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Old 07-17-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Ex-Marine fends off lion with chainsaw - Life- msnbc.com

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CODY, Wyoming - Wielding his chain saw as a weapon, a former U.S. Marine says he fought off a starving mountain lion that attacked him while he was camping with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.

Dustin Britton, a 32-year-old mechanic and ex-Marine, said he was alone cutting firewood about 100 feet from his campsite in the Shoshone National Forest when he saw the lion staring at him from some bushes.

Britton revved his 18-inch chain saw and tried to back away. But the 100-pound lion followed.
As the animal pounced, Britton raised his saw and met it head-on — a collision he said felt like a grown man running right into him.

"It batted me three or four times with its front paws and as quick as I hit it with that saw it just turned away," he said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Britton later discovered he'd inflicted a gash on the lion's shoulder. He said he was surprised the damage wasn't worse.

"You would think if you hit an animal with a chain saw it would dig right in. I might as well have hit it with a hockey stick," he said.

The wounded animal retreated, leaving Britton with a only small puncture wound on his forearm.

The attack occurred Sunday evening. Wildlife agents shot and killed the lion Monday after it attacked a dog brought in to track the animal.

Authorities say the lion was in poor physical condition and appeared to be starving. The lion was 4 to 5 years old.

Mountain lions are considered reclusive by nature and officials said the circumstances of the attack were highly unusual. Wyoming officials have documented only eight cases of mountain lions acting aggressively toward humans over the last decade.

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Wasn't there a biker that was attacked by a mountain lion not long ago? I seem to remember something about it biting her/his(can't remember) head and trying to drag them into the woods. I want to say it was in the southwest. Anyone else remember that?

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Talk about adapt and overcome...

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well, you could say while he was out camping he "sawed" a mountain lion.

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Hyuk, hyuk... That's a goodin' thar Leroy! I sawed me a big ol' cat too!

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Wasn't there a biker that was attacked by a mountain lion not long ago? I seem to remember something about it biting her/his(can't remember) head and trying to drag them into the woods. I want to say it was in the southwest. Anyone else remember that?
I think that was out here in Calif. The bikers friend fought it off with rocks and sticks.
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I think that was out here in Calif. The bikers friend fought it off with rocks and sticks.
It was over in Humboldt county. It was an elderly couple in their late 60s who were out for a bike ride. The man's wife was able to get the cat off of her husband by throwing rocks and beating it with a stick.
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There ya go, glad to know I wasn't making it up. I'm stil trying to imagine fighting a 100lb cat with a chainsaw...not something I would look forward to.

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I have a friend who swears that he punched some kind of big wild cat (bigger than german shepherd but shorter) in the face after coming eye-to-eye through the window of his tent while investigating suspected racoon mischief. He says this happened in some state park in Arkansas when he was about 18 and was followed by much colorful language, a backflip of the entire tent, girlish screams, and sleeping in the car. He reported that the cat must've split when the tent went flipping. This guy is generally very trustworthy, but i still have trouble with that one. Dude is a large person & would instinctively attack if scared, i know. I don't know much about big cats myself, but my pet cats make me very leary of a larger version roaming free. I don't know if there is a population of cougars or panthers or mountain lions in Arkansas.

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I have a friend who swears that he punched some kind of big wild cat (bigger than german shepherd but shorter) in the face after coming eye-to-eye through the window of his tent while investigating suspected racoon mischief. He says this happened in some state park in Arkansas when he was about 18 and was followed by much colorful language, a backflip of the entire tent, girlish screams, and sleeping in the car. He reported that the cat must've split when the tent went flipping. This guy is generally very trustworthy, but i still have trouble with that one. Dude is a large person & would instinctively attack if scared, i know. I don't know much about big cats myself, but my pet cats make me very leary of a larger version roaming free. I don't know if there is a population of cougars or panthers or mountain lions in Arkansas.
I suppose it could happen. I know house cats don't like being hit on the nose, a slight tap will send them running. I guess if he punched it on the nose it might have the same effect. Cat my have just been curious and a hit to the nose was enough to end it.
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