A Mexican woman says she fought a 226kg lion with a machete near the resort city of Acapulco and scared him away.If donkeys attract lion attacks, even in Mexico where wild lions are nearly extinct, then there really is no place safe to ride them. I regret urging everyone to buy one.
Celsa Aleman said she and her seven-year-old niece were riding a donkey along a road when the lion went after the animal's legs.
The 35-year-old woman said she found the courage to fight the lion because she thought it would attack her niece.
She said she hit the animal with a machete until the beast ran away.
26 October 2008
Adios F. Caballero
A disturbing story from Mexico alerts me to a major donkey safety flaw: