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Former NFL player Derek Wolfe has been slammed on social media this week, after sharing a photo revealing he had shot and killed a mountain lion out in Colorado.
Wolfe, who retired in July last year, played for both the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens during his time in the NFL, and now spends a fair bit of his time going out and killing wild animals.
In a caption accompanying a picture of him holding up the corpse of the giant lion, Wolfe claimed the killing of the animal on Tuesday was simply “predator control”.
“I got a call … to see if I wanted to stalk a giant Tom (male mountain lion) who has been wreaking havoc in a rural neighbourhood. He had already killed two of her dogs and was living under her porch, nervous what he might do next.
“We found a fresh 4x4 mule deer he had just killed. We hiked straight up 2,500ft and down the other side, then back up again to 9,600ft. Exhausted, dehydrated, cramping, I drew back my [bow] and sent an [arrow] through him.