Man fights a chasing lion and chokes it to death

The Hush Post | 8:09 pm | Two-minute read

A mountain lion chases man, he shows courage, fights back and chokes it to death. He literally killed an 80 pound lion using his fists. The incident has taken the social media by storm the world over.

The incident occurred in Colorado, US on Tuesday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have confirmed the incident on Twitter. The mountain lion was less than a year old. Wildlife officials found the carcass near the trail where it attacked the man.

The man, in his early 30s, had ventured into the 2,700-acre park, about 65 miles north of Denver, and was running along a trail. Suddenly he heard “something behind him on the trail.” The moment he turned around to see what it was, the lion leaped at him and bit his face and wrist.

The man, whose name has been withheld by the authorities, fought back and managed to break free from the clutches of the lion. He then counter-attacked the lion, choking it to death.

Praising the man for his valour, authorities say he killed the lion in “self-defense”.

Wildlife officials said the man has been released from the hospital and is resting at his home.

Mountain lions are known be quite aggressive. Authorities say encounters between humans and mountain lions have increased over the years. The park officials have now asked others to take a cue from the man and ‘fight back’ in case of a lion attack.

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