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Mountain lion eats dachshund

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by railfancwb, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. jasonvp

    jasonvp Kantre Member Lifetime Member

    Good job. Glad to hear that. And I'm also happy to know how well and thoroughly folks have thought through this for long-term effects on various animal populations. I realize stopping and thinking through things carefully and logically is a stretch, but give it a go.

    Also, the "What if/What is" line in your sig is somewhat apropos here. Again, let's see if you can figure out why...

  2. nursetim


    Mar 1, 2006
    liberalville N. M.
    Was the dogs first name O-S-C-A-R? I know, I'm going to hell.

  3. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Well, we've been wantonly killing them like that since the 1800's around here and there is still no shortage. I think you are in over your head when you try to tell someone clear across the Country about their local eco-system. Just like you probably can't grasp the we can get two, and some years three, bear tags, because you know so much more about our area than the residents and the Department of Fish and Wildlife in our State. :upeyes:
  4. caraker0341


    Feb 26, 2012
    New Mexico
    Apparently the cat swallowed the whole wiener without gagging once....
  5. 390ish


    Dec 6, 2004
    Having a weiner dog in cat territory makes about as much sense as carrying an open sack of smashed blueberrys and bird seed on your back in big bear territory.
  6. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Yes, well, cougars are known for that.
  7. NMG26


    Jul 24, 2010
  8. N4LP


    Nov 4, 2008
    Austin, TX
    In Colorado it's completely legal to shoot a mountain lion if you simply yell, "By God! It's coming right for us!!" before you shoot. I saw this on TV.
  9. jasonvp

    jasonvp Kantre Member Lifetime Member

    Keep up with that short-term vision and view of things. It'll serve us all very well in the long run, I'm sure.

  10. Good point. I would think at that point one would be fearing for ones life... not just the dogs. They bring the charges, one then brings the defense lawyers. Heck I worked with retired state troopers who told me that the first they do when they have to shoot a perp is they call their defense lawyer and union rep.
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  11. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Keep ignoring the FACT that we have been doing it this way for over 150 years here. You have no idea what you are talking about. You have the same view as someone in an inner city apartment that can't understand why someone might need a rifle like a 7mm mag because you are the one with the narrow view of the world.

    I will repeat, and type slowly for you. We have been killing Cougars on sight for 150 years around here and we still find them prowling on the school yard and within yards of our homes. So exactly what "Long run" are you talking about?

    You are like somebody in Kansas telling us how many clams we should be able to dig at the beach here---no semblance of a clue.

    while you are at it, sing me a chorus of "This land is your land" by the Socialist songwriter Woodie Guthrie.
  12. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    An Amuse Bouche.
  13. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    There's a very twisted Gary Larson cartoon somewhere in all this.

    Mountain Lions that move down into the 'burbs" and start chasing dogs and sheep and kids instead of deer are usually older cats with bad teeth who no longer have what it takes to bring down a deer or their more normal meals. They are universally very elusive creatures and go out of their way to avoid humans. But when old age and their health catches up they head to easier meals and that means domestic livestock, dogs, and sometimes even people. WHen I lived in El Paso there was a lion event about every other year where an old cat made his way down the the mountains and decided that Labrador Retriver tasted better than Venison. When they put down the cat about 100% of the time they find its old and infirm. But bottom line is--man is part of nature--come into man's territory and kill man's animals and you risk death at the hands of man....its all VERY natural from my view.

    In other news--its no longer Caturday and not all is well in Kittyland. :)
  14. DonMerlin


    Feb 5, 2013
    Metro Atlanta

    I'm in between these two, but the cat would have died. Love my Doxies

  15. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    If you think that's a short term vision you are wrong.

    Modern game management has resulted in record populations of deer, wild turkey, bear and other animals. Literally there are more deer in this country now than when the Pilgrims landed.

    Furthermore, sportsmen are the ONLY people who fund wildlife management and enforcement. If you don't buy a hunting license NOTHING gets done.

    You arguments are based on emotions and ignorance. If you really want to know the science and history of wildlife management and conservation in this country you need to do some reading and educate yourself. Read up about Teddy Rooseveldt.

    Its a fact that African Elephants are plentiful and growing in numbers where they are hunted for sport and represent serious tourist dollars and trophey fees that make them economically important. Yet elephants are in serious decline in the countries where they are fully protected from any hunting and are nothing more than a source of bush meat for poachers and a huge pest for farmers.. That is more than coincidence.
  16. As usual, threads like this reinforce who the guys are that I would want to hang out with and those who I would avoid like the plague, is demonstrated beautifully.

    Gotta love GNG.
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  17. DonMerlin


    Feb 5, 2013
    Metro Atlanta
    I have a 10 lbs mini long hair that will not back down. He sounds much bigger than he is.
  18. M&P Guy

    M&P Guy

    Mar 5, 2012
    Dogs get taken from campgrounds in the Colorado National Monument all the time.
  19. Shinytop


    Sep 5, 2012
    The lion failed to recognize how finely trained the dog was or would not have gone near him. The owner was probably training the dog in front of the lion just to piss the lion off for commenting on the dangers of wienies on the streets.
  20. Clusterfrack


    Apr 26, 2012
    Pacific NW
    An older lady who lives next to a buddy of mine had a tiny yapper--a pomeranian or something like that. One day at dusk a great horned owl killed it and ate it.