Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Father saves 6 year-old son from mountain lion attack...

...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.

8 comments:

  1. Yep, Dad did what had to be done... Plain and simple... Thankfully both survived!

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    1. Exactly right. What else was there to do?

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  2. When you see a child in trouble it's amazing what one will do. Good for Dad.

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    1. I've always said I'm afraid of what I am capable of when it comes to defending a child. Thanks for stopping in.

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    2. Very true. If something came after That Kid, I'm afraid I'd go all Earl Harbinger on it.

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    3. I can see it now, you'd come up with a mouthful of blood and fur and see that wide-eyed look on That Gal's face. Uhhh.

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  3. The dad did right. He used what was at hand. And I'm glad he came out on top. I really feel for the kid. I was attacked by a house cat, when I was about 7 or 8. He jumped for my face, I put up my arm, and he ripped it up pretty bad. Caught a vein in my arm. And I bleed like a stuck pig.
    Any way. Yay for the dad.

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  4. Yep, glad dad kept his head and had the mental fortitude to take action. Cats are nasty business. I'm generally not a fan.

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