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Mountain lion killed after mauling dogs in Salida home
Denver Post ^ | 03/05/2010 | Howard Pankratz

Posted on 03/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PST by Uri’el-2012

Wildlife officials killed a mountain lion yesterday that invaded a home near Salida, attacking five dogs and trapping a mother and two children.

The mountain lion entered the home nine miles northwest of Salida about 4 p.m. Thursday after it chased a small dog through a pet door.

Michelle Bese, 27, and her two children, ages two and five, were inside with four of her five dogs.

(Excerpt) Read more at denverpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: chaffee; lion; maul; mountain; salida; wildlife

1 posted on 03/06/2010 7:11:37 AM PST by Uri’el-2012
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To: george76
ping

2 posted on 03/06/2010 7:12:31 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

It is reported that the cougar had run out of food stamps and had to resort to desperate measures for food....


3 posted on 03/06/2010 7:17:17 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

I guess they werent Redbones.


4 posted on 03/06/2010 7:17:30 AM PST by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

If that mountain lion was rabid, they’re probably going to have to sterilize much of the house. And get shots. And their surviving dogs will be in quarantine for a long time.

Some things you just don’t mess around with.


5 posted on 03/06/2010 7:18:23 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

And these people didn’t have a gun, while living in this wild environment ...WHY?


6 posted on 03/06/2010 7:20:17 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Marty62
And these people didn’t have a gun, while living in this wild environment ...WHY?

My first thought, exactly.

Four shih tzus and Jack Russell ????


7 posted on 03/06/2010 7:24:24 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Gotta be impressed by those little Jack Russells. They ain’t afraid of nuttin’.


8 posted on 03/06/2010 7:24:50 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: EagleUSA

The cat was underweight by about 1/3 of normal, and wildlife officers can’t figure out why it would chase a nice sized bundle of food into a house. Huh.


9 posted on 03/06/2010 7:27:50 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Just finished “Beast in the Garden”. Really good non-fiction about mountain lions in and around Boulder.

I dont get any crap from the wife anymore about taking my 9mm on dog walks.


10 posted on 03/06/2010 7:29:59 AM PST by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: Marty62
And these people didn't’t have a gun, while living in this wild environment ...WHY?

I used to live there. Great area until the libs discovered it. Bought up parcels of property surrounded by U.S.forest, built big houses, loved nature until nature doesn't love back. Liberals ruin everything they touch.

11 posted on 03/06/2010 7:33:17 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: EagleUSA

food desert?


12 posted on 03/06/2010 7:35:36 AM PST by steve8714 (If Lindsay Graham is a conservative, I am not..)
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To: ladyvet; Marty62
M62>And these people didn't’t have a gun, while living in this wild environment ...WHY?

I used to live there. Great area until the libs discovered it. Bought up parcels of property surrounded by U.S.forest, built big houses, loved nature until nature doesn't love back. Liberals ruin everything they touch.

Amen sister

This is about five miles from my house.

The wiccans and buddhists and greenies
have ruined for the rest of us folk.


13 posted on 03/06/2010 7:39:21 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

BAD KITTY! BAD BAD KITTY!


14 posted on 03/06/2010 7:48:41 AM PST by njslim
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

I’m sure the little ankle biters did their best.
But sometimes one bullet is what is needed. Nature is sometimes a cruel Place.
I stopped watching discovery Channel back when they had all the shows about animals mauling each other. It should have been called the blood and guts channel.


15 posted on 03/06/2010 7:59:10 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

“wiccans” oh my.


16 posted on 03/06/2010 7:59:53 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: EagleUSA

I wish there was video of that big cat coming through that small dog door. I guess when a cat is hungry enough it can crawl through anything!


17 posted on 03/06/2010 8:00:07 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: savedbygrace
The cat was underweight by about 1/3 of normal, and wildlife officers can’t figure out why it would chase a nice sized bundle of food into a house. Huh.

Dem guys sharp as a bowling ball, dey are...

18 posted on 03/06/2010 8:00:15 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 408 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Probably after the little ankle biter challenged the cat. Then it ran home to Mommy.


19 posted on 03/06/2010 8:01:08 AM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: ladyvet

There ya go. The limosine libs want to commune with “nature”, but what do they do, Build McMansions. Hypocrits


20 posted on 03/06/2010 8:02:05 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Related
21 posted on 03/06/2010 8:03:34 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Been meaning to ask, is your middle name unsymmetric-dimethy or monomethyl?...


22 posted on 03/06/2010 8:07:33 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 408 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

...these Cougar stories are pretty common west of the Mississippi...when they began to migrate east; look out....an exploding deer population and plenty of cover means lots of big cats to come...and btw, some reports indicate they’re already anong us in the Appalachian mountains.


23 posted on 03/06/2010 8:09:22 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: null and void

I’m UDMH. Put me in the same room as nitrogen tetroxide or IRFNA and the sparks will fly! LOL!


24 posted on 03/06/2010 8:12:40 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ah, you’re Russian?


25 posted on 03/06/2010 8:13:44 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 408 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Illuminatas
I dont get any crap from the wife anymore about taking my 9mm on dog walks.

Might want to look into a 10mm

26 posted on 03/06/2010 8:41:50 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
"The lion's remains will be sent to a DOW lab in Fort Collins for analysis
in hopes determining what caused the cat's unusual behavior."

Obviously, the cat recognized mistook the dogs for food.
27 posted on 03/06/2010 8:46:09 AM PST by 4buttons
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To: null and void

Hell no! I’d rather be dead than Red!


28 posted on 03/06/2010 8:47:38 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: STONEWALLS

there is a mountain lion roaming around the area where Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware meet. Neighbor’s horse has the scars to prove it.


29 posted on 03/06/2010 8:50:29 AM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: lack-of-trust

...each year there are more and more sightings east of the Mississippi...the Feds deny the existance of a reproducing Cougar population(except Everglades)but yet the reports continue.


30 posted on 03/06/2010 9:34:58 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Marty62

Probably ‘tards from California.


31 posted on 03/06/2010 10:55:46 AM PST by jrp
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To: jrp

I lived in CO. for a year.
CA people do have an affinity for CO.


32 posted on 03/06/2010 11:01:49 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

The comments on the website show how demented our society has become. Just like the sick comments after the otter story. People take the side of rabid animals and those that jump an 8 ft fence to attacking humans minding their own business.


33 posted on 03/06/2010 11:18:57 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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