close. When he turned around, an 80-pound mountain lion … It never even entered my head that I was about to tangle with something that could kill me. View our online Press Pack. Click here to upload yours. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound runner fell down, and together he and the mountain lion tumbled off the trail. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. He explained: "He picked up a stick that was underneath the tree and was reaching back trying to poke it in the eye.". So, on Monday, he said he headed out on the trails for a training run. LARIMER COUNTY, CO (KKTV) - A … A brave eight-year-old boy has fought off a 29 kilogram mountain lion with just a stick as the wild animal attacked him while he was playing with his brother. Kauffman told reporters at a press conference on Thursday that he moved to Fort Collins from Arkansas about five years ago, and has enjoyed getting into outdoor activities like mountain biking and skiing. It didn't actually hurt.". You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. It was something that no parent should ever see.". Area Wildlife Manager Mark Lamb said: "We all hope that the child will be alright and you just hate to see this occur.". Travis Kauffman and his girlfriend, Annie Bierbower. He was attacked on a run and forced to kill a mountain lion with his bare hands to save his life. image copyright Getty Images. Colorado jogger kills mountain lion in self-defense. Terrified Gage rushed into the house to alert their dad, Ron Carlson, who told NBC: "His head was inside the lion’s mouth and I watched – and I think that’s what made me snap inside – watching it chew on him. "That parental instinct to protect your child kind of kids in. Share. Copy link. Man Fights Off And Kills Mountain Lion With His Bare Hands After It Attacks . Once he got to the hospital he called his girlfriend, Annie Bierbower, who said at the press conference she was in a meeting when she got the news and immediately raced to the hospital. Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said earlier this month that Kauffman had been mauled by a "juvenile" mountain lion as he was running February 4 on the West Ridge Trail. Video inside article. "And I was pretty worried about its claws just sinking into my my stomach and groin area.". He clubs the lion so hard it KOs him. Although Kauffman suffered puncture marks and required stitches on his wrist and face, he said he doesn't have any long-term damage to his mobility. Share page. ET. Kauffman was attacked by a mountain lion in Horsetooth Mountain Park, broke free and suffocated the animal on Feb. 4, 2019. Kauffman raised his arms in a defensive motion and screamed a "barbarian yell," at which point the animal bit down on his right wrist. "Because I'm a recent cat owner, I know that the back claws are pretty dangerous when it comes down to an attack," Kauffman told KUNC. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The trail runner who made headlines nationwide after killing a mountain lion with his bare hands has revealed himself to be 31-year-old Travis Kauffman from Colorado. The Runner Who Choked A Mountain Lion To Death Used Basically Every Survival Instinct He Had, A Jogger Killed A Mountain Lion With His Bare Hands After It Attacked Him On A Trail. He then proceeds to finish the job by beating the lions … A Colorado runner who fought off and killed a mountain lion who ambushed him is speaking out about the attack that left him with multiple gashes to his face and arms. The mountain lion was later killed by wildlife officials after it attacked a dog brought in to track the animal. He added: "When I first picked him up, I could see the whole side of his face was open. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. “I will never be able to live up to the reputation. Mum, 32, 'lured boy, 14, to her home for sex after seeing him play football', Woman 'knifed in neck' in double stabbing at M&S as shoppers hit the high street, Vaccine chiefs confirm who will get first Covid jabs from next week, Proud ‘catfishes’ show off transformations which have men drooling- then fleeing, Love Island's Jess Hayes devastated as she loses baby at 19 weeks, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Once the animal was dead, he got out of there as fast as he could. Kauffman described the rest of the battle against the cat as a "wrestling match." Two other mountain lions were found in the same area and removed just a few days after the attack. Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . As Ron rushed to help his son, Pike reached for a stick. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Want to see more stories like this? Man being bitten in the face by a mountain lion kills it with his bare hands, Colo. officials say By Kaitlyn Alanis. Travis Kauffman, the Colorado trail runner who killed a mountain lion near Fort Collins described how he fended off and eventually killed the cat during a press conference Thursday. Published. AN eight-year-old boy has told how he fought off a mountain lion after it dragged him by his head and pinned him down under a tree. Kauffman ran into a few other people on the trail, who drove him to the hospital and helped him get his car. 12759 Share on Facebook. Runner Who Suffocated Mountain Lion to Save Himself Tells His Story Travis Kauffman, the man who managed to kill a mountain lion that … Travis Kauffman and his girlfriend, Annie Bierbower. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Thursday, 31-year-old Travis Kauffman opened up about his terrifying ordeal. "The mountain lion is a cheater," he said. An 8-year-old boy in Colorado courageously fought off a 65-pound mountain lion Wednesday night, sustaining serious injuries to his face in the process, KUSA reports. Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. But what finally killed the animal, he said, was when he was able to get over the cat and step on its neck, suffocating it. The man was running on the West Ridge Trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space west of Fort Collins, when he says he heard something behind him. So, Kauffman pinned the cat's back legs down. Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the man was mauled by a “juvenile” mountain lion as he was running Monday on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, a … Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. February 5, 2019 at 9:50 AM EST - Updated February 5 at 3:50 PM . Become a BuzzFeed News member. The trail runner who made headlines nationwide after killing a mountain lion with his bare hands has revealed himself to be 31-year-old Travis Kauffman … The video begins with a mountain lion and two dogs fighting before a man kills the mountain lion with a large stick. And the experience hasn't turned Kauffman off trail running. A quick glance revealed a mountain lion bearing down. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. AN eight-year-old boy has told how he fought off a mountain lion after it dragged him by his head and pinned him down under a tree. He estimated the whole thing lasted about 10 minutes. We pay for your stories! Right now, Kauffman is training for the Dirty 30, a 50-kilometer (about 31 miles) trail race in June, he told KUNC. “Chuck would have come out without a scratch," he said. The lion eventually let go of the boy after Ron approached his son. Do you think you could you have gotten away? In fact, he told reporters he is still planning on doing the Dirty 30. This bear was taken by world famous hunter and hunting guide C. Dale Petersen of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But he’s trying to downplay his new mountain man, survivalist image. He also tried to hit it with sticks and rocks. Colorado runner kills cougar in self-defence after attack . Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com. The jogger said he was bitten on the face and wrist, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. All you know is you have to do something. He said he felt like Chuck Norris would have done it better. Verified by game biologists, Mr. Petersen killed this bear with his hands, and oddly enough, his teeth. In a statement detailing the attack, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the boy dashing towards his friend may have triggered the lion's natural response to a running animal. As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man … The boy was playing with his older brother Gage in their back yard when the big cat reportedly grabbed Pike by the head. He got into trail running about a year ago. In fact, he's already gone on "a few" runs, though he said "not over 10 miles.". Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link. For other inquiries, Contact Us. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? We pay for videos too. A man can take down a bear with a long man-made spear from a stick as it tries to lean down to maul on your body. As for his new "badass" reputation online, he said "the hardest part is I'll never be able to live up to my reputation." LARIMER COUNTY, CO (KKTV) - A runner fought for his life after he was attacked by a mountain lion on a trail in Larimer County Monday afternoon. Streamed live on Feb 14, 2019 Watch live coverage as a Colorado trail runner who survived a mountain lion attack speaks to reporters for the first time. It is a cheater. About sharing. That was fast! He said he wouldn't have heard the mountain lion if he had earbuds in. He was running along when he heard something behind him. A man was running by himself Monday in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins, Colorado, when he heard something behind him. Kwadrat / Shutterstock. "One of my worst fears was confirmed," he said this week. “I'm not deterred by running in the mountains again," he said. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Travis Kauffman … Pike may need a further op to repair part of his eyelid that was badly damaged in the attack. It is one of only two grizzlies known to have been killed "without" the use of modern weaponry. "I turned around and was just pretty bummed out to see a mountain lion chasing after me," Kauffman said Thursday during a news conference. Mountain Lion Takes down another deer. Plants and Animals. Like if you were underneath it holding a big thick stick, you could use it to stab it. If you were in that same situation with a mountain lion… "There was blood all over him. This is a list of known or suspected fatal cougar attacks that occurred in North America by decade in chronological order.The cougar is also commonly known as mountain lion, puma, mountain cat, catamount, or panther.The sub-population in Florida is known as the Florida panther.. A total of 125 attacks, 27 of which are fatal, have been documented in North America in the past 100 years. Share on Twitter. His biggest piece of advice for other runners, he said, was not to wear earbuds while out on the trails. Yesterday, a trail runner in Colorado was attacked by a mountain lion. Posted on February 14, 2019, at 4:31 p.m. Pike Carlson tried to stab the beast in the eye with a stick while screaming for help during the vicious attack in Bailey, Colorado, US. This is how he did that. 5 February 2019. Travis Kauffman said he used knowledge he gleaned from having a pet cat to take down the predator. "I might as well have hit it with a hockey stick." Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. He said he turned, and the mountain lion attacked, latching onto his wrist. It doesn’t matter what happens to you, you’ve got to protect your children.". "No one try to wrestle a mountain lion. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. A trail runner who fought off a juvenile mountain lion and killed it says his "fear response turned into more of a fight response" after he was ambushed by the animal. Kauffman, 31, admitted, “There was a point where I was concerned I wasn’t going to make it out.” He did, and now he’s famous. As he turned, the animal lunged at him. Then a stick snapped. The man in the video hits the mountain lion across the face with what looks like a caveman club. As he turned to investigate, the juvenile mountain lion lunged. transcript. Depending on how big the stick is, it's possible. “I was happy that he had all his parts," she said. An 8-year-old boy in Colorado courageously fought off a 65-pound mountain lion Wednesday night, sustaining serious injuries to his face in the … His scalp was ripped open in several spots. While fighting to defend his life, the man managed to kill the lion. He said his knowledge as a self-described "cat dad" helped him think of how to fight. Boy, 8, fights off mountain lion with stick: ‘I tried to get it in the eye’ mediabest September 6, 2019 children Colorado mountain lio. Yet despite his horrific ordeal, Pike has maintained a sense of humour. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. 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