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Mountain lion kills family's dog ( NM )
AP ^ | 28 Dec 2011

Posted on 12/31/2011 3:44:08 PM PST by george76

A Los Alamos family is mourning the loss of their pet dog after a mountain lion attacked and killed it in their backyard on Christmas Eve.

Police Capt. Randy Foster said that when Hari Viswanathan heard the family dog, named Gwennie, barking outside and found a mountain lion trying to pull it through wooden slats in the fence, he frantically tried to get the big can to let go and even hit it over the head with a shovel.

Even after four officers responded and the dog was dead, the mountain lion wouldn't let her go,

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; badkitty; doggieping; mountainlion; newmexico; sss

1 posted on 12/31/2011 3:44:14 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Shoot, shovel, shut up.


2 posted on 12/31/2011 3:45:29 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: george76

Good thing they shot it. If it didn’t run from people after getting hit by a shovel and having 4 officers respond, it had no fear of humans. This is another problem due to the woodsy-the-owl enviroweenies. Preditors need to know who is at the top of the food chain.


3 posted on 12/31/2011 3:49:14 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: george76
Mountain Lion tamer...

4 posted on 12/31/2011 3:50:21 PM PST by Bobalu (We cannot afford to bring Mittens to a Newt-fight.)
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To: jdsteel

They do.

It ain’t the hairless, clawless, fangless, hornless, weak muscled, tasty ones...


5 posted on 12/31/2011 3:52:38 PM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: george76

Poor dog. I’d be using that cat’s hide to wipe my feet on after that.


6 posted on 12/31/2011 3:58:11 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Bobalu
Sorry,,

I love ol’ slab sides for self defense - but against a mountain lion I'm going to have to go with my S&W 44 mag.

7 posted on 12/31/2011 3:59:21 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: george76

A mountain lion killled (and ate) my great aunt’s dog. Then he perched himself up on her well house and refused to leave.

F&G took care of the perp.


8 posted on 12/31/2011 4:08:10 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: I cannot think of a name

Wait, what, they had to call F&G to figure out what to do??? Shoot, shutup and dig. What the he** is wrong with us? I remember an event (I think in Idaho) where a rancher did the right thing after killing a bear in his yard where the kids were playing and wound up in a whole bunch of trouble with F&G because he didn’t call first. Doing the right thing is a weird thing to do for some. What about the young lady who tried to “check” her gun in when going to the 9-11 memorial? Of course (hopefully) most of us know to check the gun laws in states we are going to or we avoid those states all together!!!!


9 posted on 12/31/2011 4:08:36 PM PST by rktman
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To: jdsteel

About ten years ago we had trouble in my area with cougars stalking people. Fortunately, our DNR people still have enough sense to track and kill problem lions. Of course, there were the usual protests from the Earth First! attention whores, whose home base is here, but they were pretty much ignored. That was when the jerk Rodney Coronado got arrested the last time, for interfering with the hunt.


10 posted on 12/31/2011 4:08:51 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: null and void

You left out “armed”! That makes the difference.


11 posted on 12/31/2011 4:10:10 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: jdsteel

Sometimes.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 4:15:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: bgill

poor dog and owners. but its stupid to assign human motives of cruelty to a hungry wild animal. If it was some dirt bag kid out for “kicks”, I’d want his hide. But an animal doesn’t know hes killing someones pet, just wants to eat. I lost my 13 year old cat one night to a hungry coyote. Just broke my heart, but I knew it wasn’t personal. My fault for letting the cat out at night.


13 posted on 12/31/2011 4:19:13 PM PST by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: jdsteel

So you are saying that Gweenie the dog was killed by the enviroweenies?


14 posted on 12/31/2011 4:22:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76

Try repeated swings with the shovel, Skippy.

They waited until F and G came? Shaking head.


15 posted on 12/31/2011 4:26:55 PM PST by lurk
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To: george76
"the dog went to heaven"

Uh....no

16 posted on 12/31/2011 4:29:51 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: lurk

That, and the edge instead of the flat...


17 posted on 12/31/2011 4:30:45 PM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I'm saying in places, due to enviroweenies, predators have lost the fear of man. This mountain lion would not have got that close to a house otherwise. My friends that live in the foothills of California have to make sure their pets aren't taken by coyotes, as has happened to neighbors. When I explained that a firearm would solve that problem they explained the huge fines and possible jail time associated with that action, thanks to the local environmentalist-passed laws. So, yes, I am.
18 posted on 12/31/2011 4:32:57 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: ariamne
I lost my 13 year old cat one night to a hungry coyote. Just broke my heart, but I knew it wasn’t personal. My fault for letting the cat out at night.

I too just lost a cat to a coyote. I'm making it personal. Just invested in an electronic predator call and #4 buckshot for the Beretta, since it's too populated around here to use my deer rifle.

19 posted on 12/31/2011 4:38:13 PM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: beebuster2000; george76

An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in, it was nice grassy, woody areas, just what a ‘huntin’ dog and man would like, but, it had a sign saying ‘no trespassing’ so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. “Welcome to Heaven” he said. The old man was happy and started in with his dog following him. The gatekeeper stopped him. “Dogs aren’t allowed, I’m sorry but he can’t come with you.”

“What kind of Heaven won’t allow dogs? If he can’t come in, then I will stay out with him. He’s been my faithful companion all his life, I can’t desert him now.”

“Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil’s on this road and he’ll try to sweet talk you into his area, he’ll promise you anything, but the dog can’t go there either. If you won’t leave the dog, you’ll spend Eternity on this road.”

So the old man and dog went on. They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. “S’cuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?”

“Of course, there’s some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable”

“You’re sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren’t allowed anywhere.”

“Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?”

“No sir, that’s why I didn’t go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn’t come in.
We’ll be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won’t come in if my buddy here can’t come too, and that’s final.”

The man smiled a big smile and said “Welcome to Heaven.”


20 posted on 12/31/2011 4:38:15 PM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Mmogamer

Ruger Redhawk 44 mag.


21 posted on 12/31/2011 4:45:44 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ariamne

>> ... an animal doesn[’]t know he’s killing someone[’]s pet, just wants to eat.

So, let’s help Mr. Kitty out: Tranquilize him, then beat the krap out of him while he’s immobilized. Just in case he’s a slow learner, crack a few ribs (the gift that keeps on giving). Have all in attendance defecate and urinate on him, then dump him way out in the wilderness. Do you think he’ll get the idea that, if you screw with bipeds or their four-legged parasites, things can go south?


22 posted on 12/31/2011 4:54:20 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: null and void

awww....


23 posted on 12/31/2011 4:58:07 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: jdsteel

I said that tongue in cheek. Yes, the predators are not afraid of man because they aren’t being actively hunted like in former days. Keep in mind that Leftists love predators whether it is the animal kind or the human kind. I would just love to put them in a room with a lion or wolf (or a blood thirsty tyrant) just see the reality up of what they are up close and personal.

Firearms take care of the problem pretty quick but can invoke all sorts of problems from the criminal justice system. For wolves I suggest taking a pack of Irish Wolfhounds for hikes in the areas where wolves are known to roam. For those big cats only firearms really are appropriate using the shoot, shovel and shutup method for disposal.


24 posted on 12/31/2011 5:23:03 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76

A dog named Gwennie?


25 posted on 12/31/2011 5:26:50 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: gopheraj

mark


26 posted on 12/31/2011 5:27:03 PM PST by gopheraj
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To: george76

I live about as far out in the woods as one can get in Connecticut. Last July my wife and I clearly saw a fairl large mountain lion crossing the very road we live on. I haven’t walked the dogs unarmed since. The F&G folks told me there were no mountain lions in CT so I guess we have nothing to worry about.


27 posted on 12/31/2011 5:31:03 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: george76

Bad kitty....!


28 posted on 12/31/2011 5:35:04 PM PST by njslim
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To: null and void

My favorite Twilight Zone episode.


29 posted on 12/31/2011 5:40:44 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: Mmogamer

Exactly dont call 911 and wait to for help to respond.

We are becoming children waiting on big brother to come to our rescue.


30 posted on 12/31/2011 5:46:20 PM PST by Bailee
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To: ariamne

but its stupid to assign human motives of cruelty to a hungry wild animal.

Wild animals don’t just kill for food.


31 posted on 12/31/2011 5:49:39 PM PST by Figment
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To: george76

If the mountain lion is going near houses and eating dogs small children might be next. I wouldn’t blame anybody if that cat meets an early end from hanging around houses.


32 posted on 12/31/2011 6:01:55 PM PST by dog breath
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To: I cannot think of a name
Actually the big cats are remarkably easy to kill. If all I had was a 1911, I'll bet it would do the job in solid workmanlike fashion. For that matter if all I had was THIS I'll still bet it would do the job on an American mountain lion.
33 posted on 12/31/2011 6:04:40 PM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: george76; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ..

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

34 posted on 12/31/2011 6:06:31 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: george76
he frantically tried to get the big can

First rule of Mountain Lion defense: Never go after one with a can........no matter how big the can is.

35 posted on 12/31/2011 6:09:30 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: muir_redwoods

If F&G says it then it has to be true. They will tell you there are no black panthers in GA. We just had 2 stroll down our street about 1:00 AM several mos ago. Those cats can show up anywhere.


36 posted on 12/31/2011 6:34:29 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: george76

Nature can be so cruel. I’m so sorry for the loss of the family pet. It’s terrible. Very sad and yes, the dog did go to Heaven... The Rainbow Bridge and will wait there for all of them to join him one day.


37 posted on 12/31/2011 7:11:05 PM PST by cubreporter (Happy New Year Rush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: Bobalu
This is better: Photobucket
38 posted on 12/31/2011 7:42:44 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ariamne

I have a few ferals out and about. They kill birds, lizards,
go for some possum, or squirrels. Plus to feed them, I gotta
hire(in an indirect way) someone to kill lots of chickens,
lambs, fish, turkeys, cows, and steers just to let them eat.
So if a coyote is hungry and gets one of our cats, although
we are saddened, we know that our cats(both your and mine)
does the same thing to other smaller game. I bet your little “muffie”(and I like my cats, too) has
killed a few helpless furry cute little animals behind your back.
Any which way you look at it, the “dog eat dog world” ain’t too
pretty.

Plus the cat would never cut out your genitalia like they
get it done to them.


39 posted on 12/31/2011 7:51:38 PM PST by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: null and void

I think that was a Twilight Zone episode. I don’t know
if the Twilight zone copied that story from some other
tale, or it was original. I believe the
comedian Ronnie Schell played the representative from Hell.


40 posted on 12/31/2011 7:54:39 PM PST by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: Getready; packrat35
Twilight Zone or not (I don't know the provenance),

1. I do know that dogs are a darned good judge of character.
2. I do know that the average human would be hard pressed to have a more reliable 'evil detector'.
3. I do know devout muslims hate and fear dogs. (see #1 & #2)

I would therefore view any place that would exclude them with considerable suspicion.

41 posted on 12/31/2011 8:07:28 PM PST by null and void (Day 1075 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: dog breath

There’s aboslutely no reason they couldn’t tranquilize the poor cat and get him off to the Cougar Whisperer for treatment.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 8:40:27 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper
Cougar Whisperer?.... I would be afraid to google that, it sounds like a porn site.
43 posted on 12/31/2011 8:47:24 PM PST by dog breath
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To: ExSoldier

“I’ll still bet it would do the job on an American mountain lion”

Probably would, but my good old 629 is stashed just near the door and loaded with 240 grain gas checks - if elephants showed up I might have reason to pause, but for anything else - I KNOW it will get the job done.


44 posted on 12/31/2011 9:16:20 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: null and void

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunt_(The_Twilight_Zone)


45 posted on 12/31/2011 10:07:38 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: null and void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xymIcIt1QGY


46 posted on 12/31/2011 11:17:28 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: packrat35

Perfect. Thanks!

What a great way to start a New Year!


47 posted on 01/01/2012 2:46:59 AM PST by null and void (Day 1076 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Funny.....kidding aside, DNR will also tell hikers, etc. that there have been no human deaths caused by bears here; but that is a lie.


48 posted on 01/01/2012 2:56:33 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SVTCobra03

There’s some damned expensive ammo that goes with that shooter, too...


49 posted on 01/01/2012 2:57:29 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: dog breath

LOL! Yeah, I certainly wouldn’t search for that without safe search turned on!


50 posted on 01/01/2012 3:44:37 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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