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(SFGate)   Game wardens regret killing cougars, now feel they were moderately hittable   ( divider line
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5821 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Dec 2012 at 1:17 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-22 03:53:46 PM  
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Insatiable Jesus: I don't care how old it is. A mountain lion should be shot on sight.

Are we really wanting to live with cougars in our midst again? WTF? These things are not cuddly little kittens, they will kill a child if given the chance. My friend in CA says they are already a problem where she is, they like to sit in trees and jump onto bicyclists, she says for some reason bicyclists seem to really set them off. Wait until one wanders up into a backyard and gobbles a five year old. Probably won't make any difference to the anthropomorphic animal rights crowd.

Yes, we are. cougars do a service in culling deer, bear, raccoons, and possums. They aren't after your children, nor bicyclists unless they decide to folic in the cougars area. For the most part, cougars shy away from humans. Like all things in life, situational awareness (like knowing prime cougar habitat and habits) will prevent most cougar attacks. We gotta learn to live with the local wildlife if'n we're gonna move into their neighborhood
2012-12-22 03:49:00 PM  
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Alys: I do a lot of backpacking through the Sierras and in the local mountains around Los Angeles, and mountain lions are the only thing that scare me. Black bears are cowards and will generally only attack you if you do something very stupid to provoke them, but with mountain lions you never see them coming. They just jump out of the bushes, chomp down on your neck from behind, and then it's lights out.

They embody all the spite and misanthropy of regular housecats, in a size large enough to eat you for dinner.


I grew up mountain biking in northern Idaho, I now live in Colorado.

I've been "lucky" enough to see 2 in the wild. The first time I saw one will stick with me forever. The beast was massive, looked at me, paused and continued on its way. Perfect hunters indeed. Hair on my back of my body stood up as I hammered down the hill away from the kitty. I rarely feel like I'm at the bottom of the food chain out in the woods but that time I totally felt like food.
2012-12-22 03:45:23 PM  
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UltimaCS: "cougar" in a tree

Good God, Man, post the link (sorta NSFW)

2012-12-22 02:36:38 PM  
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The reality:

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2012-12-22 01:34:08 PM  
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Not only did they kill the cubs, but they were orphaned and could have been saved because they had been discovered in time. That's pretty tragic.
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