Biker survives mountain lion attack

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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    "This guy would not let go. He had a hold of her face," said Debbie Nichols, who was riding with Hjelle and held on to her friend during a desperate tug-of-war with the cat. "I just told her, 'I'm never letting go."

    I pray that she will survive. She is very lucky to have such a brave friend. The previous biker wasn't so lucky. Mark Jeffrey Reynolds, 35 years old, died and they think it was the same mountian lion.

    http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Jan/01102004/nation_w/127753.asp

    http://espn.go.com/outdoors/conservation/news/2004/0109/1704604.html
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I think there'll be some marksmen up in those hills hunting this thing down soon.
     
  3. mykemp macrumors newbie

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    I believe that I heard something about the park rangers or hunters killing a 125 pound mountain lion they suspect of being the one.

    My thoughts have been with the lady who has survived the attack. I hope that she recovers quickly.
     
  4. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    My thoughts and prayers are with both victims and their families and friends. I believe that they found the mountain lion involved and shot him.
     
  5. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    I just came back from holidays and was told this story on the way back from the airport (I live in the area). Another reason not to go hiking/biking on your own, I guess...

    I can't believe the lion viciously attacked two people the same day. Apparently animals can be as sick in the head as some humans. :(
     

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