A man successful Utah utilized his useful snowboard to take sides himself aft a upland lion attacked him connected nan snowy slopes.
Charlie Duffy wrote successful an Instagram station of his near-death acquisition astatine a skis edifice successful Beaver Mountain, Utah connected Sunday, Feb. 4.
Duffy told section station, KSL-TV, that he was stepping on erstwhile he noticed caller paw prints that instantly put him "on edge."
"A small little than halfway through, I started to spot immoderate caller paw prints," Duffy said. "And that conscionable sewage me, you know, connected edge. Aware of my surroundings, conscionable perpetually looking around."
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Moments later, nan snowboarder said that he looked up and noticed a upland lion just steps away.
"I looked complete my near enarthrosis and, you know, 5 aliases six feet down me, astir 3 aliases 4 feet up I saw a upland lion," he told nan section outlet.
In his societal media post, Duffy said that nan upland lion looked for illustration it was "getting fresh to pounce."
The young man acted quickly, and swung his snowboard "with afloat force" astatine nan upland lion that was jumping towards him.
"My conflict consequence instantly kicked in, and I grabbed my committee successful my correct manus and swung pinch afloat unit astatine nan jumping upland lion," he wrote connected Instagram.
Duffy said that nan ample feline "barely" grazed his cervix earlier it sewage knocked to nan crushed by his useful snowboard.
He said that his brushwood pinch decease was not over, and nan upland lion proceeded to get backmost up and lumber towards him.
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Duffy wrote that he noticed that nan feline was "starving to death" and was injured from nan snowboard-induced blow.
"I kept pushing it back, and it yet ran disconnected very disoriented," Duffy wrote. "I americium fortunate to beryllium present coming and to only person a mates of mini scratches from nan cat."
Photos posted connected Instagram showed Duffy’s torn overgarment wherever nan upland lion attacked him.
After sharing his communicative connected Instagram, snowboard brands Nitro and 686 pledged to nonstop Duffy immoderate new snowboarding gear.
"Insane! We gotta nonstop you a caller board!!! Glad you are okay," Nitro Snowboards commented.
"INSANE. We’re gonna get that repaired for you," 686 wrote.