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Don’t Try This at Home

It was big news recently when a Colorado trail runner was attacked by a mountain lion, which the runner ultimately killed by choking it to death. As someone who has spent half his life in the great outdoors and run across more large critters than I can recall, I can attest that taking out a big cat – even a juvenile one like the one that attacked the runner – with your bare hands is indeed an almost unbelievable feat. It also clearly made an impression on Gov. Jared Polis, who, as the Denver Post reports, took to Twitter to praise the runner and to warn the general public to not try such a thing on purpose. That’s fine, but let’s hope that nobody actually needs to be told to not mess with a mountain lion.