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Colorado man chokes mountain lion to death with his bare hands after being attacked

Colorado man chokes mountain lion to death with his bare hands after being attackedExercising in the wilderness always comes with its share of risks, but one Colorado man got far more than he bargained for when a mountain lion attacked him during a trail run earlier this week. The unidentified man suffered serious injuries in the attack, but managed to escape with his life thanks to some quick thinking and a good bit of luck.As the Coloradoan reports, the man was running in Horsetooth Mountain Park when he was attacked from behind by what park staff identified as a juvenile mountain lion. The big cat bit the man's face and arm but he was able to shake himself loose, at which point he strangled the lion by wrapping his hands around its throat.The animal suffocated and died, and the man sought immediate medical attention for his injuries. Wildlife officials note that the man's response was appropriate and a good example of how you might be able to save yourself from an animal attack under the right circumstances."The runner did everything he could to save his life,'' Mark Leslie of Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement. "In the event of a lion attack, you need to do anything in your power to fight back just as this gentleman did.''Mountain lion attacks on humans are incredibly rare. Many areas of Colorado have stable mountain lion populations in the wild and incidents between humans and the big cats are scarcely reported. In this particular case, the man came out on top, but luck probably played a big role.According to reports, the mountain lion was estimated to weigh around 80 pounds and officials believe it was less than a year old. Adult mountain lions can easily top 150 pounds and it's not unheard of for males to top 200 pounds or more. Put simply, it wouldn't be wise to pick a fight with a mountain lion and expect a result like this one.



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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Chokes Up Over Child's School Shooting Question

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Chokes Up Over Child's School Shooting QuestionWhite House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke on everything from



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Police officer chokes young black man who took his sister to prom outside Waffle House

Police officer chokes young black man who took his sister to prom outside Waffle HousePolice in North Carolina are under fire after a video emerged of an officer choking and slamming an African-American man. In a video posted to Facebook, an officer in a tactical vest can be seen pushing a young African-American man in formal attire against a wall, choking him and then hurling him on the ground in front of a Waffle House. The town of Warsaw, North Carolina’s chief of police told the Raleigh News & Observer that his department was investigating the incident, as was district attorney Ernie Lee.



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Police officer chokes young black man who took his sister to prom outside Waffle House

Police officer chokes young black man who took his sister to prom outside Waffle HousePolice in North Carolina are under fire after a video emerged of an officer choking and slamming an African-American man. In a video posted to Facebook, an officer in a tactical vest can be seen pushing a young African-American man in formal attire against a wall, choking him and then hurling him on the ground in front of a Waffle House. The town of Warsaw, North Carolina’s chief of police told the Raleigh News & Observer that his department was investigating the incident, as was district attorney Ernie Lee.



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Restaurant Owner Allegedly Chokes Woman In Dispute Over Cold Fries

Restaurant Owner Allegedly Chokes Woman In Dispute Over Cold FriesA restaurant owner in Memphis is accused of attacking and choking a customer who complained about her fries being cold.



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Ash covers Oregon cities, wildfire smoke chokes US West

Ash covers Oregon cities, wildfire smoke chokes US WestTROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A growing Oregon wildfire covered parts of Portland's metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state's scenic Columbia River Gorge.



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Headaches and raspy voices as wildfire smoke chokes US West

Headaches and raspy voices as wildfire smoke chokes US WestThe smoke from massive wildfires hangs like fog over large parts of the U.S. West, an irritating haze causing health concerns, forcing sports teams to change schedules and disrupting life from Seattle to tiny Seeley Lake, Montana.



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Plastic trash chokes remote South Pacific island

Plastic trash chokes remote South Pacific islandOne of the planet’s most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic particles ever reported, with more than 3,500 pieces washing up daily, researchers said Monday. Henderson Island is uninhabited, and lies far out in the South Pacific — east of New Zealand and west of Chile — some 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers) from the nearest major land mass. “What’s happened on Henderson Island shows there’s no escaping plastic pollution even in the most distant parts of our oceans,” said lead author Jennifer Lavers, a researcher at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, who co-authored the report with the British conservation charity the Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds.



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