critterdee DD
157,009 views| 117  Posts

Bad Ass

This is unbelievable!    

A couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera.  

Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background watching).  Very, very bad decision.  

The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs.  

With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion.  

That's when all hell broke loose for the lion.  

As the lion approached the dogs, the mule snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around.  Banging its head on the ground on every pass.  Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to the ground by the throat.  The mule then got down on his knees and bit the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead, then whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (who were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride as if nothing had just happened.  

Fortunately, even though the hunter didn't get off a shot, his wife got the pictures.

over 10 years ago 0 likes  9 comments  0 shares
Jrs 8c 1405439596528
Wow! I've heard of wild stallions attacking predators but never a mule. That's amazing. Bad pussy cat! Bad!!!!
over 10 years ago
Photo 28042
Unbelieveable? Yeah I didn't believe it so I do what I always do - just search using the first sentence of the urban legend. This oft repeated story is probably not true. Check this out: http://upload.truthorfiction.com/rumors/m/mule-lion.htm Sorry if I'm a buzz killer.
over 10 years ago
Photo 5614
oh... that's pretty unbelieveable... haha... but cool story!
over 10 years ago
Photo 16256
Wow. A mule taking care of instinctual business. It looks very fit.
over 10 years ago
Photo 29346
That's amazing!!! What an awesome mule!!! Makes me want to have one!!!
over 10 years ago
Photo 30827
Here's what the article that Flagday refered to has to say: (No matter! Its still cool!) These pictures and the story about the lion-killing-mule circulated for quite a while on the Internet before Steven Richards got the real story and published it in Western Mule Magazine. The mule's name is Berry and it belongs to 25-year old Jody Anglin from New Mexico. Anglin says he enjoys hunting mountain lions and is usually accompanied by a cadre of hunting dogs. In 1998 he got Berry to assist with the lion hunts. On the first hunt, Berry was attracted to the carcass of a lion that Anglin had shot and sort of nuzzled it and nibbled at it. With each new kill, however, Berry got more animated and couldn't wait to get to the dead lions. The pictures in the eRumor were taken in 2002 or 2003 and show Berry toying with a lion that was already dead, not killing it. Someone along the way created the story about the Montana couple, the stalking lion, and the fanciful descriptions of the pictures. Last updated 10/1/05 http://upload.truthorfiction.com/rumors/m/mule-lion.htm ~ My dad says that his Mules used to kill snakes and other small preditors. They would kill rattle snakes with no trouble, and liked to play with the body of the animal they killed by tossing it around.
over 10 years ago
Photo 28042
Don't they sound like cats Dee? Playing with the dead carcasses. Ironic for the mountain lions who probably did that with prey all their lives. Before this I didn't realize that mountain lions were eligible for hunting...I don't know why...guess I thought they were endangered. But I guess NOT! The real story is interesting too.
over 10 years ago
Photo 30827
We have mountain lions very near where I live. I've never seen one but I have heard them when camping.
over 10 years ago
Photo 28042
They are pretty scary. Lots of attacks by mountain liions on bikers and hikers. I am being morbid but I think predator attacks are going to be become more prevalent because we are invading territories once reserved for the animals. Where I live there's not much to worry about.
over 10 years ago


Learn More

Languages Spoken
Location (City, Country)
United States
Member Since
May 27, 2007