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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Dec 31, 2004
Location: Billings, Montana

Animal: Mountain Lion
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Animals of Montana

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Big Cat

Summary: A worker for Animals of Montana (a company that rents out trained wildlife and exotics) sustained injuries when he was attacked by one of the resident mountain lions. The injury was originally reported as a scratch, however, doctors later noted that it was a scalp laceration that cut down to the worker's skull and could have killed him had another worker not stepped in and sprayed the lion with bear spray.

Source: Associated Press, Huffington Post

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