Runner kills mountain lion that attacked him on trail

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. - A trail runner on Horsetooth Mountain Park killed a juvenile mountain lion that attacked him Monday afternoon by suffocating the animal, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported.

The victim of the attack described hearing something behind him on the West Ridge trail and was attacked by a mountain lion as he turned around to investigate, according to KDVR.

The lion lunged at the runner, biting his face and wrist. He was able to fight and break free from the lion, killing...

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