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Mountain lion mauls hiker near Nevada City
KCRA ^ | Jul 03, 2012

Posted on 07/04/2012 9:45:50 PM PDT by george76

NEVADA CITY, Calif. - A mountain lion attacked a 63-year-old man camping northwest of Nevada City.

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the man decided to stop and sleep for the night while on the planned hiking trip, and laid a sleeping bag out on a tributary to the Yuba River.

The man told officials that during the attack, the mountain lion bit and clawed him through the sleeping bag.

The animal bit into the man's cap and his clothes.

"The lion immediately began a ferocious attack. It bit him into his head. It bit him on the hands," said Patrick Foy, of the Department of Fish and Game.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: agenda21; animalrights; ar; lion; mountain; mountainlion; unagenda21; wildlife

1 posted on 07/04/2012 9:45:55 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

There is a reason why early settlers killed grizzlies, pumas and so forth.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 9:48:41 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: george76

I love the comments following the article.....


3 posted on 07/04/2012 9:55:56 PM PDT by onona (Of course you have to say is like George C. Scott....)
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To: george76

Whiskers gets into the bath salts and the zombie saltocalypse takes another shocking turn.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 10:00:48 PM PDT by skeama (On what day did God create Barack Obama, and couldn't He have rested on that day.)
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To: george76
"uhhhh.... camping out on a game trail near the water is probably not a good idea."


5 posted on 07/04/2012 10:03:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: skeama
Whiskers gets into the bath salts and the zombie saltocalypse takes another shocking turn.

You made my day!

6 posted on 07/04/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: george76
The victim drove himself to a Grass Valley hospital. He has since been released and is recovering at home with staples in his skin.

I had a bear attack me in a similar fashion, the SOB stole my truck and waved to me as he drove by. Had a 10 mile walk to the hospital. Robbed a bank with my license plate the next day. Week later they called me a one armed fugitive and had a TV series about me........Never did find that bear that killed my wife.......

7 posted on 07/04/2012 10:23:11 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76

A very big mountain lion up crossed the road near my place in the foothills last April. Several others have seen it also. It is an expected visitor just like the deer, bears, rattlesnakes and raccoon that come to the creek in that area. It is a part of life in the mountains.

Those that can’t handle it need to go back to the big city where they belong. Up there we call ‘em flatlanders.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 10:27:02 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: UCANSEE2

Once, while hunting quail in the coastal California foothills, I had camped in a campground that had a spring and water trough in it.

At night, while sleeping in a tent with my brace of pointers, I was awoken by a herd of deer that came by my tent on it’s way to the spring at the other end of the campground. A few minuets passed, and I awoke again feeling a “presence.”

There, in the enterance to my tent, stood a lion sniffing at the interior. Even though I had a handfull of a 1911 Goverment Model, I was releaved when the lion decided to move on and go after the deer. That’s one close encounter that I am glad to have avoided.

I’ve camped and hunted that area for many years and have seen/encountered only that one lion....though I’m sure that they have seen me and the dogs many times.....

Interestingly enough I have seen way more lions and/or bears while fishing than when I’m hunting. When you think about it that makes sense. Animals don’t view a fisherman, wading in a stream waving a stick, as a very threatening object, while an obviously in the hunt upland nimrod appears threatening.


9 posted on 07/04/2012 10:32:48 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Forty-Niner
There, in the enterance to my tent, stood a lion sniffing at the interior. Even though I had a handfull of a 1911 Goverment Model,

One of my best friends passed away last week. He was 83. He was a Korean war vet. He never, ever slept again without a loaded 1911 under his pillow; never had a desire to "go camping" again either. Since he owned a gunshop, he did like to hunt from his home though and still liked throwing his own explosives at certain "individuals". I like legal hunting too.

10 posted on 07/04/2012 11:10:37 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76

Large meat eating predators.

Protect them by law, allow no hunting, attribute human emotions to them, believe Walt Disney films are factual, do not instill fear of humans in them, and you will be on their menu as easy prey.

Predators, to include two legged ones, they will either run from, or, at you, the choice is yours.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 11:18:25 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: george76

Don’t wake up in a ditch bump.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 11:19:10 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: george76

This didn’t make sense to me until I read that the dumbass was from Marin County!


13 posted on 07/04/2012 11:27:51 PM PDT by old school
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To: george76

Somebody needs to get their figures straight! As new attacks occur, the total number of attacks looks like it is DECREASING.


California has had 15 confirmed mountain lion attacks since 1890, including this most recent one. Of 17 victims, 11 have survived. Current story

Still, mountain lion attacks on humans are rare. Only 16 verified attacks have occurred in California since 1890. Six were fatal. Jim Hamm’s attack is the most recent. (Hamm’s attack occurred in 2007) http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Couple-s-lesson-in-survival-from-07-cougar-attack-3658073.php


14 posted on 07/04/2012 11:54:25 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: george76

I work within a few miles of the location of the attack. Every few
years a state trapper is called in to kill a lion feasting on livestock.
One year a lion took down a full grown llama. Years ago at nearby
Englebright Dam a turkey hunter hiding in the brush and calling
in toms was mauled by a lion. For as many bears, lions, and
flatlanders that are around here these days you would think there
would be a lot more incidents.


15 posted on 07/05/2012 12:08:05 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: george76

I work within a few miles of the location of the attack. Every few
years a state trapper is called in to kill a lion feasting on livestock.
One year a lion took down a full grown llama. Years ago at nearby
Englebright Dam a turkey hunter hiding in the brush and calling
in toms was mauled by a lion. For as many bears, lions, and
flatlanders that are around here these days you would think there
would be a lot more incidents.


16 posted on 07/05/2012 12:08:34 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: BerryDingle

Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope the 1911 wasn’t buried with him.


17 posted on 07/05/2012 12:17:23 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: george76

And that is why I carry when I hike....

Knife evens the odds...If it was legal to carry a gun there wouldn’t be an issue....


18 posted on 07/05/2012 4:01:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: george76

‘..the mountain lion bit and clawed him through the sleeping bag.”

Somebody needs to market a Kevlar-lined sleeping bag for times like this. I know I’d feel better sleeping in a somewhat protective ‘coccoon’ while in the back country.

Lots of other uses coming to mind as I think about this.


19 posted on 07/05/2012 4:11:27 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: george76

I see no mention of the man shooting the cat. I must conclude that this guy went camping unarmed in an area where dangerous four legged predators exist. Maybe he learned his lesson. Or maybe not.


20 posted on 07/05/2012 4:49:50 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: onona

Me too. Especially the one about providing them with birth control [sterlization] (ala Ms. Fluke). Or maybe they could just go get a free abortion. I mean what a bother having to deal with a litter of kittens when mom has better things to do.?

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years


21 posted on 07/05/2012 5:07:33 AM PDT by rktman
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To: old school

Once the cat got a taste of Marin county liberalism it hauled butt away from there. Of course after staring at what it almost ate and wondering what the heck that was! Yuck! With any luck the cat will find a skunk to get the taste out of it’s mouth. LOL!

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 5:11:53 AM PDT by rktman
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To: onona

I’m always amused by comments from people who excuse wild animal attacks by saying we are in their territory. The fact is this whole country was at one time mostly just wild animals. We’d have to go back to Europe or wherever to avoid impinging on wild creature territory. And of course, Europe was full of wild creatures at one time as well. As humans we can wander and live wherever we darn well please. I’m not for indiscriminate slaughter of God’s creatures, but there is no place on earth ( or under the sea for that matter) that “belongs” to some wild critter.


23 posted on 07/05/2012 7:14:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: BerryDingle

Sorry to hear about your friend. He’s at peace now. Locally I know of a couple just like him. As someone once said...”where do we get such men?”


24 posted on 07/05/2012 7:35:38 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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