Highway Patrol helicopter rescues hiker from mountain lion
The hiker called 911 for help, as the lion was just 25 feet away from him and approaching
By Gus Thomson
A state Fish and Wildlife spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the cougar was shot and killed Sunday by a warden after the cat made an aggressive approach toward him on the same trail.
The Highway Patrol chopper was called in by the Placer County Sheriff's Office after the hiker's 911 call was received late Saturday from the Stevens Trail, a rugged pathway into the North Fork American River canyon east of Colfax.
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