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Mountain lion attack – on people and prey animals — 7 Comments

  1. I would be happy to expand on my limited experience with Felis concolor, but don’t know when exactly I’ll be able to get to it as I’m snowed under with many pressing matters just now. I’ll also try to reach out to one of the big cat sanctuaries that are in my area and see if they’ll contact you also, as they will have much more information on our local cougars/mountain lions than I have. I’ll also try to see if I can find the originals of those newspaper articles I referenced (about the cougar spotted in downtown Bremerton, and the man killed by a cougar some miles from Seattle). I don’t know what luck I’ll have as our local newspapers, that are still in business, have lost so many advertisers and subscribers that everything is cut to the bone and back issues may be inaccessible.

    • No problem, Jon. I understand. I am just looking for your input to add to the page. If you can add something else in a comment in the future that would be really nice. In the meantime, I hope you have a nice weekend.

  2. I’m familiar with cougars. One made it to downtown Bremerton, a fairly large local city, a couple years ago. A man jogging in a forest was killed by one east of Seattle also a year or two ago. I’ve been stalked by one a mile out of Poulsbo near a swamp. They have to be famished before they’ll bother people. You hear them occasionally, but rarely see them. Unlike coyotes they are solitary and range over large territories. I’m familiar with Coulee Dam, east of the Cascade Mountains in our desert. My grandfather lived there and died there in 1972.

    • Thanks Jon. If you would like to write a 500-word comment on your first-hand experiences with mountain lions I would very seriously consider publishing it as an article because I need information like that on this website. It interests people and first-hand experiences are valuable. Please consider this offer.

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  4. I have a few things to say. First of all, no matter what Conservation says, Mountain Lions/Pumas ARE in MO. My family has seen them with their own eyes and I had a dog killed by one(Now, I must say that the dog was a puppy and probably annoyed it).

    Number two, if the animal in question has attacked a dog(Or insert another animal/person here) then there is reason to kill the animal. They attacked your livestock and you have reason to protect it. Now, I won’t say that people DO provoke the animal or mislead the animals but you,ultimately, have to protect you and yours.

    Just a little piece of my mind I guess, take it or leave it 🙂

    • Thanks for your little piece of mind. I agree that you have to protect and there are no doubt times when a person has to shoot a puma. But, and this is a big but, there is a tendency, in my mind, for people to shoot them to often and without good cause. This is probably linked to the widespread ownership of guns in the USA (over 300 million guns, apparently). This widespread ownership of guns has developed a culture of using them. Whereas in places where guns are less prevalent pumas would be more likely to survive because people would find alternatives ways to deal with them.

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