Where do you go when you need help getting rid of a giant mountain lion wreaking havoc on your neighborhood? Well, one former NFL player can help you out.
Derek Wolfe, who spent nine seasons playing for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, killed a very large mountain lion Tuesday night using a bow and arrow, he posted to Instagram. The picture shows Wolfe holding the animal which appears to stand just as tall as he is at 6-foot-5. Wolfe estimated that it weighed 195 pounds.
According to the post, the mountain lion had been “wreaking havoc” in a rural Colorado neighborhood, killing two dogs, and was living under a woman’s porch. After finding a mule deer that the mountain lion had just killed, Wolfe said he hiked “straight up 2,500 feet and down the other side, then back up again, back down the other side and then back up again to 9,600 feet.”
“Exhausted, dehydrated and cramping,” Wolfe then shot the animal with a bow and arrow. He then had to crawl backward down the mountain with the animal, even falling 10 feet off a rock face, to get it back.
It is legal to hunt mountain lions in Colorado, but there are a number of rules to follow, according to KSN.
Wolfe won Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos.