Most people who saw a mountain lion would do just about anything to put as much distance as possible between them and the animal. Tom Hartman of Salida did just the opposite and decided to follow one as it went into his garage.

Of course, when the mountain lion decided to leave the garage Hartman was right in it's path and decided to give it a kick, something most people wouldn't even think of doing.

Hartman said this about his reaction, "Self preservation mode kind of kicks in when a wild animal turns toward you.. been around too many mean dogs to not be on top of a fight."

For the rest of us, self preservation would have been to avoid the encounter all together.

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