Man fends off lion with chainsaw

CODY, WY Ex-Marine Dustin Britton of Windsor, Colo., says he raised the chainsaw he had been using to cut brush and inflicted a six- to eight-inch gash on the 100-pound lion's shoulder.

The animal retreated, leaving Britton with a small puncture wound on his forearm. Wildlife agents later shot the lion after it attacked a dog brought in to track the animal.

The incident occurred Sunday evening at a campsite 27 miles west of Cody. Authorities say the lion was in poor physical condition.

Wyoming Game and Fish spokesman Warren Mischke says lion attacks on humans are rare.

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