Fort Collins, Colo. • Wildlife officers say an individual who fought off a youthful mountain lion on a northern Colorado path killed the animal by suffocating it.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the individual was working alone near Fort Collins when the lion attacked him from behind after the movement apparently triggered its looking instincts.
The runner, whose establish hasn’t been launched, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the realm after Monday’s assault and drove himself to a hospital. He suffered facial cuts, wrist accidents and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and once more.
On Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife acknowledged the investigation confirmed the individual’s account that he suffocated the animal.
Mountain lions assaults are unusual. Sixteen of us have been injured and three killed by mountain lions in Colorado since 1990.