Mountain Lion Kills, Eats New Mexico Man

By: From Reuters
By: From Reuters

PHOENIX - A mountain lion attacked, killed and partially ate a New Mexico man, authorities said on Tuesday. A search party found the body of Robert Nawojski, 55, in a wooded area near his mobile home in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, late last week, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish said.

Investigators concluded that Nawojski had been attacked and killed by a mountain lion, or cougar, at a spot close to his home, where he lived alone and was known to bathe and shave outdoors. The lion subsequently dragged the man's body a short distance into nearby woodland and ate and buried parts of it.

Nawojski was reported missing by his brother last week. A search party found a mountain lion lurking near his home and reported it to the Department of Game and Fish, which shot and wounded the animal.

After the lion ran off, the officer found the door to the mobile home open, the water running, and Nawojski's false teeth on the table.

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