HIGHLIGHTS: Man describes killing mountain lion during attack

Travis Kauffman, the Colorado jogger who fought off a mountain lion that attacked him during a run on Feb. 4, described to the media on Thursday how he defended himself and ultimately killed the predator by suffocating it.


  1. Taxin 24/7

    Taxin 24/7

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    Very chill and humble guy. If that was me I would of been like , I was surrounded and about 50 lions and 1 mountain lion came at me and I Ryu-ed them and just started dropping bombs on them and I hit the mountain lion so hard with a upper cut that he died and the rest booked it. I yelled come back i wankers! I’m just getting warmed up. Then I gave the cat CPR, so I can still nail PETA chicks but really I was strangling them left and right.

  2. Pardo


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  3. Transmeesha X

    Transmeesha X

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    Poor cougar..... he was just hungry 😞

  4. Tikka Masala

    Tikka Masala

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    Khabib wrestled a bear cub, this guy killed a mountain lion.

  5. chi 777

    chi 777

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  6. Sp0nser_0


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    Why you little

  7. matthew mann

    matthew mann

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    Lots of times it is the other way around or a draw

  8. Zgob ermn

    Zgob ermn

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    He was fortunate it was not fully grown and inexperienced. A fully grown one would've inflicted maximum injury and perhaps a fatal outcome.

  9. nonya biz

    nonya biz

    20 цагийн өмнө

    Ya a mountain lion like many other big cats will come attack you from behind especially if your jogging through there hunting grounds.. Still rare though... Very unfortunate for both however as more people are in the big cats territory than this kinda thing is gonna happen. I would be more concerned about crossing the path of a large bear. Hand to paw fighting with a bear would not go well for any human. Carrying a firearm is a good idea but can be difficult if your in athletic attire. I noticed most humans that carry firearms are of the fat lazy azz breed. It can be done though and any firearm even a tiny 22 magnum is better than using harsh words at a big cat!

  10. Jase


    23 цагийн өмнө

    This man anchored the cougar down with his 1000 pound steel balls

  11. The Hitman

    The Hitman

    23 цагийн өмнө

    He just wanted to live more than the cat wanted to eat him. The end.

  12. John bear

    John bear

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    Every time I step into the wilderness I carry a fixed blade knife. If a mountain lion was to come at me, I would be eaten mountain lion stew that night.

  13. ObsessionPC


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    i am just surprised the cat didn't get a hold of his ears.

  14. Taryn Ryleigh

    Taryn Ryleigh

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    Good lesson not to wear headphones while running

  15. *BEAR*


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    I still cant believe he was able to go up the hill with those massive balls hanging

  16. George Minton

    George Minton

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    Chuck would have been impressed with your reactions and your ability to fight off the cat.

  17. Chad Taikowski

    Chad Taikowski

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    Rematch at hell in a cell

  18. johnny


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    too bad he didn't run into an attacking donald trump on the trail

  19. Disco And Ben

    Disco And Ben

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    Way to cowboy up.

  20. Sigillum Militum

    Sigillum Militum

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    Thats why you should took machete axe or pistols at least pepper spray when you moving to wild.

  21. Jeanette Kniebusch

    Jeanette Kniebusch

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    My Dad choked a dog that attavked jim until it passed out then he ran

  22. Jeanette Kniebusch

    Jeanette Kniebusch

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    Bear mace!

  23. Jeanette Kniebusch

    Jeanette Kniebusch

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    Rabid cat? Checking for rabies

  24. mahadi osman

    mahadi osman

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    He should be disqualified using sticks and rocks, this was disgraceful match.

    • Fred Virtuoso

      Fred Virtuoso

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      you would have died obviously

  25. Dusty Cover

    Dusty Cover

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    This guy is a modern day gladiator. 1.2k mountain lions disliked this video.

  26. J T

    J T

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    Travis-1 Mountain Lion-0

  27. J T

    J T

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    He got locked up and fined for killing wild life...

  28. Nick U

    Nick U

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    Damn Jim Carrey is a badass

  29. Franko Oknarf

    Franko Oknarf

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Why didn't you just hit L2 and R2 and use the Spartan rage and then press the button sequence to murder it.. or instruct BOY to shoot the beast of the mountain with his bow & arrow

  30. CaptainCaspin


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    if another cougar came running at him, he'd just run towards it and the cougar would be confused as hell

  31. Zoos Mercury

    Zoos Mercury

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    This is the clown that killed a tiny cub and claimed to kill a giant cat.

  32. Strahinja Pantic

    Strahinja Pantic

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  33. Kingdom Within

    Kingdom Within

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    For a second I thought I was watching a UFC post fight conference 😳

  34. Anonymous Schalke

    Anonymous Schalke

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    the description reminds me of how my uncle fought and killed a chimpanzee many years ago

  35. Domoeve


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    How many shots did it take for you to kill the lion? I did with my hands 😤

  36. thunder storm

    thunder storm

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    This man fought a devil, and won.

  37. David


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    I would pay good money to watch a video of this

  38. Wild Male Rex Lvl. 150

    Wild Male Rex Lvl. 150

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    This would be mean but I mean, it was for personal defense

  39. Ray_Banz58


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    Dig your finger in there eye, it will definitely let go!

  40. 1Eluzai


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    It was a young mountain lion, an adult would have shredded and ate him.

    • Sean Matthew King

      Sean Matthew King

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      An adult probably would have avoided him in the first place.

  41. No Blood No Change

    No Blood No Change

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    Turns out it was a house cat after his LSD trip.

  42. CS X

    CS X

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    This would've been so much easier had he carried a pocket knife. human + sharp tool = apex predator

  43. Swae Young

    Swae Young

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    Man’s fought a lion and won😂

  44. Tnos


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    He kind of looks like Jim Carry especially at 7:02

  45. Sam Iam

    Sam Iam

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    Glad you still here Bruh.



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    Dana white sign him up

  47. Niners4Lyphe


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    He's VERY lucky mom didn't show up

  48. Jay Clutch

    Jay Clutch

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    This had to have been a young smaller unexperienced cougar. A adult cougar would assassinate him in less then 2 minutes. Thank god he survived🙏🏽

  49. yknot000


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    Wondering what he did to antagonize the lion? Seems this lion was a juvenile.

  50. NitroRc's Rock

    NitroRc's Rock

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    I've always wondered how us as human would stack up against a wild animal, he's 150lbs and bearly got out of it, I'm 255lbs, 5'10, was a runningback in highschool and collage...I wonder if I would be able to kill the cat too 🧐

  51. wayne mcauliffe

    wayne mcauliffe

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    Glad you made it mate

  52. Canan B

    Canan B

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    The most amazing thing is how he got the cougar to sit beside him during the interview

  53. Abhimanyu Varadharajan

    Abhimanyu Varadharajan

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    mans doing jiu jitsu with mountain lion

  54. Mikey Crosgrove

    Mikey Crosgrove

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Let him fight Bridger Walker for that WBC strap

  55. fatal X claw

    fatal X claw

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    he only survived cause he was attacked by a juvenile; he would not have been able to do what he did to an adult. he got lucky,



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  57. TY'carter Tracks

    TY'carter Tracks

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    quote by man who killed mountain lion with bare hands "i turned around after hearing a weird noise and was bummed out to see a mountain lion running at me"

  58. catsndogs98


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    Hey, if people are saying that he should let the cougar eat him. Let see you go up against one and let it eat you.

  59. Eromosele Onoigboria

    Eromosele Onoigboria

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    Well; its funny that the sick people on MNmore as usual are routing for the lion. People that have lost their humanity and lack empathy, not felt pain or hunger in a day but sit behind a screen uttering gibberish. Idiots of the highest order. Can you repel a strong attacking dog talk less of a mountain lion. Man; You did what you needed to do and you lived to tell the story. Congrats. Don't mind those idiots that should have come as weasels instead of humans.

  60. Jortiz


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    That had to be a small cougar. No way he killed an experienced full grown cougar.

    • Lj Mginqi

      Lj Mginqi

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      Someone is jealous

  61. Ethan Murray

    Ethan Murray

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I like lions. My uncle has a non profit hands on conservation and anti-poaching organisation in Zimbabwe. Mainly wild dogs and elephants but they work with everything. If a mountain lion attacks me? I’m killing that thing unless it runs away. A pet wombat would be sick.

  62. Nick Hurliman

    Nick Hurliman

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    What a tough guy 👏

  63. Carlos Jenkins

    Carlos Jenkins

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I would’ve carried the cougar back to civilization just to brag

  64. Caleb Stephens

    Caleb Stephens

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    You see lion your not dealing with an average human anyone

  65. CylenX -

    CylenX -

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    MMA Fighter: "I've taken down some pretty tough fighters." Travis: "Bruh, please... I've taken down mountain lions."

    • Sean Matthew King

      Sean Matthew King

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      You beat 265lb trained killers? Bruh please, I killed a 24lb baby animal. Even bigger than a house cat by a bit, bruh.

    • CylenX -

      CylenX -

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      @El Bronco thanks!

    • El Bronco

      El Bronco

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      Lame asf delete this

  66. Win94ae


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    Good job!

  67. Msvarte Muansanga

    Msvarte Muansanga

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    No doubt this guy is related to khabib

  68. meren aier

    meren aier

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    Dude is a wolverine

  69. Alex Bermudez

    Alex Bermudez

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    As soon as he said he shifted his weight, I thought he was going to say he rear naked choked the cat while petting it and saying “shhhhhhhh.”

  70. James Phillips

    James Phillips

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    I don't believe a word of it unless it was a cub. A full adult mountain lion would drag him about for fun

  71. WhizzBang


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    Killing a mountain lion with his bare hands.....That was a One In A Million chance of luck.

    • astrialinda H

      astrialinda H

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      With his foot actually...

  72. jlb2171


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    Does anyone know where this was? I saw the press conference was in Larimer County, Colorado. I'm wondering how close it was to RMNP and if anyone knows the actual trail or forest?

  73. InfoBroker


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    Plot twist: His cat sent the hitman.

  74. Ray S

    Ray S

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    good thing it was not fully grown. if it was it wouldve ripped this guy alive.

  75. James Cash

    James Cash

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    I would of eaten the mountain lion right on the spot I would of cracked his skull eaten his brains and eyes

  76. Jeremy Bushee

    Jeremy Bushee

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    The mountain lions are strong and I mean strong. So for him to take on bare handed a full grown cd ougar it's a hard one to believe. Well it's on the news so must be real. ooohhh he just said mom was coming to he killed a juvenile cat.vhe woulda stayed and fought mama would be a whole different post fight conference wit cougar yelling atory

  77. Jabaited


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Thats so scary.. like imagine being in that situation and having to live with the fact that u almost died and had to explain and show how u were forced to do what u did

  78. Samuel Brown

    Samuel Brown

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Something I’ve always been thought about. I’ve always been confused and how vulnerable people think we are. A grown man is more capable of defending themselves to animals like this than you think. In a fight like this our brains give us a big advantage. As long as we can protect ourselves from the teeth and the claws somewhat we can punch for the head, swing things at the head, kick the head, choke it, etc etc. Obviously something huge and powerful enough like bears, this doesn’t apply😂 but yeah

  79. Man Ransom

    Man Ransom

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine a pack of those things...

  80. Keith Brooks

    Keith Brooks

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    Winning a fight with a cougar! He definitely earned his man card!

  81. Beautyoftheanimalkingdom


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    if it was a real African lion tho..it would of gone very different

    • Nii Lantei Bright-Davies

      Nii Lantei Bright-Davies

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      Obviously lol

  82. monas


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    He is humble as hell.

  83. Brayton Gleason

    Brayton Gleason

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    Two guys sitting at a bar, first guy says I once bagged a twelve point buck from over two hundred yards with a single shot through the heart, second guy says I once killed a mountain lion with my bare hands in my jogging shorts, first guy buys the rounds for the rest of the night!!

  84. xavier burton

    xavier burton

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    You know you stomped on that damn neck!

  85. Daniel Nguyen

    Daniel Nguyen

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    I always carry my sushi knife in my backpack when I go hiking. I don't know if that would keep me from harm. But it's better than fighting those wild animals barehanded. It'd keep the fight fair, though. They got claws and sharp teeth and I have my sushi knife and wits. But let's keep our distance, cats! 😂

  86. Memphis Tiger

    Memphis Tiger

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Poor kitten!

  87. chasmflip -

    chasmflip -

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Is this before or after he used his cell to video it

  88. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Ok but this was surely a very young/small cat, yeah

  89. Anna Costa

    Anna Costa

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    That's why I'm taking Ju-Jitsu classes😂

  90. Aimal Khan

    Aimal Khan

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Did he mention that the lion was made of plush and acrylic nails?

  91. Gel Phaze

    Gel Phaze

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    Mountain lion thought he was going to be an easy kill. big mistake.

  92. Bella Rose

    Bella Rose

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    A real protector.

  93. Daphne Rodriguez

    Daphne Rodriguez

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  94. Sonia Irby

    Sonia Irby

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    He had to do what he had to do save his own life!!!!!!!!

  95. Jose Suarez

    Jose Suarez

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Glad you made it home to your family.God bless

  96. jeff lebowski

    jeff lebowski

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    God i love living in Ireland 🤣🤣

  97. Gary J Graffeo

    Gary J Graffeo

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    This guy thinks he is chuck norris

  98. Viking Chuck Norris

    Viking Chuck Norris

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    If it is a tomcat, you could squeeze his nuts.

  99. Mugen 177

    Mugen 177

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    He looks like an mma fighter

  100. htfcm


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    He's lucky it was a small young one.