Friday, July 17, 2009

Man against beast. A battle royal for the ages.

BILLINGS, Mont. - A Colorado man used a chain saw to fight off a mountain lion that attacked him during a camping trip with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.

The adult male lion, described as emaciated and showing other signs of starvation, was later killed by wildlife officials after it attacked a dog brought in to track it.

Dustin Britton, a 32-year-old mechanic and ex-Marine from Windsor, Colo., said he was alone cutting firewood about 100 feet from his campsite in the Shoshone National Forest when he saw the 100-pound lion staring at him from some bushes.

The 6-foot, 170-pound Britton said he raised his 18-inch chain saw and met the lion head-on as it pounced — a collision he described as feeling like a grown man running directly into him.

"It batted me three or four times with its front paws, and as quick as I hit it with that saw, it just turned away," he said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

I can't decide which is the real Superbeast. The Mountain Lion, or the ex-marine dude weilding the chainsaw. Obviously the dude won this time, but what if that Mountain Lion wasn't on the verge of starvation? I'm willing to bet the beast would have been eating Rambo from the ass out in short order.

1 comment:

Kryss said...

Total beast! Sproing!