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  • Cougar Encounter in Utah | Mountain Lion Stalks Me For 6 Minutes!

    02/28/2021 11:29:57 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 87 replies
    youtube ^ | 12 Oct 2020 | Kunkyle z
    Cougar Encounter in Utah | Mountain Lion Stalks Me For 6 Minutes! I found what I thought were bobcats on the trail during a run. Turns out they were cougar cubs and their mother was not happy to see me. She escorted me for over six minutes to get me away from her cubs. Although she was acting very aggressive, the cougar had no intent on hurting me. The mother cougar was most likely caught off guard and did what she had to do to protect her cubs. Mama, cubs, and I are safe.
  • [WATCH] Skunk faces off with a mountain lion in Colorado

    01/27/2021 8:29:29 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Out There Colorado ^ | 26 Jan 2021 | Spencer McKee
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently shared a video of an encounter between a skunk and one of Colorado's deadliest predators with an outcome many wouldn't expect. The video below captures a skunk walking by a mountain lion at night. The clip then cuts to another scene that shows the mountain lion seemingly trying to decide whether or not to pounce on the small creature. The skunk (now seen through the brush on the left side of the clip) bluff charges the lion multiple times as the lion can be seen sinking backward and baring its teeth. Eventually, the skunk wanders...
  • Mountain lion confirmed in Dallas area. Rare sighting of big cat in North Texas region

    12/07/2020 7:42:02 AM PST · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 30 Nov 2020 | David Tarrant
    There are very few sightings these days of mountain lions, which once roamed all over the state, but evidence has convinced experts this is the first ever in Dallas County in modern history. For those who have long pooh-poohed the idea of a mountain lion roaming around North Texas, chew on this. A Rowlett woman recently posted on her Facebook page a trail camera video of a mountain lion walking down a dirt road at night. The spooky image showed a big cat with a long tail that touched the ground, a feature that distinguishes it from a bobcat for...
  • Florida teacher accused of having sex with teen ‘several hundred times’

    12/03/2019 9:56:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2019 | 9:11pm | Kenneth Garger
    A Florida special education teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly having sex with her son’s 15-year-old friend “several hundred times” beginning last year, a report said. Susan Weddle, 40, and the teen allegedly kicked off their relationship at the woman’s Cantonment home after the two attended her son’s football game and started drinking, according to the Pensacola News Journal, citing an arrest report.
  • eacher accused of sex with student found dead in apparent murder-suicide

    11/06/2019 9:44:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | November 6, 2019 | Unattributed
    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - A high school teacher recently charged with having a sexual relationship with a student was found dead Wednesday morning, along with her husband, in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Huntersville police. Officers were called around 8 a.m. to the home of 63-year-old Garinger High School teacher Emma Ogle, who last week was arrested after being accused of having sex with a student. [ALSO READ: Garinger HS teacher, 63, accused of having sex with student] Detectives said Emma Ogle's husband, 59-year-old Michael Ogle, did not show up for work Wednesday morning and a relative went to the home...

    06/19/2019 7:24:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Spokesman-Review ^ | ELI FRANCOVICH
    LEAVENWORTH, Washington — A cougar attacked a child Saturday evening in a city park in Leavenworth, Washington. The big cat was spotted Saturday afternoon in Enchantment Park and was acting abnormally, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife statement. Officials searched the park for the cougar, but were unable to find it. The city then closed the park. However, around dusk on Saturday the cougar attacked a young boy. The boy’s two dogs fought the cougar, eventually running the big cat off. The boy suffered only minor injuries. “The cougar came out and did attack the child,” said...
  • Mother of boy mauled in Vancouver Island cougar attack helped fight animal off

    04/01/2019 2:20:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Updated: April 1, 2019 2:21 pm | By Sean Boynton
    A day after a young boy was mauled by at least one cougar outside the family’s home in Lake Cowichan, his parents say their son is expected to make a full recovery. Seven-year-old Zack sustained injuries to his head, neck and arm in the attack, which happened Friday afternoon just outside of town while the boy’s mother was inside. On Saturday, the boy’s father, Kevin Bromley, said his wife ended up saving their son’s life. “She’s beside herself,” he said on the phone from Lake Cowichan Saturday. “If it had been a bigger cougar, it would have been over.” Bromley...
  • Mountain lion caught on doorbell cam in California neighborhood

    03/01/2019 2:41:36 PM PST · by ETL · 56 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | February 26, 2019
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A mountain lion was recently spotted on video from a doorbell camera in northern California over the weekend. The big cat was spotted Sunday morning in Natomas, a small neighborhood just north of Sacramento. Police warned everyone in the neighborhood to stay inside as they tracked it down. The 100-lb mountain lion roamed from backyard to backyard before officials were finally able to tranquilize it. The wildlife team took the cat and will release it back into the wild. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
  • California mountain lion shot dead by landowners after preying on sheep sparks fiery debate

    02/12/2019 8:56:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2019 | Jennifer Earl
    A California family's decision to shoot and kill a hungry mountain lion during the animal's attempt to feast on its third sheep over three consecutive nights is being fiercely debated by locals, as some argue killing the big cat wasn't necessary. Alejandra Calderon, of Napa, estimated the mountain lion was only about 20 feet from their home when her husband — a hunter — delivered the fatal blow on Saturday. The young mountain lion was being tracked by Audubon Canyon Ranch, a non-profit conservation and research group based in Stinson Beach, at the time. “As a parent, I hope that...
  • Mountain lion choked by Colorado runner after mauling was later eaten by other animals -officials

    02/07/2019 10:26:23 AM PST · by ETL · 82 replies ^ | Feb 7, 2019 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    The mountain lion that mauled a Colorado runner on Monday was later devoured by other animals — possibly other mountain lions — which made it difficult for officials who later conducted a necropsy, or animal autopsy, to identify the big cat’s gender and official weight. Ty Petersburg, a terrestrial biologist with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, told the Coloradoan the feline’s organs had been eaten just two hours after officials had received the initial call about the man, who has not yet been identified publicly, being attacked. ..." The victim, said to be in his 30s, was attacked from behind...
  • Runner fights off, kills mountain lion in Colorado park

    02/05/2019 7:13:38 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | February 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, Colo. -- A man is recovering after he fought off and killed a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run in northern Colorado... the man was running alone when he was attacked from behind Monday afternoon at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, a mountain park some 66 miles northwest of Denver, near Fort Collins. The runner, whose name has not been released, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital. He suffered facial cuts, wrist injuries and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and back. The bites were severe... Wildlife...
  • Couple encounters mountain lion at Mad Creek ( Colorado )

    09/13/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Steamboat Pilot ^ | September 13, 2018 | Matt Stensland,
    A Steamboat Springs couple recently had a scary encounter with a mountain lion at Mad Creek. Mark Stanford and his wife, Kristen Joaquim, were having a picnic Monday for Joaquim's birthday at the Mad Creek barn, and they started hiking back to the parking area at about 7:45 p.m. "I looked up and saw a set of eyes staring back at me," Stanford said. He said he saw a yellow-green reflection off the eyes, and he tried to size up the animal. "I could see that it was a big cat," Stanford said. "I knew that they had sighting ups...
  • Authorities: Dead Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

    09/13/2018 6:30:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2018 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Authorities say a dead hiker whose body was recovered this week was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon and the second in the Pacific Northwest this year. Search and rescue teams found the body of Diana Bober, 55, on Monday off a trail in the Mount Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Portland. Her body was several miles from where searchers found her car last week near a ranger station. ... Her body had injuries consistent with a cougar attack and a medical examiner...
  • Is the Plank Road Panther prowling west of Elgin again?

    08/20/2018 7:52:30 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 aug 2018 | Dave Gathman
    On March 21 Mary Jo Schnell was at Burnidge Forest Preserve along Coombs Road when she found a string of paw prints 3 inches wide... The Elgin-area reports started at Thanksgiving time in 2008. Deer hunter Pat Crawford had set up a motion-activated trail camera in the back woods of Charles MacArthur's tree nursery along Plank Road west of Route 20. When he checked the film, he discovered one smudgy, underexposed picture of a beefy, catlike animal. Another caller said he had been driving to work and had seen the corpse of a large brown animal along Route 47 on...
  • Gun Restrictions Prompt use of Boar Spear to Stop Mountain Lion Attack

    07/12/2018 10:22:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 8 September, 2013, a problem mountain lion attacked Rick Coutts wife, Sandy Flores. The animal's purpose was to kill and eat her. The big cat had shown increasing interest in Sandy Flores over the previous months. The last time, it had snarled and slashed at Sandy. She managed to repel it with a machete. Rick considered getting a rifle. The couple lives in a remote location on the West coast of Vancouver Island, in Canada. Canadian regulations and testing requirements were stringent and prolonged. He believed he would never obtain the permit in time. The danger was ever...
  • Local man says black panther getting more dangerous [WI & IA]

    07/10/2018 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 73 replies
    Courier Press ^ | July 9, 2018 | Ted Pennekamp
    There have been some new developments in the case of the black panther reported to have been seen by some rural Prairie du Chien (WI) residents. The panther (also known as a cougar) has killed several pigs, a calf and probably a Boston terrier, said Larry Stluka, who lives about four miles north of Prairie du Chien along Highway 27. It has also damaged a cow and two other dogs according to Larry. A panther, an adult male according to Larry, has now been photographed on Larry’s farm. Larry said the panther was photographed by Austin Mezera, 17, who is...
  • Mountain lion kills transgender biker in Seattle

    The 32-year-old biker who was killed in a horrific cougar attack in Washington State, has been identified as SJ Brooks (right). His friend, Isaac Sederbaum (left), 31, survived with injuries.
  • Experience: I fought off a mountain lion

    06/07/2018 6:23:27 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    Guardian ^ | Fri 11 Mar 2016 09.00 EST Last modified on Mon 21 May 2018 06.12 EDT | Andy Peterson
    I froze, watching the tree. The mountain lion’s head would come up and look around, then it would go back to whatever it was eating, its jaws crunching through the bones of its kill. I started backing away, keeping my eyes on the lion. You couldn’t carry a firearm in a national park at the time, but I did have my two-and-a-half-inch utility knife and I started folding out the blade as a precaution. Then the screwdriver loudly snapped back into the case. There was the mountain lion, its yellow eyes looking at me as though it knew every thought...
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Cougar Attack In Washington State

    05/19/2018 5:12:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 144 replies
    KGW ^ | May 19, 2018 | Michael Crowe
    Two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. One person was killed and a second person injured in a cougar attack near North Bend Saturday. The attack happened in a very remote area northeast of Snoqualmie. According to the King County Sheriff's Office, two men were riding road bikes when the cougar attacked both of them. A 31-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries; he was alert and listed in serious condition. The second man fled into the woods to escape the cougar, but the animal chased after him. Search crews...
  • "Monster" 197-pound cougar captured by Washington state biologists

    03/10/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by RideForever · 27 replies
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