Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
AHHH now we have some more info on the Bibe lion attack or non-attack.
From this publication http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2012/11/updated-hiker-big-bend-national-park-attacked-mountain-lion10882
A remote section of Big Bend National Park remained closed Monday in the wake of a mountain lion attack that left a visitor with minor injuries.
The attack Friday in the Mesa de Anguila area of the park was the second this year involving a park visitor. Officials were unclear, though, whether the mountain lion viewed the visitors as prey, or was simply curious.
David Elkowitz, the park's chief of interpretation, also said it was unclear whether the scratches and scrapes sustained by Andrea Pinero Cebrian, a visitor from Spain, were inflicted by the lion or incurred when she fell while trying to run away from the animal.
"The people involved walked out, they received treatment, they left," Chief Elkowitz said Monday morning. "There’s been multiple patrols looking for the animal. It hasn’t been seen again. All accounts are that it seems to have been a young animal. The area is still closed. It’s a very remote area on the west side of the park.”
According to reports collected by rangers, Ms. Cebrian and two friends initially saw the mountain lion from a distance and tried to scare it off by throwing rocks. A short time later they encountered the lion again and tried to flee by running down a trail, he said.
So the saga continues and the whole truth will likely never be known. But when the OFM goes out there in the near future you can bet on him trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.