This is the stuff of legend.
Derek Wolfe ended his 10-year NFL career this year, which included a Super Bowl championship with the Denver Broncos in 2015. Impressive, right?
But climb 9,600 feet up a Colorado mountain in the snow with a bow and arrow, kill a giant mountain lion that's been terrorizing a community, then carry its massive carcass back down the mountain with you?
Like I said: Stuff of legend.
The giant tom was living under a lady's porch and had killed her dog and another dog in the community.
Derek, who is 6'5" and built like a house, was called in to track the lion because he's spending his retirement on "predator control" in Colorado (how epic is that??), and the lion had become a menace to surrounding communities.
Of course, the internet environmentalists were upset about the whole thing, saying the community was a menace to the mountain lion's habitat as they mourned the death of the monstrous cat.
However, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed that Wolfe had a mountain lion hunting license in good standing and checked all the boxes for the kill.
"I love hunting deer and elk, and mountain lions kill deer and elk, and mature male mountain lions kill the cubs of female mountain lions to get them to go back into heat."
"I feel like I am doing my part by taking care of some of these Toms. It is not easy."
"That thing can kill anybody."
I'm sure the Coloradan communities the lion was plaguing are all sleeping better at night knowing that monster isn't under their porch waiting for them to take the trash out to the curb.