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A former Mountain House resident who now lives in Colorado, surviving a mountain lion attack, says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws stayed pressed against his wrist
Thirty-one old Travis Kaufman says he has found one foot on the cat's neck and kept it there while the animal crashes. Eventually, the animal stopped moving and Kaufman pulled out his hand and slipped away. He told reporters Thursday he tried to squeeze the animal with twigs, but nothing worked until he stepped on his neck. Once the mountain lion stopped moving and opened his jaws, he said he was able to climb back up the hill "and get out of Dodge."  Kaufman, who has lived with his girlfriend for five years in Fort Collins and works in ecological counseling, loves outdoor recreation. including skiing, mountain biking and a trail. TM Powered by WireReady NSI