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Mule vs. Mountain Lion  

Will your horse defend you-not likely...but your mule might

(There is some debate on if the lion was dead when the mule attacked or was still alive but the below is neat anyway)

These pictures came from a man in Arizona. Yes, the mule killed the mountain lion. 

The story goes the lion had been stalking them for the better part of the morning, on the way out to a hunt. They were pretty sure it was after one of the dogs. The cat ambushed them, and the mule pictured tossed its rider and went into attack (defense) mode, the horses scattered and shots were fired but no one was sure if they hit the cat or not.

 Unfortunately, it wasn't until it was almost over that one of the guys started snapping pictures. The mule finally stomped the mountain lion to death after biting and throwing it around like a rag doll. The dogs wouldn't even come close until the mule settled down.  

Side note- Mules and Donkeys are often put in pastures with sheep or goats because the mule or donkey tends to think of those animals after time as "Their" herd and will kill coyotes, wolves and cats that try to kill their herd.


The cat was still alive here and trying to fight back.

The mule stomped the cat then pinned it to the ground and
bit the dead cat several more times.


The cat was pretty much dead by now then the mule picked it
up, whipped it into the air, then stomped it again!

Note the dog audience.