Thursday, February 7, 2019

She had the proverbial lion by the ear, and could neither hang on nor let go.

An Idaho woman was shocked to discover she was holding onto a male mountain lion when she yanked the creature off her dog last week.
The woman, who has not been identified, believed she was breaking up a "dog fight" between her pup and another pet outside her Mackay home when she suddenly realized she was actually grabbing a wild animal.
After realizing what she had in her hand, the shocked woman — who suffered scratches during the attack — called her husband for backup.
Her husband responded and quickly dispatched the mountain lion as she held on to it," the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) described in a news release Monday.
Ok, kudos to both the gal for hanging on to both savage beasts, and to her husband for having a gun handy and responding in time to his wife call for aid. 
This cat sounds like one that was barely older than a cub, but they can get really big up in that country.


  1. Big cat. They get big up here, CW. I keep thinking that I'm seeing jaguar tracks, but I think that they're just big lions.

  2. That is not a 35 lb. mountain lion.

  3. Agreed, the picture above is not the 35 pound juvenile mountain lion described in the Idaho Fish & Game press release. But, large adults can reach weights of 210 pounds.

  4. what about the runner in Colorado who choked an attacking mountain lion to death?? said it was only about 80 pounds, but still ...