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Old 02-06-19, 02:28 PM
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Cats are getting restless

Mountain lion attacks (on humans, obviously) have historically been rare. In the last several decades there have been 1 or 2 per decade on average. A Colorado trail runner was attacked Monday, you've probably heard of this, he strangled the cougar. This is the third attack in less than 12 months.

Soon we'll all need medieval armor and sacrificial dogs just to go outside.
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Where was it that sick cat killed the mountain biker outside Seattle last year?

As I remember, two guys were riding together. The cat attacked one of them had his head in its jaws. The other guy ran away and the cat left the bloodied guy and attacked the runner and killed him, dragging him off into the woods. The bloodied head guy survived.

Moral: never run from a large cat.
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Old 02-06-19, 03:58 PM
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I'm not justifying what happened by any means, but, given that the only really safe place for the big cats, and lots of other species, to live is the zoo, You must realise how much of their environment, not to mentions their species, we have destroyed through wilful destruction of their habitat.

3 attacks is probably co-incidence, and no more. Horrible for the friends and family, with whom we all sympathise, but surely road deaths, murders, falls, drowning etc far outweigh the numbers killed by these animaks. I'd also note that hunters alone still kill animals of many species, whether they are 'protected' or not.
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Old 02-06-19, 04:01 PM
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Oregon woman finds cougar in living room, says telepathy helped her guide it out


I know if you're ever involved in a mountain lion attack the correct response is to scratch behind its ears and open a can of food. But I guess telepathy works too.
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Old 02-06-19, 04:26 PM
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Never run think of a house cat and how they react when you roll a ball by them. I hike with a walking stick better than nothing. They say stand your ground and make yourself look bigger I know easier said than done. I’ve stepped on rattlesnakes and ran away fast luckily I have never been bitten. Big Bend NP has good warnings about mountain lions never let children run ahead of you on the trails. My telepathy is telling me that a cold beer would taste good about now, yes there is a cold XX is the fridge.
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Old 02-07-19, 12:27 PM
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I'm so desperate I'd actually welcome a cougar attack--as long as she's rich and generous.
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Old 02-07-19, 12:35 PM
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I always carry a little water squirt bottle to stop those kitties from misbehaving.
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Old 02-07-19, 10:53 PM
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Here are a couple catamounts trying to kill my sister. She seems to take it in good spirits though.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Mountain lion attacks (on humans, obviously) have historically been rare. In the last several decades there have been 1 or 2 per decade on average. A Colorado trail runner was attacked Monday, you've probably heard of this, he strangled the cougar. This is the third attack in less than 12 months.

Soon we'll all need medieval armor and sacrificial dogs just to go outside.
Cats are getting restless because we are invading their natural habitats. If I was a cat I would be pissed off and restless...and probably dead.

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Old 02-08-19, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Where was it that sick cat killed the mountain biker outside Seattle last year?

As I remember, two guys were riding together. The cat attacked one of them had his head in its jaws. The other guy ran away and the cat left the bloodied guy and attacked the runner and killed him, dragging him off into the woods. The bloodied head guy survived.

Moral: never run from a large cat.
Adding to that moral is that they'd probably have fared better if he'd have tried to save his friend.
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Old 02-08-19, 01:02 AM
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I hike with a walking stick better than nothing.
Actually it's a buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff

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Old 02-08-19, 06:22 AM
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Here are a couple catamounts trying to kill my sister. She seems to take it in good spirits though.
It's all fun and games until someone loses a throat. Just ask Roy, among others.
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Mountain Lion

man kills mountain lion with bare hands

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8764821.html

thankful to live on east coast although I think lions will eventually move east
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It's all fun and games until someone loses a throat. Just ask Roy, among others.
Roy has the strength of a thousand tigers.
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Old 02-08-19, 12:24 PM
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Cougar killed a hiker in WA, State last year , so it's 1-1 ..









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man kills mountain lion with bare hands



thankful to live on east coast although I think lions will eventually move east
It should be like brave man kills mountain lion with bare hands
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Old 02-08-19, 12:58 PM
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It should be like brave man kills mountain lion with bare hands
one bad ass man and he is lucky he turned around and saw the animal first
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Old 02-08-19, 01:04 PM
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yeah saw that, he was lucky it wasn't bigger. cats are wild, the way they twist & squirm. I've tangled w house cats & it's nothing I'd ever want a part of. I mean their back legs start kicking & digging, they'll do anything & everything to get away from a hold. very hard to imagine someone doing this successfully. would like to hear the jogger's first hand account

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Old 02-08-19, 01:16 PM
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Roy has the strength of a thousand tigers.
Wut
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Old 02-08-19, 01:17 PM
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yeah saw that, he was lucky it wasn't bigger. cats are wild, the way they twist & squirm. I've tangled w house cats & it's nothing I'd ever want a part of. I mean their back legs start kicking & digging, they'll do anything & everything to get away from a hold. very hard to imagine someone doing this successfully. would like to hear the jogger's first hand account
i was wondering this. Was the animal sick and how big was this cat?

Maybe they fell down. It will be great to hear this guys story.
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Old 02-08-19, 01:24 PM
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i was wondering this. Was the animal sick and how big was this cat?

Maybe they fell down. It will be great to hear this guys story.
Read somewhere that it was a juvenile, about 80lbs. Still not an encounter I'd want to be a part of.
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One of the other reports I read indicates that the mountain lion was a juvenile, and hence, may not have had good skills for choosing appropriate prey: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/new...ls/2793963002/

Usually, they tend to go after children and smaller women that are running. I was always taught to get BIG, move slowly, and throw stuff - and generally avoid running around dawn and dusk! Mountain lions were not uncommon in Boulder when I lived there ~15 years ago.
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I was always taught to get BIG, move slowly, and throw stuff -
Yep. And/or wave a big stick/branch around. Like you wrote, anything to make you look larger than you are. Definitely don't tour your back and run.
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We've had one prawling around our house recently. Kind of makes me wonder what I would do if one of dogs or kids gets ambushed. The guy is somewhat bad-ass, almost like those guys who ride their bikes in the rain.
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Maybe they fell down
& if so, was it to the left, or the right ...
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