She Saw a Predator Staring at Her But Brave Dog Saves His Owner from a Mountain Lion

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One brave dog saves his owner from a mountain lion that she encountered in her backyard. What a courageous pet!

Mary Padres lives in La Verne, California, and recently she found herself face-to-face with a large mountain lion in her backyard. The sight of the mountain lion made her scream and run back inside the house like I'm sure anyone would do if they stumbled upon a creature like that in their yard!

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"The mountain lion was looking right at me," Mary said. "It was huge."

Thankfully, Mary's dogs quickly went into action to scare the mountain lion away. They barked at it, but Rocky, who is the smaller of the two dogs, chased the mountain lion away. But he didn't make it out unscathed.

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The brave dog had eight large puncture wounds from the mountain lion and ended up having to get 30 stitches from the vet. "We saw the hole all the way down to his brain," Mary shared.

Rocky made it out of the fight alive, and Mary could not be more thankful for her sweet dog's heroic act. "To make sure that I was OK, that's the whole reason he went after that mountain lion," she said.

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God bless that protective dog who made it his duty to keep his family safe from harm's way!

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