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Missing hiker found with cat in New Mexico forest
Fox News ^ | 3/10/12

Posted on 03/10/2012 10:10:53 AM PST by martin_fierro

Missing hiker found with cat in New Mexico forest

Published March 10, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Snuggling in a blue sleeping bag, Margaret Page and her cat survived 3 1/2 weeks in a rugged New Mexico national forest, even though temperatures dropped below freezing nearly every night.

Family members reported her missing Feb 14. But for various reasons, authorities didn't start searching for her until this week. The 41-year-old Page, who has a history of mental illness, was found Wednesday emaciated and malnourished but well-hydrated.

Relying on a creek for drinking water, Page and her cat named Miya lived on just a handful of supplies, rescue workers said Friday. The nearest town -- tiny Dusty, N.M. -- was 10 miles away.

"Her cat was in better shape than she was," said Marc Levesque, New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue incident commander. "Her cat was also hunting. (Page) ran out of food a while back."

Page apparently purposefully hiked off a trail between Feb. 10 and Feb. 12. A Forest Service law enforcement agent spotted her silver Chevy passenger car on Feb. 12, but didn't think much of it because hikers leave vehicles near trails all the time, said Lt. Robert McDonald, a spokesman for the state police.

Another Forest Service agent noticed the car on Feb. 25 but didn't contact state police until 10 days later. Members of the Grant County Search and Rescue and other crews began the search for Page on Tuesday after her family notified state police that Page's car had been found at a campground.

She was found the following day about a mile up the Railroad Canyon Trail in an area known as the Black Range.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittehs; kittyping; newmexico; wtfiiwnm

1 posted on 03/10/2012 10:10:57 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag; Tijeras_Slim; elkfersupper; CedarDave

"What's that, girl?"

"meow."

"Margaret's lost in the woods?"

"meow."

"She's fallen and she can't get up?"

"meow."

2 posted on 03/10/2012 10:13:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (W T F I I W N M ?)
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To: martin_fierro

Glad to hear she’s ok.

But why does she have a driver’s license if she’s mentally ill?


3 posted on 03/10/2012 10:15:22 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

4 posted on 03/10/2012 10:16:44 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jonty30

Presumably because her mental illness doesn’t affect her ability to drive safely?


5 posted on 03/10/2012 10:20:13 AM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: Jonty30

I think it was written into the bill also allowing illegal aliens to have driver’s licenses.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 10:22:33 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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To: Jonty30

They give us all driver’s licenses...all we have to do is prove we are sane enough to drive at the time of the driving test...

;o]


7 posted on 03/10/2012 10:24:23 AM PST by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: martin_fierro

I checked the location of Dusty, and it’s definitely in the middle of nowhere.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 10:24:27 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: martin_fierro
She will become an icon to crazy cat ladies everywhere.

But seriously, thank God they're both safe.

9 posted on 03/10/2012 10:25:55 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: I Shall Endure

Likely a Democrat. Look at tat on her left arm. Very hippie looking. Do consideration for cost of searching for her. Claiming mental problems, but ALL Democrats have mental problems.

Glad she is OK.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 10:27:39 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: martin_fierro

The cat should have run away when she had the chance.


11 posted on 03/10/2012 10:27:55 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: martin_fierro

I’d have been found well fed with fur lined socks and no idea where the cat went.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 10:36:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: martin_fierro

More pictures,here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112476/Margaret-Page-alive-cat-stranded-national-forest-MONTH.html


13 posted on 03/10/2012 10:38:43 AM PST by fullchroma
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To: martin_fierro

That would have been two votes for Obama lost if they would not have found her.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 10:39:16 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
"Her cat was in better shape than she was," said Marc Levesque, New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue incident commander. "Her cat was also hunting. (Page) ran out of food a while back."

My kittehs would have shared...until I ran out.

15 posted on 03/10/2012 10:41:40 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: fullchroma

16 posted on 03/10/2012 10:47:34 AM PST by null and void (Day 1145 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: martin_fierro

She sent Lassie for help but Lassie rebelled at the thought of saving a cat!


17 posted on 03/10/2012 10:52:33 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Jonty30
But why does she have a driver’s license if she’s mentally ill?

What's the big deal. They let Democrats have driver's licenses.

18 posted on 03/10/2012 11:05:40 AM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: Jonty30
"She's fallen and she can't get up?"

"meow."

Now, that's funny stuff. I don't care what you say.

19 posted on 03/10/2012 11:12:39 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: martin_fierro

‘Girl power’ gone awry.. AGAIN.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 11:13:56 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: martin_fierro

A Sad Tale

A cat in despondency sighed,
And resolved to commit suicide;
..She passed under the wheels
..Of eight automobiles,
And under the ninth one she died.

Rest in peace, sweet kittie.


21 posted on 03/10/2012 11:14:04 AM PST by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: martin_fierro

Who doesn’t go hiking with their cat?


22 posted on 03/10/2012 11:14:38 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: null and void

Looks like Wasserman-Slutz with AIDS...


23 posted on 03/10/2012 11:17:16 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: tumblindice

Poor Kitty.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 11:28:52 AM PST by perchprism (To those about to revolt, we salute you.)
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To: Jonty30
But why does she have a driver’s license if she’s mentally ill?

There wasn't enough seats on the last bus to the polls, so the DNC gave her a driver's license instead. /s

25 posted on 03/10/2012 11:32:42 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: martin_fierro

That’s a pretty cool cat that woman has. I really have to wonder what the authorities were doing, not looking for her, towing her car, etc. I understand this woman has problems, but that really doesn’t make a difference. She could have been injured, etc. problems or no.

I’m glad they are both OK.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 12:02:07 PM PST by jocon307
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To: martin_fierro
Surviving in the black range is a full-time job, even if you are equipped, experienced and want to do it.

Humans are not at the top of the food chain there.

If you wanted to take animals in there, you should make them a string of horses, another human or two and maybe a dog.

A kitty-cat is only bait for the cougars, wolves and bears. Horses, humans and dogs will at least give you a heads-up.

That chick had a death wish.

27 posted on 03/10/2012 12:03:17 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: martin_fierro
Feh, my cat has been following the tweets on this for awhile now....


28 posted on 03/10/2012 12:17:20 PM PST by mikrofon ("I tawt I tweeted a puddy tat!")
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To: Jonty30
But why does she have a driver’s license if she’s mentally ill?

R U Series? Ever Been to NY, Calif or Florida?

29 posted on 03/10/2012 12:23:57 PM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Jonty30
But why does she have a driver’s license if she’s mentally ill?

With all due respect, you really don't know much about mental illness, do you? My son has a mental illness and he has a drivers license. I'll just leave my comments at that.

30 posted on 03/10/2012 12:24:10 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: null and void
null and void

Yup. She sure looks like it....

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31 posted on 03/10/2012 12:26:20 PM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: JaguarXKE

I didn’t know much about it either until I started watching the debates.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 12:27:49 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Jonty30

millions of liberals have drivers licenses...


34 posted on 03/10/2012 1:00:20 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: JaguarXKE

I weep for your self-importance. How’s that.


35 posted on 03/10/2012 1:16:35 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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I was recently discussing the cats vs dogs things with a co-worker. One of my arguments was that “you can’t really take a cat backpacking.” I guess I’ll have to recant that argument.


36 posted on 03/10/2012 1:16:44 PM PST by Rio
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To: Fawn
You should see her boyfriend...


37 posted on 03/10/2012 1:19:29 PM PST by null and void (Day 1145 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: martin_fierro
I weep for your self-importance. How’s that.

I don't really give a crap what you think of me.

38 posted on 03/10/2012 1:24:00 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


39 posted on 03/10/2012 1:32:02 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: JaguarXKE

My apologies to anyone who I offended, it’s just that this is a topic that hits very close to home and unless you have been in these shoes, t;s hard to understand. It was not my intention to be “self-important” or to offend anyone. Moderators, feel free to delete my posts in this thread.


40 posted on 03/10/2012 1:36:15 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: cripplecreek

I’d have been found well fed with fur lined socks and no idea where the cat went.

__________________

Dahmer? Is that you?


41 posted on 03/10/2012 2:01:00 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: JaguarXKE

With all due respect, you shouldn’t assume that questions, like the one I asked, was asked in callous fashion. Mine was factually based, with an honest desire to know.

Also, some of us do have a fair bit of experience with mental illness that it’s not really a big deal to have one, unless the person is potentially dangerous.

Take care.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 2:26:16 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
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43 posted on 03/10/2012 3:35:24 PM PST by LucyT
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To: fullchroma
Page survived by making her small amount of food last for three weeks and by drinking stream water.

That's one way to crash diet.

44 posted on 03/10/2012 6:00:02 PM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: martin_fierro

I’m thinking the cat was gonna eat her....kitteh just needed a little more time


45 posted on 03/10/2012 6:33:51 PM PST by wyokostur
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To: null and void

46 posted on 03/10/2012 10:40:59 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (If my candidate doesn't win the nomination I'm going to kick my feet, cry like a baby, and stay home)
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To: martin_fierro

47 posted on 03/14/2012 3:57:45 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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