Jerrol P. Lowe, 49, animal shelter manager, rescued Rebecca L. Green from an attack by a lion, Houston, Texas, August 15, 1967. A female lion weighing about 200 pounds jumped against the gate of its enclosure with such force that the metal frame was wrenched sufficiently for the animal to escape. It pounced on Rebecca, 4, knocking her to the ground, and from a position astride her began gnawing at her shoulder. Lowe ran to the lion, grasped it by the ears, and jerked upward on its head, at the same time thrusting against its body with his hip. The lion moved from astride Rebecca and grasped Lowe’s upper arm in its jaws. Rebecca got to her feet and fled to safety. When the lion relaxed its grip somewhat, Lowe freed his arm. He quickly obtained a squeegee about six feet long and with it sought to move the lion back to its quarters. The animal ran about the enclosed compound with Lowe in pursuit although his arm was bleeding profusely. When the lion finally was cornered, Lowe and two police officers shot and killed it. Rebecca and Lowe recovered from their wounds.
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