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'She wasn't scared a bit': How girl ELEVEN grabbed gun and shot dead cougar...
daily mail uk ^ | 2/26/14 | Snejana Farberov

Posted on 02/27/2014 1:50:11 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.

Without a moment's hesitation, Shelby White killed the female cougar, and wildlife officials suggested that the animal may have been sick.

The mountain cat was 4 years old and weighed about 50lbs, which is about half of what an animal that age should weigh.

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Eleven year old Shelby White: more of an independent, brave, strong, self-sufficient, and intelligent human being than 86% of Obama's voters. And Obama.

Oh, and she knows how to use a gun.

She ought to be on the cover of Time magazine instead of the internet geeks who SUPPOSEDLY fixed the disastrous Obamacare web site....which they didn't, but hey, memes have to be carried on, right, Time?

1 posted on 02/27/2014 1:50:11 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nice shooting!


2 posted on 02/27/2014 1:52:07 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Uh, the girl in that picture doesn’t look eleven to me.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 1:52:47 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nice shooting.

Cougar looked emaciated. WOnder why?


4 posted on 02/27/2014 1:53:03 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good for her, but why did she shoot a dead cougar?

” shot dead cougar...”


5 posted on 02/27/2014 1:53:31 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: PapaNew
Shelby has been hunting with her trusty .234 caliber gun since age 8 or 9.

Where can I get one of those?

6 posted on 02/27/2014 1:56:26 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cougar looks to be in real bad shape, good for her to put it out of it’s misery.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 2:00:37 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: ZULU

Had to spent all its money on obamacare instead of food.

The girl ended the cougar’s life before the mac daddy death panel had the chance to do the same.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 2:01:44 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: PapaNew

Ummm...how old does she look to you? She looks anywhere from 11-16, but girls/women tend to do that. They can look 16 at 11, 20 at 16, and 20 at 30. I was an 11-year-old that looked 16.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 2:02:13 PM PST by madison10
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Good for her, but why did she shoot a dead cougar?

ditto

10 posted on 02/27/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: PapaNew
Uh, the girl in that picture doesn’t look eleven to me.

So how old do you think she is?

11 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Occam's razor was made by Gillette)
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To: ZULU
Cougar looked emaciated. WOnder why?

Global Warming. Algore told me so.

12 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:08 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: ZULU
Cougar looked emaciated. WOnder why?

Obamacare and the economy. It hurts everyone. ;)

/johnny

13 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PapaNew

...and the cougar doesn’t look sick?


14 posted on 02/27/2014 2:04:43 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Occam's razor was made by Gillette)
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To: chiefqc

LOL!! No doubt true.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 2:05:24 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: PapaNew
Uh, the girl in that picture doesn’t look eleven to me.

Well, it's always possible that the parents don't really know the age of their daughter :-)

16 posted on 02/27/2014 2:06:41 PM PST by Greysard
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To: Snickering Hound

My thoughts too.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 2:07:56 PM PST by Romulus
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To: madison10
Looks exactly like the neighbor's grand-daughter when she was 11. So much so that I saved the pic to show the grandkid next time she visits.

/johnny

18 posted on 02/27/2014 2:08:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: PapaNew

“Uh, the girl in that picture doesn’t look eleven to me.”

Perhaps you should exercise extreme caution if asked to buy a drink for a young woman.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 2:10:32 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here is a description by Geronimo, of a cougar attack on Apache women.

“The four women who were captured at this time by the Mexicans were taken into Sonora, Mexico, where they were compelled to work for the Mexicans. After some years they escaped to the mountains and started to find our tribe. They had knives which they had stolen from the Mexicans, but they had no other weapons. They had no blankets; so at night they would make a little tepee by cutting brush with their knives, and setting them up for the walls. The top was covered over with brush. In this temporary tepee they would all sleep. One night when their camp fire was low they heard growling just outside the tepee. Francisco, the youngest woman of the party (about seventeen years of age), started to build up the fire, when a mountain lion crashed through the tepee and attacked her. The suddenness of the attack made her drop her knife, but she fought as best she could with her hand. She was no match for the lion, however; her left shoulder was crushed and partly torn away. The lion kept trying to catch her by the throat; this she prevented with her hands for a long time. He dragged her for about 300 yards, then she found her strength was failing her from loss of blood, and she called to the other women for help. The lion had been dragging her by one foot, and she had been catching hold of his legs, and of the rocks and underbrush, to delay him. Finally he stopped and stood over her. She again called her companions and they attacked him with their knives and killed him. Then they dressed her wounds and nursed her in the mountains for about a month. When she was again able to walk they resumed their journey and reached our tribe in safety.”


20 posted on 02/27/2014 2:12:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That cougar probably was barely able to stand; it’s good that she put it out of its misery.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 2:14:15 PM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: smokingfrog
"Shelby has been hunting with her trusty .234 caliber gun since age 8 or 9. - Where can I get one of those?"

At MalWart.

22 posted on 02/27/2014 2:14:50 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Washington state outlawed hunting with dogs for the cats. Guess what happened. The cat population is exploding. Feel good liberals will get us all killed yet!


23 posted on 02/27/2014 2:20:52 PM PST by kickstart ("A gun is a tool. It is only as good or as bad as the man who uses it" . Alan Ladd in 'Shane')
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shot a dead cougar? Why shoot a dead cougar?


24 posted on 02/27/2014 2:23:40 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: madison10
I was an 11-year-old that looked 16.

So, what do you look like now?

25 posted on 02/27/2014 2:28:36 PM PST by xone
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To: SoFloFreeper

The kitty sweatshirt was a nice touch :)


26 posted on 02/27/2014 2:29:16 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why did she shoot a dead cougar?................


27 posted on 02/27/2014 2:36:01 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Daily Mail - Brits use correct sentence structure, where the modifier to the verb comes before the noun (object).


28 posted on 02/27/2014 2:39:07 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: SoFloFreeper
Was wondering why Dad didn't shoot the beast himself. Article sez:

The girl’s father, Thomas White, was home at the time, but Shelby was the only one in the family with a tag - a permit to legally kill a cougar.

29 posted on 02/27/2014 2:39:18 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: PapaNew

She does look like a high schooler.

I don’t know if that cat had been dressed or not but it does not look like it was healthy.


30 posted on 02/27/2014 2:43:05 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Every year, the girl bags a deer with her .234 caliber gun – her weapon of choice because it does not have a powerful recoil.

"And, of course, it's much less dangerous than a .243." FReepin' reporters.

31 posted on 02/27/2014 2:45:13 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Good for her, but why did she shoot a dead cougar?”
______________________________________________________
You beat me to it :)))


32 posted on 02/27/2014 2:47:12 PM PST by AlexW
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

shouldn’t that title be

‘She wasn’t scared a bit’: How girl ELEVEN grabbed gun and shot cougar dead ...


33 posted on 02/27/2014 3:00:26 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: smokingfrog

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?fid=003B&cid=034&tid=006

BLR Lightweight has many options, including .234 caliber.


34 posted on 02/27/2014 3:09:41 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Uncle Miltie: ""Shelby has been hunting with her trusty .234 caliber gun since age 8 or 9. - Where can I get one of those?" At MalWart. " Well played, sir: well played. TC
35 posted on 02/27/2014 3:15:35 PM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Pollster1

No .234 — just .243 Winchester

I know there actually is a .234, but it’s an unusual caliber. I was wondering if they meant .243 Winchester, which is a popular caliber for women and youths.


36 posted on 02/27/2014 3:23:13 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The whole “waiting for a tag” thing seems rather odd.

I’d shoot any animal hunting my child, tag or no tag, and I would not delegate the task to an 11 year old.

I would, however, shoot, shovel, and shut up.


37 posted on 02/27/2014 3:25:23 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sory Kiddo, but off to jail you go-

You have no right to use a weaponated firearm nohow noway=

SCOTUS FEB 21 2014

“The Supreme Court on Friday will vote behind closed doors to accept three Second Amendment cases that could further define how minors, and adults, are allowed to carry a gun outside of their own homes.”


38 posted on 02/27/2014 3:38:59 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: xone

lol...


39 posted on 02/27/2014 3:40:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They will now be subject to nasty phone calls and death threats from eco-wacko loons all over the country. Not that they will or should care.


40 posted on 02/27/2014 3:51:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: smokingfrog
No .234 — just .243 Winchester

That's a subtle distinction to expect from as uneducated a group as the press. I'm happy when a journalist correctly identifies the rare Glock or AK-47 in the news and fails to identify everything else as a "12 gauge Glock pump action fully automatic AK-47 assault rifle".

41 posted on 02/27/2014 3:53:15 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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When the life of a human is in danger I don’t think any state requires you to have a tag and there would be no need to hide the kill.


42 posted on 02/27/2014 4:08:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: PapaNew
This girl from the UK is only seven.

 photo ShesSeven-WTF.jpg

43 posted on 02/27/2014 4:11:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: SkyDancer

That’s funny, she doesn’t look British! ;^)


44 posted on 02/27/2014 4:14:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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Dang man they grow up quickly over there. Do they have babies when they’re nine?


45 posted on 02/27/2014 4:19:49 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: TigersEye

“When the life of a human is in danger I don’t think any state requires you to have a tag and there would be no need to hide the kill.”

I agree No. 1 is the law.

But you are incorrect re: hiding the kill. Overzealous government idiots who don’t know the law will prosecute you anyway. In fact, there was a recent story of a man attacked by a bear in MA where they charged the man for killing a bear that attacked him.


46 posted on 02/27/2014 4:21:10 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca

Yes, there are places where you can’t count on the law. More and more places. I don’t usually think of places like MA when I read a story about wildlife. I don’t really think of the NE when I think about the USA either to be blunt.


47 posted on 02/27/2014 4:26:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Delta Dawn

The article quotes a game warden who said the cougar was only 50 pounds, whereas it should be 100.


48 posted on 02/27/2014 4:42:01 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: SoFloFreeper

CO is thick with mountain lions. They avoid being seen by nature, so most rural CO people don’t realize that. A few rural people know the sound of their calls and when to look for them at night. Daytime sightings—usually rare—are also more frequent now.


49 posted on 02/27/2014 5:04:28 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: ZULU

Yes the cat does look emaciated why hasn’t been eating enough.


50 posted on 02/27/2014 5:36:32 PM PST by riverrunner
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