Video: Update on recent cougar attack in Colorado RV park

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As previously posted by Russ and Tiña De Maris, things got a bit exciting at the Riverview RV Park & Campground in Loveland, Colorado, on Wednesday, March 11, when a mountain lion attacked two people. Testing later revealed the 93-pound mountain lion was infected with rabies. The sheriff’s deputy is now being given rabies shots.

To view a very brief video showing a responding sheriff’s deputy wrestling with the big cat, click here or on the video above.

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Barbara Rice
1 month ago

Maybe people from a local zoo should of handled the situation….

Sharon B
2 months ago

Around the country I find that law enforcers need to be educated regarding how to deal with wild life.
Most get out of control with unnecessary fatalities to these animals. I realize the cops have an unimaginable tough job, but I don’t believe there is enough education on how to deal with animals or with those who are mentally impaired.

Forrest McClure
2 months ago
Reply to  Sharon B

It turned out that the cat had rabies. The injured officer had to undergo rabies shots.

David Howard
3 months ago

The officers appear to be approaching this cougar as if its a house pet that just needs to be grabbed. I would have thought that police in a part of the country where encounters with animals like this are not impossible would carry nets or other gear to use in capturing the animal. That the cougar did not run away when sighting the humans might have given them a clue that the cougar was rabid or otherwise unwell. I’m glad that the officer was not apparently seriously injured, however.

Mike Gardner
3 months ago
Reply to  David Howard

Hind sight is 20/20 especially when you got seconds and people in your way. The guy did his job and risked his life, bottom line.