Bear saves man from mountain lion attack

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A man had told how a bear rescued him from a lion attack.

Robert Biggs, 69, was hiking in woodland in California on Monday local time when he stumbled across a mother bear and her cub, the Paradise Post reports.

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He stood watching the pair for a few minutes then turned to go but was pounced on from behind by a mountain lion. The lion grabbed the large backpack Mr Biggs was carrying, narrowly missing his head.

“They usually grab hold of your head with all four paws, but my backpack was up above my head and (the mountain lion) grabbed it instead,” said Biggs.

The bear and lion fought for about 15 seconds until the lion finally ran away, Biggs said. Mr Biggs escaped with some scratches and bruises on his arm.

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