Cougar Attack Story and Video From Utah

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  1. FullQuiver

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    When I was younger I was involved in a cougar incident. I received lots of scratch marks but I don't think that I would consider it a negative experience ......
     

  2. Sasquatch Lives

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    That is one of nature's most efficient killing machines. If that cat was serious he would have been dead within the first minute.
     
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  3. Tilden Hunter

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    Wow! Worth the read, and worth the watch.

    I'm glad we don't have those in the U. P., eh.:rolleyes:
     
  4. on a call

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    So,.....???

    What would have been the best course of action ?

    In this case he did what was right..
     
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  5. jjlrrw

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    I agree with the title in the story
    "survived 6-minute cougar encounter"

    not so much with the title in the video
    "Cougar Attack in Utah"
     
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  6. hydra therapy

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    He did a great job of backing away and staying large. Excellent video.
     
  7. bucko12pt

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    Not a physical attack, but definitely an attack. When you’re scared $hitless and retreat a 1/4 mile or more....I’d consider that under attack!!
     
  8. Nostromo

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    But all those rocks just laying there? yeah, I would have been pelting it with stones.
     
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    I too thought that same thing. Stone it for sure...I would have.
     
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  10. Petronius

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    French nails don't dig in so deep.
     
  11. Petronius

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    He was TV Tuesday morning with part of the video. He said every time he bent down to pick up rocks, he broke eye contact and the cat would lung and hiss.
     
  12. sourdough44

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    Yes, bending & breaking eye contact could embolden the critter. I saw mention of some younger kittens early on. Getting away from that location probably helped.

    What he wouldn’t give to have his hi-cap 40 along.
     
  13. Scout 2

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    You must have gotten a kittin
     
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  14. Nostromo

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    There were bigger rocks on the ground to.