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Bear rescues man from mountain lion

March 30, 2012 at 12:57 PM

PARADISE, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- A California man said he was attacked by a mountain lion while out hiking and he was rescued by a mother bear.

Robert Biggs, 69, of Paradise said he went out hiking and gold panning Monday morning near Whiskey Flats, and stopped to watch a mother bear with a yearling and a cub sitting on a stream bank, ABC News reported Friday.

Biggs said he was turning to leave when a mountain lion jumped onto his back. He said he hit the lion on the head with a rock pick and he turned to see the mother bear grab the mountain lion by the neck and throw it to the ground.

The hiker, who suffered a wound to his arm, said the lion fled after a brief struggle.

"I think the lion was stalking the bear's cub and I got in the way," Biggs said. "The bear walked calmly back to her cub after, and I wrapped my arm up with a T-shirt and went gold panning before I went home."

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