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Old 05-20-2018, 09:50 AM   #1
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Wow!

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Old 05-20-2018, 09:55 AM   #2
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That's crazy
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:01 AM   #3
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Scratch all that at the end. The one and only safety precaution you need to take is.....if you go hiking and biking, carry a shotgun. Load it with #4 buck and call it good. If you're packin heat you ain't got no reason to run from a stupid freakin animal.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:05 AM   #4
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Only reason I hate walking to my bow blind in the pitch black , especially in old Mexico
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:13 AM   #5
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Those attacks are so rare I wouldn’t worry about it. The last time anyone was killed in that state only Burnadel was around
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:43 AM   #6
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Me too. And rookie bow hunters.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:00 AM   #7
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Wow

I'm surprised that a 100# cat could manage to take out 2 grown men.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:05 AM   #8
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The biker was "killed" and the cat was "euthanized". PC at its best. Prayers up for these folks. Mountain lion attacks have to be around the same odds as winning the lottery the same day you got struck by lightning.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:35 AM   #9
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I'm surprised that a 100# cat could manage to take out 2 grown men.
Yea me too! I was thinking 2 of them could fight him off!
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:04 PM   #10
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I'm surprised that a 100# cat could manage to take out 2 grown men.
not really big cats are built to kill,, when they separated it just made it easier for the cat .....
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:26 PM   #11
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Yea me too! I was thinking 2 of them could fight him off!
Well not when one of them leaves his buddy & heads for the hills.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:45 PM   #12
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This is why I always pack my Glock when I go in with my bow. In the pitch black I can still get off a shot with my .40 caliber. Don't honestly care what the rules are, as not orphaning my kids trumps pleasing a bureaucrat.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:50 PM   #13
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You have a letter better chance of getting killed by dogs, or bees, or lightning. But being stalked and then brought down by a cougar would be an awful way to go.
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:43 PM   #14
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This is what happens when you panic!

I'm no expert, but if the guys would have stood their ground and used their bikes between themselves and the cat, they would have both been here today!

Never turn your back on a cat, and never ever run from one! You will just cause the predator instinct to kick in and they will run after you.
Also, a good side arm would have come in handy!

I've interacted with black panthers, Tigers and Bobcats in captivity and their nature is to always attack from behind. So never ever turn your back on one!

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Old 05-20-2018, 05:43 PM   #15
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I either read or heard a while back that majority lion attacks happen with someone on a bike. I guess triggers the chase response


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Old 05-20-2018, 06:28 PM   #16
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Yea me too! I was thinking 2 of them could fight him off!
Grab a buddy and a big house cat then fill a bathtub full of water and see if the two of you can dunk the cat without injury.......now add 100 lbs to the cat and you are dinner. Good luck
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:56 PM   #17
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I have never been around so many cat experts than I have since I joined this site.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:57 PM   #18
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Unless you have claws on all hands and feet and great big teeth, you gonna have hell fighting off a 100 lb. lion.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:17 PM   #19
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A mountain lion kills very large, very swift, very tough and very resilient mammals for a living. We are none of those things. If he decides that your death is in his best interest, my money is on him no matter your tough guy status.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:28 PM   #20
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What a friend running off while his buddy has his head in the cats mouth.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:41 PM   #21
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Here is a more recent update.. my girlfriend lives in Seattle and frequently hikes in that area.. she has been keeping me updated..

https://www.king5.com/article/news/l.../281-555709031
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:44 PM   #22
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A mountain lion kills very large, very swift, very tough and very resilient mammals for a living. We are none of those things. If he decides that your death is in his best interest, my money is on him no matter your tough guy status.
Agreed. We are mice to them....big, slow, mice.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:49 PM   #23
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What a friend running off while his buddy has his head in the cats mouth.
sounds like there were actually two cats there at the site of the attack, one of them ran.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:26 PM   #24
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Only reason I hate walking to my bow blind in the pitch black , especially in old Mexico
Yessir even worse Iíd imagine would actually seeing one right at dark and then having to get out and pass by it to get to truck. I donít know what Iíd do if that happened prolly sleep in my stand
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:29 PM   #25
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:36 PM   #26
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wow. Prayers sent.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:58 PM   #27
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My son lives right by where it happen,I told him take pocket pistol on hikes.


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Old 05-20-2018, 09:59 PM   #28
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When I first read the title, I thought "How did a mountain line kill somebody on a Harley." Then I read the article and realized it was a different type of "biker."
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:15 PM   #29
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That’s insane
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:39 PM   #30
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When I first read the title, I thought "How did a mountain line kill somebody on a Harley." Then I read the article and realized it was a different type of "biker."
I should have put "Mountain" in front of biker
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:16 PM   #31
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Maybe Bo will post up the video of the mountain lion hunt he sent out the other day, makes it look easy
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:01 AM   #32
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The biker was "killed" and the cat was "euthanized". PC at its best. Prayers up for these folks. Mountain lion attacks have to be around the same odds as winning the lottery the same day you got struck by lightning.
Heard this story on the radio while the wife and I were driving. This was my exact response! Perhaps if we quit killing deer and instead euthanize them, the animal rights nuts will be ok with it.

I do appreciate the reporting in the second link:
"Officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Game tracked the cougar down and shot it dead."
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:06 AM   #33
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Yea me too! I was thinking 2 of them could fight him off!
If you were ever able to skin one and see just exactly how these cats are built then you would see how 2 men being able to fight one off, with bare hands, would be next impossible... They are built to kill. Its what they do.
A 100 pound cat is a small one..
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:08 AM   #34
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A mountain lion kills very large, very swift, very tough and very resilient mammals for a living. We are none of those things. If he decides that your death is in his best interest, my money is on him no matter your tough guy status.
100% correct.. Humans do not stand a chance against a big cat of any kind.
A bobcat can easily kill a human.

Heck a human was just killed by a pack of wienie dogs..
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:26 AM   #35
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sounds like there were actually two cats there at the site of the attack, one of them ran.
Itís tough to say what youíd actually do in this situation, but I like to think I wouldnít do that to a friend. Regardless, itís a terrible situation all around.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:05 AM   #36
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This is only the second person killed by a mountain lion in Washington, in over 100 years.

My guess is there is something wrong with the cat and it was not able to hunt normal prey and went looking for something easier. Cat's don't hunt people, or there would be a lot more people dying in the western US.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:25 AM   #37
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Grab a buddy and a big house cat then fill a bathtub full of water and see if the two of you can dunk the cat without injury.......now add 100 lbs to the cat and you are dinner. Good luck
This is greatness!
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:35 AM   #38
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Didnt read the post or link... but... what the hell is a mountain lion doing at a twin peaks?
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:22 PM   #39
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I used to think that if a lion attacked me I would just beat the C*** out of it. Only wussies or Californians would be afraid of a mountain lion. Then we killed a 125 lb cat at the ranch. What I know is that if that bad boy jumped on your back your screwed!

My partner took video of one at 3 ft. from his bow blind. The cat actually rubbed against his pop up. He took a shotgun to his blind the rest of the season.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:46 PM   #40
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100% correct.. Humans do not stand a chance against a big cat of any kind.
A bobcat can easily kill a human.

Heck a human was just killed by a pack of wienie dogs..
Great... thanks for pointing that out. Now I have a whole separate reason to be faster on the walk to my stand. I've seen several walking in and out.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:56 PM   #41
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Id hate to run into my dead buddies family, after I ran off while he was being attacked by a kitty kat. Go down swinging. Dang.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:21 PM   #42
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Only reason I hate walking to my bow blind in the pitch black , especially in old Mexico
Yep, and I had a game cam pic of a Huge Tom in my feed pen, that was only 40 yards from my little tripod.
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Didnt read the post or link... but... what the hell is a mountain lion doing at a twin peaks?
Lots of cougars there.
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