I thought this was a fascinating story. It is always amazing what heroes do on instinct and always makes you wonder how you would react in the same situation. Here’s the story…
Jason Hobbs, like many of us, owns a pocket knife. But unlike you and me, Hobbs has within the week plunged his miniature blade into the muscular chest of an aggressive mountain lion. I guess when you turn around to see a gigantic cat dragging your six-year-old son by his face into the underbrush you have to use what you’ve got.
Here’s how it went down:
Hobbs and Kristi Harris took their son, River, on a family vacation to Big Bend National Park over the weekend. They’d hoped to go camping but opted out after bumping into another family on the trail who informed them that they were being harassed by an aggressive mountain lion. Instead, they decided to rent a room.
On a walkway, en route to their room near the main lodge, the mountain lion attacked. River was in front of his mother, with Hobbs in the lead. In a flash of fur and fangs the big cat sprinted around Harris and pounced on the child. Harris grabbed her son’s hand but the cat prevailed, pulling River to the ground and out of her grasp with a jerk of its powerful neck. It then clamped its fangs onto the boy’s face and began dragging him away.
At this point Hobbs pulled out his pocket knife and *insert heroic music here* jumped into the fray, plunging his blade into the animal’s chest, causing it to let go. The animal then fled the scene.
River survived the incident. He required 17 stitches to close the wounds on his face and will most likely be left with a hell of a manly scar to show for his troubles. When reporters asked him if the attack hurt, the six-year-old victim replied with a show of true Texas grit that would make his father proud:
“No, not that bad.”
This story was written and and taken from WEND blog