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Man uses chain saw in Wyo. mountain lion attack
hostednews ^ | 2 hours ago | MATTHEW BROWN

Posted on 07/17/2009 3:07:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono

BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife officials are trying to determine why a mountain lion attacked a Colorado man who says he used a chain saw to fight off the animal during a camping trip with his wife and two toddlers in northwestern Wyoming.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chainsaw; mountainlion; wildlife

1 posted on 07/17/2009 3:07:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, please! I am sick of the politically correct idea that mountain lions, wolves, etc., should be protected because their nature is NOT to attack people. In some places, the DNR has planted wolves and made it illegal to shoot them because they are “not a threat to people.” Interestingly enough, when one wondered into the Chicago area they killed it. Evidently wolves are a threat to city people but those in rural areas should have no problem with wolves running around THEIR back yard because they are no threat to rural folks. If you shoot a wolf, they will prosecute you harder than if you shot another human being.


2 posted on 07/17/2009 3:16:42 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: onevoter

S S S ...


3 posted on 07/17/2009 3:22:49 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Free men don't need government permission.)
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To: JoeProBono

“What’s that noise?”

(Brought to you by: Punchlines R Us)


4 posted on 07/17/2009 3:25:20 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: JoeProBono

5 posted on 07/17/2009 3:32:43 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: JoeProBono

Uh, because it’s a predator? They’re not fluffy bunny cartoon characters, those mountain lions.


6 posted on 07/17/2009 3:36:24 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe the cat was hungry?


7 posted on 07/17/2009 3:39:05 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: JoeProBono

I know chainsaws, they are an awesome weapon. I mean literally Awesome.


8 posted on 07/17/2009 3:45:27 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: SkyPilot; Daffynition

9 posted on 07/17/2009 3:46:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Poor little starving kitty. Hmmm. Why didn’t dad go for his sidearm during the staring contest? The morals of the story are: never bring a chainsaw to a gunfight...and s.s.s.


10 posted on 07/17/2009 3:47:13 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: onevoter

The goo-goo protection of dangerous predators like mountain lions will continue until a wolf or mountain lion devours the child of some politician; then all hell will break out.


11 posted on 07/17/2009 3:50:04 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: SkyPilot
The article refers to the EX Marine.......as we all know he is a Former Marine. The cougar can be the EX Cougar!
12 posted on 07/17/2009 3:50:21 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: JoeProBono

Wildlife officials are trying to determine why a mountain lion attacked a Colorado man

Why?

Will it make a difference?

Are they attempting to design a class for errant cougars?

How will they determine the why?

Does the word WILD have meaning anymore?

I want to go on but as in this case, what would be the point, because the point has already been OBE.


13 posted on 07/17/2009 4:00:45 AM PDT by wita
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To: JoeProBono
Authorities say it was in poor physical condition and appeared to be starving.

And they're scratching their head as to why it attacked the guy?

14 posted on 07/17/2009 4:06:46 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: JoeProBono

VIDEO

15 posted on 07/17/2009 4:22:15 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: JoeProBono
“...trying to determine why a mountain lion attacked a Colorado man...”

Hey, “wildlife officials” there is nothing to determine.

Mountain lions/cougars are PREDATORS.

They see humans ALL HUMANS — even their own personal security force (wildlife officials) — AS PREY.

16 posted on 07/17/2009 4:22:28 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (It's soft tyranny, folks. It's smiley-face fascism.)
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To: JoeProBono
It the cat went after the man while he was actually using the chainsaw then I would wonder if the noise didn't really hurt the animals ears. Goodness knows chainsaws and leaf blowers hurt my ears and I can see how a wild animal could attack one.
17 posted on 07/17/2009 4:30:55 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Palin Must GO! to the white house)
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To: JoeProBono

18 posted on 07/17/2009 4:34:48 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is an illegal alien)
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To: onevoter

NH law says it’s legal to kill any predator on your property if you have lifestock, which we do.

Revolver loaded with shotshells suffices for most chicken-stealing varmints. Shotguns with buckshot for bigger critters. Sidearms are better when you’re doing work around the farm, but the shotgun shouldn’t be too far away.


19 posted on 07/17/2009 4:37:14 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: JoeProBono

“Dustin Britton, a 32-year-old mechanic and ex-Marine from Windsor, Colo”

...”ex-Marine”?! No such thing. The arugula eating, cross dressing pansie that wrote this should spend less time getting his nails done and more time learning more about why he’s not speaking german or japanese right now.


20 posted on 07/17/2009 4:37:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: Daffynition

That’s just sick. Really sick :)


21 posted on 07/17/2009 4:44:12 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: wita
Are they attempting to design a class for errant cougars?


22 posted on 07/17/2009 4:47:53 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: JoeProBono
"Man uses chain saw in Wyo. mountain lion attack"

Why would a man use a chainsaw to attack a mountain lion? Wouldn't it just be easier to shoot the animal from a distance?

23 posted on 07/17/2009 4:50:01 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: JoeProBono

Ever tried to conceal carry a Stihl?


24 posted on 07/17/2009 5:04:32 AM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: JoeProBono

Forget the chainsaw. Use the boomstick instead.

25 posted on 07/17/2009 5:06:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (As a child Obama was rejected from Little League because of lack of a birth certificate.)
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To: Daffynition
Cougars?

Debunking the cougar myth

26 posted on 07/17/2009 5:08:50 AM PDT by csvset
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, that’s some heavy equipment to take camping. A chainsaw?


27 posted on 07/17/2009 5:18:16 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: RegulatorCountry
" They’re not fluffy bunny cartoon characters, those mountain lions. "

Mindless stupid liberal women and liberals in general think that they are so cute and fluffy " ....
Liberalism is going to destroy us.... God Help Us !!!
28 posted on 07/17/2009 5:36:37 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Hatteras
" Why would a man use a chainsaw to attack a mountain lion? Wouldn't it just be easier to shoot the animal from a distance? "

Not if the only thing you had to protect yourself and your family with was only the chainsaw ....
29 posted on 07/17/2009 5:40:18 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: ansel12
I know chainsaws, they are an awesome weapon. I mean literally Awesome.

Right. You give the assailant your chainsaw and tell him "Here, use this." After he's exhausted himself trying to start it, you have your wife beat up on him.

30 posted on 07/17/2009 5:43:59 AM PDT by Grut
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To: csvset
A well maintained Cougar is just as good as a newer model .. : ) .....


31 posted on 07/17/2009 5:54:09 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Daffynition

I hadn’t contemplated that angle but...


32 posted on 07/17/2009 6:11:22 AM PDT by wita
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

The first new car I ever had was a 1967 Cougar. It was the worst car I ever owned and I traded it before I was finished payig for it. I didn’t buy another Ford product for 33 years until 2000 when I bought a 2000 Lincoln Navigator. I now have an ‘04 Navigagtor and hope to buy a 2010 Navigator next year.


33 posted on 07/17/2009 6:22:56 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: JoeProBono

34 posted on 07/17/2009 7:39:10 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Daffynition

35 posted on 07/17/2009 1:30:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

36 posted on 07/17/2009 1:49:47 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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