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B.C. woman recounts 'surreal' cougar attack in her house ( Canada )
CBC News ^ | Aug 28, 2012

Posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT by george76

A B.C. woman who was attacked on her sofa by a starving cougar that strolled into her house in search of a meal says her faithful dog saved her life.

Angie Prime, 35, was sitting in the living room of her home in Trail, located in southeastern B.C., on Saturday evening, talking to her husband on the phone and getting ready to take her three dogs out for a walk before turning into bed.

Then she caught a flash of something that should not have been in the house.

"I just happened to catch something out of the corner of my eye," she said. "I just of kind of looked over and there it was coming out of the dark at me and we kind of looked at each other."

The old emaciated cougar, looking for an easy meal, had slipped into the darkened house through an open screen door.

Prime had only seconds to throw up her arms and legs to shield her face before the big cat attacked.

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She says she plans to keep her doors closed in the future.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; badkitty; bordercollie; canada; cougar; cougarattack; dog; doggieping; gooddog; gooddoggie; kitty; mountainlion; wildlife

1 posted on 08/28/2012 1:21:58 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Reason #138 to wear a gun at home.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 1:24:26 PM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: george76
The old emaciated cougar..

Ellen Barkin?

3 posted on 08/28/2012 1:25:41 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: george76

Just another cat burglery...


4 posted on 08/28/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76

When I was a much younger man I was attacked by a cougar in my own house.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 1:28:34 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1317 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Now that’s funny!!!!!!!!Thanks for the laugh


6 posted on 08/28/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: FateAmenableToChange

or just keep the door shut, like she said


7 posted on 08/28/2012 1:34:03 PM PDT by årskjærø
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To: george76

She will be a much better wife in the future as now she truly understands the term “pussy whipped”


8 posted on 08/28/2012 1:35:54 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: george76

Demi Moore’s gone Lesbo?


9 posted on 08/28/2012 1:39:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

10 posted on 08/28/2012 1:44:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: FateAmenableToChange

Don’t be silly. It’s a statistical fact that the cougar would have taken the woman’s gun and used it against her.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: george76

I was walking last night and came upon a little fox. He bounded across the street and stopped 15 feet from .

It was night and i lit him up with my new 3000 lumen flashlight.

We pondered each other’s existence for 5 minutes before i decided ro conrinue my walk.

What a great moment and I thanked God for another beautiful moment....


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:38:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: george76; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Es Surreal!


13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:45:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: lowbridge

You now owe me the beer I just nosejetted on my keyboard. Just saying....


14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:55:39 PM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: george76

Where are all the cat people? The loyal dog drives off the cougar while the pet cat yawned and said to the cougar, “Do you mind sharing?”


15 posted on 08/28/2012 4:18:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Let’s just hope no one posts a pic of Helen Thomas.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 7:13:50 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: null and void

When I was a young man I followed a cougar into her darkened lair. Didn’t come out for days.

;^)


17 posted on 08/28/2012 7:17:01 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: Newtoidaho

“emaciated” cougar they said


18 posted on 08/28/2012 11:17:52 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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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.
19 posted on 08/30/2012 5:17:02 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Vendome
before i decided ro conrinue my walk.

Don't firnish your engrish as a second ranguage quit yet.

20 posted on 08/30/2012 6:01:37 AM 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: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping! Shelties saving the world!


21 posted on 08/30/2012 7:37:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: null and void

“When I was a much younger man I was attacked by a cougar in my own house.”

Don’t leave us hanging... Details! Details!

Where did you live at the time?


22 posted on 08/30/2012 7:54:59 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: a fool in paradise

Now that was quite a Dali-ance.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: PastorBooks

Southern California. Where else?


24 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1319 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

Heroic Doggie Ping!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

25 posted on 08/30/2012 10:21:19 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LOL!
Accurate!


26 posted on 08/30/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I felt bad because I lost my hat. And then I saw a guy who had lost his head.)
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To: george76

We have a lot of those in Boca.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 10:54:22 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Wow!


28 posted on 08/30/2012 11:26:44 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: null and void

She was really tiny at 78 lbs. Most cougar attacks are on children or adults of small stature, but not all. Hunger is an imperative which drives behavior and attack patterns.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 11:41:17 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: BerryDingle

Well I am a bunch of pills due to rotator cuff soogree. LOL

Actually I am testing this Nook I just received. Hard to get used to typing on this keyboard.

Gonna have to jail break this thing so I can install Firefox and use spell as you type.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 12:33:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“That’s when her border collie helped drive the cougar off.

“My dog jumped off the couch, and flew after it and was running out the door after it.””


31 posted on 08/31/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Shelties? Where?


32 posted on 09/01/2012 7:25:36 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Border collie. I miswrote.


33 posted on 09/01/2012 11:07:57 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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