Jogger fights off mountain lion, kills it

Man survives attack and kills mountain lion on Colorado trail

Man survives attack and kills mountain lion on Colorado trail

A man who was attacked by a mountain lion while running on a northern Colorado trail fought back and killed the animal by choking it, wildlife officials said Tuesday.

No matter what people say, running is a unsafe sport, with all manner of hazards, such as falling over and grazing your knee or being attacked by a wild animal.

The man was running alone near Fort Collins on Monday when the lion attacked him from behind after the movement apparently triggered its hunting instincts.

The Guardian noted that the man sought treatment at a local hospital for facial cuts, wrist injuries and puncture wounds on his arms, legs and back.

Ty Petersburg, CPW's area wildlife manager, said mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado. When wildlife officers searched the area later that day, they found the body of the mountain lion along with several of the runner's items, which confirmed his story.

CPW crews removed the mountain lion from the trail and transported him to their Wildlife Health lab in Ft. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, though a wildlife manager notes "this could have had a very different outcome", per CBS News. Only 27 fatalities have been documented in North America, and just two in Colorado, over the last 100 years.

In Colorado, where their population is strong, mountain lions have injured 16 people and killed three since 1990. Typically, mountain lions are elusive and avoid humans.

"Stop or back away slowly, if you can do it safely", said the CWP advice.

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Fight back if a lion attacks you. If lions had any natural urge to hunt people, there would be attacks every single day.

-Do not approach a lion, especially one that is feeding or with kittens.

It's also entirely possible that the lion attacked the runner because it's a lion. Ferrell also mentioned that authorities will pay the jogger a visit to the hospital in order to better understand his tactics behind fighting and eventually killing the lion.

Pick up children and pets or keep them very close.

"What you want to do is convince the lion you are not prey and that you may in fact be a danger to the lion", the park service said.

In fear for his life, the man began to fight back.

Instead people should stand firm and make an effort to look larger, and if attacked, fight back using any weapon at hand.

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