A game warden shot and killed the big cat after this attack was captured on video
When you're a police officer, danger can come in many forms. One Colorado deputy was lucky to escape with minor injuries after a mountain lion knocked her down and lunged for her neck while she was on duty earlier this month.
According to Fox5Sandiego, the attack came after deputies from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and game wardens from Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) responded to a reported mountain lion attack in unincorporated Larimer County / Loveland.
Officers tracked the animal from the original site to a trailer park, where it attacked the deputy. They fired multiple shots at the cat, but it continued moving across a river to a home nearby. A CPW game warden shot and killed the animal near the home. Both the injured citizen and deputy were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Foxnews.com, Gregory Scot Paul managed to film the encounter from inside a trailer.
“My heart goes out to her,” Paul told the Loveland Reporter-Herald. “If she hadn’t put her arm up, it probably would have gotten to her neck.”
According to the CPW, there are between 3,000 to 7,000 mountain lions in the state.
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