03:13 GMT04 December 2020
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    A mountain lion, estimated to be six-feet long, attacked and injured two people in Loveland municipality in the US state of Colorado, as reported by The Loveland Reporter-Herald.

    On 11 March Loveland officers responded to reports of a lion crouching under a trailer home on the 2100 block of River Rim Road.

    When officers arrived at the scene, the lion reportedly attacked them, pouncing on a female deputy. The woman wrestled the lion with her bare hands, to push it off of her body. A nearby officer joined in the defensive and promptly kicked the cat which finally caused it to run away.

    Deputies then shot the lion as it ran towards a nearby river.

    ​Eyewitness Gregory Scot Paul captured the fight between the big cat and the deputy on video. The clip was then published by The Loveland Reporter-Herald.

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