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Old 02-06-2019, 11:53   #1
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Man running kills Mountain lion after being attacked

https://www.foxnews.com/us/crazy-but...nimal-to-death

Now that's PT
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:28   #2
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They just reported another, where the women pulled the cat's tail and off her dog, while the husband shot the cat.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/idaho-wom...k-up-dog-fight

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Old 02-06-2019, 14:31   #3
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
Lots of cougars though.
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Old 02-06-2019, 15:49   #4
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
Lots of cougars though.
Good one.
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Old 02-06-2019, 16:52   #5
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
Lots of cougars though.
So do they flirt with you?
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:36   #6
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
Lots of cougars though.
Predators...
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
My wife and I were hiking on Palomar Mtn. and walked up behind a large male standing across the trail. My first thought was that I had a backpack with salami and cheese on my back. That was the longest 3 or 4 minutes of my life. I could handle a cougar but my wife wouldn't like it . . . unless it was a life threating situation, of course.
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Old 02-09-2019, 23:34   #8
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
Lots of cougars though.
Still 2 in the area (mountain lions). Cougars are off the trail and hunting elsewhere until it reopens.
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Some guys have all the luck.
Im on the that trail often and have never seen a mountain lion.
Lots of cougars though.
Using the wrong type of "catnip"...
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:16   #10
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He was lucky and had a strong will to survive. I wonder how well he would have done against a 200 pound cat though. In the past 20 years here in California there have been three fatal mountain lion attacks. One woman was hiking in a remote area by herself, another was jogging by herself and a man was killed while mountain biking.

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Cats almost 100% of the time go for the throat crush and neck snap
Backed up by the front paw hug & rear paws pump to the guts.

For the attackee,, Not a lot of room for a win..
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There have been several cat/hiker/cyclist conflicts in the foothills around Boulder.
Other instances in Colorado were a French family visiting Mesa Verde back in the 90's where the little boy was trotting about 50 feet ahead of his parents when a cat nailed him, puncturing the skull and breaking his neck. His parents saw it all happen before they could even react.

Another similar attack took place at RMNP a few years later. I can't recall if the victim survived but the cat was hunted down. Park rangers traced the cat's trail back to the den and discovered kittens. Mom had evidently found some easy pickings to feed her litter.

One that had never been resolved (cat hunted down) was up in Poudre Canyon/Pingree Park in the late 90's. My late wife was a member of the county's SAR dog team that took part in the search. The little boy who vanished that day was running up and down the trail between his dad, who was lagging behind and arguing with his girlfriend, and the main body of the church group that was hiking up through the mountains to the campus retreat site. Upon arriving at the retreat, the father inquired where his son was. The rest of the group all said the last time they saw him was when he ran back to down to the father.

I think they found a shoe or hat but nothing else. The dad lashed out and blamed the county for screwing up and not trying hard enough to find his son. A year later, some searchers believed they might have found some old scat that had a child's teeth mixed in.

The last time I hiked up to Ypsilon Lake in RMNP, I had to caution a young family from New Hampshire about mountain lions. Dad had a baby on his back, mom was pushing a stroller with their daughter about 100m up the trail and their little boy was running back and forth, out of site of both parents at some point during his runs. I gave the dad a warning of what was likely to happen. By the time we caught up to the wife, he pulled his family close, and from then on, remained acutely aware that they had entered the food chain and were not in just another park.

I, myself, have been stalked by a very noisy/vocal cat while working for an outfitter between Vail and Aspen and that was literally a hair-raising and blood-chilling scream I'd rather not hear again.
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Old 02-14-2019, 15:10   #13
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Here's an interview with the guy:

https://www.kunc.org/post/meet-color...Et-RI#stream/0
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:47   #14
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It seems as though the "Lion" was 3 or 4 months old and 24 pounds. Not so much a epic struggle. Link,

https://www.foxnews.com/us/mountain-...-officials-say

Maybe some woods cred and a Coonskin Cap.

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It seems as though the "Lion" was 3 or 4 months old and 24 pounds. Not so much a epic struggle. Link,

https://www.foxnews.com/us/mountain-...-officials-say

Maybe some woods cred and a Coonskin Cap.

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The story should have been about this little cat attacking a full grown man. Credit here has to go to the cat. It is not the size of the cat in the fight it is the size of the fight in the cat, or something like that.
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