California woman fends off mountain lion
after animal attacks husband during hike
SAN FRANCISCO Wildlife officials on Thursday credited a woman with saving her husband's life by clubbing a mountain lion that attacked him while the couple were hiking in a California state park.
Jim and Nell Hamm, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month, were hiking in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park when the lion pounced.
``He didn't scream. It was a different, horrible plea for help,
and I turned around, and by then the cat had wrestled ...
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