Skip to comments.Man's horror as mountain lion snatches and eats his DOG during walk
Posted on 03/21/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
A Colorado dog owner has been left without his furry friend after the animal was grabbed off the street by a mountain lion, who killed and ate the canine.
The incident last week in a Colorado Springs, Colorado, gated community, was the third such attack in two months. The unidentified man told authorities that he was walking his Dachshund when the mountain lion sprung out of some bushes and grabbed the dog - leash and all - and ran off.
Michael Seraphin, spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, told KOAA-TV: 'The mountain lion came out from some bushes that are in close proximity to the street that he was walking on, grabbed the Dachshund, and tucked and pulled hard enough to yank the leash out of his hand.'
The cougar then killed the small dog and ate it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Michael Seraphin said the mountain lion was deemed a threat to public safety and a plan was set to capture it after the incident last Wednesday.
Several hours after the attack, the mountain lion was successfully trapped.
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All the mountain lion wanted was a weiner!
Well, thanks to the Governor of Colorado, Hickendooper, its MUCH less likely that someone will shoot one of these cuddly felines and REALLY make it angry!
If that dog was carrying an AR15 with a 30rd mag the mountain lion would have been toast.
Yet another reason that we need Modern Sporting Rifles.
“The circle.....the Circle of Life...”
Was the weiner dog wrapped with a bun?
That’s why you should always hike the wilderness with someone who is more out-of-shape than you are. That way you don’t need to be able to outrun the bear or lion. You just have to outrun your companion.
Funny how people want to preserve the wilderness and commune with nature, but as soon as some creature is caught doing something natural it’s off with their head.
But he prolly tastes like chicken to the lion!
If you live in cat country, and you want a dog, get an Airedale.
If you live in cat country, and you want a dog, get an Airedale.
Killed the Lion for being a Lion. Sad!
I wonder how he worked around the leash...
That was no mountain lion, it was Obama in disguise!
Was going to post that you should carry in cat country.
But, in this situation....I wonder how many folks could draw and fire before the cat was outta sight?
I still believe you should carry for your own protection.
Yeah, well, you’d better get it in the first 15 rounds...
I thought Baraq was a p_ssy....
Knowing dachshunds, I would guess that this was a take from behind without warning attack. They are spunky little dogs.
Airedale? I think a Rhodesian Ridgeback would be more appropriate. They were bred to hunt lions.
Another airtight argument for indoor only cats. Doesn’t help with canines unfortunately.
Hope the big kitty enjoyed the very expensive hot dog before his date with the gas chamber. < / sarcasm >
“Killed the Lion for being a Lion. Sad!”
If this mountain lion was brazen enough to grab a dog that was on a leash and in the immediate company of a human, then it is extremely close to grabbing a child.
I have a domestic Maine Coon cat that I wouldn’t pull off of a meal if he intended to have it...
much less a mountain lion.
Cats’ll mess you up.
Cops shoot dogs all the time without being euthenized...
In the never-ending fight between cats and dogs, the big cat scores a victory.
I suspect that he was just trapped and then given a new zip code.
Quick! Somebody alert PETA!!! Animals eating each other for meat!
I remember when Gov. Perry was out walking with his dog and shot a wolf who threatened them. The looney libs were all up in arms.
According to the article, you are now supposed to talk firmly to the predator and they will just turn right around and run away. You betcha’ bucko - you first.
>Airedale? I think a Rhodesian Ridgeback would be more appropriate. They were bred to hunt lions.<
In large packs. An airedale from hunting lines, one-on-one, would be better equipped to take on a big cat than would a single Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Although the poor man would be very sad about his dog I am sure he would not change places. Having the dog with him may have saved himself from being attacked.
This was in SE Arizona.
If Obumma had a wiener, it would look like...
Oh, never mind.
Mountain lions go for the internal organs first. I live in lion country and only a mile from my house, once found a collar with tags with the dogs neck bone with some dried skin and fur still inside the collar.
Anyone who lives in areas that have mountain lions should know better than to go anywhere alone. I’m sorry to say, they pretty much deserve what is coming to them. Cats are solitary and opportunistic. They won’t do anything that risks themselves getting hurt. If you hike/walk/jog with a friend(s) (or large dog), they won’t attack. Look at all the cases where people have been attacked by mountain lions, they are always alone. A small dog doesn’t count as a friend, that’s just an appetizer.
A gun would be helpful, but that won’t prevent a cat from trying since they probably wouldn’t know what a gun is. You won’t see or hear them coming and they will usually attack from the side or behind. Trusting in a gun means you are trusting that their first strike doesn’t work, which is a huge gamble. You are safer with a large dog or another person (even elderly) than with a gun because the cat will see two large bodies and think it’s too much risk to be worth it.
Now, against wolves or coyotes, that’s where I’d prefer to have a gun. They don’t rely so much on element of surprise and since they hunt in packs, I want a full clip.
“Another airtight argument for indoor only cats. Doesnt help with canines unfortunately.”
It is nothing of the sort. Folks in rural areas need cats who control the vermin population.
Some/many cats are unhappy indoors only. I do not accept the notion that whatever will probably extend a cat’s life expectancy is what is best for the cat.
“According to the article, you are now supposed to talk firmly to the predator and they will just turn right around and run away.”
And use humor and urinate in your pants...even defecate or vomit, that’ll deter ‘em.
Can’t we all get along?
“Airedale? I think a Rhodesian Ridgeback would be more appropriate. They were bred to hunt lions”
In our region they mix an Airdale in with the pack for hogs and bear. But we also use Rhodesian Ridgebacks. The Rhodie would have been a tough kill. My sister’s Pyranees would have made mincemeat out of that Cougar.
Well, a secure outdoor enclosure off the house or in the yard is alright. Shorter but happier life trumps a long-lived but miserable indoor cat is easy for us to say but there is a lot more than insects in the extraordinary array of dangers they will face unattended, and most likely die a miserable death from.
You got dat right.
Thank you, I will keep that in mind about the Pyranees.
I am considering relocating to a farm and buying a small flock of sheep. Using a dog to stay with the sheep is something I’ve been looking into.
Lesson learned hopefully. . .
Pyranees are natural guard dogs. They don’t really have to even be trained for it. My sister’s dog just loves all little animals. In GA and NC they use them for the goat herds.