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Oct 20, 2010 8:39 AM by Associated Press

Teen with car trouble says mountain lion attacked

A Colorado teenager says a mountain lion attacked her while she was checking to see if her car had a flat tire.

Kendra Rutter said the mountain lion pounced on her after she got out of her car on the side of a rural road to check on her tire early Sunday morning in Divide. Rutter said the mountain lion knocked her down and she fought back by kicking the animal in the head. She says the animal ran away and she drove off.

She suffered cuts to her shoulder and leg. 

The Division of Wildlife has set up a trap for the animal and will euthanize it if it is caught.

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