A man was attacked and scalped by a cougar and almost killed. If a wild animal—or even a pack of wild animals—attacks you, a knife might be your only defense. VICTORIA, B.C. A man running along a trail in Colorado who was attacked by a young mountain lion this week managed to choke it to death and escape, state wildlife officials said. You could kill a lion with even less than that (see video). How to Fight off a Bear, Lion, and Wolfpack with a Knife. Man Who Suffocated An Attacking Mountain Lion Describes Fight For His Life Travis Kauffman, 31, was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins, Colo., when he … So he used rocks to pound at the mountain lion before he was able to get his hands around its throat. However, a man may be able to kill a lion with a knife if he was using it to fend for his life against such a beast. In a contest of man against beast, a 61-year-old man pulled out his trusty pocketknife to slay a cougar and save his own life. And individual men have certainly defended themselves or their families against individual lions in the bush with only basic weapons. Dave Parker killed the … Runner kills mountain lion in self defense after attack at Horsetooth Rock ... a pocket knife—to do everything you can to fight back,” Ferrell said. Currently watching "Human Prey II" on Discovery. “He … A man attacked by a mountain lion survived after stabbing the animal with a pocketknife Mike Simons/Getty Request Reprint & Licensing , Submit Correction or view Editorial Guidelines The debate -- A 61-year-old man won a life-and-death struggle with a cougar outside a small northern Vancouver Island village, killing the animal with his 3-inch pocket knife. A man who fought off a mountain lion attack with a pocketknife and some rocks near Kremmling is thankful his brush with the predator didn’t turn out much worse. I now have a new respect for the ability of a knife as a defensive tool in the woods. 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