Runner kills mountain lion in self-defense after attack

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  1. Emma

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    The trail runner attacked by a mountain lion Monday while running in Horsetooth Mountain Park killed the predator by suffocating it.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials confirmed the man's account of the attack through further investigation and examining the juvenile mountain lion. A necropsy was performed Monday night on the mountain lion to determine if it was sick or injured, which might have prompted the attack. CPW officials said they expect to have results of the necropsy either today or Wednesday.

    The man, whose name and place of residence has not been released, was attacked Monday afternoon while on the West Ridge Trail, which is near Horsetooth Rock.

    He told officials he heard something behind him on the trail and as he turned he was attacked. He said he was bitten on his face and wrist but was able to fight and break free from the lion.

    Wildlife officers found the mountain lion dead near where the incident took place while looking for items the runner asked them to look for along on the trail.

    More: Runner kills mountain lion in self-defense after attack in Horsetooth Mountain Park west of Fort Collins

    The man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and hiked down the trail, at least 3 miles, and drove himself to a local hospital, according to CPW.

    "The runner did everything he could to save his life,'' said Mark Leslie, CPW's Northeast Region manager. "In the event of a lion attack, you need to do anything in your power to fight back just as this gentleman did.''

    The popular park was reopened Monday evening after closing due to the investigation.
     
  2. BrickTamland

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  4. ksim14

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    Well that’s a badass story for him to tell
     
  5. Joe_Pesci

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    Not as badass as the guy who killed one by sticking his arm in its mouth
     
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  6. ksim14

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    Did this actually happen?
     
  7. Joe_Pesci

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  8. Nelson

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    Just standard front range stuff
     
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  9. Pelican

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    I always told myself suffocation would be the best option if I were to be attacked by a wolf or a mountain lion. I have pretty strong legs so I feel pretty confident in pulling it off.
     
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  10. blotter

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    With all of the sub 120lb CSU chicks who hike there it really makes you question this mountain lion's judgement
     
  11. War Grundle

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    It says it was a juvenile mountain lion so maybe thats why he was able to do it. a full grown one can get up over 200 pounds and 7-8 feet long.
     
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  13. Emma

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    If I were attacked, I would easily win.

    I am not going to throw a flying armbar on it, but once I gain side control, or mount it is over.
     
    #13 Emma, Feb 5, 2019
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  14. CloudBerry

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    interestingly, self-defense is exactly what a serial mountain lion killer would say
     
  15. ButchCassidy

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    juvenile? so he killed a baby?? murderer!
     
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  17. Joe_Pesci

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    Probably sick, starving, or both as well. They are pretty shy otherwise
     
  18. Duck Smoker

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    Key to choking mountain lions is gaining hide control.
     
  19. RU-Omega Potato

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    Sounds like Horse Play at Horsetooth Mountain Park gone wrong.
     
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  20. devine

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    Most of the mountain lions I have met aren’t shy
     
  21. RU-Omega Potato

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    The one's I've had the displeasure of dealing with are downright flamboyant.
     
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    There is a high probability a mountain lion killed a deer in our neighborhood about six months ago. We got a semi-cryptic message from our HOA about finding a mangled dead deer (the deer in Arizona are much bigger than the ones in Pennsylvania), so it makes sense since they've been spotted in the neighborhood next to ours.

    But the best part is seeing people argue with each other about seeing mountain lions on Nextdoor and the person who saw the mountain lion posts a picture as proof and it's a fucking bobcat. Every. Single. Time.
     
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  24. Houndster

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    Anxiously waiting for a PETA statement before I can decide how I feel about this
     
  25. Joe_Pesci

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    Those sound like cougars he he
     
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    Yeah just have to get side control then it's over

    Edit: fuck.
     
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    Yeah but they're all in groups of eight posting on Instagram.
     
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  29. Emma

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    Runner got nicked pretty good

    Officials the described the wounds to his face, wrist, arms, legs and back as "serious, but non-life threatening"
     
  30. DUCKMOUTH

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    As crazy as it sounds I’ve felt this way. As long as those claws and teeth don’t get an artery before you gain control I feeI could win
     
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    Horsetooth is a fantastic place to boat and camp.
     
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    I did this in RDR2
     
  33. HotMic

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    Brb, going to search “choking a cougar to death” on my work computer.
     
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    You just can't let a mountain lion get you by the neck, that's when you die.
     
  35. Illinihockey

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    How has no one else liked this post
     
  36. Lawnole23

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    Not sure if already posted but did he try the butt scoot method to gain control?
     
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    Reports from Fox News say he may have a history of choking out animals. His beta fish he won at the carnival when he was 8yo died within 48 hrs.
     
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  40. Fidelio

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    “Suspicious mountain lion seen stealing Fedex packages”
     
  41. TimJimothy

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    If it's me vs mountain lion, I'mma hafta go ahead and put some money on the cat. I'm no Savage.
     
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  50. Runner heard a noise behind him and reacted in time.

    I've known for a while that listening to 80s butt rock extremely loudly while running would ultimately be my demise.

    Last laugh' mine tho. Good luck sneaking up on your next meal with Winger blasting from your tummy
     
    #50 pnk$krtcryna$ty, Feb 6, 2019
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