Newly retired NFL player Derek Wolfe amazed many of his Instagram followers when he posted a photo of a massive mountain lion he had killed in a rural Colorado town.
Wolfe stated before he killed the mountain lion, he heard from the locals that the big cat killed two dogs and was even spotted living under a local resident’s home.
The former Super Bowl champion for the Denver Broncos killed the big cat with a bow after tracking it down.
Take a look at the gigantic mountain lion here:
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) January 20, 2023
The mountain lion appears to be easily 7ft tall, considering Wolfe himself is 6’5.
The caption of Wolfe’s post read “We hiked straight up 2500ft and down the other side, then back up again, back down the other side and then back up again to 9600ft. Exhausted, dehydrated, cramping I drew back my [hunting bow] and sent an [arrow point] through him.”
Many of Wolfe’s Instagram followers praised the former NFL player for his big kill.
Former Denver Bronco Derek Wolfe hunted down this Colorado mountain lion that was attacking family pets. Derek Wolfe is 6’5″ pic.twitter.com/BC7T9t83iE
— .🇺🇸 SGTValadez 🇺🇸 (@SGTValadez) January 20, 2023
Others questioned the legality of his actions.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife put any doubts away and stated Wolfe is a licensed hunter and his kill was completely legal due to it being mountain lion hunting season.
Derek Wolfe played defensive end for the Denver Broncos for eight years and was part of the Broncos Super Bowl 50 Championship team.
After playing for the Broncos, he played two more years for the Ravens until he retired in July of last year.