Mountain Lion Attacks Teen With Car Trouble
Getting a potential flat tire at 1:00 AM is a bad deal. Fighting off a mountain lion attack, while checking the tire, is horrifying. Luckily due to some quick thinking on Kendra Rutter's part she is alive to tell the tale.
The Pikes Peak Courier View has Kendra's story:
Early in the morning of Oct. 17, Reid-Rutter was driving home from a babysitting job. She stopped her car on Teller County Road 51, about 8 miles from Divide, to check her tire. At that time she reported that she was attacked from behind by a mountain lion.
Although the lion knocked her into the road, she managed to fight it off by kicking it in the head. After the lion ran away, she was able to get back into her car and drive home.
Kendra's story is a good example of why it's important to always remain situationally aware and always fight back with mountain lions.