Mountain Lion Assaults Man in Scorching Tub
Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are looking out for a mountain lion that attacked a person soaking in a sizzling tub this previous Saturday night time. The person, who has not been recognized, was stress-free together with his spouse when the animal crept up behind him and grabbed maintain of his head.
From there, issues went as you may think. There was loads of splashing and screaming. Ultimately, the person’s spouse managed to splash sufficient water on the lion that it determined to run away. She then discovered a flashlight to shine on the lion, who ran up a hill a brief distance, crouched, and stared again on the couple. With a light-weight educated on the cat, the husband and spouse managed to flee to their rental home the place they known as the police.
Space Wildlife Supervisor Sean Shepherd speculated that the lion was simply as stunned as two individuals within the sizzling tub. The couple was in an in-ground sizzling tub with solely their heads sticking above the water, and the lion may have mistaken the person’s head for a small prey animal. “It’s possible the mountain lion noticed the person’s head transfer within the darkness at ground-level, however didn’t acknowledge [there were] individuals within the sizzling tub.”
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Fortunately, the person solely suffered superficial wounds and a few scratches on his ear. When the authorities arrived on the scene, he refused medical consideration. The CPW put out a lion entice and tried to trace the animal, however as a result of the bottom was frozen, they couldn’t.
“The couple did the suitable factor by making noise and shining a light-weight on the lion,” Shepherd mentioned. “Though this sufferer had solely minor accidents, we take this incident severely. We now have alerted neighbors and posted indicators warning of lion exercise. And we’ll proceed to trace the lion and lion exercise.”