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Mountain Lion Attacks Man While He Relaxes In Hot Tub With His Wife

Hollywood Unlocked logo Hollywood Unlocked 3/22/2023 Deja Monet

A man’s relaxing moment was interrupted after a mountain lion attacked him while he was in a hot tub with his wife.

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The incident was reported to have occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday night when the couple was relaxing in a hot tub at a rental home in Nathrop, Colorado. According to Yahoo! News, the male victim suffered wounds to his head after the mountain lion attacked him from behind. The authorities said the rental home is in a heavily wooded area near Chalk Creek in Chafee County.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement that the male victim had four superficial scratches on the top of his head and near his right ear, but he managed to clean his wounds without any medical assistance. Officials also confirmed that the injuries were consistent with the claw of a mountain lion.

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The man explained to officials that he was in the hot tub with his wife when he felt something grabbing his head:

“He and his wife began screaming and splashing water at the animal.  The victim’s wife grabbed a flashlight and shined it on the animal, which they then identified as a mountain lion. The light and commotion caused the mountain lion to retreat about 20 feet from the couple in the hot tub. They continued to scream at the mountain lion, and after a short time, it moved up to the top of a hill near some rocks, where it crouched down and continued to watch the couple.”

The couple returned to the home, cleaned up the victim’s wounds, and then reported the incident. Officials also said they attempted to find the animal, but they couldn’t find it due to the snow and freezing temperatures.

“The couple did the right thing by making noise and shining a light on the lion. Although this victim had only minor injuries, we take this incident seriously. We have alerted neighbors and posted signs warning of lion activity. And we will continue to track the lion and lion activity,” said Area Wildlife Manager Sean Shepherd.

Mountain lion attacks are reportedly rare in Colorado, but wildlife officials warn residents to avoid any encounters with the animal.

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