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MOUNTAIN LION KILLING MACHINE
Interview with Andy Peterson
Andy Peterson was attacked by a wild mountain lion while hiking up a mountain trail called Carpenter’s Peak in Colorado and lived to tell his story! Our feature article on the cover of The Christian Sportsman chronicles this fascinating story about adventure, survival, and faith. Andy has now launched a speaking ministry to share his story of a face to face encounter with one of North America’s fierce killing machines. This big game animal is described by many different names including the mountain lion, cougar, puma, and predator cat.
Roxborough State Park, located near Englewood, Colorado, includes a hiking trail with a 3.2-mile climb up to the 7,160-foot summit of Carpenter's Peak. As a park ranger he often hiked mountain trails during his day off for exercise and enjoyment. The day of his attack seemed to be just like other hikes up Carpenter’s Peak. What happened to Andy Peterson that day would be vividly remembered for the rest of his life.
“I am positive this was divine intervention. For the first time since I saw the lion, I felt safe. Or should I say, saved? I felt overwhelming peace. I felt secure as though I got picked up and told, ‘I got you son...I got you. You want a second chance in life? Then start living for me.’,” Andy exclaimed.
Andy has had the honor of sharing his inspirational survival story on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Animal Planet, A&E Biography, Versus Channel, New Man Magazine, Reader's Digest, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Outdoor Life Network, Outdoor Life Magazine, and numerous churches.