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Old Yesterday, 11:19 PM
 
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Lion was estimated at 80 lbs. I often hike in the woods and think about them and bears. This guy was lucky. https://nationalpost.com/news/world/...im-in-colorado
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Old Yesterday, 11:57 PM
 
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The guy is a folk hero now, he will have a great tale to tell for the rest of his life.

How many people have the strength and mental toughness to somehow choke an attacking mountain lion to death.
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Old Today, 12:50 AM
 
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It was a young cat and he got lucky. Trail running in mountain cat country isn't the smartest thing to do; he triggered the animal's prey drive by doing so. If he hadn't turned around right when he didn't, he likely wouldn't have survived the attack.
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Old Today, 01:28 AM
 
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and what does this guy eat???

anything he wants!
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Old Today, 08:20 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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resorted to choking it out eh? I suppose that's one way you could kill a mountain lion with your bare hands. I would have raised it up over my head and thrown it into a volcano.
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Old Today, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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I'd have kept it, stuffed it, and bring it home. Anytime anyone comes to my home I could tell the story how I slayed the beast with my bare hands.

80lbs is a smaller animal but ANY cat this big can be a killing machine. My 10lb cat could probably kill me easy if she was 20lbs, let alone 80.
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Old Today, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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The guy is a folk hero now, he will have a great tale to tell for the rest of his life.

How many people have the strength and mental toughness to somehow choke an attacking mountain lion to death.
Well it kinda helps that they're not very big, unlike "real" lions. Still it is a great story. He showed that slugger!
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Old Today, 08:35 AM
 
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Fighting for your life.....Adrenaline does wonders!
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Old Today, 09:13 AM
 
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The guy is a folk hero now, he will have a great tale to tell for the rest of his life.

How many people have the strength and mental toughness to somehow choke an attacking mountain lion to death.
Of course, if he were in California he'd be looking at jail time.
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
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I'd have kept it, stuffed it, and bring it home. Anytime anyone comes to my home I could tell the story how I slayed the beast with my bare hands.

80lbs is a smaller animal but ANY cat this big can be a killing machine. My 10lb cat could probably kill me easy if she was 20lbs, let alone 80.
An 80 pound cat?

Oh my living gawd, that was a fight.
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