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Mountain lion killed after preying on petting zoo ( CA )
Enterprise Media ^ | 28 December 2011 | DAVID DANELSKI

Posted on 01/03/2012 3:19:04 PM PST by george76

The animal had been preying on domestic goats, residents and authorities said.

A mountain lion that took a heavy toll on the animals in an Oak Glen petting zoo was killed on Christmas night when it returned to a sheep carcass to feed.

The 7-year-old female lion had been raiding the petting zoo at Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho apple orchards. In all, 13 goats and sheep died, said Devon Riley, who owns the business in the mountains east of Yucaipa.

When the goats and sheep started to disappear in late November, California Department of Fish and Game officials investigated and determined it was the work of a cougar. The department issued Riley’s a special permit to shoot the lion.

The lion would hop a fence, grab an animal and then stash the carcass in a nearby willow thicket, Riley said. To discourage the predator, the Rileys moved their animals to pens close to their home. But the attacks continued.

“She just found the next spot to go to,” he said. “We saw her only twice, always in the middle of the night.”

(Excerpt) Read more at pe.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; cougar; lion; mountainlion; sss
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1 posted on 01/03/2012 3:19:06 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Oh! The irony!


2 posted on 01/03/2012 3:22:34 PM PST by sinanju
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To: george76

If you pen them, she will come.

:-)


3 posted on 01/03/2012 3:23:36 PM PST by Altariel (`)
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To: george76
The animal had been preying on domestic goats, residents and authorities said.

This sentence made me do a double take.

4 posted on 01/03/2012 3:26:58 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: george76; fieldmarshaldj

That’s a bad kitty, very bad kitty.


5 posted on 01/03/2012 3:27:23 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: george76

Couldnt they have just put out some cat food or something?


6 posted on 01/03/2012 3:32:41 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: george76

7 posted on 01/03/2012 3:34:18 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: george76
The 7-year-old female lion had been raiding the petting zoo...

...also known as "the snack bar" in mountain lion circles.

8 posted on 01/03/2012 5:24:26 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
Couldnt they have just put out some cat food or something?

Are you serious?

Have you ever seen a cougar?

A couple of years ago, I shot one from my front porch. It had been eyeing me and my two Labradors, deciding which of us was going to be dinner. Fortunately, I live in Oregon where you can kill a predator who is stalking you.

9 posted on 01/03/2012 5:26:55 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: george76

I love animals, but this is just too funny; making a fast food joint for kitty kats.


10 posted on 01/03/2012 5:29:07 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad; george76

Oak Glenn is a tourist destination in the hills not far from the Rockin’ QS Ranch. It’s Apple Growing, and processing country with the Petting Zoo for children, as well some fine dining places, and lots of Apple products for sale including delicious apple doughnuts.

We enjoy our visits to Oak Glenn, and hope for only the best for all of them up in the foothills of San Bernardino County.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 5:43:27 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ├čudda├čudd; jazusamo; girlangler; Flycatcher; Grampa Dave; tubebender; NVDave; rellimpank; ...

Couldnt they have just put out some cat food or something?

LOL


12 posted on 01/03/2012 6:09:30 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Couldnt they have just put out some cat food or something?

LOL! Purina Cat Chow would have saved a lot of grief...and sheep. I just hate it when business owners don't have visions for the future.

13 posted on 01/03/2012 6:24:04 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: george76
Couldnt they have just put out some cat food or something?

They did.

"Big Cat" food...

Thanks for the ping, George!

14 posted on 01/03/2012 6:37:28 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Iowa Granny; Ladysmith; Diana in Wisconsin; JLO; sergeantdave; damncat; phantomworker; joesnuffy; ..
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

This is what lions do.

15 posted on 01/03/2012 6:45:42 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims┬ŚDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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To: SJackson
Venison a la carte.


16 posted on 01/03/2012 6:51:34 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: Altariel

The owners of the petting zoo were fortunate that cougar didn’t go “Full Feline” and engage in a killing frenzy.

Just such a killing frenzy occurred at a petting zoo called trail lakes campground, near Naples Florida. Even after I videotaped the “Panther Panderer’s precious panther in the act of attacking the 15th goat, they refused to remove their radio collared cat.

Only after the killing frenzy I predicted came to pass, was the cat removed by trapping.

AgencyPersons do not care about livestock losses (not their financial loss) and the liars at the GangGreen enviro groups who claim they will pay for livestock losses have more reasons to deny payment than Obamoids have ideas for more taxes.

My Modest Proposal is to feed AgencyPersons to marauding predators. In such manner can we have a healthy population of large bodied predators while directly reducing the population of predatory bureaucrats.

We might even consider a Coliseum with cougars v. ‘Crats instead of Lions v. Christians.

Listen to Santayana.

Let history repeat itself.

;-)


17 posted on 01/03/2012 10:34:17 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: george76

They put out cat food, its called goats....:O)


18 posted on 01/04/2012 7:10:58 AM PST by goat granny
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To: CurlyDave

Yes and yes. I was just looking for an alternative to killing the creature.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 7:20:21 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: george76

You see a petting zoo. Kitty sees a buffet.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 7:26:17 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD kitty!)
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