...with a knife. Good on dad. I know a gun may have been better, but he reacted with what he had. Then again, maybe a gun wouldn't have been better in that situation.
"It had a hold of his face. The cat was clamped on his face," Jason Hobbs, Rivers' father, told KOSA-TV. "[I] reached down and got my knife out and stabbed the cat in the chest and let it go at that point."
That's pretty close quarters under extreme conditions. Then after the fact you're concerned about your young son, not the lion that is running off. I shudder to think about that type of situation, but kudos to dad for being all over it and having a means of defense. We carry protection for more than two-legged predators. Go daddy bears.
The kid looks swollen and sore, poor thing. I'm praying he'll be just fine.