VIDEO: Hear from the People who Confronted the Mountain Lion

"It was just terrifying. He kept going at him and at him and at him," says mom of two about a man who tried to rescue them.

KTLA Screenshot
KTLA Screenshot
A  mountain lion bared its teeth at a 5-year-old boy in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park on Sunday and showed aggression to to humans was eventually put down by game wardens.

Hear about the confrontation firsthand. Interviews by KTLA. 
Michelle B April 03, 2014 at 12:51 AM
Lol on her outfit. Looks like she is on the catwalks of Paris (no pun intended) instead of a dirt trail. Only in South County...
OldTimer April 03, 2014 at 01:19 AM
Rose, was the mountain lion a conservative Republican too, dear? Oh wait. It was a victim. So it must have been a Democrat, right? hah. I knew that sooner or later someone would turn this into a political story! hah. Isn't there one animal lover activist in all of Orange County (pop. 3M) who cares enough about that poor mountain lion that was needlessly slain to organize a protest group on behalf of the lion? The relatives in his pride can't talk so it's up to civilized humans to spread the word about this deplorable tragedy that took the life of one of planet earth's most majestic creatures. Bears running wild in Los Angeles residential neighborhoods are alway tranquilized and found new homes. A camel that went berzerk in Acton, Ca (50 miles north of Los Angeles) was biting humans and damaging motor vehicles in Feb 2014 and it was humanely captured and allowed to live. The fact that this mountain lion got the death penalty while all the other wild animals are allowed to live is a travesty. Come on, Rose. If you won't form a protest group on behalf of the cat you must know an animal activist leader who would? Are all the OC animal activists going to let that poor 10 month old mountain lion die in vain at the hand of some trigger happy game warden???
OldTimer April 03, 2014 at 03:05 AM
There might be some TinselTown director out there watching this story unfold who might be interested in turning it into a TV drama. He could call it "Lion Terror in the OC". Had I been the one to scare that mean cat away I'd probably dress up in a ninja outfit or something for the press photo. A Tarzan loincloth with a Fred Flintstone wooden club would probably be a little melodramatic and counterproductive, turning off most viewers with normal eyesight. In a lifetime most of us only get maybe 10 to 15 minutes of fame (at most). So my philosophy has always been to make hay while the sun shines. As a kid I was selected from the audience at an NBA game to carry an advertising placard on the BB court at halftime with a bunch of other kids. It was on the regional TV network. That was the beginning and end of my screen career. Thinking back maybe I should have done my Groucho Marx imitation routine. It might have opened a door and I could have been a somebody. Oh well. If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
Michelle B April 03, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Too funny, OldTimer...
Rocky Neidhardt April 03, 2014 at 12:47 PM
R I P to the Mountain Lion.. Wish this Idiot woman would have read the signs.. take your kid somewhere safer! So stupid it hurts..


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