We're only in the second month of 2019 but I think we found our candidate for Badass of the Year. An unidentified man in Fort Collins was running near Horsetooth Reservoir when he said he heard something behind him. When he turned he noticed a juvenile mountain lion that went into attack mode. Fortunately the man was able to fight off the attack, and actually wound up suffocating the big cat. The runner is being treated for non life threatening injuries. Mark Leslie, CPW's Northeast Region manager said "In the event of a lion attack, you need to do anything in your power to fight back just as this gentleman did.''
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