Colorado trail runner Travis Kauffman killed a Mountain Lion with his bare hands after it attacked him that was a “Cougar” or Cat around the age of between three to four months old. The cat was a male and would have weighted between around 35 to 40 pounds when alive but the dead body was around 24 pounds due to other animals scavenging it. As by the evidenced, The dead body of the cat was scavenging by the other mountain lion that was its siblings.
A 31 years old Colorado trail runner Travis Kauffman went to the Hospital for the treatment after attacked by the Cat or Cougar on February 4 while running in Horsetooth Mountain Park,
Wildlife officials said that “they found dried blood between the paw pads as well as surrounding the mouth and nose of the mountain lion but it wasn’t immediately clear if any of the blood was from Kauffman”.
The trail runner said, “he rolled around with the cougar for approximately 10 minutes after it clamped its jaws onto his wrist and refused to let go”. At the press conference, he said that “I was first alerted by a rustle in the pine trees behind him as I run in Horsetooth Mountain Park”. “One of my worst fears was confirmed … I just had my heart sink into my stomach a little bit and I started yelling, but the mountain lion kept on approaching me”.
“It was going up toward my face so I threw up my hands to kind of block my face, at which point it grabbed onto my hand and wrist and from there it started to claw at my face and neck. And that’s when kind of my fear response turned into more of a fight response. I have tried to throw it off, but the force threw both of us, the mountain lion still gripping my wrist in its teeth”. “I knew with two pretty good blows to the back of the head and it didn’t release, that I was probably going to have to do something a little more drastic, I was able to kind of shift my weight and get a foot on its neck” until it succumbed.