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Man Uses Chainsaw to Fight Off Mountain Lion

Posted Jul 20 2009 11:50pm


Dustin Britton has a special place in the annals of manly men. Last week Dustin saved his entire family from a starving mountain lion in the wilds of northwestern Wyoming using a chainsaw as a weapon.

Britton, a 32-year old mechanic from Windsor, Colorado said he was cutting firewood near his campsite when he came face to face with the lion. His wife and two toddlers were just yards away.

As the animal pounced at him, Britton raised his 18-inch chainsaw and inflicted a wound in the lion’s shoulder. The wounded animal retreated back into the forest, leaving Briton, a former Marine, with just a small puncture wound.

Wildlife agents later shot and killed the lion after tracking it. Authorities say the lion appeared to be starving. After the attack, Britton and his family decided to stay the night in their pop-up camper.

Hats off to Dustin Britton – a very manly man.

photo credit: Bill Hails

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