Skip to comments.3 Chihuahuas Corner Angry Mountain Lion In Garage
Posted on 06/13/2009 5:34:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
HEMET, Calif. (CBS) ―
Size really doesn't matter, as a trio of Chihuahuas proved by cornering a full-grown, adult mountain lion in their owner's garage.
Ana Lee Spray of Sage, near Hemet, heard her three Chihuahuas barking in her garage and went to check out commotion. Spray was surprised to see the massive, angry cat hissing at her and her dogs and immediately took her pets inside.
Spray called 911 and officers from the Department of Fish and Game tranquilized the mountain lion. The big cat had to be tranquilized again after running from the garage.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight...
Agreed. Most small dogs I have seen act like they have a napoleon complex....they are vicious.....
Forget the pit bulls.....I’m gonna have a couple dozen chiuahuas for guard dogs....
This strkes me as the mirror image of the house cat that cornered a bear up a tree.
Exit, stage left, even!
Yo querro, Taco Bell.
My Jack Russell’s are the same way. They fear nothing. I have a 100+ pound male Bloodhound that is scared out of his mind of them. He won’t even come in the house if he thinks one of the “boys” is lurking somewhere. I have to put the JRT’s outside to get the Bloodhound to come in.
Ya just don’t mess with Taco Bell.
We’ve been having a mountain lion problem here in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We live quite a ways from town, on about 40 acres of timbered land. We have three dogs, a Siberian Husky, a Weimeraner, and a little bitty miniature schnauser. Our back upper deck is about 14 feet above the ground. That is where we usually store our 50 lb. sacks of dog food. Last night, all three dogs alerted, growled, snarled and just went crazy at the deck doors off our bedroom. I flipped on the deck lights and looked out. There was a big cat, about six feet from tail to nose, ripping apart the big sack of dog food. It must have leaped from one of the pine trees near our deck to access it. Of course it took off right away, but I moved the sacks of dog food inside.
We built this home in 1995. Never saw a mountain lion until about three years ago. We now have weekly sightings. Our neighbors have been missing cats and small dogs.....and our deer population has dropped significantly. A couple of weeks ago, we found a dead fawn in our back “yard”. It had been gutted and partially eaten. We buried the remains.
They are really becoming a problem. I worry about our three young grandchildren who live about a half mile down the road from us. Any thing small is prey for the big cats.
I always thought chihuahuas were useless but ya can’t argue with success. :)
Thanks for the ping, I-M.
I had two at one time, interesting to say the least.
I often wondered about getting t 20-30 of them, and training them to act like a school of...dogs, pirhanna dogs, lol.
Our little dog is the guard dog in the house. I pitty anyone who takes her bark too lightly.
LOL. Our springer is the same way with our little dog (a basset/boxer mix?). The little dog is merciless when it comes to biting the springer.
***Size really doesn’t matter, as a trio of Chihuahuas proved by cornering a full-grown, adult mountain lion in their owner’s garage. ****
Chihuahuas are so fearsome that police have been known to shoot them rather than tangle with them!
Yes, that really happened.
Snicker. I even know what that means......and we have done it.
Haa haa! That is too funny. Remember, the root word of terrier is “terror”. :)
Apparently you missed the last S...
Um. No. Terra. Earth-dog.
I remember listening to Rush one day, and a vet had called in, and she said as soon as a chihuahuas came in, she would IMMEDIATELY muzzle it because they were so viscous, and THANK GOD they weren’t s big as a pitbull!
You’re right. I forgot to “shut up”.
That is a very accurate statement. I have a little toy chihuahua (is that redundant?). She only wieghs 7 pounds but she has the heart of a Doberman.
I had an old street cat I sort of domesticated. He had a kinked tail, some missing fur, a chipped tooth, and a piece gone from one ear. I also had a moron neighbor with 2 stupid beagles.
She’d let the beagles out every morning to defecate in the breezeway. Then they would tree my cat, for just a second, until he tore them both up at the same time. This happened every morning until she got evicted. I eventually bought a house and converted him into a housecat. He hated it at first but finally got used to air conditioning and meals he didn’t have to kill.
Yeah, between the chihuahuas and the housecats those big predators don't stand a chance.
A pit would have killed it.
You’re probably OK as I’m sure there’s no listing for Rushmore Rocks in the phone book.
It is funny to read the posts about small dogs cowing big ones thinking the little dog is so tough.
Big dogs have been trained through history to not fight back. It has been breed into them.
If any one of you think a pit, german shepard or any other big dog can’t destroy your little dog or cat keep sniffing glue. They aren’t scared they have been breed and trained not to, not that they can’t.
I abhor dog fighting but I will find you one if you want to pitch your tough little dog or cat in there to see how long it takes before they become food.
Thank you. What a relief!
Just hope no one notices the fresh mound of dirt in the back yard!
Doubly safe as he gave no details, and of course was just joshin’ us.
Still, given that JimRob has advised us that he has no choice but to surrender account details should they be subpoenaed, there are some good habits it might be wise to acquire...
Of course, I was “just joshin’”.
I would never harm such a sweet (snarling, vicious, rabid) creature of nature.
Actually, what I've always noticed about them is that they don't seem to have a clue how small they are. They'll run right up to a German Shepherd or Great Dane or Rottweiler and start in with assertive and even aggressive barking and nipping. One of my vets has the most awesome picture in her office of a Great Dane and a Chihuahua. Both are on leashes, but the Chihuahua -- with teeth bared -- is straining against the leash to try to get at the Dane and show it who's alpha dog. The Dane, on the other hand, has it's leash drooping loosely and is looking at the crazed Chihuahua like "Hmmmm, I wonder what that little insect is so excited about".
I knew Chihuahuas and other micro-dogs could convince them*selves* that they're full-sized dogs. Had no idea they could convince a mountain lion.
The mountain lion should have dropped the chalupa
I have an English Mastiff (300 lb) who is terrified of my 4lb Toy Fox Terrier.
Like that 6’7 310 lb man who’s 100 lb girlfriend bosses him around(Admit it, you’ve seen it)
Hope the Game Commission approves their own proposed increase of the DFG&P recommended increase of the season quota, to 40/25F.
A couple of years ago, a neighbor broke his arm when one spooked his horse, and it threw him.
Last year, three (Mom & 2 juveniles) ran through another neighbor’s yard, chased by yet another neighbor’s dog.
About 10 years ago, one killed a yearling colt at our spring.
Been several confirmed sightings & a few killed inside Hot Springs city limits over the past three years. Now that the city culled a hundred city deer, this past winter, their may be less of a ‘draw’ for them.
I really don’t want a pet that will corner a mountain lion in my garage.
If you don't pile it too high and deep...
Ol' mountain lion was convinced she didn't have a chance with a pack of three of them. Those guys are fast. Chihuahuas are to dogs what piranhas are to fish!
my cat does that to our JRT weekly
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