Runner strangled mountain lion to death after it attacked him

Wildlife officials say a man who fought off a young mountain lion on a northern Colorado trail killed the animal by strangling it.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the man was running alone near Fort Collins when the lion attacked him from behind after the movement apparently triggered its hunting instincts.

The runner, whose name hasn’t been released, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the area after Monday’s attack and drove himself to a hospital. He suffered facial cuts, wrist injuries and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and back.

Source : CBS Denver