Wow, bravo for that mama bear!
Bear Saves Robert Biggs From Mountain Lion Attack In California
First Posted: 03/29/12 11:19 AM ET Updated: 03/30/12 11:06 AM ET
When Robert Biggs finished gazing at a cute, cuddly family of black bears and turned to continue on his day-hike in northern California on Monday, he thought he was safe.
The 69-year-old man from the town of Paradise was anything but.
He'd been watching a mother bear, her yearling and a newborn from about 40 feet away, but he had no idea that he was being stalked by a ferocious mountain lion. As he turned to leave, the cat pounced on his backpack with all four paws.
"He grabbed me from behind and knocked me to the ground," Biggs told The Huffington Post. "I was on my knees. I had my rock pick out because i was on a steep incline, and I smashed the cat in the head with it. He screamed, but he didn't let go."