An Evergreen resident saved her dog from a mountain lion attack by giving the panther a few strong kicks with her foot Friday evening.
Julie Wynn-Birr said that after letting Apollo, her 85-pound chow mix, out on the third-floor deck of her home around dusk, she heard squealing and a low roar. When she looked outside, Wynn-Birr said, the mountain lion was on top of her dog, gripping him by the head.
After kicking the lion on his head and ribs with her foot, the animal ran off, she said.
"That finally deterred him."