`Wildlife officials on Thursday credited a woman with saving her husband’s life by clubbing a mountain lion that attacked him while the couple hiked in a California state park. [..]
Nell Hamm said she grabbed a 4-inch-diameter log and beat the animal with it, but it would not release its hold on her husband’s head.
“Jim was talking to me all through this, and he said, ‘I’ve got a pen in my pocket and get the pen and jab him in the eye,”‘ she said.
“So I got the pen and tried to put it in his eye, but it didn’t want to go in as easy as I thought it would.”
When the pen bent and became useless, Nell Hamm went back to using the log. [..]’