Protective Bear Saves Hiker From Nasty Mountain Lion Attack

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So there's this guy. He was walking in the hills of California. He stopped to stare at some bears. He was all, Those bears, they're really awesome. I love those bears. Look at the mama bear and her cubs. Nature is beautiful. Then the guy went on his merry way. Then a mountain lion showed up. The guy was all, That mountain lion, it's really awes OH MY GOD FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST. Before he knew it, the mountain lion had attacked him and was on top of him, going for the jugular.

Then the bear reappeared, and things got even more interesting. If you've seen Jurassic Park, you actually know how this story ends.

The mama bear that the man had seen earlier had suddenly come to his rescue. Like the T Rex came and ate the raptors before the raptors ate Sam Neill and company, the bear tore the mountain lion off the man's back and the two beasts wrestled for 15 seconds until the mountain lion ran away. At that point, the bear got back down on all fours then stared the man in the eyes, as if to say, I got you, bro.

The near-victim was 69-year-old Robert Gibbs and he claims that the mama bear recognized him from his frequent hikes and wanted to protect him. Biggs walked away from the experience with only some minor cuts and bruises, but if it hadn't been for the bear, things would've been way worse.

Mountain lion attacks are incredibly rare, but mountain lion attacks being broken up by a vigilante bears have got to be even more uncommon. This is one for the record books.

What do you think of this crazy story?

 

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