Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trent's Near Death Experience

While Trent was running up Mueller Park Trail a bone chilling growl stopped him and his friend in their tracks. As they turned their heads towards the sound they saw one of these crouching 15 away: The mountain lion started advancing towards them so they took the advice of Joaquin Pheonix and started acting insane with anger to scare it away. I think Trent's massive size intimidated the creature and it ever so slowly started to retreat. After it disappeared they continued on with their run and made it safely home. My children are lucky to still have a father and I am lucky to still have a husband.

16 comments:

Alyssa said...

Oh my gosh! Trent needs to start packing heat on his runs!

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad he knew what to do. That is really scary.

Mandi McQuivey said...

Holy crap!! So scary!!! Glad they are ok.

Dayna said...

I bet Trent and his friend made it back in record time! :) That is scary!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh! That is crazy! I'm glad he's okay!

Steph said...

Are you serious?!!!! I would have been breakfast.... I wouldn't have known what the crap to do.... Scary!

Wade Family said...

Crazy...that is so scary! I remember when our dog got attacked by one a few years after my family moved in. Be careful on your runs my fam. has seen a few up there.

cwilson said...

I've thought about what I would do if that ever happened to me and I can honestly say that acting crazy never crossed my mind! Hopefully I'll remember that if I ever have a wild animal encouter!

cwilson said...

Okay I read that wrong...insane with anger...not crazy. Now I'm just going to get confused if I see a wild animal!!!

Kim said...

WHAT!!!? I'm so scared ;)

Sarah said...

That is seriously freaky. Glad it turned out okay.

Becky said...

Wow. That is totally freaky. I've run into rattlesnakes a couple of times trail running but never something that big. I'm very glad things turned out okay. B

Andrea said...

Yikes!! I would have liked to see him "acting insane with anger." Would pay money actually to see it!

Jake Veigel said...

I would have peed my pants

Maga said...

We're lucky to still have our #1
grandson!! Glad he scared it off!!

Julie said...

I can't believe it even growled at them! That is so scary. Well, I'm glad Joaquin Phoenix had some good advice that your hubby took!