This may be a first...
A couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he
with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always
followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he
wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background
watching). Very, very bad decision...
The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided
to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off
a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs.
With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion.
That's when all hell broke loose... for the lion.
As the lion approached the dogs the mule snatched him
up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the
ground on every pass. Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to
the ground by the throat. The mule then got down on his knees and bit
the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead,
than whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (that
were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride...
as if nothing had just happened.
Fortunately even though the hunter didn't get off a
shot, his wife got off these 4...