FILE: A curtain in Colorado got into a quarrel for his life on Monday with a towering lion.
A Colorado curtain was pounded Monday by a towering lion during a route run in a northern partial of a state that resulted in puncture wounds to his face, arms, legs and behind and a genocide of a animal.
Rebecca Ferrell, a mouthpiece for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, tells The Coloradoan a male was using alone during Horsetooth Mountain Open Space nearby Fort Collins when he was pounded from behind.
The runner, whose name has not been released, fought off a cougar– murdering it in a process– and hiked out of a area and gathering himself to a hospital. The Denver Post reported that a curtain suffered critical injuries that enclosed facial punch wounds and lacerations to his body. He is approaching to recover.
Wildlife officers acid a route found a youthful towering lion’s physique nearby several of a runner’s possessions. They estimated that a animal weighed about 80 pounds.
“The curtain did all he could to save his life. In a eventuality of a lion conflict we need to do anything in your energy to quarrel behind only as this lady did,” Mark Leslie, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Northeast Region manager, told KKTV.
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The final towering lion conflict in Colorado was reported in Jun 2016 in Pitkin County.
“Mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado and it is hapless that a lion’s sport instincts were triggered by a runner,” Ty Petersburg, area wildlife manager for CPW, said. “This could have had a really opposite outcome.”