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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

There is no place to relocate it. All territories are inhabited by other cougars. It would be killed by its own kind. No chance in its starving state.

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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

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Also they should have called fish and game or w.e they have down there. They would trap the animal and relocate it, if it was that desperate for food out would have been as simple as putting a few pounds of meat out.
You have an agenda.

You have a mindset that you are defending.

But, at the same time, you have absolutely no real world experience with wild animals in their natural environment.

You know, the kind of place where wild predators would kill and eat you.

Go put yourself at risk and, if you survive, come back and tell us about it.


Go pet some Grizzlies, swim with Great Whites, etc.

Use your imagination.

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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

It's also illegal to feed wild animals - especially predators, because it becomes very dangerous for people.

Also - I believe that wild cats don't eat dead things(like pre butchered meat) usually. They like fresh killed meat. Zoo cats are used to it, but wild is different. I don't know how successful it would be. It would bring in the bears though.

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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

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Neither does it end because of some dead brat.

Not everyone necessarily believes that a human has any greater inherent value to the planet than a cougar, you know.

In fact, there is statistically a FAR greater chance that the little mongrel child who was 'rescued' will grow up to harm you, your family, or this planet. A human's potential for causing misery and destruction is far greater than that of a cat's. Think on that the next time you cheer the death of a wild animal in favor of some human breeder's mewling spawn.
Yes, but that chance is still a lot slimmer over the long term than was the chance of that cougar attacking a person in the short term. This girl defended her brother and her property against a potential threat, and she should be commended for that. That's the kind of mentality upon which civilization is built.

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I find it hard to believe a cougar would be stalking a human when they already had the element of surprise especially a small boy.
Re-read the OP: her brother was 14, which is a far cry from being a "small boy." Even wild predators are naturally leery of humans, by simple virtue of the fact that we walk upright. An upright posture carries a lot of weight in the animal kingdom; just look at the way bears stand on their hind legs as a threat display. Animals don't think in terms of "easy kill" when faced with something that occupies a higher spot on the food chain, element of surprise be damned.

The point is that once an animal begins to stalk people, it's exhibiting unnatural and dangerous behavior that can become repetitive. Even man-eating lions are considered to be highly dangerous, because such behavior goes against the rules of natural predation.

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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

When big cats get old, injured or sick, they tend to hunt people. Joggers who like to run in the wilderness are very easy(and stupid!) prey.

That trot through the forest may be lovely, but you're putting yourself on the menu - never mind the ones who also think its a good idea to listen to music. Easy targets. Just ask rapists and murderers.

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[QUOTE=Shadedwill;4144761]No they're not. Well, the Florida Cougar is but that's a different subspecies. And they would have shot and killed it themselves. I know because we (when I was in the DNR) had to track and kill one once.[/QUOTE

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No they're not. Well, the Florida Cougar is but that's a different subspecies. And they would have shot and killed it themselves. I know because we (when I was in the DNR) had to track and kill one once.
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You have an agenda.

You have a mindset that you are defending.

But, at the same time, you have absolutely no real world experience with wild animals in their natural environment.

You know, the kind of place where wild predators would kill and eat you.

Go put yourself at risk and, if you survive, come back and tell us about it.


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Use your imagination.

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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

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It's also illegal to feed wild animals - especially predators, because it becomes very dangerous for people.

Also - I believe that wild cats don't eat dead things(like pre butchered meat) usually. They like fresh killed meat. Zoo cats are used to it, but wild is different. I don't know how successful it would be. It would bring in the bears though.
A starving animal wont refuse food over death. That thing is literally a bag of bones.

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Re: Washington State Girl, 11, Shoots Cougar That Stalked Her Brother

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Yes, but that chance is still a lot slimmer over the long term than was the chance of that cougar attacking a person in the short term. This girl defended her brother and her property against a potential threat, and she should be commended for that. That's the kind of mentality upon which civilization is built.



Re-read the OP: her brother was 14, which is a far cry from being a "small boy." Even wild predators are naturally leery of humans, by simple virtue of the fact that we walk upright. An upright posture carries a lot of weight in the animal kingdom; just look at the way bears stand on their hind legs as a threat display. Animals don't think in terms of "easy kill" when faced with something that occupies a higher spot on the food chain, element of surprise be damned.

The point is that once an animal begins to stalk people, it's exhibiting unnatural and dangerous behavior that can become repetitive. Even man-eating lions are considered to be highly dangerous, because such behavior goes against the rules of natural predation.

Use your fucking eyes man, the boy is tiny. Thats only a 50 lb cougar also.

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