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Old 07-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Mountain lion stalks campers

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In the July 27 Missoulian (.com) there is an article about a mountain lion stalking campers at Blackfoot Valley lake. The lion did not attack as most would when a young child runs, but also could not be scared away by five adults shouting and throwing things at it.


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Old 07-29-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Might be an old timer running short of teeth looking for an easy meal. Strange if it didn't attack a running child unless it felt threatened by adults or dogs in the area. The big cats usually don't show themselves unless they are incapacitated some way by age or injury.


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There's times we enter the woods and waters and have to remind ourselves that at that those particular times, we are not quite the top of the old food chain.

Got to learn to respect that.


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If any one shoots this lion send Grandpa a steak or two. He'd like to taste it but he just hasn't been able to get one yet.


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There's times we enter the woods and waters and have to remind ourselves that at that those particular times, we are not quite the top of the old food chain.

Got to learn to respect that.
Completely agree with you Lorax. A lot of those hiking should be more aware when they go around, no matter how much they say the area is safe. It is still the outdoors, and there are still animals out there both cute and friendly and those that are just plain nasty.


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Hi...


I've read more than once where mountain lion meat was fine tasting. One person who said that was Ben Lily, of course (Google if unfamiliar).





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I would not want to run into a mountain lion! It must've been scary when the adults couldn't scare it off.

I wouldn't mind tasting one though.


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You really do have to alter your mind set when you get into the wild. When you see rock pythons at 15 foot long and alligators that could eat you whole, you don't want to go in thinking that you can just walk up to them and pet them. Animals are wild and always unpredictable, even domestic animals can be unpredictable at times.


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To quote Dorothy from The Wizard Of OZ: Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!

Yes I respect dangerous animals. But I'm still the most dangerous animal in the wild. Sounds like time for a barbeque to me.


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Sweetest meat on the mountain. I had some that had been in the freezer more than a couple of years and it was still good. It was my old next door neighbor on Camano Is, WA that grew up in Newhalem at the end of the road.



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