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    Default 1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack

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    I didn't see this posted anywhere. Too bad they had to put the cat down.

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    Why is it too bad they had to put the mountain lion down?
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    No kidding! Cat has the taste for mammal blood, gotta go!

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    i hate that they murdered an apex predator. its a risk we all take in the wilderness. if a cat kills me, i do not want her murdered. and if you hunt them, i hate you

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    Good to kill the cat. Best if other cats see it. Gotta teach them to fear and avoid humans.


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    I have my popcorn and soda ready. This is gonna be a fun thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPritch View Post
    I have my popcorn and soda ready. This is gonna be a fun thread!
    The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a mountain lion is a good guy with a mountain lion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T.S.Kobzol View Post
    Good to kill the cat. Best if other cats see it. Gotta teach them to fear and avoid humans.


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    seeing as how they are rather solitary creatures and arent often come across period i find it unlikely there were very many witnesses.

    this theory is always at the top of my "silly rationales behind hunting" list

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    I am more scared by almost anything. There are lots of cougars in Washington. Attacks are very rare.
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    Sounds like a rogue cougar and most likely they did the best thing.
    I don't believe cougars attack people generally.
    Since this one attacked 2, it is not normal at all.
    My opinion.
    I'm imagine hikers in the area will rest better at night.
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    Support the right to arm bears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPritch View Post
    Why is it too bad they had to put the mountain lion down?
    It is possible that you and the OP may think more alike than not.

    Big difference between saying “its too bad they HAD TO put the Mountain lion down” and saying “it’s too bad they put the mountain lion down”.

    As written I agree it was too bad they needed to do this — just as I would agree that it was too bad Aron Ralston needed to cut off his arm to save his own life (for example).

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    The deceased ran away instead of trying to help his buddy. The two of them working together could probably have driven it away. Running is only going to make things worse with an apex predator. Youre not going to out run (or out-ride) a mountain lion.

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    Predators, just like armies, know that to suceed

    You first divide, then conquer

    if they stayed together, might have had different outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPritch View Post
    Why is it too bad they had to put the mountain lion down?
    I'm not saying it wasn't necessary, it's just kinda sad every time they put down a nuisance bear, gator or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwhacker88 View Post
    The deceased ran away instead of trying to help his buddy. The two of them working together could probably have driven it away. Running is only going to make things worse with an apex predator. Youre not going to out run (or out-ride) a mountain lion.
    the old joke about "i dont need to outrun the cougar (bear, lion, whatever) i just need to outrun you" proven true, inadvertently.

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    Not hikers

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    Quote Originally Posted by robby View Post
    i hate that they murdered an apex predator. its a risk we all take in the wilderness. if a cat kills me, i do not want her murdered. and if you hunt them, i hate you
    Killing isn't murder. Killing the innocent is murder. I'd argue the cat was guilty.

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    Given that it’s washington, I’m surprised that they didn’t give it a plea bargain to serve a 10 year sentence, suspended after five (in cat years of course.)
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    The problem with mountain biking is that you move at fast speed. When you are trespassing/violating a big cat's or a grizzly's territory, you have become an intruder, and you will be treated as such. This is the thing most mountain biking guys don't get it.

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