The mountain lion attacked first. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. You can only smile in a photo with a dead mountain lion if the lion attacked first. No seriously, that’s very cool and I’m just jealous. I wish a mountain lion would attack me while deer hunting because they make one hell of a mount. kcci.com reports:
PLYMOUTH COUNTY, Iowa – A Rock Rapids teenager shot and killed a female mountain lion Saturday near Akron while he was out deer hunting with his family, marking the fifth time a mountain lion has been killed in Iowa, according to Department of Natural Resources records.
The Sioux City Journal reported that 17-year-old Jake Altena fatally shot the animal with a Savage bolt-action 20 gauge shotgun.
After he heard rustling that sounded like movement, he immediately pulled his gun. When the animal came toward him, he pulled the trigger. Altena told the Sioux City Journal it was “one hell of an adrenaline rush.”
Fight, flight or freeze? Fight!