When you go hunting, you hope you'll run into a big buck. You also understand that seeing a mountain lion is a possibility. It's not common though to see both animals in a mortal battle which is what some Colorado hunters witnessed recently.
We have shared several stories this year of close encounters between mountain lions and humans. This might be the most intense of them all as new video shows a young female hunter stop a mountain lion attack.
Now that wildfires in western Colorado are no longer a concern, the US Forest Service can turn its attention to prescribed burns, setting fires in areas that need burning to provide safer areas and better habitat for the state's wildlife.