So a mountain lion killed a pony in Cool

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thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Aug 12, 2016 - 03:53pm PT
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Aug 12, 2016 - 05:09pm PT

The lions are here. So are we, with all our pets and our very visible nuisance of a personal presence. I don't think the lions necessarily need protection to the extent you have in Cali; but then again I also don't think the wild horses here in Nevadistan need it to the extent of federal protection either. They're more of a nuisance than your lions, come to think of it.

So yeah, if we could take the whole emotionally charged attitude about "charismatic megafauna" out of the equation, determining what is and is not effective management would be a whole lot easier.

Yer new nickname is JohnnyOnTheSpot. Agree completely.
Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Aug 12, 2016 - 05:28pm PT
Lots of good posts and information. DMT, thank you for your response, good info. BTW, I can't remember if you are a pilot or if you are a passenger on all those aerial shots you post? What kind of plane do you fly in?

I am heading to Fairbanks on the 27th to fly shotgun back here to Central CA in a 185.
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Aug 12, 2016 - 05:50pm PT
Penalty=1 Pony BFD

Or 40 goats or whatever. Stupid Farmers! Husband your animals dick.

clifff

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

locker

climber
"STFU n00b!!!"
Aug 12, 2016 - 06:22pm PT


...

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!

locker

climber
"STFU n00b!!!"
Aug 12, 2016 - 10:24pm PT

...

^^^

A matter of taste...

I prefer this version...
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.
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