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Cougar tears man's pants during attack on west coast of Vancouver Island
The Canadian Press ^ | September 13, 2012 | Keven Drews,

Posted on 09/13/2012 4:41:33 PM PDT by george76

Fearing for his life, a 38-year-old Vancouver Island man says he ran from the fangs and claws of a ravenous cougar and scaled a hefty piece of construction equipment in a desperate bid to escape.

With his pants shredded by the cougar's jaws and a shoe lost along the way thanks to a swipe from the animal's claws, John Frank Jr. said he climbed a locked-up excavator's boom and called for help on his radio.

The community of Ahousat, B.C., located north of Tofino, B.C., on the island's west coast, responded to Tuesday's attack, with some residents arriving on scene in their trucks, scaring the cougar away

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"The cougar wanted to eat me as a meal. I'm not going to lie to you. I'm lucky to be alive today. God was on my side that day."

The incident, the latest cougar attack to hit the province

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; canada; cougar; lion; vancouver

1 posted on 09/13/2012 4:41:35 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

I’m just going to sit back and enjoy this thread.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: george76

That headline could mean a whole other thing...


3 posted on 09/13/2012 4:43:05 PM PDT by Argus
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To: george76

Is this article about the wild species of cat or the even wilder species of older woman? The Article doesn’t seem to make it clear...


4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:44:43 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: george76

Did he recognize her???


5 posted on 09/13/2012 4:45:57 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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6 posted on 09/13/2012 4:46:06 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: george76

maybe the cougar mistook the man for a 1/32nd cherrokee democrat?


7 posted on 09/13/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT by Ryan_Rubio_2016
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To: george76
'I knew I shouldn't have answered that ad on Craig's list!'
8 posted on 09/13/2012 4:47:10 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: george76

I would sacrifice a pair of pants. Maybe. Got any pictures?


9 posted on 09/13/2012 4:48:34 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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10 posted on 09/13/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: dfwgator

I’m just going to sit back and enjoy this thread.

ditto


11 posted on 09/13/2012 4:53:52 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: george76

Who among us has this not happened to?


12 posted on 09/13/2012 4:54:48 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: bravo whiskey
Year ago I was DJing a party and was lured into a bedroom and a "Cougar" tore off my clothes...

(Of course back then they weren't called "Cougars"... they were called horny older women.)

13 posted on 09/13/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: george76

Guess he was going too slow.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 4:57:20 PM PDT by Happy Rain (Mitt four then Sarah eight.)
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15 posted on 09/13/2012 5:01:10 PM PDT by PGR88
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A cougar attacked the west coast of Vancouver Island? Wow.....


16 posted on 09/13/2012 5:02:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: george76; Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...

Canada Non-Ping!

17 posted on 09/13/2012 5:03:03 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: george76

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/fox-news-anchor-babes-short-skirts-video-photo


18 posted on 09/13/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz
Anyone you know?


19 posted on 09/13/2012 5:16:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: george76
Cougar tears man's pants during attack on west coast of Vancouver Island

What was Vancouver Island doing with men's pants?

20 posted on 09/13/2012 5:17:23 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: a fool in paradise

Travel agent, get me a ticket to Vancouver Island, PDQ!


21 posted on 09/13/2012 5:19:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: george76

I thought cougars preferred to tear the pants off men in their 20’s...


22 posted on 09/13/2012 5:39:37 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote conservative Congresspeople to stop Romney.)
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To: george76
In case of cougars, wolves or bears...


23 posted on 09/13/2012 5:41:55 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: george76

Mr. Almost Lunch couldn’t carry a handgun because of Canadian Libtards having turned Canada into Canuckistan.

Know Handguns - Know Peace.
No Handguns - No Peace.

But, those with no handgun can know what it is to be ‘guest of honor’ at the Beast Feast.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 6:10:28 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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God was on my side that day.

Yah know... I'm always a little uneasy when people use an expression of what God wanted that day... Seems to me if God were really on his side he might've put the cougar on the other side of the island that day. I'm just sayin'. :-)

25 posted on 09/13/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: GladesGuru

Screw ‘em...just hide that hand gun away in a satchel or whatever.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 6:28:28 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: george76

I remember seeing a lot of cougars on Culebra.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 6:42:23 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: george76

As both hunting and fishing are better in Alaska, why bother with Canuckistan and its hoplophobia?


28 posted on 09/13/2012 6:56:58 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: george76

Is Canada in India now?/s/


29 posted on 09/13/2012 7:00:40 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: george76

Oh, that kind of cougar......


30 posted on 09/13/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: george76

Wow, Courtney Cox is getting desperate!


31 posted on 09/13/2012 10:04:49 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Wow! She must have been a randy old broad!
32 posted on 09/14/2012 4:40:26 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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