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Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after (Jack Russell) terrier trees animal
AP ^ | November 12, 2010 | AP

Posted on 11/12/2010 1:17:34 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Small dog vs. big cat: US farmer shoots mountain lion after terrier trees animal

By The Associated Press (CP)

COLMAN, S.D. — A 150-pound (68-kilogram) mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier.

Jack the Jack Russell weighs only 17 pounds (8 kilograms), and yet he managed to trap the cougar up a tree on Tuesday on a farm in the north-central state of South Dakota.

Jack's owner, Chad Strenge, told The Argus Leader that the dog "trees cats all the time," and that the plucky terrier probably "figured it was just a cat."

Professor Jonathan Jenks, who tracks cougar migration patterns, says hunters usually need two or three hounds to chase a lion up a tree. He says the cat probably wasn't hungry enough to attack Jack.

Strenge used a shotgun to knock the mountain lion from the tree and — assisted by Jack — chased and fatally shot it.

Arden Petersen, of the wildlife division of Game, Fish and Parks, told The Madison Daily Leader that no charges will be filed.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigcats; canines; cats; cougar; dimwit; doggieping; dogs; dogsandcats; jackrussell; k9; kittyping; loser; lowlife; mountainlion; redneck; southdakota; terrier
Pup trees lion
1 posted on 11/12/2010 1:17:40 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Photobucket Hmmmmm ... What's the story Wishbone?
2 posted on 11/12/2010 1:18:48 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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More detailed coverage here:

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101112/NEWS/11120319/1001


3 posted on 11/12/2010 1:21:39 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Nothing but death can stop a JRT once they get going, and they get going at the drop of a hat..


4 posted on 11/12/2010 1:46:52 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: DogByte6RER
I had a Jack Russell TerrierTerrorist some years ago. If she had been a bigger dog (Lab size, for example), she would have ruled the world!
5 posted on 11/12/2010 1:48:35 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My Dad, a veterinarian, told me no dogs were brainier than border collies, no dogs wasted their brains on being clowns more than poodles and none had a determination to brains ratio larger than JRTs.


6 posted on 11/12/2010 1:53:14 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Fricken loser killing a cat like that....


7 posted on 11/12/2010 1:57:50 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Vigilanteman
Back when I had Beagles I was invited to bring a couple of dogs to a fun trial for JRTs. I was thinking about going, then they told me my dogs would have to wear muzzles. No way would I stop a Beagle from singing out.

Evidently if you get enough JRTs in one place things can get out of control really fast. My Beagles would listen to me, once I got their attention.

JRTs must reach critical mass, like uranium.

8 posted on 11/12/2010 2:00:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: DogByte6RER
That’s what I like about the little guys...they don’t know they’re little guys.
9 posted on 11/12/2010 2:11:26 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Fawn

Listen, I’m all for having cats around the house, but this is a little bit off the scale. I’ve dealt with cougars around my house before and lost good dogs in the process. So unless there’s a very good reason, I’ll kill a cougar if it gets anywhere my house, considering what it could do to a kid or even an adult if it’s hungry. This guy wasn’t a loser for killing this cougar, he was acting like a responsible adult who was protecting his family from a top-tier predator.


10 posted on 11/12/2010 2:15:42 PM PST by paladin1_dcs
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To: RichInOC
Nuthing but a bunch of punk gangstas, I'm tellin ya!Photobucket
11 posted on 11/12/2010 2:17:31 PM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Presidential material!


12 posted on 11/12/2010 2:17:47 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: paladin1_dcs
One minor correction: THE top-tier predator eliminate another high on the tier list predator.
13 posted on 11/12/2010 2:22:27 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: eastforker

This bowling ball never had a chance!http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t125/eastforker/?action=view&current=HPIM6263.flv


14 posted on 11/12/2010 2:23:46 PM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: Fawn
I kill mountain lions every chance I get. They are vicious destroyers of all else in the food chain. Two weeks ago I was at the Fort Worth Zoo. There you can get about 5 feet from the Mt lions. Nothing but pure hate coming form them.
15 posted on 11/12/2010 2:27:09 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (What flavor Kool-aid are you drinking?)
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To: Fawn
“Fricken loser killing a cat like that....”

????
Why?
Mountain lions have no place around humans.

We killed them off in the 1800’s for a reason.....

16 posted on 11/12/2010 2:28:12 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: Fawn

Moutian lions are way overpopulated in the western US with no natural predators for the adults. They are beautiful animals, but having them slinking around your property is not a good thing.

Read “The Beast in the Garden” by David Baron. Very enlightening.


17 posted on 11/12/2010 2:29:11 PM PST by Rocky Mountain High
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To: DogByte6RER

JRT: "Another day, another mountain lion."

18 posted on 11/12/2010 2:32:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Fawn

You’ll probably be happy to know that he will receive plenty of death threats over this. Some of them might even be credible.


19 posted on 11/12/2010 2:39:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: DogByte6RER
Strenge used a shotgun to knock the mountain lion from the tree and — assisted by Jack — chased and fatally shot it.

Why?

20 posted on 11/12/2010 2:40:53 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: 3niner

Why??? Cuz he didn’t want the cat to come back and eat his dog or some of his children!


21 posted on 11/12/2010 2:43:26 PM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
We killed them off in the 1800’s for a reason.....

And we did the same with wolves for the same reason . . .

I've got nothing against either as long as they stay in the mountains or wilderness preying on deer or antelope.

But when they come down into human territory to prey on livestock or children, then they need killin'.

22 posted on 11/12/2010 2:55:43 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
The irony of the relatively recent restrictions and bans on hunting mountain lions is that it has caused them to become more dangerous to man. A small part of that is an increase in the lion population. (along with more people in lion country which is not a result of those laws)

Like most animals when lions are hunted they become wary of man and stay away from people much more. It takes a very short time for animals to realize that they will not be stalked or challenged and they become quite bold.

Along with the lack of hunting pressure people are more and more treating wild animals like pets. They like to feed deer in their yards just to see them and that attracts lions. If a lion strolls through their yard they grab a camera instead of pots and pans to bang. Same with bears.

23 posted on 11/12/2010 3:13:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: DogByte6RER
'bout 15yrs ago a hunter took a 248lb Mountain Lion near Mt Rainier in WA.

Hanging from the tree limb, it was taller than the hunter from nose to butt.

It was a big enough cat to not only kill you, but to carry you up into a tree to stash so it could feed on your for a couple of days.

This cat has the HIGHEST success ratio of any predator...80% of attempts result in a kill. Their primary diet is deer, but they will eat anything that suits them.

And yes, they attack and kill humans FAR FAR more often than wolves.

24 posted on 11/12/2010 4:12:49 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: TigersEye
he will receive plenty of death threats over this

looking at the guy, I would advise those threatening to "expect return fire"

25 posted on 11/12/2010 4:16:16 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
Oh, no doubt. Unfortunately (or fortunately) he will probably never get to face down his harassers. He will just get crank calls until he has to screen his calls and worry that someone might actually bushwhack him or his family. I haven't been the subject of that but I expect it is rather unnerving and annoying.

I guess it has been fifteen years or more but a guy not far from here shot a lion at the end of his driveway after seeing it stalking his two kids waiting for the bus. My sense is that people are nuttier and more combative now but he got a big dose of it then.

26 posted on 11/12/2010 4:28:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: MissMagnolia

We had a Toy Manchester Terrier growing up. That dog — all seven pounds of him — took on squirrels, cats, possums, a Great Dane, raccoons, and even a otter. He was also a four legged alarm clock who got my brothers up in the morning on my mother’s orders — and knew which brother to get up by name.


27 posted on 11/12/2010 4:37:04 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: paladin1_dcs

Relocate it.


28 posted on 11/12/2010 5:06:20 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Relocate it.


29 posted on 11/12/2010 5:07:01 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Rocky Mountain High

Relocate it.


30 posted on 11/12/2010 5:07:37 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: MissMagnolia

I have a Rat Terrier (a close cousin of the JRT) and she is the policewoman of the animals at our house.

If any of our cats or dogs get too rowdy or appear to be having too much fun, she gets right in the middle, breaks up the ruckus, until the animals go their separate ways, then comes and curls up at my feet again.

She acts like this is her job in life, to keep the peace :)


31 posted on 11/12/2010 5:15:22 PM PST by justsaynomore
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To: Fawn

>Relocate it.<

He did. From above ground to below ground.


32 posted on 11/12/2010 9:25:28 PM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: B4Ranch

A Cold-hearted joke from a cold-hearted joke.


33 posted on 11/13/2010 6:03:27 PM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: DogByte6RER

Evil bastard


34 posted on 11/15/2010 12:49:14 PM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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