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Black Bear saves man from Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Phoenix, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Wow, bravo for that mama bear! :)

    http://main.aol.com/2012/03/29/bear-saves-man-from-mountain-lion_n_1391286.html


    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."
  2. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Most likely the mama wasn't trying to save him at all and was just looking out for her babies.

    Black bears and Mt. Lions are notorious enemies.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I like the video on that page of the baby grizzle fighting off the adult mountain lion. :laugh2:
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, mama bears protect their babies.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome.

    I can't imagine the intensity of the moment as the bear started heading away.
  6. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    LOL. That little cub wasn't taking no **** from that lion.

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