This story is just incredible, as is Travis Kauffman. In fact, this American man survived the attack of a cougar, while he was running in a park in Colorado. An extraordinary feat, as the animal Americans call a 'mountain lion' can prove to be a killer.After hearing a sound behind a bush, Travis turned to face the beast. Travis's first reflex was to raise his hands to the sky and scream to dissuade the animal from attacking him. An intelligent gesture, but in this case, it proved useless as the cougar started to pounce on Travis, thus starting an unimaginable fight between the man and the animal.While he was in an unfortunate position, Kauffman used a jiu-jitsu transition to gain the upper hand. Once the animal was on its back, he was quick to put his foot on it, smothering it until it died.A surreal story that will soon be a distant memory for Travis Kauffman...Check out the video above to see more!