An Idaho woman stops a fight between two dogs only to realise that one of them is a lion

In order to stop the fight between her dog and another animal, a woman intervened only to realize that the other animal is not a dog but a mountain lion. Read the details!

It all started when an Idaho woman intervened between a fight that was taking place between her dog and another animal. “As she pulled the two animals apart, she realised that in one hand she held a juvenile male mountain lion, about 35 pounds, and not another dog as she expected,” said the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in a statement. Soon after the intervention, when the woman pulled the two animals apart, she realized that while one was her dog, the other animal wasn’t a dog but a juvenile male mountain lion. That’s right!

This incident took place at Mackay, Custer County, and soon after, the woman asked her husband to grab a gun from inside their house. According to the report, “Her husband responded and quickly dispatched the mountain lion as she held on to it.” Thereafter, the terrified couple phoned the local authorities and an officer from the department arrived to collect the carcass of the cougar. 

Later, The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said that the carcass will be tested at a wildlife forensic laboratory “to determine if disease may have played a part in the lion’s behaviour”, as reported. During the incident, both the woman and her dog suffered scratches from the mountain lion but were “doing fine”, the department added. It is said that during winters, mountain lions attacks increase as the cats emerge from mountainous areas in search of deer and elk and this incident, which took place on January 30, 2019, was the third one which reported mountain lion attack on a dog.

In another such case, this week, a man was strangled to death in an attack by a mountain lion in Horsetooth Mountain Park in Colorado. The man, who was jogging alone, was attacked by the lion and the cougar pounced on his face and wrist. In retaliation, the man fought back and choked the mountain lion with his bare hands, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Credits: Fox News

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