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Pumaen er det fjerdestørste kattedyr i verden kun overgået af Tiger, løve og jaguar. (Foto: Scanpix)

Puma-angreb sker oftere og oftere i USA.

På en mobiloptagelse ser man, hvor hurtig og farlig en puma er. Betjente fra Larimer-distriktet i Colorado blev kaldt ud til en trailerpark i den lille by Loveland. Flere havde set en puma strejfe rundt, og da betjentene fik øje på den, forsøgte de at omringe den.

Men som vilde katte gør, når de føler sig truede, så angreb den. Den store puma væltede en kvindelig betjent omkuld, da den satte hele dens vægt ind, og kun fordi hun skærmede sit hoved med sine arme, undgik hun pumaens drabelige bid.

En af hendes mandlige kolleger sparkede rovdyret væk og flere betjente skød efter den, hvorefter den stak af.

Lidt senere fandt de den såret under en af stedets mobile campere og skød den. Den kvindelige betjent blev kørt på hospitalet og behandlet for bidsår, som ikke er livstruende.

Et større antal angreb fra pumaer er rapporteret i USA og navnlig Colorado. De normalt sky katte er kommet tættere og tættere på beboelser i staten, og sidste år blev en jogger såret af en puma og en 8-årig dreng, som hoppede på trampolin i haven, blev angrebet og skambidt af en puma, inden familien kunne skræmme den væk.

22 puma-angreb er registreret de seneste år, hvor tre af dem har været dødelige.

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(CNN)A witness captured the terrifying moment when a deputy escaped the jaws of a mountain lion in Colorado.

When a group of officers arrived at a neighborhood in Loveland, Colorado -- after a call of a mountain lion attack -- they tried to contain the big cat.
But instead, it attacked a deputy and took her to the ground on Wednesday.
That's when one of the officers kicked the wild animal off her, while the other officers shot at it and scared it away. Then, deputies followed the animal to a nearby home where a Colorado Parks & Wildlife game warden shot and killed the mountain lion, a Larimer County Sheriff's Office news release said.
If you feel like you've been hearing a lot about mountain lion attacks in Colorado recently, that's because there's been more than usual.
Just last year, a runner suffocated a mountain lion with his foot all while his arm was still trapped in the animal's mouth. And an 8-year-old boy who was playing outside on the trampoline was seriously injured by a mountain lion.
A total of 22 mountain lion attacks on humans took place in Colorado since 1990, including three fatalities, wildlife officials said. Three of those attacks occurred last year.
In Larimer County, authorities quickly transported the deputy and an injured citizen to a local hospital where they are recovering from injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said. And the Colorado Parks & Wildlife will be collecting samples from the lion to see if it had a disease.
Park officials said anyone who sees a mountain lion should remain calm, make themselves large and slowly back away.