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Hungry mountain lion killed after attacking Colorado hunter

Posted at 5:15 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 07:15:41-04

FRISCO (AP) — Wildlife officials say a Colorado man did everything right to survive a mountain lion attack before the animal was killed by authorities.

The Summit Daily News reported Friday that Colorado Parks and Wildlife used hounds to track and kill a mountain lion after it attacked a hunter last week.

Officials say the man was scouting places to hunt elk in Big Horn Park about 120 miles northwest of Denver when he spotted the animal.

Wildlife officials say the mountain lion attacked the man who tripped while backing away slowly.

Officials say the hunter was able to stab the animal in the face with a pocketknife before it ran off.

Authorities say a necropsy revealed the animal only had grass in its stomach and was likely hungry.

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