The family then rushed Pike to hospital, where he underwent surgery and dozens of stitches. His biggest piece of advice for other runners, he said, was not to wear earbuds while out on the trails. As Ron rushed to help his son, Pike reached for a stick. 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. 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. The mountain lion strangled by a Colorado man after it attacked him on a jogging trail last month was in fact a young cub, state wildlife officials have announced.. Right now, Kauffman is training for the Dirty 30, a 50-kilometer (about 31 miles) trail race in June, he told KUNC. 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. It was something that no parent should ever see.". While fighting to defend his life, the man managed to kill the lion. A man was running by himself Monday in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins, Colorado, when he heard something behind him. 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 … View our online Press Pack. He said he felt like Chuck Norris would have done it better. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. 5 February 2019. The video begins with a mountain lion and two dogs fighting before a man kills the mountain lion with a large stick. 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. About sharing. A quick glance revealed a mountain lion bearing down. Pike may need a further op to repair part of his eyelid that was badly damaged in the attack. All you know is you have to do something. He also tried to hit it with sticks and rocks. "And I was pretty worried about its claws just sinking into my my stomach and groin area.". “Chuck would have come out without a scratch," he said. "There was blood all over him. 12759 Share on Facebook. The jogger said he was bitten on the face and wrist, according to a statement from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 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. "One of my worst fears was confirmed," he said this week. Travis Kauffman said he used knowledge he gleaned from having a pet cat to take down the predator. If you were in that same situation with a mountain lion… “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. "No one try to wrestle a mountain lion. 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. The boy was playing with his older brother Gage in their back yard when the big cat reportedly grabbed Pike by the head. He said he wouldn't have heard the mountain lion if he had earbuds in. As he turned to investigate, the juvenile mountain lion lunged. Travis Kauffman … Two other mountain lions were found in the same area and removed just a few days after the attack. That was fast! Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. In fact, he told reporters he is still planning on doing the Dirty 30. He added: "When I first picked him up, I could see the whole side of his face was open. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. 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. It is one of only two grizzlies known to have been killed "without" the use of modern weaponry. He estimated the whole thing lasted about 10 minutes. 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. When he turned around, an 80-pound mountain lion … He then proceeds to finish the job by beating the lions … "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. Plants and Animals. Thursday, 31-year-old Travis Kauffman opened up about his terrifying ordeal. Share on Twitter. "That parental instinct to protect your child kind of kids in. And the experience hasn't turned Kauffman off trail running. 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. “I'm not deterred by running in the mountains again," he said. He clubs the lion so hard it KOs him. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. 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. For other inquiries, Contact Us. 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. In fact, he's already gone on "a few" runs, though he said "not over 10 miles.". We pay for your stories! 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. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. 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 … Kauffman described the rest of the battle against the cat as a "wrestling match." Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com. The mountain lion was later killed by wildlife officials after it attacked a dog brought in to track the animal. It doesn’t matter what happens to you, you’ve got to protect your children.". Kauffman raised his arms in a defensive motion and screamed a "barbarian yell," at which point the animal bit down on his right wrist. Depending on how big the stick is, it's possible. 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. Share page. Like if you were underneath it holding a big thick stick, you could use it to stab it. "I might as well have hit it with a hockey stick." Man Fights Off And Kills Mountain Lion With His Bare Hands After It Attacks . As he turned, the animal lunged at him. 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. It never even entered my head that I was about to tangle with something that could kill me. The man in the video hits the mountain lion across the face with what looks like a caveman club. Colorado runner kills cougar in self-defence after attack . Travis Kauffman and his girlfriend, Annie Bierbower. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. 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. He was attacked on a run and forced to kill a mountain lion with his bare hands to save his life. “I will never be able to live up to the reputation. 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For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Pike Carlson was attacked by a mountain lion as he played in his back yard, Pike is now recovering after undergoing surgery, Ron Carlson said his son's head was 'inside the lion's mouth', Pike fought off a mountain lion, like the one pictured here, by gouging its eye with a stick, Pike was playing outside the family home, pictured, with his brother when the beast attacked him, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Want to see more stories like this? Colorado jogger kills mountain lion in self-defense. Click here to upload yours. Area Wildlife Manager Mark Lamb said: "We all hope that the child will be alright and you just hate to see this occur.". Yesterday, a trail runner in Colorado was attacked by a mountain lion. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Verified by game biologists, Mr. Petersen killed this bear with his hands, and oddly enough, his teeth. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies. He said his knowledge as a self-described "cat dad" helped him think of how to fight. Share. It didn't actually hurt.". 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. He said he turned, and the mountain lion attacked, latching onto his wrist. Once the animal was dead, he got out of there as fast as he could. Travis Kauffman and his girlfriend, Annie Bierbower. Then a stick snapped. LARIMER COUNTY, CO (KKTV) - A … ET. This bear was taken by world famous hunter and hunting guide C. Dale Petersen of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Published. Kauffman ran into a few other people on the trail, who drove him to the hospital and helped him get his car. So, Kauffman pinned the cat's back legs down. "The mountain lion is a cheater," he said. This is how he did that. Posted on February 14, 2019, at 4:31 p.m. Runner Who Suffocated Mountain Lion to Save Himself Tells His Story Travis Kauffman, the man who managed to kill a mountain lion that … Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link. 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. 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 … But he’s trying to downplay his new mountain man, survivalist image. transcript. Kauffman was attacked by a mountain lion in Horsetooth Mountain Park, broke free and suffocated the animal on Feb. 4, 2019. 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. The lion eventually let go of the boy after Ron approached his son. Kwadrat / Shutterstock. Man being bitten in the face by a mountain lion kills it with his bare hands, Colo. officials say By Kaitlyn Alanis. 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. image copyright Getty Images. He explained: "He picked up a stick that was underneath the tree and was reaching back trying to poke it in the eye.". Mountain Lion Takes down another deer. Yet despite his horrific ordeal, Pike has maintained a sense of humour. 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. Looks like your browser doesn't support JavaScript. As for his new "badass" reputation online, he said "the hardest part is I'll never be able to live up to my reputation." Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . 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. "I turned around and was just pretty bummed out to see a mountain lion chasing after me," Kauffman said Thursday during a news conference. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound runner fell down, and together he and the mountain lion tumbled off the trail. We pay for videos too. He was running along when he heard something behind him. Copy link. close. 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. 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. 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. So, on Monday, he said he headed out on the trails for a training run. Video inside article. It is a cheater. Do you think you could you have gotten away? 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