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3 Chihuahuas Corner Angry Mountain Lion In Garage
CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 13 JUNE 2009 | CBS 2 LOS ANGELES

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.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chihuahua; dogs; kittyping; mountainlion; napl; wildlife
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1 posted on 06/13/2009 5:34:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight...


2 posted on 06/13/2009 5:39:06 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 145 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wow.


3 posted on 06/13/2009 5:41:06 PM PDT by allmost
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To: null and void

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....


4 posted on 06/13/2009 5:42:41 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This strkes me as the mirror image of the house cat that cornered a bear up a tree.


5 posted on 06/13/2009 5:45:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"The big cat had to be tranquilized again after running from the garage."

Exit, stage left, even!

6 posted on 06/13/2009 5:47:16 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yo querro, Taco Bell.


7 posted on 06/13/2009 5:57:03 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: jakerobins

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.


8 posted on 06/13/2009 5:57:12 PM PDT by Melinda in TN
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Ya just don’t mess with Taco Bell.


9 posted on 06/13/2009 6:00:05 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't have to say much.)
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To: jazusamo
PING!
10 posted on 06/13/2009 6:09:24 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: null and void

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.


11 posted on 06/13/2009 6:19:56 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Rushmore Rocks

S.S.S.


12 posted on 06/13/2009 6:23:25 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 145 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Inyo-Mono

LOL!

I always thought chihuahuas were useless but ya can’t argue with success. :)

Thanks for the ping, I-M.


13 posted on 06/13/2009 6:27:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Melinda in TN
JRT's truly believe they have a rhinoceros attached to the back of their head.

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.

14 posted on 06/13/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: jakerobins

Our little dog is the guard dog in the house. I pitty anyone who takes her bark too lightly.


15 posted on 06/13/2009 6:44:44 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Melinda in TN

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.


16 posted on 06/13/2009 6:46:37 PM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

***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.


17 posted on 06/13/2009 6:47:27 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (A modern liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do so long as it is compulsory.)
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To: null and void

Snicker. I even know what that means......and we have done it.


18 posted on 06/13/2009 6:56:18 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Melinda in TN

Haa haa! That is too funny. Remember, the root word of terrier is “terror”. :)


19 posted on 06/13/2009 7:04:40 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Apparently you missed the last S...


20 posted on 06/13/2009 7:10:39 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 145 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: ViLaLuz

Um. No. Terra. Earth-dog.


21 posted on 06/13/2009 7:12:11 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 145 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
That’s what I love about little dogs (and what occasionally gets them into trouble): They don’t know they’re little dogs.
22 posted on 06/13/2009 7:13:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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!


23 posted on 06/13/2009 7:17:24 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: null and void

You’re right. I forgot to “shut up”.


24 posted on 06/13/2009 7:20:33 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: going hot
I had a beautiful blue eyed Siamese mix female cat who was very protective of her territory. My Son and his wife came over one afternoon and brought their Jack Russell Terrier. When we all exited the house when they were leaving, the JRT went out first. Just about the time my cat was returning from roaming around. He barked at her and growled.
She immediately jumped on him with all four feet and proceeded to tear him a new one. She wasn't scared of anything. Neither was he but he gave her wide berth after that ass whuppin’.
25 posted on 06/13/2009 7:32:12 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: RichInOC

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.


26 posted on 06/13/2009 7:53:41 PM PDT by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Pippin ping!


27 posted on 06/13/2009 7:55:25 PM PDT by Vor Lady (DC or bust)
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To: BnBlFlag

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.


28 posted on 06/13/2009 8:08:20 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Dirty_Felis_Irritable...)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ..
This strkes me as the mirror image of the house cat that cornered a bear up a tree.

Yeah, between the chihuahuas and the housecats those big predators don't stand a chance.


29 posted on 06/13/2009 8:41:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: jakerobins

A pit would have killed it.


30 posted on 06/13/2009 8:47:12 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks; null and void

You’re probably OK as I’m sure there’s no listing for Rushmore Rocks in the phone book.


31 posted on 06/13/2009 8:57:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; humblegunner

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.


32 posted on 06/13/2009 9:05:38 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: metmom

Thank you. What a relief!

Just hope no one notices the fresh mound of dirt in the back yard!


33 posted on 06/13/2009 9:06:06 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: metmom; Rushmore Rocks; Jim Robinson

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...


34 posted on 06/13/2009 9:07:38 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 145 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 06/13/2009 9:11:02 PM PDT by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife ... he's home from Iraq and he just got promoted!!!! Woo hoo!!!)
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To: null and void

Of course, I was “just joshin’”.

I would never harm such a sweet (snarling, vicious, rabid) creature of nature.


36 posted on 06/13/2009 9:17:53 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: jakerobins
Most small dogs I have seen act like they have a napoleon complex

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.

37 posted on 06/13/2009 9:28:54 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The mountain lion should have dropped the chalupa


38 posted on 06/13/2009 9:29:32 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Vor Lady
Chihuahuas have no fear...And lucky for mine, Swiper has no taste for mexican food.


39 posted on 06/13/2009 9:33:01 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Oh, pipe down, Cecilia!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
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40 posted on 06/13/2009 9:37:35 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: PERKY2004

:^D


41 posted on 06/13/2009 9:47:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Micro-dogs, lol.

I have an English Mastiff (300 lb) who is terrified of my 4lb Toy Fox Terrier.


42 posted on 06/13/2009 9:51:15 PM PDT by txhurl (Put the pressure on and keep it on until this administration snaps.)
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To: txhurl

Like that 6’7 310 lb man who’s 100 lb girlfriend bosses him around(Admit it, you’ve seen it)


43 posted on 06/13/2009 9:56:52 PM PDT by John Will
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I used to raise German Shepherd/Timber wolf hybrids. At one point I had 20 or so on my property. Eventually the power company refused to read my meter because of my chihuahua! True story!
44 posted on 06/13/2009 10:27:42 PM PDT by BruceysMom
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To: Rushmore Rocks

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.


45 posted on 06/13/2009 10:31:29 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: null and void

I really don’t want a pet that will corner a mountain lion in my garage.


46 posted on 06/13/2009 10:36:50 PM PDT by plymaniac (2010=1994)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Just hope no one notices the fresh mound of dirt in the back yard!

If you don't pile it too high and deep...

47 posted on 06/13/2009 10:38:29 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
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.

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!

48 posted on 06/13/2009 10:43:10 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: BnBlFlag

my cat does that to our JRT weekly


49 posted on 06/13/2009 10:46:00 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
I think any big cat or bear that encroaches on human habitat should be killed...if not they just bring there offspring into the area...If they are killed off, the ones that stay away from human habitat will continue to stay away...Idiot enviors. that want them protected should have them introduced into their back yards..I am sure that where they live, these critters were once native to their city lives...like central park in Manhattan...I think it needs a small pack of wolves and a couple of bears...that would keep the muggers under control..
50 posted on 06/14/2009 12:35:52 AM PDT by goat granny
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