Video Captures Moment Mountain Lion Attacks Colorado Deputy

A witness captured the moment when a Colorado deputy escaped the jaws of a mountain lion in shocking footage posted online recently.

The big cat was shot and killed after being separated from the officer.

Mountain lion attacks are on the rise in Colorado. A total of 22 mountain lion attacks on humans took place in Colorado since 1990, including three fatalities, wildlife officials said. Three of those attacks occurred last year.

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