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Nature in action - Epic struggle ends in death
imgur website ^ | 7/7/13 | Baynative

Posted on 08/07/2013 6:48:36 PM PDT by Baynative

Mountain goat and lion found dead on a closed road in Glacier National park. It seems they both fell to their deaths when the cougar attacked the goat far up on the cliffs out of sight and to the right. (Not sure where to post this, but I think it was is interesting)

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: epic; nature
Actually it was a Big Horn Sheep, not a Mt. Goat, that was attacked by a cougar. The pictures on the website are gruesome and not for the squeemish. But, they show a vivid story we can only imagine by looking at the aftermath.

It appears that the two animals were locked in a life and death struggle and fell to their deaths from the rock cliffs above the highway in Glacier National Park.

There are more pictures on the link, but they are not for the faint of heart. It makes me wonder how many stories of cruel reality play out in the wilds everyday, just as they do in what some still think of as civilized society.

1 posted on 08/07/2013 6:48:36 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

I found half a rabbit out in the woods the other day.


2 posted on 08/07/2013 6:50:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Baynative

I expected to read about Zimmerman - Martin again.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 6:54:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Baynative

yeah, full curl sheep. looks like a dall to me.

amazing.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 6:55:21 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: cripplecreek

A moose once bit my sister.


5 posted on 08/07/2013 6:56:42 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

how is your sister by the way?


6 posted on 08/07/2013 6:59:39 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: occamrzr06

Was if a European Moose, or an African Moose?


7 posted on 08/07/2013 7:00:35 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Baynative; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows

8 posted on 08/07/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: occamrzr06

I hear the European Moose like cheese


9 posted on 08/07/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Baynative

Isn’t this quite a few years old? 6 or 7 years.


10 posted on 08/07/2013 7:02:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: beebuster2000

Well it’s a Road Dall now.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 7:02:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Baynative

Whoah! That is epic!


12 posted on 08/07/2013 7:02:32 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Baynative

Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 08/07/2013 7:03:30 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: DanielRedfoot

It was a majestik moose. The swallow was European or African.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 7:04:03 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I should have looked at the photos first. This is not the one from several years back.


15 posted on 08/07/2013 7:04:13 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Baynative

tough way to make a living


16 posted on 08/07/2013 7:15:12 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Baynative

Dang!!!


17 posted on 08/07/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: Baynative

I watched the cruelty of nature on an eagle cam a couple of months ago.

It was so sad.

.


18 posted on 08/07/2013 7:34:16 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Baynative

Mountain lions really get my goat.


19 posted on 08/07/2013 7:35:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Baynative

“Alright, we’ll call it a draw.”


20 posted on 08/07/2013 7:36:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cripplecreek
I found half a rabbit out in the woods the other day.

Sorry dude, that was me.

21 posted on 08/07/2013 7:48:27 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I couldn’t find a date or a link. I would have expected another story from a local paper, but the last comment was three days ago, so I figured it was from this winter.


22 posted on 08/07/2013 7:54:55 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative
Along similar lines....and also not for the squeamish.

Eagles drag goats off cliffs
23 posted on 08/07/2013 8:11:48 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rottndog

OHMYGAWD, that’s brutal. But, that’s nature and it’s all they know.


24 posted on 08/07/2013 8:22:00 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Woops, I forgot to ping you to my post 15! This is not the photos from several years ago.


25 posted on 08/07/2013 8:30:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Baynative

If only those creeps hadn’t built a road in the middle of the pristine wilderness these two of God’s creatures would still be walking the earth.

OK.... For the low info voters.... /s


26 posted on 08/07/2013 10:31:37 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: occamrzr06

Was it fully laden?


27 posted on 08/07/2013 10:32:45 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Baynative

Friend of mine lost her oscar (large aquarium fish) and her parakeet on the same day. She had neglected to put the tank cover on, and while she was out, the budgie apparently swooped low over the fish tank. Oscar saw LUNCH and lunged upward. He got hold of the bird (and ultimately managed to drown it) but it fought him and inflicted severe wounds. When she came home, she found them both dead in the tank.


28 posted on 08/07/2013 10:41:18 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Baynative

Somewhere, there’s a flock of ravens that was the real winner of this contest.


29 posted on 08/07/2013 11:24:44 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Baynative
A group of us came across a foot wide blood streaked trail in the Rockies that went on for at least half a mile. Either something was dragging a bloody kill or Dexter is getting sloppy.

It was eye opening for the kids. Had to be one big cat. We impressed that point on the kids.

30 posted on 08/08/2013 5:23:17 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"I should have looked at the photos first. This is not the one from several years back."

Maybe this is not the rarity I thought it was.

31 posted on 08/08/2013 6:30:24 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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