So a mountain lion killed a pony in Cool

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clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Aug 12, 2016 - 05:52pm PT
get a pony like this

zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 12, 2016 - 07:57pm PT
Not as popular as The Beatles ...

Did she really need shooting?

PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Aug 12, 2016 - 09:15pm PT
Some friendly advice for our very own STBrony 10b4me......

Clop-on 10a/befurme
Clop-on 10a/befurme
Credit: PotatoHead

Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Aug 12, 2016 - 10:02pm PT
I'm a rug, not a kitty cat!

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 12, 2016 - 10:35pm PT
YES!!!!
I just got my tag for Mule Deer today.

I know just where I'm going when the season opens. a very good place with lots of deer up near Pioche
Last time I got a tag here in Nevada was 9 years ago.
and I've signed up every year since then, but never got lucky.

I'm so looking forward to some nice venison steaks, and Deer Sausage.
Deer sausage is soooooo good!

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Aug 13, 2016 - 02:40am PT
Venison sounds good but don't forget the 50 lb. bag of salt... dracula...
landcruiserbob

Trad climber
PUAKO, BIG ISLAND Kohala Coast
Aug 13, 2016 - 06:17am PT
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Credit: landcruiserbob
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Old Red my hog catch dog had his day with an old cougar back in Leadville. I believe the cat had been stalking my kids. Slash and bite vs catch and choke, somehow Red won that war. I buried the cat with a backhoe since it was Leadville's forever mud season. Red Retired to Hawaii and chased pigs and morning coffee before he died 10yrs later. Not sure if he ever knew how lucky he was to take out that mtn lion.

Aloha

RG
landcruiserbob

Trad climber
PUAKO, BIG ISLAND Kohala Coast
Aug 13, 2016 - 06:26am PT
Better shot of the Mags da Red; ears almost gone...
Better shot of the Mags da Red; ears almost gone...
Credit: landcruiserbob
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Aug 13, 2016 - 08:35am PT
The salt would be used to =preserve the hide,, RJ.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Aug 13, 2016 - 07:30pm PT
Red must have been a badass to choke out a big kitty...My pit steered clear of the racoons living under our stairs...
ecdh

climber
the east
Aug 13, 2016 - 07:42pm PT
Weird story, well told.

Its one thing to cull predator populations, another to fulfil the fantasies of stupid humans as some kind of wild justice. Nature isnt meant to be fair. Stupid hillbilly and his unfortunate little horse.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 14, 2016 - 08:32am PT
Interesting topic, the first person to be killed by a mountain lion in the 20th century was Barbara Schoener in 1994 very near Cool in the Auburn Trails State Recreational Area. Barbara and her husband Pete were well known long distance runners in the Placerville area.

It was a very controversial subject back then as Fish & Game took action. The argument I heard justifying the killing of the lion was they could become habituated to humans as food not dissimilar to live stock. Certainly the book "The Beast in the Garden" about the lions in and around Boulder makes the point of lions becoming habituated and losing fear of humans.

I do believe lions for a long time as people moved into their turf feared humans given the fact any rancher or farmer seeing one took a shot or two. They kept their distance but now with the number of residents living closer to each other in the rural foothills of the Sierra there is little hunting anymore with people walking around with rifles.

We've had several lions on our property over the years with no problems. Neighbors who raise goats want to track them down and we argue against and point out the ever growing deer population devouring their gardens. I must say it's thrilling to think of being watched but a bit creepy hiking down into our canyon below the house at night to deal with a hornets nest. Bottom line I wouldn't want it any other way.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Aug 14, 2016 - 10:33am PT
I'm ridin' a small tiny hoss

His name is Mighty Little,

He's a good horse.

Even though

He's a bit dinky to slap a big saddle or blanket on, anyway...
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Aug 14, 2016 - 10:06pm PT
a big cy-aat out there in the periphery gave good spook thte other night walking out late from Lumpy. Funny how they never make thtemselves known if the canidae are in escort.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2016 - 08:15am PT
Certainly the book "The Beast in the Garden" about the lions in and around Boulder makes the point of lions becoming habituated and losing fear of humans.

Its the other way around as well.

People have lost their fear of big cats.

Well guess what? Time to get it back....

DMT
rwedgee

Ice climber
CA
Aug 15, 2016 - 10:26am PT
Credit: rwedgee
This one ate 3 llamas and a horse next to the Sable Ranch(now burned in the Sand Fire) in Santa Clarita. DFG said there were five cats in this small area. He wasn't even slightly afraid of people. Bye bye.

edit; my gf is a horse vet that patched up the 4 others that were luckier

Mr Cat was climbing a 10' high chain link fence that was put up around the llama pen.
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
Aug 15, 2016 - 10:45am PT
Here we go! Nice work wedgee

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 15, 2016 - 11:02am PT
That's a beautiful animal. Very sorry that it was put down, even under the circumstances.

I can understand why that can be necessary sometimes, but when it happens, it just seems odd to be posing next to the animal like that.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 15, 2016 - 02:18pm PT
Its the other way around as well.

That may be but for me before Pete's wife got killed I never really gave walking about in the evening a second thought in regards to the local lions. Her death was the first one in the last century.
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
Aug 16, 2016 - 07:51pm PT
The mountain lion believed to be responsible for attacking a four year-old girl near her family camp Friday evening east of Rexburg weighed approximately 90 pounds and turned out to be a young male rather than a young female as originally reported.

While the cat appeared to be healthy, tests are being performed to check for any potential diseases. Evidence at the scene indicates the lion put down by sheriff deputies was responsible for the attack. However, biologists are collecting DNA samples to attempt confirmation.

Initially it was thought that the child was taken to a hospital in Idaho Falls. Instead, the child was taken to a nearby immediate care facility for treatment and was back in camp with her family the following day.
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