49 PM   #9
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My wife said it was 80lb. I remember thinking that it was the same size as one of our pups but with the weapons of a feline. **** that.

If it attacked an adult human it may have been desperate for food and not in great health, though. I did not hear of anything about the Lion's health
The lion is dead.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:52 PM   #10
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The lion is dead.
You're so sharp!
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:52 PM   #11
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My wife said it was 80lb. I remember thinking that it was the same size as one of our pups but with the weapons of a feline. **** that.

If it attacked an adult human it may have been desperate for food and not in great health, though. I did not hear of anything about the Lion's health
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The lion is dead.
Ded, itís in the news story....
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:54 PM   #12
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Didn't click, but how did he kill it?
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:00 PM   #13
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Didn't click, but how did he kill it?
Suffocated it. I assume he choked it out.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:03 PM   #14
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:21 PM   #15
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Not sure I entirely believe it, but I'll allow it. My 3 boxers are 80lbs, but as stated the cougar most likely would've been more agile and ferocious. 80lbs isn't much though. Could have been rabid or starved??
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:37 PM   #16
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Not sure I entirely believe it, but I'll allow it. My 3 boxers are 80lbs, but as stated the cougar most likely would've been more agile and ferocious. 80lbs isn't much though. Could have been rabid or starved??
I was under the impression that a 120# is a healthy adult male size. An 80# juvenile seems reasonable. Could be full size, just not "filled out" so to speak.

For reference, Belgian Malinois average around 60-65#, and they will **** your world up.

Scary situation.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:47 PM   #17
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Not sure I entirely believe it, but I'll allow it. My 3 boxers are 80lbs, but as stated the cougar most likely would've been more agile and ferocious. 80lbs isn't much though. Could have been rabid or starved??
80 pounds of attacking feline is a hell of a lot. A 15 pound house cat will rock your world if it decides to.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:49 PM   #18
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I'd like to believe that if I was attacked by a dog/cougar that I would have the skill and presence of mind to choke it or gouge its eyes out or something. But, I would probably get mauled. Good for this guy. A cougar is no joke - its a killing machine.
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^Same here sir.

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Suffocated it. I assume he choked it out.
Or perhaps he beat the ***** up?


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Poor cat.
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In a statement, officials described the wounds to his face, wrist, arms, legs and back as "serious, but non-life threatening".
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A 15 pound house cat will rock your world if it decides to.
for truth.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:07 PM   #23
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Bad-ass dude.
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I was under the impression that a 120# is a healthy adult male size. An 80# juvenile seems reasonable. Could be full size, just not "filled out" so to speak.

For reference, Belgian Malinois average around 60-65#, and they will **** your world up.

Scary situation.
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I'd like to believe that if I was attacked by a dog/cougar that I would have the skill and presence of mind to choke it or gouge its eyes out or something. But, I would probably get mauled. Good for this guy. A cougar is no joke - its a killing machine.
Presence of mind is the key. Pretty sure humans could hold their own in this world before/without guns, we just keep getting softer as we advance.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:25 PM   #25
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Didn't click, but how did he kill it?
Google "smother a cougar" for tips.
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