Graphic Video: Hunter Shoots Mountain Lion at Point Blank to Save Dogs

   02.18.17

This was hard to watch.

A hunter recently uploaded a video to YouTube that appeared to show him getting in the middle of a melee between his dogs and a mountain lion. We do not know if he was actually hunting the cat in question, or if it was stalking the dogs and the hunter managed to arrive at just the right time. In either event, this video shows the worst that can happen when you hunt in an area with large predators.

The uploader shared no backstory on the video, but you can clearly see the man rushing forward with a drawn pistol and shooting the mountain lion at near point blank range. Clearly, it is something that many hunters would do to save their dogs, but the video has also drawn a fair share of controversy for its raw footage.

What do you think?

Warning: video contains graphic material.

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