"A cross-country runners in Colorado in the united states received an unexpected meeting during a run in the mountains last week."
"the 31-year-old Travis Kauffman talks during a press conference about how he heard how it rattled in the pines behind him and he turned and suddenly stood face to face with a wild cougar."
"I was disheartened to see that it was a cougar that was chasing me," says a dimmed Kauffman."
"He talks about how he first tried to scare away the animal, but it instead attacked. Kauffman defended himself and finally managed to firmly clamp the puma to the ground and smother it with his foot. He says he was constantly worried that it would show up more cougars."
"Kauffman, who on Thursday for the first time told him of the incident that occurred on 4 February, saying that he acted on instinct and were able to escape with only a few minor scrapes."
"Pumaattacker is unusual in north America. There are between 4 500 and 5 000 cougars in the state of Colorado and, since 1990, has 16 people injured and three dead after pumaattacker."