Monday, January 29, 2007

Mountain lion attack

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- A Northern California hiker attacked by a mountain lion last week was airlifted to a San Francisco hospital Sunday, where he will likely undergo more surgery.
If you haven't heard about this guy or seen the video, it's amazing. A 70-year-old guy from Northern California and his 65-year-old wife fought off a mountain lion that attached while the couple was hiking. Jim Hamm is in fair condition. The female lion scalped him and mauled his face. CNN has video of Hamm and his wife from his hospital bed, talking about how she walloped the lion with a log and used a pen to try to poke its eye.

Hamm is taking antibiotics to prevent infection. Docs are worried about bacteria entering his body from the cat's claws and mouth,

The Hamms said they'd asked what to do if they were ever attacked. "Fight back," they were told. And so they did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope it is not an ongoing health issue and he heals quickly. I just read THE BEAR'S EMBRACE" and it is amazing how this couple's injuries lasted the rest of their life - particularly the woman.