Earlier this week, on Monday, February 4, a man was attacked by a mountain lion. This event occurred in Colorado on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. The victim was on a run (without earbuds/music) and described hearing something behind him. He was then attacked by a mountain lion as he turned around. It jumped at the runner, biting his face and wrist. He was able to break free and strangle the big cat, killing it in self-defense. The runner sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the attack. It is fairly common for big cats that weigh 100 lbs or less to attack people, especially if they are juvenile like this specific mountain lion was.

“Mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado and it is unfortunate that the lion’s hunting instincts were triggered by the runner,” Ty Petersburg, area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife said. “This could have had a very different outcome.”

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