Heroic Labrador Retriever Fights Mountain Lion To Save Two Children And Protect The Family


KSLTV News reports that on July 19, a Labrador retriever in Cedar Hills, Utah, battled off a mountain lion to save its family. Despite suffering horrific injuries, the dog lived to see another day.

Ella, a 7-year-old yellow Lab, observed the mountain lion as Crystal Michaelis and her kids were playing in the backyard. Michaelis didn't see the mountain lion, but she did observe Ella acting oddly and shifting her attention back and forth between the youngsters and the mountain lion's hiding place.

Michaelis said, "She kept glancing at the kids and then looking back so quickly. My kid thought it was quite alarming even though she was just being careful.

Michaelis finally brought her children inside. Ella's head, face, legs, tongue, and neck were all severely cut when they reached the patio door. " Ella was covered in blood when we opened the rear door. Michaelis said, "There was blood all over the entrance and the patio.

Although the family was not present for the battle, mountain lion tracks leading to the site were discovered by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officers. The mountain lion may have become sidetracked by some nearby goats in a neighbor's yard and strayed too close to the Michaelis' house, according to wildlife officials.

After defending her family from a mountain lion in Cedar Hills, Ella, a 7-year-old lab, sustained injuries on her head, neck, legs, and tongue. She also has more than 30 bite marks on her body. This story will air tonight at 6:30 on @KSL5TV. pic.twitter.com/gTaA9I3Djk #ksltv @KSL AlexCabrero Alex Cabrero July 20, 2022

Although the mountain lion has not been spotted again, the Utah DWR has issued a warning to locals to keep vigilant and safe. Deer are cougars' primary food supply, so they frequently follow where deer go, according to DWR public information officer Faith Jolley. "They've also spotted deer traveling through this region," she added.

In total, Ella was bit more than 30 times, always starting at the shoulders. Michaelis told reporters, "Which means she never gave up and stayed in that protective stance and defended it. Ella is anticipated to make a full recovery despite her wounds.

Watch the video below to learn more about the incident:

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  • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 3:14 AM

    Dogs never cease to amaze me.

    • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 6:16 AM

      I’m so happy to hear she will make a full good recovery and I’m happy to hear she protected her family and dogs are amazing and my dog is a beagle hound and she protects me. If someone comes near me that she don’t know she barks at them and gets in front of me

      • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 7:40 AM

        Your beagle wouldn't do shit against a mountain lion, barking aint gonna cut the mustard

        • Anonymous February 28, 2023 at 7:23 PM

          WOW! So sad for the pup and I know they are loyal to thier family but I would move to a city to put my furbabies in harms way. They are my kids and I would be not only lost but couldn't never forgive myself if that lion would had kill my baby😥

        • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 10:30 AM

          Dogs do deserve all the love in the world.

          • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 12:36 PM

            She is a hero dogs are special friends they never let us down

            • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 1:09 PM

              Amazing story so happy ella survived she deserves the world

              • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 2:27 PM

                Can we start a gofundme for this hero?! 🥰🥰💖

                • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 6:02 PM

                  That would be awesome 😍

                • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 5:08 PM

                  It is because of dogs that I believe in the 'possibility' of a god.

                  • Anonymous February 12, 2023 at 6:43 PM

                    Their love never ends... loyal 💕

                    • Anonymous February 14, 2023 at 5:30 AM

                      Speedy recovery to you... Little hero... Literally the best family member you could ever is a dog... Unconditional love...

                      • Anonymous March 1, 2023 at 9:06 AM

                        HOPE HE IS OK...A TRUE HERO!

                        • Anonymous March 27, 2023 at 4:05 PM

                          So glad this precious dog lived after or terrible ordeal. You are a hero.

                          • Anonymous March 27, 2023 at 7:52 PM

                            Just one more reason I get along better with animals than I do people. They are true souls

                            • Anonymous March 27, 2023 at 11:49 PM

                              Bless her so brave she needs loads of treats and unending love


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