When a mountain lion attacks, that is. Mountain Lion Killed After Boy, 4, Attacked on San Diego Hiking Trail
While the rest of the group dispersed, the father “threw rocks and the animal left the scene.”
But this is California, where everyone is too civilized (domesticated?) to carry a firearm, even when hiking in the wilderness. If could have been so much worse.
The boy was, “Extremely lucky, I mean an 80-pound lion could really did some damage and luckily the dad was there and fended off the animal,” [ SDFD Battalion Chief Rick Ballard] said.
You are only an apex predator, when you are armed. Though our ability to throw accurately is where is all started.