|File photo: bear vs. mountain lion [Agencies]|
A California man says he was saved from a mountain lion by a bear, Yahoo reported.
Robert Biggs, 69, said he was hiking last Monday when a mountain lion grabbed his backpack. Before that, Biggs said he had seen a mother bear with a pair of cubs.
"It must have been stalking the little bears," Biggs said, "but it was on me in seconds." But just as quickly, the mother bear came to his aid.
"The bear and the cat battled it out for about 15 seconds," Biggs recalled, before both ran away. The hiker escaped with minor injuries.
(China.org.cn March 31, 2012)