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Colorado Parks & Wildlife investigating wildlife attack at Horsetooth Mountain Park

Man trail running attacked by large cat

Daily staff report

Colorado Parks & Wildlife is actively investigating a reported wild cat attack on a trail runner at Horsetooth Mountain Park in Larimer County on Monday afternoon. The victim survived the attack and is currently undergoing medical treatment at a local hospital.

The man was trail running on West Ridge Trail on Horsetooth Mountain Park property when he was attacked from behind by a large cat. The cat bit his face and wrist; the victim suffered facial lacerations, wrist injuries and scratches and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and back.

Fortunately, he was able to fight off the cat and hike himself out to safety.

As CPW works with Larimer County and this victim in this case to get more information, officials will share more information.