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Mountain Lion attack at golf course: Close call for golf course manager

A mountain lion attack at a golf course in Palm Springs, Calif. resulted in the manager being the intended target. News Max reported April 10 that the incident happened on March 28 at O'Donnell Golf Club. Sal Corona, 36, was shutting the front gate at night when he heard something rustling in the bushes.

The mountain lion attempted to jump on the golf course manager, but nothing else happened. Had Corona not seen the large cat, he might have been mauled by the wild animal.

What stopped the potential attack?

According to the report, Corona blocked himself from the mountain lion attack by blocking himself from a portion of the gate. He also raised his arms and made "big cat noises."

"The [mountain lion] stopped on a dime," Corona said. "I made eye contact with him."

The cat backed off and turned around...running back to the hills. Corona called the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to report the sighting and aggressive behavior. Wildlife biologist, Kevin Brennan, said it's "rare that lions act aggressively toward people. Lions are opportunistic predators. It doesn’t necessarily mean they're hungry or starving [when they go after a human]."

It was a close call having a mountain lion attack on the California golf course. Thankfully, Corona knew what to do and showed the large cat he had no fear of the situation. When animals see humans stand up to them, it generally makes them back down.