Skip to comments.Mountain lion kills family's dog ( NM )
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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Shoot, shovel, shut up.
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.
It ain’t the hairless, clawless, fangless, hornless, weak muscled, tasty ones...
Poor dog. I’d be using that cat’s hide to wipe my feet on after that.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
You left out “armed”! That makes the difference.
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.
So you are saying that Gweenie the dog was killed by the enviroweenies?
Try repeated swings with the shovel, Skippy.
They waited until F and G came? Shaking head.
That, and the edge instead of the flat...
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.
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 arent allowed, Im sorry but he cant come with you.
What kind of Heaven wont allow dogs? If he cant come in, then I will stay out with him. Hes been my faithful companion all his life, I cant desert him now.
Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devils on this road and hell try to sweet talk you into his area, hell promise you anything, but the dog cant go there either. If you wont leave the dog, youll 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. Scuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?
Of course, theres some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable
Youre sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs werent allowed anywhere.
Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?
No sir, thats why I didnt go to Heaven, he said the dog couldnt come in.
Well be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I wont come in if my buddy here cant come too, and thats final.
The man smiled a big smile and said Welcome to Heaven.
Ruger Redhawk 44 mag.
>> ... an animal doesnt 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?
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.
A dog named Gwennie?
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.
My favorite Twilight Zone episode.
Exactly dont call 911 and wait to for help to respond.
We are becoming children waiting on big brother to come to our rescue.
but its stupid to assign human motives of cruelty to a hungry wild animal.
Wild animals don’t just kill for food.
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.
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First rule of Mountain Lion defense: Never go after one with a can........no matter how big the can is.
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.
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.
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
Plus the cat would never cut out your genitalia like they
get it done to them.
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.
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.
There’s aboslutely no reason they couldn’t tranquilize the poor cat and get him off to the Cougar Whisperer for treatment.
“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.
What a great way to start a New Year!
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.
There’s some damned expensive ammo that goes with that shooter, too...
LOL! Yeah, I certainly wouldn’t search for that without safe search turned on!
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