Man kills lion with bare hands, tells his story

A man identified as Travis Kauffman, has shared his experience in killing a mountain lion with his bare hands while out running.

Kauffman,31, said he had gone out for a hike when he started hearing some sounds and within seconds the lion jumped out from no where and pounced on him .

Man kills lion

Kauffman explained saying;

”It was going up towards 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.

“Because I’m a recent cat owner, I know that the back claws are pretty dangerous when it comes down to an attack. And I was pretty worried about its claws just sinking into my my stomach and groin area.

“I was able to shift my weight and get a foot on its neck…I stepped on its neck with my right foot and just slowly after a few minutes I thought I would be getting close and then it would start thrashing again and I had a few more scratches that resulted from those thrashes at that point, and I’d say another couple minutes later it finally stopped moving.

Man kills lion

Rebecca Ferrell, who works with Colorado Parks and Wildlife,said

“It’s definitely not something you hear every day.

“We know it sounds hard to believe, but his survival instinct kicked in and he did what he had to do.”

2 Comments

  • An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

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