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Mountain Lion attacks.......(6 posts)

Mountain Lion attacks.......rogue_CT1
Jan 9, 2004 10:25 PM
I just found out tonight that the mountain biker that was killed by the mountain lion was my friend and college fraternity brother. I am in absolute shock that he was killed by a mountain lion.

Mark was a good friend and he will be missed...
re: Mountain Lion attacks.......Juanmoretime
Jan 10, 2004 4:58 AM
I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I mountain bike also and have mountain biked in some very remote parts of Colorado. The thing to remember is your playing in the mountain lion's backyard, not yours, it's not the mountain lion's fault.
re: Mountain Lion attacks.......Woof the dog
Jan 10, 2004 4:54 PM
Dude, I just read that interview thing on cnn website with that animal person. They showed a pic of him with the cheeta on a couch... my god... I donno, when that thing gets a grip on you I don't think it will ever let go.

100 pound plus animal with sharp teeth... if you expect an attack, with enough ax-work you could probaly defend yourself. Against two of these things, be it mountain lions or wolves, well you don't stand a chance.

woof the dog.
re: Mountain Lion attacks.......rogue_CT1
Jan 10, 2004 7:40 PM
I came face-to-face with a Mountain Lion when I was in college. It was about 2 am and I was in some pretty heavy woods when I heard some strange grunting sounds. I told the other guy with me that it was a pig or something. Then the thing walked out from behind a cedar bush and I could see the tail swishing back and forth. It walked towards us and you could see that it was a mountain lion. It came about 10 feet away and just kept grunting. You talk about being freaking scared, you realize that there isn't jack you can do. You can't turn and run, you can't yell and you certainly can't fight it. We slowly walked backwards and then when we got far enough away we turned tail and ran.
It ends up that the lion was a "pet" and had gotten loose in the woods but it still had it's teeth but I'm not sure if it had its claws.

It's just kind of weird to think that my college buddy was actually eaten by a Mountain Lion. I guess I have some idea of just how scared he must have been.
Scoffed for years, but it's a growing worry around hereCory
Jan 10, 2004 9:15 PM
There have always been lions in the mountains around Reno--they wander into the suburbs every couple of years--but nobody's really worried about them until recently. I've mountain biked all over the Toiyabe and Tahoe National Forests for 25 years and never seen one. Lately, though, there have been more and more confrontations. The Dept of Wildlife shot a mother and grown cub a couple of years ago about 200 yards from my house, near an elementary school, and we're not way out in the woods--it's rural turning suburban, with lots of houses and a freeway half a mile away.
Local wildlife people have several recommendations for how to behave in lion country. They're widely available online, so I won't post them unless somebody asks, but there are some very specific things you can do to reduce your chance of being attacked. Worth looking at, if you get out in rural areas.
post 'emWoof the dog
Jan 10, 2004 9:46 PM
I want to live

...in case i go out where you are.

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please help!

Send links and donations to Woof...aka ME!

thank you

woof the dog.