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  • Surveillance video captures mountain lion on CA homeowner's car

    10/11/2014 7:07:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    abc 13 ^ | October 08, 2014 | Alan Wang
    SAN JOSE, CA -- A San Jose homeowner captured a mountain lion in front of his home with a surveillance camera Tuesday morning. After the motion detector alarm on his surveillance camera went off, David Tang reviewed his video and saw the animal standing on his car. "People walk around here at night time and walk with their dogs, so it's dangerous for the people if they don't know," Tang said. ... That's a big cat
  • Mountain Lion Attacks Boy on California Hiking Trail

    09/07/2014 10:43:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    nbc la ^ | Sep 7, 2014 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    A 6-year-old boy is in the hospital after being attacked by a mountain lion Sunday afternoon on a hiking trail near a winery in Cupertino ... A game warden, Travis Jarrett, told NBC Bay Area the boy's parents had to fight off the mountain lion. "The cat did make contact with the boy, did end up taking him into a brushy area, his parents did fight the animal off," he said. "He suffered enough injuries to the point that he was needing immediate medical attention. He had to be immediately hospitalized."
  • Lions and Guns in Nebraska

    07/24/2014 1:38:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal attacks may not be recorded as defensive gun uses in most surveys, and they are never recorded as justifiable homicides.   But defensive uses of guns against animals occur frequently.   I was surprised to learn of the number of mountain lions that have been shot in defensive situations in Nebraska.   Here is the latest incident. A man in near Chadron, Nebraska shot a mountain lion that was menacing young children near his residence.  He grabbed a rifle and approached the animal, which refused to flee.   From a Nebraska Game and Parks press release: A man reported noticing the animal...
  • Mountain View Police Capture, Tranquilize Mountain Lion

    05/07/2014 3:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Terry McSweeney, Bob Redell and Lisa Fernandez
    The mountain lion that left is mother and found its way in Mountain View on Tuesday evening has been released back into the wild, somewhere in San Mateo County. Bob Redell reports After a nearly five-hour standoff with a mountain lion in Mountain View on Tuesday night, wardens ended up trapping and tranquilizing the big cat inside the parking garage of a typically quiet Silicon Valley apartment complex. After all the commotion, the 2-year-old male was set free on the Peninsula just before midnight, Fish and Game Lt. Andrew Hughan said. The drama began after residents, including some children, reported...
  • Mountain lion or bobcat? Durham woman’s pic has many wondering[CT]

    03/12/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 72 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Cassandra Day
    A woman’s photograph of a big cat roaming the snowy woods near her mother’s home in a sleepy central Connecticut town has some convinced it’s a mountain lion — despite environmental officials’ assertion that cougars are extinct in the state. Caitlin Handley posted the photograph on Durham-Middlefield Patch on March 6 under her mother Linda’s name, warning residents to keep their pets inside, and soon received a dozen comments from folks who surmised it was a bobcat. “It was approximately 10 in the morning when I saw it,” Handley says. “I believe the animal was actually bigger than the picture...
  • Mountain Lion in Fontana Kills German Shepherd(Southern CA)

    03/05/2014 8:03:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-aggressive-mountain-lion-search-20140305,0,6377684.story#ixzz2v9UKdfWZ
  • Homeless Man Recovering After Apparent Mountain Lion Attack (CA)

    02/02/2014 2:27:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    NBC 4 So CA ^ | January 2, 2014 | Andrew Lopez
    Traps have been put in place to capture the lionAuthorities are hoping to speak Sunday to a 50-year-old homeless man who suffered severe injuries in an apparent mountain lion attack in Perris. An emergency call was placed around 8 a.m. Saturday morning of a man suffering injuries to his face, chest, head and arms, according to Dan Sforza, assistant chief of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The man, who was injured near a makeshift shelter near Highway 74 and Navajo Road, was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery, Sforza said.
  • Why You Should Be Careful Of SunkenCiv's Photos

    01/25/2014 4:18:17 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 101 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 1/25/14 | blueunicorn6
    SunkenCiv always has the most beautiful photos of distant galaxies and comets and stuff. The other night, he posted this photo of a planet that was just stunning. I thought that maybe I should go outside and look at all the stars I was missing. I walked out the back door and started across the back yard looking up to see what was in the sky. This is kind of dangerous as I have four dogs and you should watch where you step in the back yard because if you don't you might step in dog crap and drag it...
  • This lion doesn’t run, instead kills, eats wolf ( Wyoming )

    12/15/2013 12:34:39 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Jackson Hole News ^ | December 11, 2013 | Mike Koshmrl
    Five mountain lion cubs mothered by Teton Cougar Project research animals have met their ends in the jaws of wolves over the past few years. Now a Jackson Hole female cougar appears to have exacted vengeance. A lion tracked by the Kelly-based science institute for the past six years is documented to have recently dined on a yearling wolf, Cougar Project biologist Mark Elbroch says. “What’s nice about this particular incident is that this is a collared mountain lion, and we know for sure that she killed it,” ... While not unheard of, proven cases of lions killing wolves are...
  • Mountain Lion Shot After Coming Near Hunter(NE)

    11/14/2012 9:03:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    wowt.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Amaka Ubaka
    A male mountain lion was shot by a deer hunter Saturday, November 10th, the opening day of the November firearm deer season. The incident occurred about 10 miles northeast of Ainsworth in Brown County. The hunter reported the shooting to a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officer. According to the hunter, the cat walked parallel to him at about 35 yards as he left his hunting blind, made eye contact with him, then circled in front of the hunter’s path. A subsequent investigation concluded the hunter was justified in killing the 150-pound animal. By law, a person may kill...
  • Custer man shoots, kills mountain lion on front porch(SD)

    11/08/2012 12:31:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    mitchellrepublic.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | AP
    CUSTER (AP) — A rural Custer man who discovered a mountain lion lounging on his porch shot and killed the animal.
  • Windows 8 early upgrades beat Mountain Lion OS X early upgrades by 1 million.

    11/02/2012 9:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Computer World ^ | 11/02/2012 | Preston Gralla
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claims that Microsoft has sold 4 million upgrades to Windows 8 in the first three of its launch -- more than the 3 million upgrades of Mountain Lion sold in the first four days of its launch. That sounds impressive -- but is it really good news for Microsoft? During Microsoft's BUILD Conference today, Ballmer said, "In just the last three days, we have sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades. The level of embrace from enthusiasts is very, very high." He later called the results "stunning. Computerworld's Gregg Keizer notes that those numbers are likely downloads,...
  • B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house ( Canada )

    08/28/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012
    A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life. Angie Prime, 35, was sitting in the living room of her home in Trail, located in southeastern B.C., on Saturday evening, talking to her husband on the phone and getting ready to take her three dogs out for a walk before turning into bed. Then she caught a flash of something that should not have been in the house. "I just happened to catch something out of the corner of...
  • Mountain lion mauls hiker near Nevada City

    07/04/2012 9:45:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jul 03, 2012
    NEVADA CITY, Calif. - A mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man camping northwest of Nevada City. ... the man decided to stop and sleep for the night while on the planned hiking trip, and laid a sleeping bag out on a tributary to the Yuba River. The man told officials that during the attack, the mountain lion bit and clawed him through the sleeping bag. The animal bit into the man's cap and his clothes. "The lion immediately began a ferocious attack. It bit him into his head. It bit him on the hands," said Patrick Foy, of the Department...
  • Couple's lesson in survival from '07 cougar attack

    06/23/2012 7:09:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    It was hard to put a finger on it, but something seemed slightly off five years ago as Jim and Nell Hamm were completing a hike through pristine Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The Humboldt County woods seemed unusually quiet, they said, perhaps a bit spooky that fateful afternoon on Jan. 24, 2007, when Jim heard a "gravelly sound" and looked behind him. In the air, its claws straight out in front, was a mountain lion flying toward his head. He said he instinctively ducked to his left and the lion flew by, landing on the trail. The cougar quickly...
  • Officers Open Fire on Mountain Lion in Downtown Santa Monica

    05/22/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    NBC ^ | May 22, 2012 | Jonathan Lloyd
    A mountain lion cornered in a downtown Santa Monica courtyard bolted after being shot with a tranquilizer dart, prompting authorities to use lethal force Tuesday morning, according to the California Department of Fish and Game. "We were able to get a dart in the lion. At that point, the lion was making its way out into the street and then we really have to be concerned about public safety at that point," ... The male, 3-year-old mountain lion -- estimated to weigh 80 pounds -- apparently jumped over an eight-foot fence to enter the courtyard area
  • Mountain lions raid ranches (A Big Cat)

    04/17/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 106 replies
    The ranchers in Indian Valley, Genesee and Taylorsville, Plumas Co. have had 7 mountain lions killed this year after they had lost pets and livestock. One after this one was killed. Alicia Knadler, Indian Valley editor, wrote the following story in the March 27 Lassen County Times. "Blood and gore and the blank stares of his baby and adult goats greeted Genesee youth Paul Astles when he went to do his chores in the barn before school Monday, March 12. "He discoved a full-scale slaughter of his kids and adults. (Heather Kingdon told me he lost nine head that night.)...
  • Man Attacked by Mountain Lion, Saved by Bear

    03/30/2012 4:47:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    A northern California man who says he was attacked by a mountain lion while out on a hike has a helpful hand - or claw - to thank for his life. Robert Biggs, 69, of Paradise, Calif., says he was saved by a helpful bear. Biggs set out Monday morning for one of his usual hiking and gold-panning trips near Whiskey Flats when he came across a mother bear, yearling, and cub sitting on a stream bank. Biggs said he stopped to watch the bears for a few moments, but, as he turned to leave, something jumped on his back...
  • California Assemblyman drops campaign to oust wildlife official who shot and killed mountain lion

    03/12/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | Updated 3/12/12
    Democratic Assemblyman Ben Hueso said Friday that he is dropping his effort to oust Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards. Richards recently came under heavy fire from animal-rights groups and Democratic lawmakers after a photo in a hunting publication showed him posing with a mountain lion he shot in Idaho. Unlike in California, where voters banned killing cougars in 1990, Idaho allows the animals to be hunted. Critics said his actions, while not illegal, raised doubts about his ability to lead the commission. But hunting and fishing groups, as well as GOP lawmakers, have come to Richards' defense. Hueso,...
  • Mountain Lion Spooked By Dog, Chased Up Backyard Tree

    02/23/2012 9:55:31 PM PST · by Altariel · 58 replies · 2+ views
    KCRA ^ | February 23, 2012 | Unknown
    LOS ALTOS -- A dog chased a cat up a tree Tuesday morning in the Bay Area -- same old story, right? Well, except in this case, the "cat" is a rather large mountain lion. The California Department of Fish and Game reported to an upscale home on La Barranca and Elena roads in Los Altos on Tuesday morning after learning of a mountain lion 30 to 40 feet up a tree. An 85-pound German Shepard named Cody apparently was scary enough to send the mountain lion running. The big cats have been known to eat things larger than Cody,...
  • Warning: Photo may disturb some readers; photo of lion trophy sparks debate over legal hunting

    02/20/2012 8:01:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 114 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/20/12 | Tom Stienstra
    The divide between those who live in rural areas and those from cities ruptured wide this past weekend across America in a debate over a provocative photo of California Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards and a huge mountain lion he shot legally after an 8-hour hunt in Idaho. Some comments on Facebook suggest that Richards should be the one hunted and shot, that he should be jailed, that is unethical to shoot anything you do not eat, and hunting of any kind is barbaric.Most from rural backgrounds would see nothing wrong with the photo. Mountain lions are predators...
  • Boy Recovering After Mountain Lion Attack 2/6/12

    02/07/2012 3:20:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    CBS7 ^ | February 6, 2012 | Shannon Murray
    Big Bend National Park - What started as a family vacation quickly took a turn for the worst after a six-year-old boy is attacked by a mountain lion in Big Bend National Park. "We weren’t on a trail or down in the woods we were on a sidewalk between the restaurant and hotel," explains Rivers Hobbs’ father, Jason. The Hobbs family drove in from Austin, hoping to enjoy the outdoors in Big Bend National Park. But their vacation was cut short. "It snuck up on me," claims 6-year-old Rivers. “It” was a mountain lion, sneaking up on Rivers just feet...
  • Mountain lion killed after preying on petting zoo ( CA )

    01/03/2012 3:19:04 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Enterprise Media ^ | 28 December 2011 | DAVID DANELSKI
    The animal had been preying on domestic goats, residents and authorities said. A mountain lion that took a heavy toll on the animals in an Oak Glen petting zoo was killed on Christmas night when it returned to a sheep carcass to feed. The 7-year-old female lion had been raiding the petting zoo at Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho apple orchards. In all, 13 goats and sheep died, said Devon Riley, who owns the business in the mountains east of Yucaipa. When the goats and sheep started to disappear in late November, California Department of Fish and Game officials investigated...
  • Mountain lion kills family's dog ( NM )

    12/31/2011 3:44:08 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 2011
    A Los Alamos family is mourning the loss of their pet dog after a mountain lion attacked and killed it in their backyard on Christmas Eve. Police Capt. Randy Foster said that when Hari Viswanathan heard the family dog, named Gwennie, barking outside and found a mountain lion trying to pull it through wooden slats in the fence, he frantically tried to get the big can to let go and even hit it over the head with a shovel. Even after four officers responded and the dog was dead, the mountain lion wouldn't let her go,
  • Cougar spotted roaming central Wisconsin

    11/03/2011 3:49:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | October 31, 2011
    A trail camera snapped a shot of a young cougar near the town of Pray in eastern Jackson County on Oct. 20...Agency biologists believe it's the same cat another trail camera caught on film on Oct. 16 near Mauston in Juneau County, about 42 miles from the area where the Jackson County photograph was taken.
  • Mountain Lion/Cougar Question/Vanity

    10/24/2011 6:19:51 PM PDT · by eastforker · 73 replies
    me | 10/24/11 | Eastforker
    I live in far NE Harris County, Texas.Got a question for all the hunters and outdoormen here.Yesterday morning I noticed about a 60 pound hog had been hit and killed down my road.I stopped to take a closer look and noticed the pig had been eaten on, from the belly, through the rib cage, the sternom and ribs chewed back several inches, all the way to the throat. Rigor had not set in yet so it was quite fresh, yesterday evening the hog was still there in the same shape it was in(except now bloated and full of flies) the...
  • Idaho boy, 10, escapes clash with mountain lion(AP)

    09/24/2011 6:24:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 23 September, 2011 | JESSIE L. BONNER (AP)
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 10-year-old Idaho boy who came face-to-face with a mountain lion in rural Boise County escaped with minor scratches — and concerns that his friends at school wouldn't believe his story, according to state wildlife managers.
  • Mountain Lion Attack has Neighborhood on Edge ( Colorado Springs )

    09/05/2011 9:59:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    KREX News ^ | Sep 4, 2011
    A mountain lion attack has a Monument neighborhood on edge. Residents of the town, located about 20 miles north of Colorado Springs, are keeping a close watch on children and pets after a mountain lion killed a small dog. The dog was coming back inside when the mountain lion struck.
  • Dogs Harass a Lion Hanging off a cliff

    08/20/2011 6:24:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, August 20, 2011
    Video at Site.
  • DEC confirms wild mountain lion in Lake George [traveled from SD to CT]

    08/20/2011 5:15:13 PM PDT · by GJ15 · 14 replies
    Poststar.com ^ | August 19, 20111 | Don Lehman
    LAKE GEORGE -- State wildlife biologists have confirmed that a wild mountain lion passed through Warren County last winter before it was hit and killed by a car in Connecticut earlier this year. The big cat was hit by a car in Milford, Conn., on June 11. A series of DNA analyses have linked it to mountain lion fur left behind with cat paw prints in the back yard of a Lake George home last December, said Lori Severino, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Officials believe it was native to South Dakota, and said it was...
  • Durkin: Wayward animals can cover vast distances

    08/02/2011 5:20:36 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    State Journal ^ | 8-2-11 | PATRICK DURKIN
    An acquaintance of mine probably wasn't surprised to hear about the cougar that wandered northern Wisconsin from January through May in 2010, disappeared, and then died June 11 after getting SUV'd on a Connecticut highway. Talk about missing your exit and ending up in the wrong town. My acquaintance can relate. Years ago, he became tired while driving on I-90/I-94, so his wife took the helm near Mauston. Before dozing off, he reminded her to take I-90 to La Crosse when the highways forked in 25 miles. No problem, she said. When he awoke, they were pulling off to gas...
  • Mountain Lion travels 1,500 miles on its own to CT.

    07/26/2011 2:35:43 PM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 56 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | 7/26/2011 | Unknown
    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said today that results of genetic tests show that the mountain lion killed in Milford in June made its way to the state from the Black Hills region of South Dakota and is an animal whose movements were actually tracked and recorded as it made its way through Minnesota and Wisconsin. Genetic tests also show that it is likely that the mountain lion killed when it was hit by a car June 11 on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford was the same one that had been seen earlier that month in...
  • Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

    06/10/2011 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 164 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | June 9, 2011 | Lou Young
    Conservation Experts: This Size Cat Hasn't Been Seen Here In 100 Years. There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. ... We’re not looking for your Aunt Mildred’s kitty here, either. This is a big cat, a 160-pound predator that hunts and eats things. ... Ironically the Eastern mountain lion was officially declared extinct only a few months ago — in March.
  • Southern California family finds mountain lion in garage

    05/25/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 05/25/2011 | Beatriz E. Valenzuela
    HESPERIA -- Michelle Taylor shudders when she realizes she may have been sharing her garage with a mountain lion for the past three days. "I think it was in there since Sunday night," the Hesperia mother of five said after the animal was removed on Tuesday. Her neighbors reported they had seen a mountain lion roaming the area since Friday.
  • Mountain lion killed on resident's porch

    05/25/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 62 replies
    Independent Record | ^ | May 25, 2011 | EVE BYRON
    UPDATE 9:20 a.m. - Charlene Wilkinson just wanted to read the news, not be the news when she picked up the Independent Record off her porch Wednesday morning. Then she got a call from the Helena Police dispatcher shortly after 7 a.m., telling her to stay inside and move away from the windows because a mountain lion was curled up on her front porch, precisely where she had picked up her newspaper just moments earlier. "They told me not to even look out the window because I could startle it and it could go through the window," Wilkinson said, recalling...
  • Camera captures mountain lion in Chesterfield[Missouri]

    01/24/2011 6:58:31 AM PST · by Palter · 44 replies
    STL Today ^ | 21 Jan 2011 | STEPHEN DEERE
    It's impossible to mistake the big cat in the grainy black and white pictures — not with that distinct patch of white hair at its mouth, the muscled jaw line, bulging shoulders and sleek profile. Call it a cougar, puma or panther. The question is: What's it doing in Chesterfield? The Missouri Department of Conservation isn't quite sure, but most likely the mountain lion was just passing through in search of territory or a mate. The pictures taken Jan. 12 from a stationary wildlife camera mark the first confirmed sighting in St. Louis County since 1994, and the 13th in...
  • Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after (Jack Russell) terrier trees animal

    11/12/2010 1:17:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2010 | AP
    Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after terrier trees animal By The Associated Press (CP) COLMAN, S.D. — A 150-pound (68-kilogram) mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier. Jack the Jack Russell weighs only 17 pounds (8 kilograms), and yet he managed to trap the cougar up a tree on Tuesday on a farm in the north-central state of South Dakota. Jack's owner, Chad Strenge, told The Argus Leader that the dog "trees cats all the time," and that the plucky terrier probably "figured it was just a cat." Professor Jonathan Jenks, who tracks...
  • Cougar killed near Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto

    08/31/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT · by thecodont · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    (08-31) 18:35 PDT BERKELEY -- Berkeley police shot and killed a mountain lion early Tuesday as it roamed a neighborhood around the city's world-famous Gourmet Ghetto for at least an hour, leaping over fences from one backyard to another. Three officers shot and killed the 100-pound adult female with rifles and a shotgun shortly before 3:30 a.m. outside a home on the 1600 block of Walnut Street, just blocks from Chez Panisse restaurant, the flagship Peet's Coffee store, the Cheese Board Collective and other businesses along busy Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley. Residents speculated that the mountain lion had been...
  • Mountain lion chases dog through doggie door trapping family inside home

    03/06/2010 5:32:06 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 78 replies · 2,342+ views
    examiner ^ | March 5 | Penny Eims
    Salida, CO - Fox31 KDVR reports of a dramatic mountain lion encounter on Thursday afternoon in Chaffee County. Around 4 pm, a malnourished mountain lion chased a small dog into the home of Michele Bese and her two young children. The lion entered the home through a doggie door leading to the outside yard. When the lion first entered the home, Michele was unable to tell if it was a coyote or a mountain lion. She made the mountain lion determination after one of her 5 dogs confronted the animal. Michele was able to secure her children in a bedroom...
  • Teen fends off mountain lion with sword

    02/11/2010 11:51:53 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,162+ views
    wpri. ^ | 11 Feb 2010,
    A family pet is safe thanks to a Samurai sword-wielding teen who rescued the dog from a mountain lion. The teen actually fought off the big cat, ninja-style!
  • Trail camera near Atoka snaps a mountain lion[Oklahoma]

    01/09/2010 7:55:02 AM PST · by Palter · 54 replies · 2,673+ views
    NewsOK ^ | 05 Jan 2010 | ED GODFREY
    ‘I am a believer now,’ Atoka man says about mountain lions being in Oklahoma This mountain lion was captured on Ryan Ritter’s trail camera near Atoka in southeastern Oklahoma. Ryan Ritter of Atoka couldn’t believe what he was seeing on New Year’s Day when he looked at the photos from his new trail camera. Not only were there pictures of numerous deer and turkey, but the trail camera also had captured five photos of a mountain lion on two consecutive mornings. "I was very shocked to see that on my camera,” said Ritter, who admits he always has been skeptical...
  • Mountain lion sedated, relocated from Boulder's Uni Hill

    01/07/2010 1:08:42 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 586+ views
    Camera ^ | 01/06/2010 | Erica Meltzer,
    The Colorado Division of Wildlife sedated and removed a juvenile mountain lion from Boulder's University Hill neighborhood on Wednesday morning. DOW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the ... juvenile male had been chased into a tree ...by a pair of dogs. "He didn't do anything wrong," Churchill said of the lion...
  • Mountain Lion Shot in Iowa County. Kill Has People Divided

    12/15/2009 5:34:59 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 64 replies · 2,570+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Dec. 15, 09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The DNR has refuted claims that they have brought mountain lions into Iowa to help control the deer population. But many do not believe that. This cat was checked by the DNR for a tag. None was found. Why would they look for a tag if mountain lions in Iowa are rare and wild?
  • Stalking the perfect shot (photo, momma mountain lion w/cub)

    11/19/2009 2:37:09 AM PST · by This_far · 18 replies · 1,253+ views
    Montana Standard ^ | 11/18/2009 | Martin J. Kidston
    Kenton Rowe's fortune as a wildlife photographer would change in less than one second; the amount of time it takes for a shutter to open and close, the light burning a digital image onto a disk. And in that second, the mountain lion and her cub were forever captured, their likenesses then downloaded to a computer, printed to paper and presented to a panel of judges who would sift through 70,000 photographs at this year's National Wildlife Federation photo contest.
  • Wyoming hunter bags deer, then hungry lion

    11/07/2009 5:36:13 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 2,446+ views
    news ^ | Nov 6
    SHERIDAN, Wyo. – Retired orthopedic surgeon Chris Smith thought his hunt was over when he bagged a white tail deer with a bow and arrow near Sheridan. Because the light was fading, he decided to return the next day to recover the deer. But when he returned Wednesday morning, the carcass had been covered by grass and bush — which is what mountain lions typically do. Smith, who was unarmed, then saw the big cat about 25 yards away.....
  • Eagan Police: Watch Out for Cougars (MN..The four legged variety)

    10/05/2009 9:56:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 59 replies · 2,565+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/5/09 | Becky Nahm
    Eagan police issued a warning Monday to alert residents of evidence of cougars in the area. Police said, last month officers found what appeared to be cougar feces at the police gun range located at the west end of Yankee Doodle Road near Fort Snelling State Park. Police said they took two reports from residents who said they saw a cougar in the same area. A third sighting was reported by a city employee. On October 2, he saw what he believed was a cougar laying in some grass in Blackhawk Park off Murphy Parkway. Police warned residents to always...
  • Tight Lines: The truth about lion attacks (CA)

    08/14/2009 10:37:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 937+ views
    Sun Post ^ | August 13, 2009 | Don Moyer
    There have been 14 serious mountain lion attacks in California, three of which ended in death, in the past 23 years. The three people killed were Barbara Schoener, 40, a wife and mother of two children; Iris Kenna, 56, a high school counselor; and Mark Reynolds, 35, a bicycling enthusiast. Among the injured were a 5-year-old girl who lost an eye and was partially paralyzed; Anne Hjelle, 30, a former U.S. Marine and physical fitness instructor; and Jim Hamm, 70, a retiree living in Humboldt County. It’s amazing how folks can distort figures. In researching this column, I went to...
  • Bear, black lion - impossible? Not necessarily

    08/10/2009 7:32:01 AM PDT · by BGHater · 10 replies · 994+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 09 Aug 2009 | Tom Stienstra
    A series of unusual accounts last week show that black panthers and bears are becoming more legend than mystery in the Bay Area. Lynn Reed, a ranch owner, avid hunter and wildlife expert, said he and his wife watched what appeared to be a black mountain lion for more than 10 minutes in the foothills near Dublin in Alameda County. The next day, another one was seen by an engineer in the nearby San Ramon hills. Reed's 10-minute sighting is the longest, eye-witness account of a black mountain lion reported by a wildlife expert in 20 years. It is similar...
  • Man uses chain saw in Wyo. mountain lion attack

    07/17/2009 3:07:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 2,187+ views
    hostednews ^ | 2 hours ago | MATTHEW BROWN
    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.
  • Mountain lion wipes out farm's petting zoo (AZ)

    07/05/2009 12:02:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies · 2,777+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 5, 2009 | Tim Steller
    At first Stewart Loew was excited by the sight: a mountain lion on the family's farm near Amado. In 40 years on the Agua Linda Farm, Loew said this was first large cat he had seen when it appeared in the donkey pen about a month ago. But soon, his animals started to turn up mauled or dead. First there were four sheep. Then, on June 15, an awful sight: 16 pygmy and nubian goats — all the mammals in the farm's petting zoo — were killed. Only the geese were spared. Loew and his wife, Laurel, who run the...