CO man kills cougar after being attecked while jogging


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Mike Bolte

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

EDI: MGuzzy is on to something

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 lion’s 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.

Trad climber
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:35am PT
moosedrool sez: Toxic masculinity, fer sur.

Yes, this thread needs to be cross referenced in the Toxic Masculinity and the Most Memorable Wildlife Sightings thread as well.

Edit: oh yeah, I just remembered the "Alright Men" thread...100-skills-every-man-should-know

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.

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 10, 2019 - 08:30pm PT

Indeed, it was a kitten.

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 10, 2019 - 08:40pm PT
Yellow Jackets are smaller than me - but I'll still smack the sh#t out of it if it tries to sting me.


Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:04pm PT
Relative size matters. A big guy might do fine against a smaller less experienced animal. But a small woman jogger stands much less of chance against a large male cat. Wolverines have been known to tackle mountain lions and even bears, but they are not soft and mushy like we are.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:24pm PT
Credit: jeff constine
Bring on the cats.

PS the gal on the left is the Stunt Coordinator for Seal Team, she takes us out to a private range 3 times a month.

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:34pm PT

The only acceptable use of all-caps.
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Feb 10, 2019 - 10:39pm PT
Credit: jeff constine

Feb 11, 2019 - 08:24am PT
I'm certain only Tarzan, Lord of Greystoke, Lord of the Apes could accomplish this in this style! He must be still alive and have been outside his normal jungle habitat!!! This pure style of "man against 'savage' beast" is the equivalent of the hardest free soloing!!!
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Feb 11, 2019 - 10:42am PT
pinky the cat rocks.

Social climber
The internet
Feb 14, 2019 - 06:16pm PT
Turns out it was around 35-40 lbs, a little less than I had predicted. Sounds like it was a good thing it was his wrist and not his neck the critter latched onto.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Feb 14, 2019 - 07:33pm PT
A necropsy revealed the mountain lion was about 4 to 5 months old and weighed between 35 and 40 pounds

Yes, wow!

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
Feb 14, 2019 - 10:45pm PT
Here's another article based on the same interview which details the actual fight and his strategy while in the midst of it.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Feb 15, 2019 - 03:30am PT
That is very cool article a that highlights the key to survival with large cat or dog is to feed it your weak side arm and never wear earbuds in public or the wild.
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Feb 15, 2019 - 04:33am PT
The cat was about 10 feet away, said Kauffman, and he threw up his arms and began yelling in an attempt to scare the animal off. ...Kauffman had to run three miles down the trail, bloodied, injured and warily eyeing his surroundings for more mountain lions.

What a fool, he could have just as easily kept going instead of stopping to fight with the cat. The cat was lost in an urban area and defending itself.

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:48am PT
Uh oh.... now the peta-people are going to say Skittles were found in the lions pocket and it was the jogger's fault....

This part of the article was strange
Investigators could not determine the animal's sex,

How could that possibly be?

state of being
Feb 15, 2019 - 07:01am PT
cuz it got fed on.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Feb 15, 2019 - 07:06am PT
35 lbs.?!

That's what, 15 more than Pinky the Cat?

Reminds me of those videos of "Wolf hunting eagles of Mongolia." The so-called wolves are like starved coyotes, maybe 25 lbs.

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