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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 5, 2019 - 08:09pm PT
A jogger at horsetooth in ft Collins was attacked by a juvenile mt lion he fought back and killed the cat.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 6, 2019 - 04:17am PT
From the North Bend thread:
https://amp.coloradoan.com/amp/2773622002
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Feb 6, 2019 - 04:39am PT
I've never had a wild cat sink its teeth into my face, so I can only speculate about what kind of reaction the jogger would have. I imagine a lot of adrenaline and possibly rage against the beast as he fought back.

But I would be curious if, in the moment, he had a sense of an ethical dilemma.
trailridge127

Trad climber
Loveland, CO
Feb 6, 2019 - 05:02am PT
In all fairness to the mountain lion, it was cub not a full grown lion.
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Feb 6, 2019 - 05:04am PT
Who was the jogger? BURT BRONSON??!!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Feb 6, 2019 - 05:22am PT
That is one tough man,
I doubt that he felt a moral dilemma .
Survival!
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Feb 6, 2019 - 08:06am PT
In all fairness to the mountain lion, it was cub not a full grown lion.
Probably just as scary, but yeah, my odds would have been for the animal if it were a 150+ lb adult. One report was 100 lbs, another said 80 - which means it was probably really closer to 50.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Feb 6, 2019 - 08:08am PT
Mountain lion kittens stay with their mother for ~2 years. Sounds like this one was on its own too soon, not likely to have been able to feed itself. Hungry and inexperienced.

EDIT: JLP is probably right. The kittens grow fast, but at a year old, 50-60bs is more likely than 80 or 100lbs.

We had a lion kill a deer right by one of the classroom buildings back in 2013. I put out a motion activated camera anticipating it would be back on night 2 to finish its meal. Made the video in the link from the camera stills (just fixed the link at 10am Wednesday). Turned out to be a cat that had a Puma Project collar. This is what a full grown (150lb) male looks like. Sort of a cat version of John Long in his prime. What a powerful animal. Be hard to fight this boy off if he decided you were next. But, this is the usual case. A lion running around for a few days on a campus of 25,000 students, staff and faculty and no one saw it.

https://vimeo.com/120661714
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Feb 6, 2019 - 10:25am PT
Probably a paved trail, horse tooth rez is heavily populated.
Burt Bronson

climber
Feb 6, 2019 - 01:15pm PT
DEAR, GUNKIE. YOU ASKED:
Who was the jogger? BURT BRONSON??!!

IT WAS ACTUALLY MY LITTLE BROTHER, BUTCH BRONSON. HE WAS OUT FOR A LITTLE 50 MILE WINTER BAREFOOT WATERLESS TRAINING SPRINT WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED. HE IS DOING WELL AND PLANS ON STUFFING THE LITTLE KITTEN LIKE A TEDDY BEAR AND GIVING IT TO HIS DAUGHTER AS A GIFT.

BURT BRONSON
THE LAST BASTION OF THE SERIOUS HARDMAN
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Feb 6, 2019 - 01:58pm PT
^BURT BACK FROM THE GRAVE!!!
Burt Bronson

climber
Feb 6, 2019 - 02:14pm PT
^BURT BACK FROM THE GRAVE!!! Here

DEAR, FRIEND. I NEVER DIED. I WILL NEVER DIE. I AM BURT BRONSON.

PS: I DO LURK FROM TIME TO TIME TO ENSURE THAT MY TOXIC MASCULINITY IS STILL PERMEATING THIS WEBSITE. ITS NICE IM REMEMBERED WITH THE MANLY ADULATION THAT I SO RIGHTLY DESERVE.

BURT BRONSON
THE LAST BASTION OF THE SERIOUS HARDMAN
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
Feb 6, 2019 - 02:26pm PT
Five mountain lions were recently trapped and euthanized in the resort town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado after coming up on people's porches and killing their pets, wandering around the suburbs in daylight and killing and burying deer and elk in their yards. They also showed no fear of humans. This year is a severe winter and the wildlife service decided they would either starve or fight to the death with other cougars if relocated. Hence the decision to euthanize them.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 6, 2019 - 03:10pm PT
hey there say, jan... wow, thanks for sharing...
oh my...


say--also, the guy was lucky, too, that 'mama' lion was not around...
meaning, then, it REALLY must? have been finally out on its
own, as of 'this short period' in time...


(just guessing, but, it got me to think, so) ...


mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2019 - 08:51pm PT
I think they breed like rabbits 🐇. They have been hunting them in the black hills for years now and it seems as if there are more.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2019 - 09:01pm PT
No jokes about the obvious. Not from ME!

BURT YOU BRUTE!
HOW CUM YOU DIDN'T USE ALL CAPS WRITING OUT YOUR AVATAR'S NAME?
JUST SAYIN'...😁
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Feb 7, 2019 - 05:29am PT
Personally, I'm very happy that BURT BRONSON is still with us. Provides me with a sense of center.

I'm sorry, but the Verizon Wireless commercials with effeminate men walking dogs for a living makes me feel weird. Like maybe that's how we're supposed to be? NO NO NO NO.

THANK YOU BURT BRONSON!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Feb 10, 2019 - 08:27am PT
An update. It was indeed a kitten.


https://www.outsideonline.com/2389231/how-man-killed-mountain-lion-his-bare-hands?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0wh4I47RP5pf9cYCjWVU2CuH8VD2ZfVxcK7z6tYUh-6aJ0GBln-ja2RgA

EDI: MGuzzy is on to something
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 10, 2019 - 09:42am PT
Per the report Mike Bolte links to:

They do know that the mountain lion was younger than a year old. Most mountain lions are born between June and October, which would make this one anywhere from three to eight months old, according to the CPW. They haven't yet determined the lionís gender, so that would put this one anywhere from 20 to 60 pounds.

Although the runner did not receive life-threatening injuries, he is still in a hospital recovering from the wounds the lion afflicted on him.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 10, 2019 - 04:30pm PT
A short report on how errant young Mtn. Lions are handled in central Idaho small towns.


Idaho Fish and Game reported that the woman was breaking up what she thought was a fight between her dog and another dog early Wednesday morning. But as she pulled the two animals apart, she realized that in one hand she held a juvenile male mountain lion weighing around 35 pounds.


While restraining both the dog and the cat, the woman yelled for her husband, who was still inside the house, to grab a gun. He reacted quickly and shot the mountain lion while his wife held onto it, Idaho Fish and Game said in a press release.

https://magicvalley.com/news/local/idaho-woman-thought-she-was-breaking-up-a-dog-fight/article_2d9ba1f8-f71e-5ba9-9fc4-f406493a6432.html
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