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Man's horror as mountain lion snatches and eats his DOG during walk
The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 21, 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cougars; dachsunds; wildlife
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1 posted on 03/21/2013 7:09:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

All the mountain lion wanted was a weiner!


2 posted on 03/21/2013 7:10:31 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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!


3 posted on 03/21/2013 7:10:55 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: Uncle Chip

If that dog was carrying an AR15 with a 30rd mag the mountain lion would have been toast.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 7:10:59 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yet another reason that we need Modern Sporting Rifles.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 7:11:08 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Uncle Chip

6 posted on 03/21/2013 7:11:31 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Uncle Chip

“The circle.....the Circle of Life...”


7 posted on 03/21/2013 7:12:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NRA1995

Was the weiner dog wrapped with a bun?


8 posted on 03/21/2013 7:12:50 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


9 posted on 03/21/2013 7:13:28 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 7:14:14 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Uncle Chip
Poor dog.

But he prolly tastes like chicken to the lion!

11 posted on 03/21/2013 7:16:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Uncle Chip

If you live in cat country, and you want a dog, get an Airedale.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 7:16:32 AM PDT by jdege
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To: Uncle Chip

If you live in cat country, and you want a dog, get an Airedale.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 7:16:32 AM PDT by jdege
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To: centurion316

Killed the Lion for being a Lion. Sad!


14 posted on 03/21/2013 7:18:01 AM PDT by AirborneMedic (In my 16 years in the military, I have never served with a Liberal !!!! ***Update, just one***)
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To: Uncle Chip

I wonder how he worked around the leash...


15 posted on 03/21/2013 7:18:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Chip

That was no mountain lion, it was Obama in disguise!


16 posted on 03/21/2013 7:19:19 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: jdege

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.


17 posted on 03/21/2013 7:20:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yeah, well, you’d better get it in the first 15 rounds...


18 posted on 03/21/2013 7:21:37 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: kevkrom
it was Obama in disguise!

I thought Baraq was a p_ssy....

19 posted on 03/21/2013 7:21:40 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Uncle Chip

Knowing dachshunds, I would guess that this was a take from behind without warning attack. They are spunky little dogs.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 7:22:15 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: jdege

Airedale? I think a Rhodesian Ridgeback would be more appropriate. They were bred to hunt lions.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 7:28:13 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: G Larry

Another airtight argument for indoor only cats. Doesn’t help with canines unfortunately.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 7:28:28 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: TexasCajun
Several hours after the attack, the mountain lion was successfully trapped.

Hope the big kitty enjoyed the very expensive hot dog before his date with the gas chamber. < / sarcasm >

23 posted on 03/21/2013 7:29:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Uncle Chip
A mountain lion was attacking a midsized dog in Woodland Park Colorado a few years back. The dog's owner just caught a flash of what was going on out of the corner of his eye. Thinking it was a large yellow dog, he ran out in his back yard and pulled the big cat off bare handed. A short scuffle ensued but the dog and owner both survived with a few injuries.
24 posted on 03/21/2013 7:29:39 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: AirborneMedic

“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.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Colorado Doug

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.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 7:31:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CSM

Cops shoot dogs all the time without being euthenized...

just sayin’


27 posted on 03/21/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Chip

In the never-ending fight between cats and dogs, the big cat scores a victory.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:29 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Vigilanteman

I suspect that he was just trapped and then given a new zip code.


29 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Quick! Somebody alert PETA!!! Animals eating each other for meat!


30 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ZULU

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.


31 posted on 03/21/2013 7:35:08 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SatinDoll

>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.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 7:38:07 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: NRA1995
If the cougar wanted a weiner it should have eaten this one.
33 posted on 03/21/2013 7:41:17 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.

Mel


34 posted on 03/21/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: Uncle Chip
I knew a guy, whose daughter had a pet goat, a kid really. She was walking the thing and a mountain lion jumped out, grabbed the kid (goat), and disappeared.

This was in SE Arizona.

35 posted on 03/21/2013 7:48:35 AM PDT by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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To: Uncle Chip

If Obumma had a wiener, it would look like...

Oh, never mind.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 7:49:25 AM PDT by RightResponse (It depends on what the defamation of Islam is .....)
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To: Uncle Chip

Payback time...

37 posted on 03/21/2013 7:51:09 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: MrB
I wonder how he worked around the leash...

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.

38 posted on 03/21/2013 7:51:15 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Uncle Chip
If the man had a real dog (a German Shepherd), the kitty probably would have reconsidered.
39 posted on 03/21/2013 7:56:32 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


40 posted on 03/21/2013 7:59:31 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: erlayman

“Another airtight argument for indoor only cats. Doesn’t 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.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 8:00:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Uncle Chip
So?
Mountain lions are wild carnivores. Dachshunds are just an easy meal. When I lived in Colorado (now Calirado) Mountain lions killed and ate one human being a year, on average. Usually a small female out walking and communing with nature. wildlife officials would hunt down and kill the poor cat. Usually old and too weak to hunt other wildlife. Then the yuppie types would get their panties in a wad, rant and rave for a week or so about the need for safe walking paths and the needless killing of a wild creature.
After things died down, hikers and mountain lions would go back to doing what they both do best. Hikers, hiking in areas that could lead to disaster. Mountain lions hunting in areas away from the hikers, but with the thought in mind that if things got tough, easy prey was still there for the taking.
42 posted on 03/21/2013 8:07:11 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: Grams A

“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.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 8:07:30 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Can’t we all get along?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmzuRXLzqKk


44 posted on 03/21/2013 8:08:28 AM PDT by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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To: SatinDoll

“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.


45 posted on 03/21/2013 8:16:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 8:16:50 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: Manta

You got dat right.


47 posted on 03/21/2013 8:19:42 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


48 posted on 03/21/2013 8:20:56 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Lesson learned hopefully. . .


49 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:41 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SatinDoll

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.


50 posted on 03/21/2013 8:50:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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