tigers and a bear to the rescue?! Oh my!
A hiker, Robert Biggs, claims he was attacked by a moutain lion and his rescuer happened to be a momma bear.
But skeptics aren't buying it.
Biggs claims that he was watching a group of bears and the lion came from behind and attacked him. While he was fighting the mountain lion off (smashing it in the head with a rock pick), the momma bear came to the rescue.
But the Department of Fish and Game says not so fast.
The DFG says only 16 mountain lion attacks have occured between 1890 and 2007 and none of them were near Paradise, CA, where Biggs resides.
Biggs also claims he was attacked by mountain lions THREE times! That's a bit farfetched.
DFG public info officer Harry Morse released the following statement:
The attack reported by Mr. Biggs is so far unsubstantiated. DFG has no current plans to pursue a lion that Biggs claimed he injured with a pick during the fight. Warden (Jos) Brennan found no physical evidence to substantiate an attack on the clothes or any injury consistent with a lion attack from last Monday. Blood was found on his backpack. We took a small sample and we will process the blood on the backpack at the Fish and Game Wildlife Investigation Labratory. The blood samples are en route to the Lab. It takes a day to process so the results may not be available until Monday.
We'll see who's telling the truth soon enough!