Dustin Britton and his wife

An American used a chain saw in order to fight off a hungry mountain lion which had attacked it which camping at the Shoshone forest.

Former marine Dustin Britton of Windsor, Colorado, says he inflicted a 20 centimetre cut on the lion`s shoulder with a saw used for cutting shrubbery.

Dustin Britton used a chainsaw to fight off a mountain lion that attacked him during a camping trip with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.

The animal backed off and Britton was left with only a minor injury to his forearm. The rangers later killed the mountain lion, which attacked a sniffer dog in a previous incident.

The incident took place on Sunday night at a camp 30 kilometres West of Cody in Wyoming.

Experts say that the lion suffered poorer health and that its species rarely attacks humans.

Source: Chain Saw [Javno]